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1 University of New Mexico
AlbuquerqueNM 87131

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Building 67, Room #211

Phone: (505) 277-0878

Glenda G. Kodaseet

Glenda G. Kodaseet, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, joined the STEM Collaborative Center (STCC) in the Fall of 2015. Her leadership, management, communication, and planning skills contribute to her success in helping students achieve their academic goals and advancing STCC’s mission.

As a program specialist, she works with UNM faculty and programs to coordinate and facilitate out-of-classroom learning activities for undergraduate students pursuing or interested in a STEM field of study. Exposing students to research through projects and fieldtrips, real-world applications of technology, hands-on learning activities, and special-topic workshops that advance their understanding of the STEM professional world are enriching experiences for Glenda. She views the program’s STEM University as a critical and unique approach to providing access and opportunity to students interested in a STEM profession.

While Glenda has worked for more than 35 years in the private and public sectors, she attributes her work in higher education the past 25 years as strengthening her capacity to engage and serve students. Her work in development and grants management at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in programs at UNM that build undergraduate students’ learning, leadership, mentoring and research capacity continue to influence her scholarship on diversity and inclusion. As a student in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at New Mexico State University, she seeks to be a change agent for socially-just educational systems and a role model for social justice leadership. She aligns her work ethic to her doctoral cohort’s definition of social justice:

Social justice is an ongoing commitment to bring equity to education systems by ensuring access and opportunity, empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential, respecting diversity, and creating lasting social change. The world of education should be acutely aware of the needs of all the students they serve and provide appropriate as well as adequate assistance to ensure student success by questioning, examining, and taking action towards socially constructed systems.

~ NMSU 2015 ELDP Cohort


Aug 2015 PhD Student in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at New Mexico

to Present State University, Las Cruces, NM. Projected graduation date is May 2019.

May 2011 Master’s Degree in Public Administration - Passed with Distinction. Concentration: Public Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

May 2008 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Cum Laude. Major: Public Policy

Minor: Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.


Kodaseet, G. & Varma, R. (2012). In a pursuit of a computing degree: Cultural implications for American Indians. Journal of American Indian Education. 51(1) 67-88. Arizona State University.

Rivera, M. A.; Johnson, III; R.G. & Kodaseet, G.G. (2012). A dialogic model for cultural competency in the graduate classroom. In K.A. Norman-Major & S.T. Gooden (Eds.) Cultural Competency for Public Administrators (pp. 276-293). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

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