Dr. Wayne Johnson Bio Page

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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.


Grant Writing Training



Overview of Services to Academia

Company/Vendor Overview

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is an award winning professional and scientific consulting business that serves a diverse national clientele as a teaming partner working “with” clients not “on” them.  BPC holds multiple scientific and business credentials including small, disadvantaged, woman, and minority (Native American) owned.  The four primary service areas of BPC are:  research, evaluation, development, and technical training/assistance.  Since 2001 BPC has served on hundreds of projects as a teaming partner or contracted service agency.  The sectors BPC serves are public governments, program offices, and agencies (55%); tribal governments, program offices, and agencies (30%); and the non-profit sector (15%).  BPC has served projects related to:  education (PK-12 – collegiate), health, justice, human/social services, community development, diversity, social justice, Native American, school and workforce economic initiatives, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).




1. Research Educational research studies, literature reviews, policy reviews, funding research, developing instruments (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.), database development and analysis, and collecting data for research studies
2. Evaluation External evaluation of foundation, state, federal, or tribally funded grants or initiatives; educational policy and impact evaluations; creating performance indicators for educational programs or the workforce; documentation of evidence-based best practices; and creating or carrying out culturally/contextually responsive scientific evaluation designs and studies
3. Development/Training
Community coalition development, strategic planning, professional development, policy or systems development, grant proposal development, executive leadership or board trainings, conference planning, online training development, curriculum development, and parent/family/community trainings
4.Technical Assistance
Supporting a new project or grant implementation; conference support; providing technical guidance to regulatory, funding, or online reporting profile set up and use; creating and implementing performance based school or program improvement systems, and providing content area expertise on projects in need of culturally responsive evaluations or with Native American participants
Content Area Expertise
Providing culturally and contextually (rural, urban, tribal) responsive services in the four service areas noted above related to diversity (racial/ethnic, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) and in particular, Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities.


You may a complete listing of BPC services by going to www.bpcwi.com and selecting the “BPC Company Capabilities Statement & Commodity Codes”.  Additional client references, project work samples, and free resources may be accessed on BPC’s website too or are available upon request.  To keep in touch about the latest events and free resources please follow BPC via:

  • BPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/BowmanPerformanceConsulting (like us!)
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  • BPC LinkedIn Page:  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)
  • BPC You Tube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bpcwi
  • Nicole R. Bowman, President/Founder
  • E-Mail:  info@bpcwi.com
  • Office Phone:  715-526-9240 Office Fax:  715-526-6028
  • Mailing Address:  271 River Pine Drive Shawano, WI 54166
  • Physical Address:  715 East Green Bay Street Shawano, WI 54166



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Corporate Capabilities



Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) began offering professional consulting, scientific research, and evaluation services in 2001.  BPC’s main office is located in Shawano with several regional offices throughout the state.  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to hundreds of national clientele across multijurisdictional contexts: public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC’s clients and projects also span many interdisciplinary areas:  health, human services, education, governance, economic development, and justice.

BPC develops projects, provides training/technical assistance, and designs studies that not only complete the scope of work on time and within budget, but engages clients in a meaningful way so the skills, capacities, and resources are increased as an intentional result of BPC working with you.  When we say that, “BPC works with you and not on you” we truly mean it!  Our job is not done unless the client is more equipped and empowered to do the job after BPC leaves the job site.  As a client of BPC you can expect to be authentically engaged, thinking critically, and making decisions based on measurable targets and data.

WHAT WE SELL:  BPC services fall under four main categories:   research, development, implementation, and evaluation:

  1. Research services involves studies to document baseline information; test ideas, programs, or theories; and/or to find innovative solutions to problems.  Examples:  feasibility studies, policy studies, workforce studies, literature reviews, customer service studies, or market studies/analysis.
  2. Development services include creation of new policies, programs, organizational, or systemic processes that support long-range efforts by the organization.  Examples:  professional development for staff; board or leadership training; policy and handbook development; creation of a strategic plan; or development of funding proposals. 
  3. Implementation services are better known as technical assistance and these services help the client to fully develop ideas, programming, or organizational structures.  Examples include:  implementation support for new grants or programs; monitoring and providing feedback on new policy/procedural implementation; working on certifications/accreditations; or providing support for implementation of a new strategic plan or workforce practice learned through trainings.
  4. Evaluation services help the client understand the short and long-term impacts by developing common performance metrics and indicators so changes in the human, program, organizational, or systems are documented.  Data is generated for intended changes to document baselines and so short-term impacts are noted and supports or hindrances for changes are known (process/implementation data).  Trend data is gathered over a longer time frame to know the annual or longitudinal (multiple year) impacts of programs, policies, procedures, or other organizational/systemic strategies (outcome data).  Examples include:  needs assessments; external grant evaluations; setting up monitoring/performance systems; or data retreats using evaluation or research data generated by the client and/or BPC to make data-driven and strategic decisions about programming, workforce, or organizational initiatives.

