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Dr. Carmelita Lamb
Associate Dean, Liffrig Family School of Education & Behavioral Sciences
University of Mary

Carmelita Lamb, PhD, serves as Associate Dean of the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mary.

A native of Texas, Dr. Lamb was born in Austin and raised in San Antonio, and is both Hispanic and an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Band of South Texas. She received her PhD in Institutional Analysis/Occupational Adult Education in 2009 from North Dakota State University. The title of her dissertation was Cohort model learning communities: The tribal college perspective of best practices in teacher education.

Lamb serves as a grantee trainer for the U.S. Department of Education and is the Principal Investigator (collective awards 2.5M) for Native American Education Leadership Program (NAELP) under the direction of the U.S. Office of Indian Education. She is a curriculum designer/consultant for Honoring Tribal Legacies (National Park Service, Lewis and Clark Trail) in partnership with Dr. Stephanie Wood, Oregon State University. Her research interests are in Native American self-determination, providing higher education opportunities for marginalized populations, and minority-serving institutions of higher education.

Published Pieces

An Elementary Classroom

The Calling of the Teacher

When one recognizes that personal interactions are central to the teaching task and that teaching must begin with the soul, it becomes clear that teaching is a vocation rather than merely a job.

Dr. Carmelita Lamb
Dec 28, 2020