Indian Studies at Bemidji State University

As featured on a recent Prairie Home Companion, the Bemidji State University Indian Studies program is one of the few places in the country where American university students can major in Native American studies.  As outlined in the link here, the specialize in the language and culture of several tribes local to the University, including Ojibwe, Dakota (Sioux), Menominee, Pottowatomie, Sac and Fox, Winnebago, Ottawa, and Oneida.  It is headed by Dr. Benjamin V. Burgess at the American Indian Resource Center at the University.  What a great resource for those who are interested in Native American langauges!

Indian Studies :: Majors & More :: Academics :: Bemidji State University.

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Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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