WHO WE SELL TO:  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors.  Our primary target markets are the educational, academic, economic development, health, and Native American communities.  We work in a “multi-jurisdictional” manner to support collaborative projects that enrich all who participate.  Often these customers work together on joint projects but have lowered capacity, working knowledge, practical experiences, and/or sensitivity to the culture, context, or community needs that the projects are being implemented into.  BPC serves to work “with” clients and not “on” them in order to build authentic partnerships and active participants in the project.  Through grant funded projects (public and non-profit sources); government sponsored initiatives (Public and Tribal Governments); and private sector partnerships BPC provides services where these target markets all meet by building capacity, strengthening coalitions, and supporting effective and evidence or research based programming.  Uniquely, BPC’s multijurisdictional projects and services have been carried out through projects in the disciplines of:  health, education, human services, justice, economic development, transportation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and targeted resources are leveraged and sustained after the project ends.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:  BPC is an award winning and nationally credentialed professional service organization that generates revenue through services on a fee-per-client basis not contingency.  Seeking long-term projects (3 to 5 years), BPC has had organizational stability since 2001 through multi-year grant evaluations, research projects, and technical assistance/development projects to sustain, expand, and deepen our service offerings to a national clientele.  Since 2001, our annual organizational revenues have ranged from $450,000 to $900,000 that has been generated by 8-10 multi-year projects (on average).  BPC tracks how our projects are awarded and over 85% our awards come not by competitive bids but rather by repeat clients and/or through word-of-mouth based on our high quality, on time, within budget, and valued added services.  Yes, BPC is a vendor but we’ve grown to have a reputation of being a partner for collaborative and sustained improvement efforts.  BPC’s reputation has resulted in many state, national, and Tribal awards as well as appointments to boards, committees, and task force groups across the country.  Our high quality services, strong business operations, and consistent performance over the years have helped to secure certifications and credentials in the academic and business community.  Certifications include:  Woman-owned Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority-owned Business Enterprise, What Works Clearinghouse/U.S. Department of Education Scientific Evaluator, Culturally/Contextually Responsive and Trained Evaluator, Native American / TERO Certified Firm, and former 8a certified organization.  A full list of BPC’s certifications and credentials can be found at www.bpcwi.com.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT:  Because BPC is a small business, our efforts for strategic partnering, leveraging resources, and running a lean business is critical to our organizational success and financial health.  BPC is a social entrepreneurial organization that wants to leverage our resources (time, money, supplies, etc.) to contribute to the communities we work in and the causes near and dear to our hearts.  Therefore beyond traditional prime or sub-contracting, BPC contributes via pro bono work with colleagues and pattering organizations on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing. Additionally BPC volunteers in and outside of the Shawano, WI community and provides sponsorship through events that are important to BPC’s mission.  Examples of BPC’s volunteerism and philanthropy include:  Domestic Abuse Food & Clothes Drives, Bras for the Cause (Breast Cancer Awareness), Melanoma Awareness Sponsorship, Memorial Bike Rides (Ovarian & Prostrate Cancer), Memorial Golf Tournaments, sponsoring local businesses/entrepreneurs in Chambers of Commerce or U.S. Small Business Administration training events, Coats/Food for Children Drives (for at-risk and low socio-economic children/families), and providing Native American, urban, and rural student scholarships for college, travel abroad, and/or work internship experiences.

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Melanie Siebold Resume

Melanie Siebold

2772 Woodland Hills Ct.

Green Bay, WI 54311




 Accomplished executive with exceptional computer organization, oral communication skills, and certified in human subjects protection.


APA Editor and Research Support 2008 – Present

Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Shawano, WI

Document preparation, editing, confidential, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.


