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Dr. Nicole Bowman

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Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee)

President and Founder, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

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Dr. Nicole Bowman holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (2015). She also earned a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Curriculum & Instruction (1996) and a B.A. from St. Norbert College in Elementary Education (1993). She has nearly 20 years of experience providing programming and completing research, evaluation, and technical assistance services within tribal and public contexts (rural, urban, and reservation) where scientific rigor and cultural responsiveness are the foundation to the services provided.

In her May 2015 dissertation, Dr. Bowman created and completed a first of its kind national study that used a multi-jurisdictional or tri-lateral approach to studying tribal and public education policy via the lenses of tribal, local, state, and public government educational agencies. She documented the multiple internal structures and steps of how tribal government policy is developed and what influences tribal and public education policy where American Indian students attend public K-12 schools. This study provides a new framework to operationalize how tribal and non-tribal governments can collaborate to strengthen policies, systems, and policy activities that can support educational success and improved outcomes for American Indian students.

Dr. Bowman is a national leader in Indigenous evaluation and has served the American Evaluation Association (AEA) through blogs, webinars, full day pre-conference workshops at the annual international AEA conference, conducting internal environmental audits, providing peer reviewed journal support as an editorial board member for AEA’s New Directions in Evaluation Journal and through other diversity, governance, and evaluation activities of AEA in elected or employed leadership. She contributed to the book Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture & Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory & Practice (Information Age Publishing, 2015) regarding multi-jurisdictional Indigenous evaluation, and continues to build capacities with tribal and non-tribal partners for strengthening human, cultural, and intellectual property protections, culturally responsive evaluation, and tribal/non-tribal government partnerships.

As BPC’s president and founder (2001) Dr. Bowman is BPC’s primary point of contact. She may be contacted at or 715-526-9240

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Dr. Stafford Hood Bio Page

Dr. Stafford Hood, PhD.

Key Scientific Staff for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. Hood’s research has influenced the field of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) in education by extending the logic of cultural responsiveness from pedagogy and educational assessment to evaluation. His work provided the historical framework that created a bridge between culturally responsive assessments to culturally responsive evaluations. The field of CRE has been influenced by Dr. Hood’s funded research, his professional collaborations, and his written work, all of which have guided the writings of numerous authors within the American Evaluation Association. The work of Hood and his collaborators has refined the conceptualization and applications of CRE, helping expand the field. Dr. Hood’s recent scholarly publications have primarily focused on the importance of culture/cultural context in program evaluation, educational assessment, and computer-based instruction and assessment. He has also served as a program evaluation and testing consultant for the federal government, state departments of education, school districts, universities, foundations, social service agencies, and educational laboratories both regionally and worldwide. As director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Dr. Hood oversees an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together researchers from all over the world to address the growing need for policy-relevant studies that are culturally and contextually defensible.

Dr. Gerald E. Gipp Bio Page

Dr. Gerald E. Gipp, Ph.D. (Hunkpapa Lakota)

Key Scientific Staff for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. Gerald E. Gipp holds a M.ED and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University.  During his more than 4 decades in education, Dr. Gipp has served as a teacher, University President, and most recently Executive Director. His focus has been to review goals, objectives, strategies; making recommendations concerning more effective coordination, cooperation, and utilization of resources for Native American people.  Dr.Gipp possesses expert knowledge in the areas of systemic and sustainable improvements in science, mathematics and technology in rural, urban and statewide programs.  Currently he is the Executive Director of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) where he serves as the voice and advocate of the tribal colleges and universities at the national level.  Dr. Gipp brings unique knowledge and experienced education based policy and standards development for BPC’s clients, partners, and projects.

Linda Warner Bio Page

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Dr. Linda Sue Warner

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2018 Career Achievement Award

Dr. Linda Sue Warner holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Administration (1989). She also has a M.Ed. from The Pennsylvania State University in Education Administration (1978) and a B.A from Northeastern State University in Language Arts/Education (1970). She has more than 30 years of experience developing and guiding policy for federal agencies, including her work as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Interior’s negotiated rulemaking team for NCLB/AYP in Indian Country. She also served as lead staff for the NCLB Teacher Quality Initiative in Tennessee, has provided educational leadership training to more than 40 programs or organizations in the nation, and has been appointed to or hired for national teams for BIE, AIHEC, and NCATE initiatives for educator and organizational accreditation. Dr. Warner brings her decades of experience in educational administration and policy, higher education leadership and accreditation, and quantitative research and evaluation expertise to BPC’s education and tribal projects.

