JoAnn di Filippo, AIPI Associate Director

JoAnn di Filippo, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. di Filippo currently serves as the Associate Director for AIPI.  During the past 20 years, di Filippo has worked as a business and finance consultant for American Indian tribes, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education.  Di Filippo is responsible for securing over $50 million dollars for federally sponsored projects from the U.S. Departments of Justice/Community Capacity Development Office, Education, Health, HUD, Environmental Protection Agency, Labor/Employment Training & Administration, and Commerce/Economic Development Agency for research, and workforce, community, and economic development projects.

di Filippo has served as an instructor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, teaching American Indian Studies courses and grant-writing.  While employed at the University of Arizona, she conducted workshops for graduate students and faculty in grant-writing and human subjects protection. 

di Filippo holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies, Federal Indian Law & Policy, with minors in Anthropology and Media Arts.