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Dr. Nicole Bowman

“Wiciwen Niw Kenewak”

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

President and Founder, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

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Nicole’s Resume (PDF)

Professional Biography (PDF)

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

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

BPC is Hiring! Scientific & Technical Professional Personnel

Bowman Performance Consulting is hiring one exceptional individual to fill a Scientific & Technical Professional Personnel role. Please provide a resume and fill out an application by June 23, 2017. See PDFs below for details. Please no phone calls or faxes!

Occupational Detail: Social Science Research Assistants/Analysts, Evaluation Assistants/Analysts, Primary Investigators, Co-Primary Investigators, Technical Assistance Specialists, Technical Writers, Editors, Marketing/Communications Specialists Webpage Designers, Network Administrators, Computer Support Analysts/Assistants

Organizational Category:  Scientific/Technical; hourly or salary based on credentials, experience, context, and employment classification (employee vs. independent contractor/vendor)

Position Overview:  Scientific and technical positions at BPC include staff that is generally categorized into three functional areas:

  • Scientific (Social Science Research Assistants/Analysts, Evaluation Assistants/Analysts, Primary Investigators, Co-Primary Investigators).  Key duties include design, methodology, instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, scientific report writing, presentations, and publications as appropriate to staff credentials noted above.
  • Technical (Technical Assistance Specialists, Technical Writers, Marketing/Communications, and Editors).  Key duties include providing expertise in a given area (economic development, business development, transit plans, strategic plan, policy, legal, etc) or providing an expert skill set (editorial, APA editing, graphic design for marketing, formatting, final publications, communication, public relations, etc.) to the organization or a project.
  • Technology (Webpage Designers, Network Administrators, Computer Support Analysts/Assistants).  Key duties include providing expertise in technology related topics for the organization or client project as a one-time or ongoing process.  Specific skills, network, hardware, and software applications/applicable certifications/degrees are warranted for these positions.

*Job Description (PDF)

*Job Application (PDF)

2016 Year in Review

#HappyNewYear from #BPC! Koolamalsi njoos wuk niiallogamaatit ! Wuli wulahkameew wulahlokayaan wuk wulakkuniimeew!

This is my humble attempt in my Original language (Lunaape-Munsee dialect) to say, “Hello Greetings colleagues, relatives, and friends! It is a beautiful and good day to do good work and say good things!”

BPC’s 2016 has been a bountiful year for us and without the help of many we wouldn’t continue to be successful, have such a good time, learned so much, and helped to support/empower the communities, people, projects, and partners we’re so blessed to collaborate with.

Forgive me if I’ve missed anyone in the video. Hopefully we’ve expressed our gratitude many times and in many ways in 2016. It is with happiness we reflect on our 2016 and look forward to the seeds lovingly planted which will grow in 2017.

#BPC #BeTheChange #SocialJusticeInAction

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Public Sector (Government & Education)

  1. Administration for Children & Families, Tribal Home Visiting,
  2. Arizona State University, AZ
  3. Bowler School District, WI
  4. California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA
  5. California State University, CA
  6. Cardinal Stritch University, WI
  7. College of St. Scholastica, MN
  8. Congressman Steve Kegan’s Planning Committee, WI
  9. Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #6, WI
  10. Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #12, WI
  11. DC Everest School District, Education Technology, WI
  12. Fox Valley Technical College, WI
  13. Green Bay Public Schools, WI
  14. Green Bay Public Schools, Title VII Indian Advisory Group, WI
  15. Gresham School District, WI
  16. Howard University, Washington DC
  17. Kansas State University, KS
  18. Lakeland Union High School, WI
  19. Lakeshore Technical College, WI
  20. Mid State Technical College, WI
  21. Milwaukee County, Health & Human Services, WI
  22. Milwaukee Public Schools, WI
  23. Minority Business Opportunity Council, WI
  24. Mississippi State, MS
  25. Nicolet Area Technical College, WI
  26. North Central Technical College, Wausau, WI
  27. Northeast WI Technical College, Board Member, Presidential Advisory Committee for Diversity, WI
  28. Northern Arizona University, AZ
  29. Northern Michigan University, MI
  30. Northwestern University, IL
  31. Oklahoma University, OK
  32. Pennsylvania State University, PA
  33. Norbert College, WI
  34. Shawano School District, Title VII Parent Committee, WI
  35. State of MT, Systems of Care, MT
  36. State of WI, Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council, WI
  37. State of WI, Governor’s Interagency Collaborative Council, Quality Assurance Chair, WI
  38. State of WI, Governor’s WI Women’s Council, Appointee, WI
  39. State of WI, Lieutenant Governor’s Educational Achievement Task Force Member, WI
  40. State of WI, Office of Justice Assistance, WI
  41. Tennessee Tech University, TN
  42. University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Board of Regents, WI
  43. S. Administration for Native American Department, Washington DC
  44. S. Center for Disease Control, GA
  45. S. Department of Education, Washington DC
  46. S. Department of Commerce, WI Minority Business Opportunity Council, Advisor, WI
  47. S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Washington DC
  48. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Washington DC
  49. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington DC
  50. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, Washington DC
  51. S. Office of Juvenile Justice, Washington DC
  52. Unity School District, WI
  53. University of Alaska, AK
  54. University of Illinois, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment, IL
  55. University of Kansas Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, Project Advisor, Book Reviewer, KS
  56. University of Maine, ME
  57. University of Minnesota, MN
  58. University of New Mexico, NM
  59. University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies, OK
  60. University of WI-Eau Claire, WI
  61. University of WI-Extension, WI
  62. University of WI-Green Bay, WI
  63. University of WI-Madison, WI
  64. University of WI-Milwaukee, WI
  65. University of WI-Oshkosh, WI
  66. University of WI-Stevens Point, WI
  67. University of WI-System, WI
  68. University of WI-Whitewater, WI
  69. Village of Gresham, WI
  70. Viterbo University, WI
  71. Wausaukee School District, WI
  72. Winter School District, WI
  73. WI Center for Education Research, WI
  74. WI Department of Administration, WI
  75. WI Department of Public Instruction, WI
  76. WI Department of Transportation, 41 Project Advisory Committee, Member, WI
  77. WI Interagency Collaborative Council, Quality Assurance, Chair, WI
  78. WI Office of Justice Assistance, WI


