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Zoë Higheagle Strong

Zoe Higheagle Strong is a Nez Perce tribal member and new faculty member in the Educational Psychology Department, College of Education at Washington State University.  She is committed to contributing to the growing body of literature on the social context and influences that impact vulnerable students’ schooling and learning.  In particular, she focuses on examining the strengths and strategies of positive relationships that enhance students’ academic achievement, identity, resiliency and pro-social behaviors.  She also studies harmful socialization factors that impede students’ learning and overall wellbeing, such as peer aggression, victimization, stereotypes, and cross-cultural misconceptions/bias.  Concurrently, Zoe is dedicated to culturally responsive research methodology while working with Native American and marginalized youth and families.   She currently teaches Introduction to Qualitative Methodology in Education, and has recently designed a course on Indigenous Epistemology & Methodology that will be offered during the fall of 2016.

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