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. Wayne Johnson (Muscogee Creek/Seminole), Ed.D.

Dr. Wayne Johnson holds an Ed.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (2009). He earned his Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (2001), a M.Ed. degree in Secondary Administration (1980) from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and a B.S. degree in Secondary Education (1974) from Baker University. During his more than 41 years in education, Dr. Johnson has served as a teacher, school administrator, and tribal program administrator in varied educational settings, including public and tribal contexts both on- and off-reservation. His focus has been helping to define Indian education that best serves the educational needs of American Indian students. Dr. Johnson possesses expert knowledge in the areas of federal trust responsibility, tribal treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and federal programs and policies in Indian education. Dr. Johnson currently works as an educational consultant. He consults with Tribal Education Departments, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, and state and national, public and tribal agencies regarding American Indian education, educational leadership, and educational policy on behalf of American Indian students. Dr. Johnson brings unique knowledge and experienced historical, treaty, and educational perspectives to BPC’s clients, partners, and projects.

 

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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 info@bpcwi.com or 715-526-9240

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Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: An Model for Working with Tribal Governments & Communities

Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Munsee) Bowman Performance Consulting

When:  Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Where:  Harding Room

Chair:  Liesa Stamm, Rutgers University Camden

This capacity building session is for Indigenous and nonIndigenous evaluation partners to provide an overview and basic understanding of culturally responsive evaluation with Indigenous communities, in various Indigenous contexts (urban, rural, Reservation), and with Tribal Governments (USA).

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Program Evaluation for Proposals

We can meet with you to discuss your program or proposal ideas. Please call (608) 263-4256 or email: cmpribbenow@wisc.edu

Current proposal deadlines

Title: Education grants
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Deadline: Ongoing; letters of inquiry accepted year round
Summary: Lumina’s goal is to increase the higher education attainment rate of the United States to 60% by 2025. While the Foundation’s mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, its emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials. The Foundation focuses on increasing awareness of the benefits of higher education, improving student access to and preparedness for college, improving student success in college, and productivity across the higher education system. See the website for the foundation’s current funding strategies.
URL: http://www.luminafoundation.org/grants.html


Title: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Sponsor: NSF 16-552
Deadlines: June 14, 2016 and December 9, 2016
Summary: AGEP seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm


Title: Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education
Deadline: August 4, 2016
Summary: IES’s research grants program is meant to provide the public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These grants provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. In carrying out its grants program, IES provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need and will conduct competitions in FY2017 through two of its centers.

The National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold six competitions in these areas (topics in parentheses):

  1. Education research (Cognition and Student Learning; Early Learning Programs and Policies; Education Leadership; Education Technology; Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching; English Learners; Improving Education Systems; Mathematics and Science Education; Postsecondary and Adult Education; Reading and Writing; Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning; and Special Topics, which include Arts in Education; Career and Technical Education; and Systemic Approaches to Educating Highly Mobile Students);
  2. Education research training (Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training [NOTE: An institution may submit only one application to the Pathways Training Program]; Postdoctoral Research Training; and Methods Training for Education Researchers);
  3. Statistical and research methodology in education (Statistical and Research Methodology Grants; and Early Career Statistical and Research Methodology Grants);
  4. Partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy (Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research; and Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies);
  5. Low-cost, short-duration evaluations; and
  6. Research networks (Exploring Science Teaching in Elementary School Classrooms; and Scalable Strategies to Support College Completion).

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold three competitions in these areas (topics in parentheses).

  1. Special education research (Autism Spectrum Disorders; Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education; Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education; Families of Children with Disabilities; Mathematics and Science Education; Professional Development for Teachers and Other Instructional Personnel; Reading, Writing, and Language Development; Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning; Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems; Technology for Special Education; and Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with Disabilities).
  2. Special education research training; and
  3. Low-cost, short-duration evaluations.

URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282060 and https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-05155

Dr. Bowman Appointed to University of Wisconsin Madison Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation, and Dissemination (LEAD) Center

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman has been appointed to University of Wisconsin Madison Learning through Evaluation,  Adaptation, and Dissemination (LEAD) Center.

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To advance the quality of teaching and learning by evaluating the effectiveness and impact of educational innovations, policies, and practices within higher education. Rigorous, theory-driven methods and interdisciplinary collaborations anchor our approach to evaluation, leading to the translation of findings and evidence-based strategies in service to student learning.

The LEAD Center is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bowman’s Doctorate of Philosophy

nicole bowman farrell phd doctor of philosophyThe official PhD paperwork arrived in today’s mail after 14 years of coursework, 6 hour commutes from home, IRB x 2 new systems, 2 advisors (I saved the best for last), data collection, & nearly 400 pages of writing. I’m a tired, battle worn but a highly qualified PhD proudly from University of WI-Madison’s School of Education. It literally doesn’t get better than that!! Thanks for all who stood by me, those who helped me along the way, and even those who walked away or doubted this day would come. It made me want it even more.

