Skip to content

About Us:

Mehrdad Khatibi


Mehrdad Khatibi

Mehrdad is the Director for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Mehrdad joined ITEP in July of 2003.

Prior to working with ITEP, Mehrdad worked for the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico, as Director for the Jemez Department of Resource Protection. Mehrdad has been working in the Native American environmental and natural resource management field since 1996. Work experience includes: EPA Region 6 Tribal Operations Committee delegate; Department of Energy (DOE) State Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG) delegate; New Mexico Inter-tribal Resource Advisory Council (IRAC); development of multi-media environmental monitoring programs; budget development and management; and Strategic resource management and planning.

Mehrdad is a graduate of Western Washington University, Huxley College of Environmental Studies and has a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy & Assessment. As ITEP's Director, Mehrdad works closely with the ITEP Executive Director to provide leadership in strategic planning, coordinate ITEP's multi-media environmental program activities and initiatives, provide support for new program development, university-tribal relations, coordinate ITEP's programs with other university environmental initiatives; management of ITEP's human and financial resources.

Mehrdad can be reached by e-mail at

About Us > Team Members > Mehrdad Khatibi