Bowman’s Background and Family: How She got her PhD

Business owner, Nicole R. Bowman Farrell, tells the story of how she got her PhD. She commuted from Shawano to Madison (3 hours, one way). Dr. Bowman fondly remembers her first study with Dr. Kelly at Turtle School. Dr. Bowman discusses education policy, tribal governments, and the lack of Native Americans used in research, data, and studies.

Nicole Bowman Resume

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Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell (Munsee-Mohican)
Owner, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC
Ph.D. Candidate, University of WI-Madison

Educational Attainment:

  • 2015: Ph.D., Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1996: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
  • 1993: B.A., Early Childhood & Elementary Education, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI

Present Responsibilities:

  • 2001-present: President/Owner, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC: Business and Educational Consulting Service.       Professional services include: Research, development, technical assistance, and evaluation for educational and business organizations. Clientele includes local, tribal, state, and national organizations from the public and private sector. For more complete information and to view our current projects see:

Significant Projects Include:

  • Co-PI for the Tribal Food & Nutrition Service Congressional Study, U.S. Food and Nutrition Services Programs, with 566 Tribal Governments & IMPAQ International funded by the US Department of Agriculture (Aug 2014-present )
  • Culturally Responsive, Indigenous, and Multi-Jurisdictional Evaluation Training and Technical Assistance Provider (in person and online) to the national Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment and the American Evaluation Association (2013 – present)
  • Policy & Content Technical Assistance Expert, K-12 & Indian Education, Midwest Comprehensive Center with the American Institutes for Research and State Departments of Education in IA, IL, MN, & WI, funded by the US Department of Education (October 2012-present)
  • External Evaluator for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Systems of Care Grant Project, to evaluate multijurisdictional programming between state and tribes in Montana, funded by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2012-2014)
  • External Evaluator for the POSOH Sustainability & Culturally Based Science Education Curricular & Professional Development Project, University of Wisconsin Madison – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – College of Menominee Nation – Sustainable Development Institute funded by the US Department of Agriculture (January 2011-present)

Professional Certifications/Credentials:

  • 8A Certified Federal Firm (Minority and Disadvantaged), Small Business Administration
  • Certified Business Service Provider, Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Network
  • Certified Federal Evaluator, What Works Clearinghouse of Evaluators, Institute of Educational Sciences
  • Certified Limited Liability Corporation, WI Department of Administration
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise, WI Department of Administration
  • Certified Minority Firm, Dane County, Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, and City of Madison
  • Certified No Child Left Behind Service Provider, WI Dept. of Public Instruction
  • Certified Reading First National Service Provider, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Certified State Minority Firm, WI Department of Commerce
  • Certified Tribal Vendor for Indian Preference Program, Yurok Tribe, Ho-Chunk Tribe, and numerous other U.S. tribes
  • Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, WI Department of Administration
  • IRB Human Subjects Certified (CITI-UW-Madison)
  • Working Effectively with Tribal Governments Certificate (Tribal Go Learn Portal)

Specialized Training:

  • Using Census Data to your Advantage, Eastern Region Training and Technical Assistance Center (Dec 2014)
  • Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators, American Evaluation Association (Jul 2014)
  • Small Business Webinar: Market Research, U.S. Administration for Native Americans Department (Jul 2014)
  • Evaluating in Virtual Contexts, American Evaluation Association, (Jun 2014)
  • Logic Models Made Easy: Using the Education Logic Model Application in Program Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Regional Education Laboratory – Mid Continent Research and Evaluation Laboratory (Jun 2014)
  • Co-Creating a Strategic Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation to Improve Child Welfare Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child’s Bureau (Feb 2014)
  • Social Entrepreneurship Training, First Nations OWEESTA (Feb 2014)
  • Research and Philanthropy in Indian Country, Native Americans in Philanthropy (Jan 2014)
  • National ATODA Prevention Strategies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Feb 2013)
  • Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Online Instruments, Data Viewers, and Analysis Training; University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin Center for Education Research (ongoing 2012-2015)
  • Survey of Concerned Questionnaire Online Instruments, Data Viewers, and Analysis Training; SEDL (2012-2014)

Current Professional Committees, Boards, & Memberships:

  • Appointed Member, American Evaluation Association, Presidential Environmental Audit Work Group (Feb 2015-present)
  • Chair, American Evaluation Association, Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation Topical Interest Group (Jan 2015-present)
  • Social Media Committee, Wisconsin Women’s Council (Dec 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group-Strategic Planning Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL 2015 Local Planning Conference Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Communication Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, Small Business Development Center Board of Wisconsin (Apr 2013-present)
  • Appointed Member, National Education Diabetes Program Evaluation Task Force (2010-present)
  • Member, Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce (2009-present)
  • Member, Gedakina Advisory Board (Feb 2008-present)
  • Registered Consultant, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Lab College of Consultants (Jan 2008-present)
  • Founding Member, Menominee Chamber of Commerce (2007-present)
  • Appointee, Governor’s WI Women’s Council, State of WI (Jan 2005-present)
  • Board Member, Presidential Advisory Committee, Northeast WI Technical College (Aug 2004-present)