Chiropractic Assistant 2008 – 2010

Planet Chiropractic

Green Bay, WI


Present professional image, both on the phone and in person, contributing to company’s positive image, open and close office, office support, client support, inventory control, purchasing, facilities maintenance, and set up for presentations.

  • Edit and enhance PowerPoint presentations
  • Edit office documents
  • Assist clients with exercise rehabilitation
  • Assist with client intake and x-rays


Executive Assistant 2001 – 2007

Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Shawano, WI


MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), Smart Draw, project management, document preparation, editing, confidential, logistics support, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, scheduling, office support, customer support, event planning, meeting planning, provide support and training to staff and new associates in office orientation, filing procedures, and policies, shipping, inventory control, purchasing, and facilities maintenance.

  • Created Office documents for Policy Book
  • Generate and maintain proprietary working lists for website
  • Edit and enhance PowerPoint presentations
  • Oversee 18 active client files while maintaining daily office duties
  • Present professional image, both on the phone and in person, contributing to company’s positive image


School to Work Program Assistant 2001 – 2002

Professional Development Program Assistant 2000 – 2001

Cooperative Educational Service Agency #8

Gillett, WI


MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), event planning, meeting planning, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, multiline phones, scheduling students for work, office support, customer support, and document preparation.

  • Coordinate students at job sites and transport
  • Compile Professional Development book
  • Produce flyers for workshops


Clerical Aide / Cashier 1995 – 2000

Shawano-Gresham School District

Shawano, WI


MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher), event planning, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, office support, daily and monthly report preparation, direct supervision of three cashiers, enter money into student accounts, inventory control, purchasing, and compile confidential student test scores.

  • Lead Point of Sale Terminal cashier for 5 Schools in District
  • Maintain Point of Sale computer system
  • Produce monthly newsletter
  • Compile book of student writing
  • Create Guided Reading system for schools




  • Exercise Rehabilitation for Chiropractic Assistants March 1, 2009
  • Chiropractic Assistant Delegation Jan. 16, 2009
  • Basic Radiology for Chiropractic Assistants June 8, 2008
  • Project Management training Oct. 1, 2007
  • In-house PowerPoint training Aug. 7, 2007
  • UW Human Subjects Training Certification July 26, 2007
  • Mistake Free Grammar and Proof Reading March 29, 2007
  • Excel 2000 – Intro June 3 to July 22, 2002
  • Microsoft Office May 15, 2001
  • Communication Styles at Work Jan. 22, 2001
  • Microsoft Word April 2000
  • Point of Sale training 1998




Bachelor of Science, May 1993

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI


Updated 4/29/13. Please call for most recent info.

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Nicole Bowman’s Wisconsin Women’s Council Biography

Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell (Mohican/Munsee) is the President/Owner of Bowman Performance Consulting LLC (BPC).  BPC is the only certified Native American and scientific research firm in the country.

BPC provides business and educational consulting services working within Tribal communities as well as bridging Tribal and non-Tribal groups on policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation topics.  Working with at risk and diverse communities BPC’s services have empowered underserved groups so that policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation efforts include and address their unique needs.

Nicole was awarded the US Small Business Administration’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award signifying the only time a Native American or WI resident has ever been given this honor. Over the years Nicole has been appointed by WI Governor Doyle and/or selected by her academic colleagues to serve on numerous boards, national academic journals, and advisory committees for her expertise on Indian education, economic development, evaluation, and community development.

BPC services have been utilized by the following selected offices: Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Milwaukee County (Dept. of Health and Family Services), WI Office of Justice Assistance, US Dept. of Justice, US Dept. of Education, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, US Dept. of the Interior, and NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Outside of the public government, BPC has worked with the following selected organizations: OPUS International, National Congress of American Indians, American Civil Liberties Union, Great Lakes Intertribal Council, and Native Americans in Philanthropy, Northwoods Niijii, WI Procurement Institute, the University of WI System, the WI Indian Business Association, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, WI Association of School Boards, and the Wisconsin Women’s Council to name several.

As a University of WI PhD Fellow, Nicole is currently completing her international PhD research on oral Indigenous knowledge use and transfer to contemporary practice.  Her doctorate degree will be in Leadership & Policy Analysis.

