Doctorates in Mathematics

1964 marked the first year that one of our very own Indigenous mathematicians, Edwin Moʻokini and Thomas Storer both received a doctorate in Mathematics. By 2020, 33 Indigenous mathematicians earned their doctorates and current projections will bring our doctorate total to 56 in 2026 year.



Doctorate Profiles

List of Indigenous Mathematicians sorted by the year they earned their doctorate, beginning with the first doctorates earned in 1964. In the last 57 years, over 33 doctorates have been earned by indigenous mathematicians listed here.

Edwin Mookini

Native Hawaiian

1964

Thomas Storer

Diné

1964

Godfrey Loudner

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

1974

Robert Megginson

Lakota

1984

David Austin

Choctaw

1989

Henry J. Taijeron

Chamorro/CHamoru

1990

Freda Porter

Lumbee

1991

Ken Gerow

Ts’il Kaz Koh

1992

Jito Vanualailai

Fijian

1994

Edward Doolittle

Edward Doolittle

Mohawk

1997

Sina Greenwood

Samoan

1999

Leslie Camacho Aquino

Chamorro/ CHamoru

2001

Robin Havea

Tongan

2001

Jason Sharples

Wahlabul Bundjalung

2001

Jennifer McLoud-Mann

Cherokee

2002

Alicia Cruz Aguon

Chamorro/ CHamoru

2003

Florence Glanfield

Métis

2003

Chris Matthews

Quandamooka

2003

Rebecca Garcia

Chamorro/ CHamoru

2004

Sione Maʻu

Tongan

2004

Roberta Hunter

Cook Islands  Māori

2007

Shawn Desaulniers

Métis

2008

Krista Francis

Métis

2009

Joseph Hibdon

Luiseño

2011

Nick Beeton

Pyemmairrener people, Tasmanian Aboriginal (palawa)

2012

Kamuela Yong

Native Hawaiian

2012

Jodie Hunter

Cook Island (Kuki Airani) from Aitutaki and Manihiki

2014

David Prigge

Native Hawaiian

2016

Drew Tomlin

Quapaw Nation

2016

Belin Tsinnajinnie

Diné and Filipino

2018

Derek Tomlin

Derek Tomlin

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

2018

Jared Field

Gamilaraay

2019

Marissa Kawehi Loving

Native Hawaiian

2019

John Tupouniua

Tongan and Fijian

2019

Kori Czuy

Cree, Polish

2020

Kyle Dahlin

Native Hawaiian

2020

Ashlee Kalauli

Ashlee Kalauli

Native Hawaiian

2021

Benjamin Parker

Squaxin, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, Cree, Shoshone-Bannock

2021

Andrew Fry

Andrew Fry

Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

2021

Broderick Causley

Métis

2021

Craig M. Young

Diné

2023

Michael Little Crow

Turtle Mountain Chippewa-Cree

2023

Danny Luecke

Choctaw

2023

Doctoral Graduate Student Profiles

Miandra Ellis

Diné, Gila River Pima

2022

Ty Frazier

Ty Frazier

Cherokee

2023

Alika Gorospe

Native Hawaiian

2023

Joshua Tomiyama

Native Hawaiian

2023

Iva Moss

Northern Arapaho

2023

Marielle Gardner

Chamorro/ CHamoru

2024

Sean Hays

Choctaw

2025

Allison Fitisone

Samoan

2025

Jessica Benally

Diné and Cochiti Pueblo

2025

Kamalani Kaluhiokalani

Native Hawaiian

2025

Piʻilani Noguchi

Native Hawaiian

2026

William Sablan

Chamorro/ CHamoru

2026

Ty Fierce Metteba

Diné

2030

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