Dr. Loring Abeyta received her doctorate from the University
of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Her dissertation examined labor relations and
cultural conflict between indigenous mine workers and the Cerro de Pasco Copper
Corporation at Cerro de Pasco, Peru.
2006 – 2010 she served as Program Manager and Lecturer for the McBride Honors
Program in Public Affairs for Engineers at the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Abeyta is appointed as the John Wesley
Iliff Senior Adjunct in Religion and Society at the Iliff School of Theology
(adjacent to the University of Denver campus).
She regularly teaches a course on race, gender, and class at the school. She also teaches courses in American foreign
policy and American national security at the University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Abeyta is trained for the Community
Emergency Response Teams in Colorado, and is a member of OMEGA, a civic, non-profit
organization made up of volunteers trained and certified in citizen emergency
response techniques. She regularly
develops crisis simulation exercises for her national security students.
Dr. Abeyta attended the 2010 Current Strategy
Forum at the U.S. Naval War College. She
is a member of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations, the International Studies
Association, and served as the Denver council president for the Navy League of
the United States. She is a recipient of a Templeton Course Award for a seminar
she developed, titled Indigenous Knowledges and Western Science.