Edward K. Dee (Diné), Ph.D. candidate in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His current research includes Sustainable Governance and Policy, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Social-Ecological Services, Energy Systems, Innovative Community and Social Entrepreneurship, and Human-Environment interaction in Sustainable Tourism, with an all-encompassing proposed dissertation topic of “Mother Earth Father Sky: a theoretical framework and meanings of nature, land, and sustainability in using Diné Lifeway concept.” Edward concurrently completed a Graduate Certificate program in the Administration and Management of American Indian Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and he holds Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Edward is a currently the Executive Director with the Office of Navajo Government Development in Window Rock, Arizona. Edward is a former board member on the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) and the co-founder of DinéHozhó, L3C. Edward’s previous work experience includes Arizona State University Teaching Assistant, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Manager, Little Colorado River Tribal Park Supervisor, Navajo Local Governance Support Center, Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, and Director of Navajo Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. Edward is a University of Arizona Undall Scholar class of 2002. An Honorable Discharged Veteran with 8 years military active service.
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