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Karla Hunter

Karla M. Hunter, associate professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at South Dakota State University, earned her PhD through the University of Oklahoma in 2000. Hunter’s work aims to enhance opportunities for equitable wellness and well-being through evidence-based teaching interventions to foster communication competence, confidence, and cultural responsiveness. Through the “Harnessing Hope” project, she and her colleagues guide students from SDSU’s Wokini Initiative in crafting and sharing their stories of educational persistence.



  • Friday, Sept. 22 @ 3:15 p.m.No Generic Indian: Sharing Native American Undergraduates’ Tribal Identity Narrative through Student Documentary Production – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sanctuary
  • Friday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms

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