Sakénya McDonald

Assistant Director of Academic Programs

Institute for Human Development (NAU)

About Sakénya McDonald

Sakénya McDonald is the Director of Interdisciplinary Education and Training at the Institution for Human Development. She earned a PhD in Sustainability Education and has dedicated her career to dismantling stigma and bias through the study of institutional power and intersectionality in educational context. Sakénya oversees disability-related education programs and projects at IHD that focus on inclusive education, preservice training, increased community integration and social equity. Sakénya is the mother to an adult son with a developmental disability and the family member to multiple individuals with significant disabilities.

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