Multicultural and Gender Studies

Browning Neddeau

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies
Assistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education

Dr. Neddeau is enrolled in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He joined the CSU, Chico faculty in 2019, jointly appointed in the School of Education and Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies. He serves as the Associate Director for the Northeastern California Preparation and Retention of Indian Educators (NorCAL PRIE) grant program. Additionally, Dr. Neddeau holds a position on the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE).

Prior to CSU, Chico, Dr. Neddeau was an Assistant Professor of Education at CSU, Monterey Bay. As an Assistant Professor, he earned the Academic Senate’s 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in University Service. In 2019, he also earned the California Council for the Social Studies’ Diversity and Social Justice Award for his research and practice. Prior to becoming a tenure-track faculty member in the California State University system, Dr. Neddeau was a California public elementary school teacher and adjunct faculty member at public and private universities.

Dr. Neddeau has three lines of research under the larger umbrella of student engagement: Native American culturally-appropriate representation in schools, agricultural education, and arts education. He explores issues, challenges, and misconceptions of content integrity and draws connections between the lines for interdisciplinary studies in education. In addition to publishing his work, Dr. Neddeau presents his research at international, national, state, and local conferences.

Portrait of Browning Neddeau
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