Manley A. Begay, Jr. is a tenured Professor in the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS) and Department of Politics and International Affairs at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (NAU). Professor Begay is also an affiliate faculty member of the W. A. Franke College of Business at NAU. He is also, director of the Tribal Leadership Initiative in the Office of Native American Initiative at NAU.
Professor Begay earned his: 1) A.A. from Navajo Community College in 1975; 2) B.A. in Education from The University of Arizona in 1977; 3) M.Ed. in 1984 and Ed. Spec. in 1985 in Educational Administration from Brigham Young University; 4) M.Ed. in 1989 from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; and 5) doctorate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University in 1997.
Maternal Clan: Ma’ii Deesgiizhinii (Coyote Pass – Jemez Clan) Paternal Clan: Taachii’nii (Red Running into the Water People). Maternal Grandfather’s Clan: Lok’aa dine’e (Reed People) Paternal Grandfather’s Clan: Todichi’ii’nii (Bitter Water)