Timothy San Pedro is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education at The Ohio State University. San Pedro’s scholarship focuses on the intricate link between motivation, engagement, and identity construction to curricula and pedagogical practices that re-focus content and conversations upon Indigenous histories, perspectives, and literacies. He worked with the Native American Next Step program in Arizona to expand Native American subjects and content in Phoenix-area schools as well as led professional development workshops on the Navajo Reservation that co-constructed and co-envisioned lessons and pedagogical decisions to sustain and support the cultures of students.

His co-authored chapter with Valerie Kinloch in Humanizing Research titled “The Space between Listening and Story-ing: Foundations for Projects in Humanization” examines how trust, vulnerabilities, and the development of relationships (or story-ing) provide spaces to engage in transformative resistances and praxis in academic, community, and research settings with participants. His first article publication titled “Internal and Environmental Safety Zones” was released December 2014 in the Journal of American Indian Education. A co-authored chapter with Sandy Grande and Sweeney Winchief in Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity titled “Indigenous People and Identity in the 21st Century” was recently (2015) published as well two other article publications are in press with the Equity & Excellence in Education and Research in the Teaching of English that discuss the agentive uses of student silence.

He is the convener for the Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education, served as the chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning’s Equity and Diversity Committee and is a member of the Standing Committee on Research for the National Council of Teachers of English. For the American Educational Research Association, he serves as co-chair for Division B (Curriculum Development): Section 3 (Methodologies and Ethics). He is an inaugural Gates Millennium Scholar, Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Fellow, and a Ford Fellow.