Norma Neely, Ed.D.
Director, American Indian Institute
Norma Neely is the director of the American Indian Institute in the Public and Community Services division at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to this position, Dr. Neely served as coordinator of “Building a Presence for Science” at the National Science Teachers Association. She has also served as associate director of the NSF-funded Texas Rural Systemic Initiative, as a science instructional facilitator for the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center at Truman State University, and as a preservice teaching instructor at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Neely began her career as an elementary teacher and received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 1990. In addition, she has served on numerous associations, boards, and advisory committees.
Dr. Neely, who is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Central Missouri State University and an Ed.D. from the University of Texas.