Mark Bellcourt

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Student services adviser

190L Coffey Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
37B McNeal Hall on Thursdays
For appointments, call 612-625-3339 or schedule online.
Direct: 612-626-8665

About me

Many Indigenous people have certain protocols for introductions. In keeping with the protocols of my Ojibwe ancestors, please allow me to introduce myself first Ojibwemong:

Boozhoo, Mark Bellcourt niin indizhinikaaz zhaanaashiimong. Bimose Inini idash nindigo Ojibwemong. Gaawiin ningikenimaasii indoodem. Gaa-Waabaabiganikaag niin indoojibaa. Ashkibugziibing nindayendaa noongom. Greetings, my English name is Mark Bellcourt. However, I am called Walking Man in Ojibwe. I do not know my clan. I come from White Earth, but now I live in St. Paul.

My undergraduate and master’s degrees are in educational psychology and counseling. I earned my Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2005 in higher education policy and administration. My research interests are in Indigenous worldviews of math and science and how they can be better integrated into the mainstream curriculum. I currently have a dual appointment at the University of Minnesota in both the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).  In the CEHD, I am a senior academic adviser who works primarily with students in the Family Social Science (FSoS) program.  In CFANS, I coordinate a first year program for Access to Success (ATS) students, teach classes in Native American ways of knowing the environment, and help coordinate the North Star STEM Alliance efforts within the college.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Drop-in advising

Please call CEHD Student Services at 612-625-3339 to schedule an appointment.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser.

Drop-in advising is usually limited to a 10 to 15 minute session. Students needing more time should schedule a 30 minute appointment by calling Student Services at 612-625-3339.

Example of issues for drop-in advising

  • Review of classes and class schedule
  • APAS review and updates
  • Petition discussions
  • Signatures for academic forms
  • Short Q&A
  • General discussion
  • Non-academic topics (such as time management, connecting on campus, etc.)