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Rebecca Polar IRB Certificate (2011)

5/24/2011 Completion Report


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IRB Training English International Modules Curriculum Completion Report Printed on 5/24/2011
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Email: bjpolar@gmail.com
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5/24/2011 Completion Report


Melanie Seibold Resume


Melanie A. Shively
321 Patrick Lane, Pulaski, WI 54162

Educational Attainment
1993: Bachelor of Science, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI
Professional and Technical Skills
Dedicated, professional, detail oriented
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Effective communication skills
Professional attitude, strong work ethic, and pride in personal performance
Organized and set up Guided Reading system for school
Produce flyers, organize monthly newsletter
Compile research and evaluation materials
Filing, copying, data entry, mailings, and phone calls
Software uses include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Outlook
Office machine use: Fax, copier, typewriter, scanner, binder, laminator,

Professional Work History
2002 to Present: Executive Assistant, Bowman Performance Consulting, Shawano, WI
2000 to 2002: Program Assistant for Professional Development and School-to-Work Departments,
Cooperative Educational Service Agency #8 (CESA 8), Gillett, WI
1995 to 2000: Title I Aide, Shawano-Gresham School District, Shawano, WI

Professional References
Ms. Nicole Bowman, Owner, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC, (715) 526-9240
Ms. April Konitzer, NWTC Northwest Region, (920) 848-6982
Ms. Candie Lehto, Asst. Superintendent, Oconto Falls School District, (920) 846-4471

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Dara Martinovich Resume

526 Meadow View Road #4,  Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Home Phone 608.437.1487

Knowledge of educational testing and measurement, statistics, and policy.
Experience working with students and educators.
Experience aligning standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Experience using quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate programs and improve student learning and well-being.

Ed.M. Human Development and Psychology, Research Methods, Harvard Graduate
School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Anticipated degree date, June 2012
M.A. Educational Measurement and Statistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
B.S. General Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Educational Assistant
Eagle’s Wing Child Care and Education Programs, University of Wisconsin Division of
University Housing, Madison, Wisconsin
Provide care and instruction to children from 18 months to 12 years of age, most of whom are
the children of international students; foster children’s social, emotional, moral, and cognitive
development; foster appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity among the children and
within the university community; work with teachers to develop and deliver curriculum and
interpret the results of assessments.

Testing & Assessment/Curriculum Review Consultant
Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Direct Testing and Assessment Services Center (TASC); assist school districts in CESA 10 and
other CESAs in using all types of information to improve teaching and learning; help school
districts evaluate curricula and other school services and programs; design and plan processes
and frameworks to align instruction, curriculum, and assessment to the state standards;
collaborate with representatives from school districts, regional service agencies, higher
education, and educational organizations.

Assessment Consultant to Teaching American History Grant
Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Developed student pre- and post-assessments in American history; organized data and
interpreted results; consulted on evaluation design.

District Data & Assessment Resource Specialist
School District of McFarland, McFarland, Wisconsin
Analyzed data and communicated results; used instructional technology to design, implement,
and evaluate data-driven decisions; assisted educators with assessment development,
administration, and interpretation.

Consultant for Assessment Literacy & Professional Development
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, Wisconsin
Provided state-level leadership to public school districts for assessment literacy and related
professional development; assisted school districts in using data to improve teaching and
learning; developed and disseminated assessment models and information; designed, planned,
and coordinated the instructional, curricular, and assessment applications of state standards;
integrated assessment into improvement of instruction; worked with individuals within the
agency and with others representing school districts, higher education, and educational

Program Development Associate, Performance Assessment Center
American College Testing, Iowa City, Iowa
Assisted the PASSPORT Portfolio Assessment Program by planning, conducting, and presenting
research; communicated with educators about ACT programs; wrote reports, guides, website
text, and brochures for educators; provided statistical analyses for various ACT programs;
interpreted statistical information; coordinated presentations given at ACT and nationwide;
reviewed the correspondence between established standards and ACT programs; chaired ACT
PASSPORT marketing meetings; designed marketing plans; constructed and managed a

ACT Summer Intern, Measurement Research Department
American College Testing, Iowa City, Iowa
Attended testing and measurement seminars led by experts in the field; presented research on the
use of portfolios in college admissions.

Research Assistant, Iowa Testing Programs
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Wrote science items for the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; wrote map skills items for the Iowa Tests
of Basic Skills; researched and advocated the assessment of social skills.