Native American (Tribal Government, Non-Profit, & For Profit)

  1. All Mission Indian Housing Authority, CA
  2. American Educational Research Association, Indigenous People of the Americas, Secretary, Washington DC
  3. American Evaluation Association’s Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation, Special Interest Group, Secretary, MA
  4. American Indian Alaska Native Crime & Justice Research & Criminal Justice Technology Assessment Project, Peer Reviewer, Washington DC
  5. American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous Education Committee Board Member & Chair, WI
  6. American Indian Chamber of Commerce, First American Capital Corp, WI
  7. American Indian Chamber of Fox Valley, WI
  8. American Indian Science & Engineering Society, NM
  9. College of Menominee Nation, WI
  10. Dennis Hipsher Trucking, Inc, WI
  11. East-West University, Leadership Advisory Board, WI
  12. Forest County Potawatomi, WI
  13. Gedakina Advisory Board, Member, NH
  14. Great Lakes Intertribal Council Inc., WI
  15. Ho-Chunk Nation, WI
  16. Hoopa Valley, CA
  17. Indian Summer Festival, Art/Media Reviewer, WI
  18. Intercultural Leadership Initiative, WI
  19. Journal of American Indian Education, Journal Review Board Member, Editorial Board, AZ
  20. Karuk Tribe, CA
  21. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, MI
  22. Lac Courte Oreilles, WI
  23. Lac du Flambeau School, WI
  24. Lac du Flambeau Tribal Labor Advisory Committee, WI
  25. Lower Sioux Indian Community, MN
  26. Marlow Martin Logging, WI
  27. Menominee Indian Business Center, WI
  28. Menominee Indian Chamber, WI
  29. Menominee Indian School District, WI
  30. Menominee Indian Tribe, WI
  31. Mohican Family Center, WI
  32. Mooretown Rancheria, CA
  33. National Congress of American Indians: Policy Research Center, Washington DC
  34. National Indian Child Welfare Association, OR
  35. National Indian Education Association, Washington DC
  36. Native American Journalists Association, OK
  37. Native American Management Services, VA
  38. Native Americans in Philanthropy, MN
  39. Native Research Network, UT
  40. Northwoods NiiJii, WI
  41. Oneida Tribe, WI
  42. Pawnee Nation, OK
  43. Sac & Fox Tribe, IA
  44. Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, MI
  45. Seminole Tribe, Native Learning Center, FL
  46. Spotted Eagle Inc., WI
  47. Stockbridge Munsee Tribal Community, WI
  48. Stockbridge Munsee Historical Committee, WI
  49. Susanville Indian Rancheria, CA
  50. Tribal College Journal, CO
  51. Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, CO
  52. Tribal Law & Policy Institute, CA
  53. United South & East Tribes, TN
  54. Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Charter School, WI
  55. Winds of Change Magazine, CO
  56. Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance, WI
  57. Wisconsin Indian Education Association, WI
  58. Yurok Tribe, CA


