Melissa "Missy" Miera Holder

Melissa "Missy" Miera Holder
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

311 Twente Hall


Dr. Melissa “Missy” Miera Holder (she/her/hers), a citizen of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has been a faculty member at Haskell Indian Nations University for 15 years, where she oversaw the social work program. Dr. Holder, who has also served in numerous administrative positions and helped to lead several grant projects working to empower Native American families and students at Haskell, research focuses on Indigenous resilience as the foundational underpinnings of community and social health. 


Ph.D., University of Kansas


Research interest includes the impacts of historical trauma on intimate violence among Indigenous women, as well as the cultural integrity and competence of institutions of higher education serving Indigenous populations.