Tutor, University of Iowa College of Education
Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tutored Indonesian students in the University of Iowa’s educational measurement and statistics

Professional Scorer
National Computer Systems, Iowa City, Iowa
Scored open-ended mathematics responses for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.


American Educational Research Association
American MENSA
National Council on Measurement in Education

Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1996). Preliminary scoring information. ACT (ed.), Reference guide
for exercise development: SCASS science project (pp. 7-10). Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1996). Finding out what teachers think: Survey results provide more
accurate picture. PASSPORT News Special Edition.
ACT. (1997). Correspondences between PASSPORT: ACT’s Portfolio Assessment Program &
National Standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Iowa
City, Iowa: Author.
ACT. (1997). Correspondences between Illinois State Goals for Learning and ACT’s
PASSPORT Portfolio System. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
ACT. (1997). Correspondences between Missouri’s Framework for Curriculum Development
and ACT’s PASSPORT Portfolio System. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997 May). PASSPORT hosts Missouri educators. PASSPORT
News. p. 1. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
ACT. (1997). PASSPORT Facilitator’s Guide. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
ACT. (1997). PASSPORT Teacher’s Guide. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997 Fall). Dear Dara…An advice column for teachers. PASSPORT
News. p. 3. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997). PASSPORT reports brochure. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Welch, C. J. & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997). Reliability issues with performance
assessments: A collection of papers. (ACT Research Report Series 97-3). Iowa City,
Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997 Winter). Dear Dara…An advice column for teachers.
PASSPORT News. p. 7. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Dara Martinovich, page 4
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997 Winter). PASSPORT can support your NCA goals. PASSPORT
News. p. 6. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
ACT. (1998). PASSPORT Scoring Guide. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
ACT. (1998). Correspondences between Maryland’s Framework for Curriculum Development
and ACT’s PASSPORT Portfolio System. Iowa City, Iowa: Author.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998 Spring). Dear Dara…An advice column for teachers.
PASSPORT News. pp. 4-5. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Harris, D. J. & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998). Practical and technical issues in the use,
development, scoring, and equating of performance assessments. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998 May). Succeeding in college: How PASSPORT helps students.
PASSPORT News. pp. 1-2. Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. & Cook, R. (1998). Getting ready for PASSPORT: Things to do now.
Iowa City, Iowa: ACT.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. & Miller, T. (1998). PASSPORT Technical Manual. Iowa City, Iowa:
Burmaster, E. (2002). Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards, the Wisconsin Student
Assessment System, and school accountability. Standardized Testing: One Size Fits All?
Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Council on Children & Families.

Harris, D., Welch, C. J., & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997). Practical and technical issues in the
use, development, scoring, and equating of performance assessments. A training session
presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education,
Welch, C. J. & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1997). Reliability issues and possible solutions. A
paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, Chicago.
Harris, D. & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998). Practical and technical issues in the use,
development, scoring, and equating of large-scale performance assessments. A training
session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in
Education, San Diego.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998). The validity of large-scale portfolio assessment: What teacher
surveys tell us. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on
Measurement in Education, San Diego.
Harris, D. & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1998). Suggestions for graduate students in
measurement. A training session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council
on Measurement in Education, San Diego.
Martinovich-Barhite, D. & Happel, J. (1999). Change in classrooms using performance
assessment. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational
Research Association, Montreal.
Niday, D., Bolton, S., Stuckey-French, E., & Martinovich-Barhite, D. (1999). Gender in the
writing classroom: Student reflection and teacher response. A paper presented at the
Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Minneapolis.
Martinovich-Barhite, D., Happel, J., & Bendada, A. (2000). Student understanding of state
academic standards. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American
Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
Duer, D., Bolton, S., Martinovich-Barhite, D., & Cook, R. (2000). Recognizing and prizing
gender differences in the assessment environment. A session presented at the annual
meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Milwaukee.

Help educators, students, parents, the media, and the general public understand state assessments
and the political process governing state assessments; help educators analyze data, evaluate
programs, and develop goals for the improvement of student learning and well-being; help
educators align standards, curriculum, and assessment; explain psychometric issues, test
administration, testing ethics, test interpretation and use, equity in testing, and communication of
test results; work with educators on performance, portfolio, and multimedia assessment for a
wide variety of purposes (accountability, reform, school-to-work, science education, and the
transition from high school to post-secondary education).

