Apanakhi Buckley is a full professor in the College of Education/Psychology. Support from colleagues and students won her the 2012-2013 Faculty of the Year Award.
She was born "Jeri Buckley." "Apanakhi," which means "Butterfly Woman" in Blackfoot, is her ceremonial name, but she values all of her mixed heritage: Irish, English, Swedish, Scots, French, German, Choctaw, and Haudenosaunee. As in her fiction, her academic and non-fiction articles reflect her fascination with how people of different cultures see the world. (Links to sample article are below.)
Dr. Buckley received her Ph.D. in science education from the University of Washington after returning from a seven-year sojourn in Australia. Human connection with the land is important to her and her first novel. Song of Silent Trees, reflects her love of the forest.
- (2006) “Clearing the Path to Medical School for American Indians and Alaska Natives: New Strategies,” with Walt Hollow, M.D., MS; Davis G. Patterson, Ph.D.; Polly Olsen, BA, et al., Working Paper 101, WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. January, 2006. Available online at: http://depts.washington.edu/uwrhrc/uploads/CHWSWP101.pdf
- * (2004) “Does Becoming a Professional Mean I Have to Become White?” Journal of American Indian Education., vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 19 – 32. Abstract: http://jaie.asu.edu/abstracts/abs2004.htm
- (2002) “Diverse Science,” Washington Science Teachers’ Journal. September 2002, p. 26.
- *“Multicultural Reflection,” Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 51, March-April 2000. http://www.questia.com/read/1G1-60575571/multicultural-reflection
- “Tipi Technology,” Teaching Tolerance. January, 2000. http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-17-spring-2000/tipi-technology
- “American Indians Fitting into Medical School,” The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, Vol. 27, No. 2 (December, 1999), pp. 5–11.
- “Multicultural Reflection,” Pub date 2-99. Filmed 10-19-99. U.S. Dept. of Ed: Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education. ERIC ED 429 983
- “Beginning the Medicine Path: American Indian and Alaska Native Medical Students,” a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (1999). University of Washington, College of Education.
- *Refereed journals