Tol Foster, Adjunct Faculty and Interim Director of the Native American Support Program
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma) started serving as the Interim Director of the Native American Support Program (NASP), effective March 1, 2021, while a national search for a permanent director gets underway. Dr. Foster succeeds Cynthia Soto, who served as Director of NASP since 2015 and has recently left UIC to take on a position at the Spencer Foundation. Since he joined UIC in 2019, Dr. Foster has been serving as a Pre-Health Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and he will continue to serve in this role at a reduced level while being the NASP Interim Director.
Dr. Foster has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English (American Literature with a concentration in American Indian Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to coming to UIC, Dr. Foster has served as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Marquette University, Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Lecturer in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.