President; University of Iowa Democrats, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1994-1995.
Member; Assessment Committee, Nashua School District, Nashua, New Hampshire,
Researcher; Amherst Street Elementary School, Nashua, New Hampshire, 1995-1996.
Reviewer; Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, 1997.
Reviewer; ACT Research Reports, 1997-1998.
Conference Reviewer; National Council on Measurement in Education, 1997-1999.
Conference Reviewer; American Educational Research Association, 1999-2000.
Training Session Coordinator; National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, 1997;
San Diego, 1998; New Orleans, 2000; Seattle, 2001; New Orleans, 2002.

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Stephen Maack Resume

Stephen Maack


2872 Nicada Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077-2024
Telephone: (310) 384-9717 FAX: (310) 474-4161 E-mail: smaack@earthlink.net

Ph.D. Anthropology (Social Change, Economic, Africa), Columbia University, New York, New York
M.Phil. Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, New York
B.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, high honors, high distinction.

Founder, Lead Consultant REAP Change Consultants October 2002 to Present
• Perform social science research, evaluation, assessment, planning, and institutional change services for higher education, libraries and non-profit organizations.
• Recent contracts:
o Providing virtual long-distance institutional research services to Pacific University for a self-study for NWCCU university accreditation (June 2006 – May 2007).
o Evaluating federally funded New York State Library grant to improve diversity in libraries and library schools, involving 20 partners (April 2005 – August, 2007).
o Subcontract report writing and analysis services for evaluation of an Ohio K-12 math and science education Urban Systemic Program improvement and other projects.
o Prepared online lessons for a Penn State course on strategic planning and budgeting.
o Presented online workshop to community college institutional researchers on introduction to survey research in higher education (June 16, 2005).
o Designed and analyzed an alumni survey for a UCLA department self-study.
• Complete all duties appropriate to a chief executive officer of a for-profit consulting firm.

Director, Institutional Research Rio Hondo College July 2001 to June 2002
• Hired to provide necessary research and analysis for and represent the College about WASC Standard Three (Institutional Effectiveness) during an October 2001 re-accreditation site visit. The College was re-accredited and WASC report noted appropriate efforts in Standard Three.
• Completed research, analyses and reports for a California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Matriculation Review site visit. Institutional Research (IR) efforts were praised in the final review report.
• Supported one-fifth of the academic and administrative programs with research and datasets for program reviews. Completed major evaluation research and analyses of basic skills mathematics, ESL, early academic warning system, and CalWORKS programs.
• Prepared analyses, text and graphs for a report to the Board on Partnership for Excellence (PFE) and drafted self-assessment text and graphs for PFE report to the Chancellor’s Office.
• Designed on-line and paper surveys to compare virtual college and face-to-face instruction.
• Directed Institutional Research Office, supervised and evaluated staff, oversaw budget.
• Served on college-wide Planning/Fiscal Council, Student and Academic Services Deans and Directors group, and co-chaired MIS Data Quality Task Force.

International Consultant Pennsylvania State University May 2001 – January 2002
• Provided research, preparation of training materials, and train-the-trainer training of University of Durban, Westville (South Africa) staff and faculty in higher education strategic planning, strategic management, operational management, and leadership under the USAID funded TELP IIB project.
Director, Institutional Research University of La Verne July 1995 to June 2001
• Developed, implemented, and supervised student tracking system longitudinal database.
• Analyzed, projected, and tracked undergraduate enrollment; tracked graduate enrollment.
• Developed numerous ad hoc surveys, ran focus groups, interviewed students, and used other quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies to create a “culture of evidence.”
• Worked closely with faculty to create and implement academic assessment approaches throughout the University. Served on academic assessment committee for six years.
• Supported University in successful, laudatory WASC accreditation review and site visit in 2000 that resulted in a 10-year approval. WASC complimented ULV on its efforts to create a “culture of evidence.”
• Participated in two different university-wide strategic planning processes. Developed IR plans.
• Evaluated administrative operational programs. Developed continuous quality improvement data collection methods for use by administrative programs.
• Performed financial aid analyses supporting development and operation of a successful new financial aid leveraging strategy that increased University net revenue.
• Helped develop FIPSE grant proposals.
• Developed background research and justifications for successful $500,000 and $600,000 Irvine Foundation grant proposals, and NSF small equipment and faculty research grants.
• Provided formative and summative evaluations of First Generation Student Success program.
• Directed IR office, supervised 2 to 4 staff, proposed and oversaw the office budget.
• Served on and presented to University Council, Academic Assessment Committee, BANNER Users Group, BANNER Integrity Group, Institutional Effectiveness Committee, and other technical, program and policy advisory committees.
Internal Consultant California State Universities January 1994 – June 1995
• Assessed faculty workload, developmental course issues at California State University, Northridge. Resolved academic planning database problems. Projected future enrollment.
• Determined student success factors at San Jose State University. Analyzed undergraduate time to degree trends.
• Analyzed time to degree patterns of California State University, Dominguez Hills transfer students.
• Researched and wrote a service area profile (external scan) for California State University, Hayward. Developed, documented an academic program statistical trends tracking system.

