- Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Associate Director, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Special Advisor to the President on American Indian Affairs, Office of the President, Arizona State University
- Director, Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University
Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is President’s Professor of Indigenous education and justice in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. At ASU, he is senior advisor to the president, director of the Center for Indian Education, associate director of the School of Social Transformation, and co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education. From 2007 to 2012, he was visiting President’s Professor of Indigenous education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
He is the author of more than 90 scholarly documents, including being the author/editor of eight volumes, dozens of articles and book chapters, multiple policy briefs for the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the role of race and diversity in higher education, and the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in institutions of higher education. He has been a visiting and noted scholar in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. His work has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Ford, Mellon, Kellogg, and Spencer Foundations, and several other private and public foundations and organizations. He and his team have, over the past 17 years, prepared more than 155 Native teachers to work in American Indian communities and more than 15 American Indian PhDs.
He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.
- PhD (with highest distinction), University of Pennsylvania, 1999
- MS, Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
- MAT, Secondary Social Studies, Trinity College, 1993
- BA, Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1990
Brayboy, B. M. and K. T. Lomawaima. 2018. Why don't more Indians do better in school? The battle between U.S. schooling & American Indian/Alaska Native education. Daedalus 147(2):82-94. DOI: 10.1162/DAED_a_00492 . (link )
Deloria, P. J., K. T. Lomawaima, B. M. Brayboy and M. N. Trahant. 2018. Unfolding futures: Indigenous ways of knowingfor the twenty-first century. Daedalus 147(2):6-16. DOI: 10.1162/DAED_a_00485 . (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and E. Sumida Huaman. 2016. A journey to higher education: Origins of an Indigenous doctoral program. Journal of American Indian Education 55(3):134-147. DOI: 10.5749/jamerindieduc.55.3.0134. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and E. Sumida Huaman. 2016. Editors' introduction: An introduction to the Pueblo Doctoral Cohort. Journal of American Indian Education 55(3):1-4. DOI: 10.5749/jamerindieduc.55.3.0001. (link )
Chin, J., N. Bustamante, J. A. Solyom and B. M. Brayboy. 2016. Terminus amnesia: Cherokee freedmen, citizenship, and education. Theory Into Practice 55(1):28-38. DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2016.1116870. (link )
Brayboy, B. M., S. C. Faircloth, T. S. Lee, M. J. Maaka and T. A. Richardson. 2015. Sovereignty and education: An overview of the unique nature of indigenous education. Journal of American Indian Education 54(1):1-9. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and M. J. Maaka. 2015. K-12 achievement for indigenous students. Journal of American Indian Education 54(1):63-98. (link )
Brayboy, B. M., J. A. Solyom and A. E. Castagno. 2015. Indigenous peoples in higher education. Journal of American Indian Education 54(1):154-186. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2014. Culture, place, and power: Engaging the histories and possibilities of American Indian education. History of Education Quarterly 54(3):395-402. DOI: 10.1111/hoeq.12075. (link )
Brayboy, B. M., A. E. Castagno and J. A. Solyom. 2014. Looking into the hearts of Native peoples: Nation building as an institutional orientation for graduate education. American Journal of Education 120(4):575-596. DOI: 10.1086/676908. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2013. Tidemarks and legacies: Building on the past and moving to the future. Anthropology & Education Quarterly 44(1):1-10. DOI: 10.1111/aeq.12001. (link )
Solyom, J. A. and B. M. Brayboy. 2011. Memento Mori: Policing the minds and bodies of Indigenous Latinas/os in Arizona. Califormia Western International Law Journal 42(2):Art. 13. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and A. E. Castagno. 2009. Self-determination through self-education: Culturally responsive schooling for Indigenous students in the USA. Teaching Education 20(1):31-53. DOI: 10.1080/10476210802681709. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and E. Maughan. 2009. Indigenous knowledges and the story of the bean. Harvard Educational Review 79(1):1-21. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and A. E. Castagno. 2008. How might Native science inform "informal science learning"?. Cultural Studies of Science Education 3(3):731-750. DOI: 10.1007/s11422-008-9125-x. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and A. E. Castagno. 2008. Indigenous knowledges and Native science as partners: A rejoinder. Cultural Studies of Science Education 3(3):787-791. DOI: 10.1007/s11422-008-9142-9. (link )
