JON REYHNER is Professor of Education in
the Department of Educational Specialties at Northern Arizona
University where he has also served as the Coordinator of the Bilingual
Multicultural Education Program. Previously, Dr. Reyhner served as
Associate Professor of Education at Montana State University-Billings, where he also
coordinated an Indian Bilingual Teacher Training Program for a time.
Before coming to Billings, he taught junior high school for four years in the Navajo
Nation and was a school administrator for ten years in Indian schools in
Arizona, Montana, and New Mexico. His long-term interest is improving the
education of American Indian students. He served as a commissioned author
for the U.S. Government's Indian Nations at Risk Task Force,
co-authored the research review for the Government's American
Indian/Alaska Native Research Group, and was a co-investigator for Arizona
State University's Native Educators Research Project.
Reyhner has written extensively on American Indian education and
Indigenous language revitalization. He has two new edited books, Teaching Indigenous Students:
Honoring Place, Community, and Culture (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015) and Honoring Our Elders (Northern Arizona University, 2015).
His previous authored, co-authored, edited and
co-edited books include Honoring Our Children: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students,
Honoring Our Heritage: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students, Education
and Language Restoration, American Indian Education: A History, Language and Literacy Teaching
for Indigenous Education, Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons
Learned, Nurturing Native Languages, Indigenous Languages Across the Community, Learn in Beauty: Indigenous
Education for a New Century, Revitalizing Indigenous Languages, Teaching Indigenous Languages, Teaching
American Indian Students, and Effective Language Education
Practices. He has also written over 60 book chapters and articles. He was a facilitator at the First Annual Stabilizing
Indigenous Languages Symposium at Northern Arizona University in 1994 and co-chaired the Fourth
and Eighth Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposia at Northern
Arizona University in 1997 and 2001. He currently is the coordinator for
the Symposia Steering Committee.
Reyhner is on the editorial
board of the Journal of American Indian Education. He has served on the
Multicultural Advisory Board for McDougal Littell and as a reviewer for
Equity & Excellence, Bilingual Research Journal, Choice, Language & Education, Anthropology
& Education, Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Canadian Journal of Native Education, American Educational Research Journal, American
Indian Quarterly, Teaching Education, Journal of Professional Studies, National Clearinghouse for Bilingual
Education, Cambridge University Press, University of Oklahoma Press, University of Nebraska Press, Lawrence Erlbaum, and Longman. He
has also given over 100 workshops, presentations, and speeches at regional, national, and international conferences.