Native American Student Affairs
Steven Martin, Muskogee/Choctaw of Oklahoma, is the Director for Native American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona. Prior to this position, Mr. Martin spent six years as the Director for the University of Idaho Native American Student Center in Moscow, ID, and from 2001-2007, he worked in the South Dakota higher education system specifically serving Native American college students. In all, he has spent the past 16 years at the post-secondary level conducting the research and the practice of American Indian student recruitment, retention, and development; he has given a number of related presentations at the local, state, and national levels, including conferences such as Native American Student Advocacy Institute, National Indian Education Association, American College Personnel Association, and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Most recently, Steven and his Ho-Chunk sister, Adrienne Thunder, co-authored a chapter in the book, Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education. Their chapter discusses the importance of incorporating Native American cultures in Student Affairs programming and services and for institutions of higher learning to become more inclusive of Native American students and their tribal identities. Steven received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma and his Masters in Higher Education from South Dakota State University.