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Rebekka Schlichting

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 205A
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66012


An enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Rebekka Schlichting joined the journalism faculty in fall 2020 as an assistant professor of the practice. 

Rebekka served as an adjunct professor and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also taught Native leadership workshops and skills at the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, SNYL Academy. Rebekka also served as producer at KUJH-TV and interned at Kansas Public Radio and Vision Maker Media. She is the chair of the powwow committe for the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.


  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, master's degree in professional journalism
  • William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, bachelor of science degree

Selected Awards & Honors

  • 40 under 40 award from The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, 2018
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award, 2017
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Grand Prize 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, 2016
  • Franco's List for Integrity, 2015
  • 1st and 2nd place for "Best Feature Story" in TV/Online by NAJA, 2014
  • Academic Achievement by SES Trio, 2010 to 2014
  • Best High School News Story by NAJA, 2008

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