Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.
Ann is currently the Dean of the College of Contemporary Native Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Ann is also a poet, photographer, speaker and workshop leader. She had a twenty-year apprenticeship (formal training) with a mashkikikwe, a traditional herbal healer in the Anishinaabeg culture of the Great Lakes.
Her workshops include traditional approaches to plant and earth-based medicines, women’s spirituality, creativity, and deepening self-awareness through writing and image-making. She has worked for 20 years in higher education as a professor and academic leader with a special interest in innovative curriculum design, interweaving the arts with experiential learning, service learning, personal reflection and strategies to promote creativity.