Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox

About Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox

Dr. Fox is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Research Professor of American Indian Studies (AIS), and affiliate faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). At the UA, she is the former Head of American Indian Studies, Associate Head of AIS, Assistant Vice-President for Minority Affairs, and Associate to the President for American Indian Affairs. Her scholarly activities are focused on historical and contemporary Native American women’s issues, American Indian Studies, and American Indian education with an emphasis on higher education. 

Current CV

Areas of Study

American Indian Higher Education; American Indian Women’s Issues


Dr. Fox has numerous publications and extensive experience working with Native communities and organizations throughout the United States.  Her two current scholarly projects are a co-edited book manuscript: American Indian Studies Ph.D. Students Telling Their Stories, and a forthcoming chapter, “Protecting Native American Women: Violence Against Women Act 2013,” in Nielsen, Marianne and Jarratt Snider, Karen (Eds.).  Native American Justice Issues: A Book of Reading, University of Arizona Press.  

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Contact Information

Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox
Research Professor/Social Scientist
Telephone: (520) 626-4242
Office: Harvill 224
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2-3pm or by appointment


Ph.D., 1982, University of Arizona

Courses Taught

Introduction to American Indian Studies [nid:1106]

Tribal Colleges [nid:1142]

Contemporary American Indian Education and Research [nid:1216]

American Indian Higher Education  [nid:1217]

College Teaching Methods [nid:1224]

American Indian Women [nid:1263]

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences