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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Victoria Sutton

Title/s:  Visiting Professor

Email: vsutton@luc.edu


Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is Visiting (virtually) for Spring 2022 and the Distinguished Horn Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education at Texas Tech University School of Law.

Prof. Sutton is a founding Member of the National Congress of American Indians, Policy Advisory Board, serving since 2005. She has taught American Indian Law, Environmental Law. International Environmental Law and Constitutional Law as well as courses related to Native American culture and law in the TTU Anthropology and Archaeology Department..

She served as the Native American students association advisor at Texas Tech University and at Yale University during her visitorship. She currently serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of TTULaw and leads the TTU Indigenous & Native American Circle on developing a certificate program for graduates and undergraduates.
In 2018-19, she served as the Native American Cultural advisor for a musical in Hollywood, destined for Broadway.

Before coming to academia, Professor Sutton served in an internship at the U.S. Department of Justice, Indian Resources Section, and as an intern for Judge Plager in the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals. Prior to that time, she served as Assistant Director in the White House Science Office for environmental science issues, and as the White House-EPA Liaison. Later, taking temporary leave from her academic post, she served as Chief Counsel for RITA in the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. She was recently rumored to be considered for the Biden cabinet for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.


MA, in Public Administration, Old Dominion University
Ph.D in Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
JD, American University, Washington College of Law