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 American Indian women’s issues, American Indian Studies, and American Indian education with an emphasis on higher education. Dr. Fox has numerous publications and extensive experience working with Native communities and organizations throughout the United States.  Her current scholarly projects are two co-edited book manuscripts: American Indian Female Leadership and American Indian Studies Ph.D. Students Telling Their Stories. She is also completing a chapter, “Protecting Native American Women: Violence Against Women Act 2013,” for the forthcoming book Native American Justice Issues: A Book of Readings edited by Marianne Nielsen and Karen Jarratt Snider.  

Areas of Study

American Indian Higher Education; American Indian Women’s Issues

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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