Nicholas, Sheilah E.
Sheilah E. Nicholas, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Primary affiliation: Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
All associated units:
Teaching Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Sheilah E. Nicholas is a member of the Hopi Tribe and is a faculty member in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). She is also currently coordinator of the UA Bureau of Applied Research and Anthropology Hopi Children's Word Book Project, a member of the Hopi Education Endowment Fund Executive Committee, and consultant to Hopi Day School providing Hopi language teacher training. A former classroom teacher, she has served as coordinator of the American Indian Language Development Institute; as director of Project NATIVE, a USDE-funded Native American teacher training program at Tohono O'odham Community College; and as field researcher on Native American language revitalization for the Indigenous Languages Institute in Santa Fe, NM. She also serves
as a consultant to the Hopi Tribe for the Hopilavayi Program in planning and implementing Hopi language teacher training at the Hopilavayi Summer Institute. Her research has been published in numerous edited volumes and in American Indian Culture and Research Quarterly and the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.