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Sunny Nash Biographical Sketch


Sunny Nash, Author-Journalist

Sunny Nash is the author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s, a book about life with her part-Comanche grandmother, selected by the American Association of University Presses as a book for understanding U.S. Race Relations, and recommended by the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System for Native American Collections.

An advocate for art, historical and cultural preservation programs to reduce crime and racial injustice, Nash has led seminars nationwide in juvenile and adult criminal justice facilities on humanities applications to solve societal problems; published articles on the U.S. justice system; contributed to scholarly publications on crime and race; spoken widely on initiatives concerning cultural heritage preservation; and conducted hands-on workshops teaching diverse audiences best practices in material artifact protection, digital preservation and archival maintenance.


Texas A&M University, College Station – Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications, Newspaper & Broadcast

Arizona State University – Postgraduate Diploma Media Studies, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications, a Poynter Institute and Knight Foundation Program

University of California, San Diego – Postgraduate Diploma, Instructional Technology and Professional Mentoring/Coaching

Texas A&M University, College Station – Graduate Studies, Career & Technical Education

Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston – Postgraduate Certificates, Digital Technology, Visual Literacy

International Study

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Academy), Geneva, Switzerland – (International) General Intellectual Property Law

United Nations – Diplomacy & Peace Keeping, Folklore, Art, Culture, Communications, Sustainable Resources, Climate Change

University of London – Research Methodology

University of London, Computer Center – Digital Preservation, Online Archival Information Systems (OAIS)

National Archives of Australia, Melbourne – Archival Data Governance

U.S. Government Training

U.S. Department of Defense – The Constitution

U.S. Department of the Interior – Cultural Heritage Management, Cultural Resource Management, Archaeological Collections Management, Archaeology Interpretation, Interpretive Archaeology, Archaeology Communications, Records Administration, Law, Ethics

U.S. Department of Justice – First Amendment Rights, Expert Witness Communications, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensics, Lab Procedures, Law, Population Genetics

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Cyber Security

U.S. Federal Emergency Management – Environmental & Historic Preservation

Archival Training

U.S. Library of Congress, Washington DC
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration, Washington DC
Texas State Library & Archives, Austin, Texas
Idaho Commission for Libraries, Boise, Idaho

Related Professional Experience

Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Columnist (Hearst Newspapers)
Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Columnist (Knight-Ridder, Black Conscious)
National Public Radio (NPR) Contributor & Affiliate Program Director
Country Radio Talk-Show Host & Drive-Time News Director
After-School Enrichment Consultant
YMCA Humanities Consultant
Juvenile Services Creative Instruction Consultant



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