Non-Profit/Philanthropic Sector

  1. Alliance for Community Peace, IL
  2. American Civil Liberties Union, NY
  3. American Evaluation Association, MA
  4. American Institute for Research, Washington DC
  5. American Journal of Evaluation, Journal Review Board Member, MA
  6. American Legion Post #117,WI
  7. American Vets, WI
  8. Annie E. Casey Foundation, MD
  9. Aspen Institute, Center for Native American Youth, DC
  10. Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, WI
  11. Great Lakes Industrial History Center, OH
  12. High Scope, MI
  13. Honor Inc.,FL
  14. Institute of Women’s Policy Research, Technical / Scientific Reviewer, WI
  15. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, Editorial Board, MI
  16. National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, STEM Equity Pipeline Project, Consultant, PA
  17. National At-Risk Education Network Wisconsin Chapter, WI
  18. National Science Foundation, Grant Reviewer-DRK12, VA
  19. National Small Business Association, Member, DC
  20. New Directions for Evaluation, Editorial Board Member, MA
  21. New North Small Business, WI
  22. Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, WI
  23. Northwest Area Foundation, MN
  24. MGT of America, FL
  25. Public Allies, Inc., WI
  26. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJ
  27. Rural Health Initiative of Shawano, WI
  28. SEVA Foundation, CA
  29. Shawano Area Veterans, WI
  30. Shawano Chamber of Commerce, WI
  31. Shawano County Economic Progress Inc., WI
  32. Small Business Development Center, WI
  33. Space Education Initiatives, WI
  34. VFW,WI
  35. K. Kellogg Foundation, MI
  36. WestEd, CA
  37. WI Procurement Institute, WI
  38. Wisconsin Association of School Boards, WI
  39. WI Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, WI
  40. World Hope Foundation, CA


Private Sector

  1. About Learning, Inc., IL
  2. Avar Consulting, Inc., MD
  3. Best & Flanagan Law Office, MN
  4. Cable in the Classroom
  5. Caldwell & Associates, NC
  6. Capitol One, WI
  7. Communication Works, DC
  8. Danya International, MD
  9. Exceed Corporation, MD
  10. Fitnessology, WI
  11. IMPAQ International, Washington DC
  12. Kittleman & Associates LLC,IL
  13. Manhattan Strategy Group, MD
  14. Master Key Consulting, MD
  15. McRel International, CO
  16. National Institute for School Leadership, Washington DC
  17. OPUS International Consultants, Inc., MI
  18. Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation, Advisory Committee Member, MD
  19. Randy Hella & Associates, MN
  20. REAP Change Consultants, CA
  21. Robles-Schrader Consulting, IL
  22. Russell Research, NJ
  23. Sacred Heart School, WI
  24. Shawano Leader, WI
  25. Shope Performance Group, OH
  26. Space Explorers, WI
  27. WestAt, MD


Enjoy this video sample of BPC Projects and Partners.

What Can Public Ed Learn from Dr. Nicky?

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BPC New Year’s Resolutions!



BPC Mentioned in Insight Magazine!

insight coverInsight Magazine mentions Bowman Performance Consulting in the November 2015 edition.

Bowman Performance Consulting, Shawano, will provide technical support to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Tribal Labor Advisory Committee. BPC will work with the Lac du Flambeau Tribe on this seven-month project. This project is to work on the Statewide Native American Labor Database, which will work closely with the 11 tribes of Wisconsin on capacity to maintain information and creation of a statewide labor database.

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BPC Named Outstanding Small Business

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Bowman Performance Consulting Wins 2014 Governor’s Marketplace Award

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) collected nominations for the 2014 Marketplace Governor’s Awards. Bowman Performance Consulting of Shawano, Wisconsin was recognized as an Outstanding Small Size Business at the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. Nicole Bowman accepted the award on October 23, 2014 at the Potawatomi Expo Center in Milwaukee during Marketplace 2014. The Marketplace conference was a sold out event with over 600 registered attendees.

The WEDC says, “The Outstanding Business Award recognizes a State Certified Business Enterprise that has demonstrated the capacity to grow over the past five years with plans to continue expansion in the future. Judges will consider revenue growth, employment growth, the company’s strategy for pursuing new opportunities, ability to overcome challenges, and past investments in employee development, business systems, marketing, equipment and other company assets.”

Nicole Bowman is quoted, “I am happy to accept this Outstanding Small Business Award on behalf of Bowman Performance Consulting. I’m just the face of BPC, however. We all work hard to make BPC what it is today. I’d like to thank my vendors who provide legal, consulting, and marketing services as well as my professional services staff who enable me to focus on doing what I do best. I need to thank my staff and subcontractors as well as my clients. A special thank you goes to clients of BPC who have allowed us to work with them, not on them, and with whom we’ve built a strong history that has allowed us to look forward to the future. BPC will continue to expand, overcome challenges, and assist clients in improving performance and building capacity.”

About Bowman nb award on stage

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.  BPC provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term.

About the Award and Marketplace

The Marketplace 2014 awards are open to Wisconsin-based companies that have been certified as MBE, WBE or DVB businesses by the State of Wisconsin. More about the award at Milwaukee Business Journal article here:

In Wisconsin says, “Marketplace 2014 is the premier business capacity building conference of the year for minority, women and veteran business entrepreneurs looking to do business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations. For more than 30 years, the conference has provided opportunities for businesses to meet with potential buyers, identify funding sources, connect with business assistance resources and network with other businesses.”