Introducing Dr. Nicole Bowman!

dr-nicole-bowman-traditional-clan-regaliaDr. Nicole Bowman of Shawano, Wisconsin received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis on May 15, 2015. Dr. Bowman’s passion for education and her determination to make public education more responsive to the needs of Native American students is apparent from her work as owner and founder of Bowman Performance Consulting (www.bpcwi.com).  As a community member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, she plans to use her degree to educate public policy makers regarding multi-jurisdictional partnerships and systemic strengthening of Tribal and public educational agencies efforts to empower and improve educational outcomes for Native American students attending public schools.

As her news interview with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education explains, Bowman will be only the fourth person who self-identifies as Native American to earn a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis over the past decade. Bowman is quick to point out that having a Ph.D. won’t change who she is or the work that she does as an applied social justice researcher and evaluator. “But I do think it will make a lot of people more comfortable when they work with me because in the context of academic studies, a Ph.D. matters,” she adds. “Receiving my Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis will allow me to be able to jump into the big pond of educational policy debate — and be taken seriously.” *School of Education’s blog can be found here: http://education.wisc.edu/soe/news-events/news/2015/05/08/bowman-s-drive-to-ph-d–fueled-by-desire-to-improve-education-for-indigenous-students

About Dr. Nicole Bowman

Dr. Bowman is the president and founder of Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC), a technical assistance, scientific research and evaluation company. BPC provides education-related services to clients in the public, private, non-profit and Tribal sectors. Dr. Bowman’s academic work is through the American Evaluation Association (AEA), where she serves as international co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples group. She also provides conference workshops, webinars and advisory group work to the elected and employed leadership of AEA. Bowman has also done academic and policy presentation work through the National Congress of American Indians, US Small Business Administration, the National Indian Education Association, and the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at the University of IL-Urbana, IMPAQ International, and the American Institutes for Research.

Dr. Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell Professional Biography

NICOLE BOWMAN (Mohican/Munsee), PhD

Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Munsee) is the President/Founder of the nationally award winning Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) in Shawano, WI. Nicole has a PhD in Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of WI-Madison. The WI Governor’s Excellence in Small Business is her most recent award which was given in fall 2014 and is the highest award for a minority business in WI. Through Nicole’s academic and professional projects she’s known nationally as a leader in “multi-jurisdictional” research, evaluation, and policy studies that include projects with Native American communities (rural, Reservation, and urban) across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her consulting work extends into economic development, education, justice, health, culture/language, and human services projects.

As BPC’s President, Nicole has provided nearly two decades of culturally responsive and multi-jurisdictional evaluation, research, training and technical assistance services for national and local projects to hundreds of Native and non-Native clients from all sectors (public, private, and non-profit). BPC strongly values working “with” people and not “on” them. This practice has helped BPC to grow a loyal Native and non-Native client base and a trusted reputation for providing respectful, responsive, and relevant services that build capacity and are performance based. Nicole currently is a State Board Member for WI’s State Small Business Development Board and has served nearly a decade under two WI Governors as a current Board Appointee on the WI Women’s Council. Both Boards are instrumental in shaping WI economic policy, programming and opportunities for business. Nicole is the only Native American to currently serve on these Boards where she represents rural and Native community voices. BPC is often locally called to partner on projects with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce, WI Procurement Institute, WI Small Business Administration/Development Centers, WI Tribal Governments, Chambers of Commerce, and Tribal technical assistance centers, governments, and non-profits to assist with comprehensive economic and community development initiatives.

Nicole is the current international Indigenous Co-Chair (2014-2017) for Indigenous people from around the world within the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the AEA’s global ambassador for Indigenous representation through advocacy, participation, and leadership in the EvalPartners/United Nations global evaluation initiative. In 2012 Nicole was a co-creator and founding Board Member of the WI American Evaluation Association (AE) Board, the State’s only certified national evaluation affiliate of the AEA, and served as Vice President on the Board. In Nicole’s role as the iMilwaukee! AEA State Board Vice-President she’s committed to building the next generation of evaluators and researchers of color with particular emphasis on Indigenous evaluation for educational and economic policy studies. She has provided key leadership support to strategic planning, development of business operations structures, and conference planning for the WI AEA Board. Since 2001, Nicole has served nationally on behalf of the AEA President and elected Board leadership to plan conferences, support diversity/inclusion, present evidence-based practices, deliver webinars/professional development sessions, and contribute to policy/programming discussions and documents for the inclusion of Tribal Governments and Tribal Colleges in the larger academic discussions held nationally and internationally. Nicole’s professional and academic projects, publications, and activities continue to move forward a Tribal-centric model for research, evaluation, policy, and capacity building that includes and meets the legal requirements of sovereignty and Federal protection laws for Indigenous projects, people, communities, organizations, and Tribal governments. This multi-jurisdictional service delivery and scientific design model has facilitated BPC’s position as a trusted and highly impactful partner with Native and non-Native stakeholders.

BPC currently provides or has recently provided training, technical assistance, and/or scientific and policy studies for client projects in partnership with: American Institutes for Research, US Department of Agriculture, State Departments of Education (MN, MT, WI), the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment at the University of Illinois-Urbana, the American Evaluation Association, the Eastern Evaluation & Research Society, IMPAQ International, and many Tribal Colleges and public “research one” Universities across the nation. Her new book chapter, “Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation for Multi-Jurisdictional Projects”, is currently available by Information Age Publishing (2015).