Castagno, A. E. and B. M. Brayboy. 2008. Culturally responsive schooling for Indigenous youth: A review of the literature. Review of Educational Research 78(4):941-993. DOI: 10.3102/0034654308323036. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2007. The lives and work of Beatrice Medicine and Vine Deloria Jr.. Anthropology & Education Quarterly 38(3):231-238. DOI: 10.1525/aeq.2007.38.3.231. (link )
Brayboy, B. M., A. E. Castagno and E. Maughan. 2007. Chapter 6 Equality and justice for all? Examing race in education scholarship. Review of Research in Education 31(1):159-194. DOI: 10.3102/0091732X07300046159. (link )
Jennings, M. E., G. W. Noblit, B. M. Brayboy and S. Cozart. 2007. Accountability and abdication: School reform and urban school districts in the era of accountability. Educational Foundations 21(3-4):27-38. (link )
Bartlett, L. and B. M. Brayboy. 2005. Race and schooling: Theories and ethnographies. The Urban Review 37(5):361-374. DOI: 10.1007/s11256-005-0021-3. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2005. Toward a tribal critical race theory in education. The Urban Review 37(5):425-446. DOI: 10.1007/s11256-005-0018-y. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2005. Transformational resistance and social justice: American Indians in Ivy League universities. Anthropology & Education Quarterly 36(3):193-211. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2004. Hiding in the ivy: American Indian students and visibility in elite educational settings. Harvard Educational Review 74(2):125-152. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. 2003. The implementation of diversity in predominantly white colleges and universities. Journal of Black Studies 34(1):72-86. DOI: 10.1177/0021934703253679. (link )
Gallegos, B., S. Villenas and B. M. Brayboy. 2003. Introduction: Indigenous identities in the New Diaspora. Educational Studies 34(2):143-146.
Brayboy, B. M. 2000. The Indian and the researcher: Tales from the field. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 13(4):415-426. DOI: 10.1080/095183900413368. (link )
Brayboy, B. M. and D. Deyhle. 2000. Insider-outsider: Researchers in American Indian communities. Theory Into Practice 39(3):163-169. (link )
Sumida Huaman, E. and B. M. Brayboy eds. 2017. Indigenous Innovations in Higher Education: Local Knowledge and Critical Research. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-94-6351-013-4.
Brayboy, B. M., A. J. Fann, A. E. Castagno and J. A. Solyom. 2012. Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination: ASHE Higher Education Report 37:5. Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-33883-4.
Gallegos, B., S. Villenas and B. M. Brayboy eds. 2003. Indigenous Education in the Americas: Diasporic Identities, Epistemologies, and Postcolonial Spaces. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0805895872.
Brayboy, B. M. and M. Bang. 2019. Societal issues facing Indigenous education: Introduction. In: McKinley, E. A. and L. T. Smith eds., Handbook of Indigenous Education. Springer Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-10-3898-3.
Chin, J., B. M. Brayboy and N. Bustamante. 2019. Carceral colonialisms: Schools, prisons, and Indigenous youth in the United States. In: McKinley, E. A. and L. T. Smith eds., Handbook of Indigenous Education. Springer Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-10-3898-3.
Sumida Huaman, E. and B. M. Brayboy. 2017. Concluding thoughts. Pp. 219-220 In: Sumida Huaman, E. and B. M. Brayboy eds., Indigenous Innovations in Higher Education: Local Knowledge and Critical Research. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-94-6351-013-4.
Sumida Huaman, E. and B. M. Brayboy. 2017. Indigenous peoples and academe: Building learning spaces through innovative education practices. Pp. 3-20 In: Sumida Huaman, E. and B. M. Brayboy eds., Indigenous Innovations in Higher Education: Local Knowledge and Critical Research. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-94-6351-013-4.
Brayboy, B. M. 2015. Indigenous peoples in the racial battle lands. Pp. 45-58 In: Fasching-Varner, K., K. A. Albert, R. W. Mitchell and C. Allen eds., Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.. ISBN: 978-1442229815.
Brayboy, B. M. 2015. Views on Indigenous leadership. Pp. 49-58 In: Minthorn, R. S. and A. F. Chavez eds., Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1138810600.
Castagno, A. E., B. M. Brayboy, D. Chadwick and L. Cook. 2015. "Learning to teach" in and for Indian country: The promise and paradox of preparing culturally responsive teachers for schools serving Indigenous students. Pp. 61-73 In: Reyhner, J., J. Martin, L. Lockard and W. Sakiestewa Gilbert eds., Honoring Our Elders: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students. Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, AZ. ISBN: 978-0-9670554-7-3.
