Susan Faircloth, an enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe, is Professor and Director of the School of Education at Colorado State University. She is also a member of the Race and Intersectional Studies for Education Equity (RISE) Center at Colorado State. Previously, Susan has served in a wide variety of academic appointments, including Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Director of the American Indian Leadership Program and the Center for the Study of Leadership in American Indian Education at the Pennsylvania State University, and Director of Policy Analysis and Research at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Susan is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of American Indian Education and chair of the technical review panel for the National Indian Education Study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, the Office of Indian Education, and the Educational Testing Service. She is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar to New Zealand, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at the University of California Los Angeles, research Fellow with the American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Research Center at the University of Colorado Denver, and a recent William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations. Her research interests include Indigenous education, education of culturally and linguistically diverse students with special education needs, and moral and ethical dimensions of school leadership. She has been published widely in such journals as Journal of Disability Policy Studies and Harvard Educational Review. B.A., Ph.D.