Native American Studies Minor

Participating Faculty

Walter H. Conser. Philosophy and Religion, is interested in the rich and diverse religious traditions of Native peoples in North America. His research and publications deal with the Cherokees and other Southeastern Indians.

David LaVere, History, teaches American Indian history and specializes in the study of Indian peoples of the Southeastern United States and the Southern Plains. Dr. LaVere participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar at Lexington, Kentucky, on Southeast Indians.

Patricia Lerch, Anthropology, teaches American Indian ethnology and ethnography. She researches North Carolina Indian communities and contemporary issues.

Lee Schweninger, NAS Minor coordinator, English, teaches American Indian literature. His research interests include contemporary Native American novelists and poets. He has participated in two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars, American Indian Literatures at UI-C, Chicago, Illinois, and Native American Art and Literature, at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.