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Dr. Heather Ann Moody is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. She is an associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) and the director of their American Indian studies program. She holds an undergraduate degree from UWEC in American Indian studies, a Master of Arts in American Indian studies from the University of Arizona, as well as a certificate of museum studies from UW-Milwaukee. Her Ed.D. is in teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Dr. Moody’s work centers around her background in teaching and learning and the incorporation of accurate American Indian curriculum in K–12 and teacher pre-service programs. In addition to her campus work, she is a teacher exemplar and works with surrounding school districts to implement Act 31 requirements that are designed to provide Wisconsin's students with instruction in American Indian Studies.
In 2019, she received the UW Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award, and in 2021 the UWEC Faculty Excellence in Service Award, followed by the UWEC Faculty Excellence in Advising Award in 2022.
Dr. Moody also serves as a co-advisor for the Inter-Tribal Student Council at UWEC and the co-chair of the College of Arts & Sciences EDI Workgroup. She formerly served as the acting director of the UWEC Center for Racial and Restorative Justice, and recently became the institution’s Tribal consultation policy leader.