David Cournoyer Bio Page

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Mr. David Cournoyer, B.S. (Rosebud Sioux)

Key Scientific Staff for Bowman Performance Consulting

Mr. Cournoyer holds a B.S. from the University of Florida in Telecommunications (1987). He has nearly 30 years of experience working in the public, tribal, and non-profit sectors. At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (2000-2007), he managed communications and facilitated national strategic initiatives for WKKF’s youth and education programs, including resource and partnership development across public, tribal, and non-profit agencies. He served as Program Director at Lumina Foundation for Education (2005-2007), chairing the foundation’s largest grants management team and co-leading the launch of the national KnowHow2Go Campaign to raise $39 million in donated media space to raise awareness about preparing tribal students for college. More recently (2010 – present), he led fundraising campaigns and/or has provided organizational, board, and program development consulting services to American Indians in Philanthropy, Lumina Foundation, Ad Council, American Council on Education, Bush Foundation, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Casey Family Programs, American Indian College Fund, First Nations Development Institute, Wilder Research, and the WK Kellogg Foundation. Mr. Cournoyer’s journalism background contributes to the skills he brings and utilizes for innovative research methodologies (photovoice, critical cartography, use of visual GIS methods, and online / social media applications to research) which help produce high project deliverables to showcase evidence based and best practices from the communities that BPC works with.


Karen Washinawatok Bio Page

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Karen Washinawatok

Cultural Resource & Research Specialist for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

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Ms. Washinawatok holds a M.A. from the University of Arizona in Language, Reading & Culture (2003). She also has a B.A. from Native American Educational Services (NAES) College in Community Studies (1993). She is a lifetime language speaker and traditional leader, has served in leadership in the Menominee Tribal Legislature (MTL) and as MTL Chairwoman for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (2005). She also served as Dean of the Native American Educational Services (NAES) College on the Menominee Reservation (1994-2004). Ms. Washinawatok provides K-12 educational policy and programming guidance in her role as a board member for the Menominee Indian School District (2009-current) and as a teacher at the Menominee Tribal School (2014-2015). Ms. Washinawatok brings over 30 years of tribal and community centered capacity, skill, and nation-to-nation relation building to educational, cultural, and community-based BPC projects.

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Dr. Martin Reinhardt Bio Page

Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Ph.D. (Anishinaabe Ojibway)

Senior Level Project Consultant for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. Martin Reinhardt holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Leadership (2004). He also has a M.A. from Central Michigan University in Sociology (1998) and a B.S. from Lake Superior State University in Sociology (1994). For more than 20 years, Dr. Reinhardt has studied the intersection of tribal and public educational policy and programming in the United States. His in- depth knowledge of history, tribal treaty rights, and contemporary tribal and public education policy make him a subject matter expert for American Indian education in public and tribal contexts. Currently, Dr. Reinhardt is a tenured associate professor and Chair of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University. He regularly consults with Tribal Education Departments, the Tribal Educational Departments National Assembly, and other national non-profit, public, and tribal agencies regarding American Indian education, educational leadership, and educational policy on behalf of American Indian students. Dr. Reinhardt brings his unique and experienced treaty, historical, and educational perspectives to BPC projects.

Dr. Jolene Bowman Bio Page

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Dr. Jolene Bowman, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee)

Key Scientific Staff for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. Jolene Bowman holds a Ph.D. from Cardinal Stritch University in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning & Service (2015). She also has a M.A. from Silver Lake College in Management & Organizational Behavior (2004) and a B.S. from Marian College of Fond Du Lac in Business Administration (1995). She has nearly 25 years of experience in elected tribal governance (2006-2010) and tribal leadership/program management within education, contracts, grants, and workforce development areas. As the Stockbridge-Munsee Director of Education, Employment, and Training (2006-present) and former tribal Contracts and Grants Manager (1995-2006), Dr. Bowman understands program accountability, monitoring, and reporting compliance aspects as well as the development, outreach, and strategic partnership and planning components of working with tribal communities. Her Ph.D. studies and current position at the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe reflect the expertise in higher education, student persistence, and improving the educational experiences and outcomes for tribal students attending public, private, and tribal colleges and universities that she brings to all BPC projects.

Dr. John Tippeconnic Bio Page

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Dr. John Tippeconnic, Ph.D. (Comanche/Cherokee)

Key Scientific Staff for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. John Tippeconnic holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Administration (1975). He also has a M.Ed. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Administration (1971) and a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in Secondary Education, Math & Social Studies (1966). He has over 40 years of experience in educational administration and leadership with American Indian populations and has held leadership positions in multiple federal and university agencies. Dr. Tippeconnic brings unique and senior level perspectives as the Director of the Pennsylvania State University Indian Leadership program (1996-2010), the Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs for the U.S. Department of Interior (1992-1995), and the Director of the Office of Indian Education for the U.S. Department of Education (1990-1992). Currently, Dr. Tippeconnic is a professor and Director of the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University. His numerous national awards and honors include a lifetime achievement award from the National Indian Education Association (2012). Dr. Tippeconnic provides unique and experienced federal and tribal perspectives (historic and contemporary) to all BPC projects.

Terra L. Fletcher Bio Page

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Terra L. Fletcher

Marketing Consultant for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

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Terra L. Fletcher has a decade of experience in business development and marketing. She has presented 100+ workshops, panels, and classes on communication. Terra is an adjunct instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, teaches at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year (2012). Terra has trained the Wisconsin Builders Association, National Association of Tax Professionals, the American Counseling Association, Wisconsin Plastics, Prevea Health, and Georgia Pacific. She reads the back of every package, doesn’t fast-forward previews, and goes to the beach as much as possible. Much to the chagrin of those around her, she spots typos and grammatical errors from a mile away.

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