Our Vision

Create a full-service research infrastructure for investigations and projects that have local and global significance to benefit the Navajo Nation.

Our Misson

Provide professional research administration and development services and stewardship of external funds to the Dine College research community. The Office of Research will support and enhance the College’s strategic initiatives and the Nation’s priorities with exceptional service.

Proposal Development

Pre-Award Services

  • Budget Development and Preparation
  • Proposal Submission
  • Fedral Forms
  • Biosketch and Current and Pending Support

Post-Award Services

  • Project Initiation and Setup
  • Financial and Technical Reporting
  • Monthly Reconciliation
  • Project Closeout
  • Faculty Seed Grants
    • Shazia Hakim
      School of STEM
      “Anti-Fruit & Vegetables Ripening Chamber”
    • Miranda Haskie
      School of Business and Social Science and At-Large Recipient
      “Sa’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón: The Educational Philosophy of Diné College”
    • Shaina Nez
      School of Arts and Humanities
      “Saad Baa Hashni’ Words from Our Stories: A Case Study Exploring Diné and Indigenous Identity through Creative Writing Students”
    • Suzanne Russ
      School of Business and Social Sciences
      “Sober: The Role of Surrender in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction”

Student Research Projects


Graduate/Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • IRB Procedure Manual
  • IRB Proposal Form
  • IRB Continuation Request

Graduate/Undergraduate Research Opportunities

T’áá hwó’ ají t’éego. Seminars and Workshops.

Micro-trainings for faculty

Contact us

Andrea Christelle, PhD – Vice Provost for Research

practices philosophy in nature and promotes research for good. She is committed to strengthening Diné College’s research capacity by cultivating a supportive atmosphere that promotes innovation and knowledge generation rooted in Diné values. This strategy seeks to deliver cultural and economic advantages to the Navajo Nation and beyond.

Terra Lamotte-Harvey, M.Ed. – Pre-Award Coordinator

is the new Pre-Award Coordinator at Diné College. She has worked in higher education in different capacities and believes in personal growth and life-long learning.

Eve Begaye – Director of Sponsored Projects

has been employed with Diné College going on eight years in the Finance Department as a Grants Accountant and is now the new Director of Sponsored Projects. She is always pursing new endeavors on the horizon, achieving accomplishments and finds pleasure working with each person she encounters at Diné College.
(928) 724-6976

Post-Award Coordinator

Syed Tayyab

Proposal Developer

Timothy Skidmore

Administrative Assistant

Shavon H. Kinsel


Diné CollegeNa’al Kaah Bee Honít’i:
Research, Innovation & Practice
P.O. Box C-38
Tsaile, Arizona 86556

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