Dr. Diane-Michele Prindeville
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1999
MPA, Arizona State University
Dr. Prindeville's teaching and research interests include leadership, political ecology, tribal politics, and social justice and administration. Before returning to school for her doctorate, she worked with state and local governments in community development and municipal management. Currently, Dr. Prindeville is collaborating with the County College at NMSU to provide professional development for public managers and non-profit administrators around the state.
Publications and Awards
Dr. Prindeville is the author of On the Streets and in the State House: American Indian and Hispanic Women and Environmental Policymaking in New Mexico, published by Routledge Press. In addition, she has published in Political Research Quarterly, Women & Politics, The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, Gender & Society and in The Social Science Journal. She is currently working on a book about American Indian Nations of the Southwest from the perspective of their Native women leaders. In 2000, she received the Best Dissertation Award by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, and in 2003, the Charles Redd Award for the Best Paper on the Politics of the American West, awarded by the Western Political Science Association. In 2006 and in 2008, Dr. Prindeville received the Nick Franklin Faculty Development Award for research on the politics and governance of Southwestern Indian Nations. She has had research grants from the American Political Science Association and the Center for the Study of American Women and Politics of Rutgers University.
Dr. Prindeville teaches American Indian Politics & Governance; Ethics; Leadership; Women, U.S. Politics & Administration; Organizational Theory; Globalization; and Capstone in Public Administration. Dr. Prindeville is also an instructor for the NM Certified Public Manager Program, which she helped to establish.
Breland Hall room 348, NMSU main campus