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Experience
Nova Southeastern University
• Taught online Introduction to Institutional Assessment to graduate students (Winter 2005).
El Camino Community College
• Taught Anthropology 2, Cultural Anthropology to community college students (Fall 1994).
California State University, Long Beach
• Taught Quantitative Methods to applied anthropology graduate students (Spring 1992).
• Taught Peoples of Africa to advanced undergraduate and graduate students (Spring 1990).
Academic Resources Analyst California State University February 1988 –
Chancellor’s Office January 1994
• Administered a system-wide, auditable, 160,000 records Academic Planning Database.
• Analyzed longitudinal data for reports to the Board and Legislature.
• Tracked and reported out system equipment depreciation and outside lecture fund programs.
• Provided high level review and analysis of campus facilities proposals and proposed bills before the California legislature or Senate.
• Served as staff to the system wide committee creating California State University, San Marcos.
Consultant Evaluation and Training November 1986 –
Institute, Los Angeles January 1987
• Wrote a report and an evaluation proposal for Evaluation and Training Institute, a for-profit consulting firm that works for higher education, state, county, and local government clients.
Assistant Director Chicago Housing Authority May – November 1986
Senior Planner July 1984 – April 1986
• Trained staff at all levels in and helped implement new 1985 and 1986 strategic planning processes.
• Conceived performance standards system tied to 1986 Action Plans, to better focus Authority on meeting its planned goals. Co-chaired process that created performance standards.
• Designed and implemented computerized reporting system to provide Authority Board with monthly information on progress toward meeting performance standards.
• Forecast additional income to Authority from meeting 1986 performance standards. As a result, CEO authorized a $150,000 challenge fund for innovative occupancy and rent collection programs.
• Drafted an $84 million multi-year project proposal to improve Authority safety and security.
• Summarized policy issues for CEO, Executive staff and Board consideration.
• Supervised four staff and managed planning office in the absence of the Director.

• Program microcomputers in SPSS, ACCESS. Use Windows and Mac OS.
• Use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ArcView 9 (GIS) for analyses and presentations.
• Use operating systems of IBM, CDC CYBER, or Hewlett-Packard mainframe or minicomputers. Familiar with BANNER system.
• Perform parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses from descriptive statistics through multiple regression and logistic regression.
• Have executed all phases of survey research with multiple populations – from questionnaire and sample design to sample selection, data collection, data cleaning, descriptive and multivariate analyses, and report writing.
• Expert use of qualitative research methods such as focus groups, individual interviews, participant observation, photography, and content analysis.
• Favor mixed-methods (quantitative/qualitative) research, evaluation, and analysis.
• Develop and implement evaluations using a variety of collaborative approaches focused around intended use by intended users.
• Design and apply strategic and operational planning approaches appropriate to organizational settings.

• Association for Institutional Research.
• California Association for Institutional Research (Independent Segment Representative on Executive Committee, 1998-2000).
• American Evaluation Association.
• Southern California Evaluation Association
• American Anthropological Association (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Board Member-at-Large, 2003-2005).
• Society for Applied Anthropology (Fellow).
• Southern California Applied Anthropology Network (former President, former Treasurer).

List or samples of about 60 publications (including refereed publications), reports and presentations are available on request. Seven recent reports from Rio Hondo College work can be viewed online on ERIC (http://eric.ed.gov/) after doing an author search for “Stephen C. Maack”. Recent evaluation reports can be found at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/imls/index.html.

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