Abrams, E., L. D. Yore, M. Bang, B. M. Brayboy, A. E. Castagno, J. Kidman, H. Lee, M. G. Villanueva, M. H. Wang, P. Webb and C. Yen. 2014. Culturally relevant schooling in science for Indigenous learners worldwide: Stressing the all in science literacy for all. Pp. 671-696 In: Lederman, N. G. and S. K. Abell eds., Handbook of Research on Science Education. Vol II. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415629553.
Brayboy, B. M. 2013. Tribal critical race theory: An orgin story and future directions. Pp. 88-100 In: Lynn, M. and A. D. Dixson eds., Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415899963.
Brayboy, B. M. 2011. Toward a tribal critical race theory in education. Pp. 896-910 In: Harper, S. R. and S. Hurtado eds., Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education. Pearson Learning Solutions. ISBN: 978-0558848576.
Brayboy, B. M. and A. E. Castagno. 2011. Indigenous millennial students in higher education. Pp. 137-156 In: Bonner II, F. A., A. F. Marbley and M. F. Howard-Hamilton eds., Diverse Millennial Studies in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs. Stylus Publishing, LLC. Sterling, VA. ISBN: 978-1579224479.
Brayboy, B. M., H. R. Gough, H. Leonard, R. F. Roehl II and J. A. Solyom. 2011. Reclaiming scholarship: Critical Indigenous research methodologies. Pp. 423-450 In: Lapan, S. D., M. T. Quartaroli and F. J. Riemer eds., Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. San Francisco, CA. ISBN: 978-0470548004.
Brayboy, B. M. and T. L. McCarty. 2010. Indigenous knowledges and social justice pedagogy. Pp. 184-200 In: Chapman, T. K. and N. Hobbel eds., Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415806046.
Brayboy, B. M. 2008. Yakkity yak' and 'talking back': An examination of sites of survivance in Indigenous Knowledge. Pp. 339-346 In: Villegas, M., S. R. Neugebauer and K. R. Venegas eds., Indigenous Knowledge and Education: Sites of Struggle, Strength, and Survivance. Harvard Education Publishing Group. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-0916690489.
Brayboy, B. M., A. E. Castagno and E. Maughan. 2008. Indigenous epistemologies and the neoliberal view of higher education. Pp. 172-192 In: Canaan, J. E. and W. Shumar eds., Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0415956727.
Brayboy, B. M. and P. Johnson. 2008. Tribal Nation community and mainstream institution partnerships - Matthew VanAlstine (Mentor: Wayne Stein). Commentaries. Pp. 227-235 In: Ah Nee-Benham, M. K. ed., Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother's Voice Volume II. Vol II. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0805864038.
Brayboy, B. M. and K. Searle. 2007. Thanksgiving and serial killers: Representations of American Indians in schools. Pp. 173-192 In: Books, S. ed., Invisible Chldren in the Society and Its Schools. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0805859379.
Brayboy, B. M. and M. C. Estrada. 2006. Racism will not go away and neither will we: Two scholars of color examine multicultural education courses. Pp. 100-114 In: Stanley, C. A. ed., Faculty of Color: Teaching in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities. Anker Publishing Compnay, Inc. Bolton,,MA. ISBN: 978-0470623138.
Brayboy, B. M. 2005. Climbing up and over the ivy: Examining the experiences of American Indian Ivy League graduates. Pp. 0-26 In: Martinez, M., P. A. Pasque, N. Bowman and T. Chambers eds., Multidisciplineary Perspectives on Higher Education for the Public Good. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.
Brayboy, B. M. 2005. Waiting. Pp. 65 In: Fowler Williams, L., W. Wierzbowski and R. W. Preucel eds., Native American Voices on Identity, Art, & Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. ISBN: 978-1931707800.
Brayboy, B. M. 2003. The history of anthropology and future research: Conducting fieldwork. In: Noblit, G. W. and B. Hatt-Echeverria eds., The Future of Educational Studies. Peter Lang. New York. ISBN: 978-0-8204-5799-4.
Brayboy, B. M. 2003. Visibility as a trap: American Indian representation in schools. Pp. 35-52 In: Books, S. ed., Invisible Children in the Society and its Schools. Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Mahwah, NJ. ISBN: 978-0805843187.
Kafai, Y., K. Searle, C. Martinez and B. Brayboy. 2014. Ethnocomputing with electronic textiles: Culturally response open design to broaden participation in computing in American Indian youth and communities. Pp. 241-246 Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. SIGCES '14. New York, NY. (link )