Past Professional Committees, Boards, & Memberships:

  • Co-Founder and Vice President, American Evaluation Association Board-Milwaukee Affiliate (2012-2014)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association’s Presidential Task Force for 2012 Conference Planning (Dec 2011-Oct 2012)
  • Member, WI Department of Transportation 41 Project Advisory Committee (Dec 2008-Jan 2012)
  • Peer Reviewer, American Indian Alaska Native Crime and Justice Research and Criminal Justice Technology Assessment Project (Feb 2008-Feb 2009)
  • Agenda Sub-Committee Member, Wisconsin Indian Business Conference (July 2007-Jan 2012)
  • Member, Editorial Board Member, New Directions in Evaluation (Nov 2006-Jan 2013)
  • Secretary, American Evaluation Association’s Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation Special Interest Group (Nov 2006-Nov 2009)
  • Leadership Recruitment Task Force, American Evaluation Association’s Nominations and Elections Committee (Sept 2006-Mar 2008)
  • Art/Media Reviewer, Indian Summer Festival (July 2006-July 2008)
  • Journal Review Board Member, American Journal of Evaluation (June 2006-2012)
  • Member, Title VII Indian Advisory Group, Green Bay Public Schools (Jan 2006-Dec 2008)
  • Technical/Scientific Reviewer, WI Advisory Board, Institute of Women’s Policy Research (Oct 2005-Dec 2007)
  • Leadership Advisory Board, East-West University, Keshena, WI (Sept 2005-Dec 2007)
  • Journal Review Board Member, Editorial Board, Journal of American Indian Education (June 2005-2011)
  • Book Reviewer, Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, University of Kansas (July 2005-Dec 2009)
  • Project Advisor, Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, University of Kansas (May 2005-Dec 2009)
  • Project Advisor, Menominee Language and Culture Commission, Menominee Indian Tribe of WI (Jan 2005-Sept 2008)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation (Nov 2004-2013)
  • Chair, Quality Assurance, WI Interagency Collaborative Council (Aug 2004-Oct 2008)
  • Appointee, Governor’s Interagency Collaborative Council, State of WI (May 2004-Dec 2009)
  • Secretary, American Educational Research Association, Indigenous People of the Americas (Apr 2003-Apr 2006) and (Apr 2007-Apr 2008)
  • Member, Lt. Gov’s Educational Achievement Task Force, State of WI (Dec 2003-Dec 2004)
  • Advisor, WI Minority Business Opportunity Council, U.S. Department of Commerce (Nov 2003-Dec 2004)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (Oct 2003-Sept 2007)
  • Board Member and Chair, Indigenous Education Committee, WI American Indian Chamber of Commerce (May 2003-May 2006)

Selected Publications & Presentations:

  • Publication, Bowman, N. R., Dodge Francis, C., & Tyndall, M. Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework for Indian Country. Information Age Publishing. (2015)
  • Presentation, Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework to Use in Indian Country, American Evaluation Association Conference (Oct 2014)
  • Presentation, Doing Business With Tribal Government & Other Tribal Enterprises, Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation, Responsive Indigenous Evaluation – A Cultural & Contextual Framework for Indian Country, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation: Promising Pathways for Entrepreneurs: Selling to Tribal Entities & Finding Corporate Funding, Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. Small Business Association Training (July 2014)
  • National Report, American Indian Education Policy Scan: PK-12 Education Policies Impacting American Indian Students in Wisconsin, American Institutes for Research (Jan 2014)
  • Report, WI Indian Country Demand Study for Business Development & Technical Assistance Services, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of WI: First American Capital Corporation (Jan 2014)
  • Presentation, Connect! Local Information for Starting and Growing Business, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Fall 2013)
  • Presentation, Start Right the First Time: A Business Start-up Workshop, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Fall 2013)
  • National Report, American Indian Education in Minnesota: Analytic Review of Key State and National Documents, American Institutes for Research (June 2013)
  • Webinar, Developing a Project Concept & Pre-Proposal Preparation Strategies, American Evaluation Association (June 2013)
  • National Report, Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Requirements: 50 States and the District of Columbia, American Institutes for Research (June 2013)
  • Webinar, Understanding Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as a Foundation to Developing a Funding Strategy, American Evaluation Association (Jan 2013)
  • Presentation, Grant Researching & Proposal Writing in Indian Country Workshop, Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center (Dec 2012)
  • Presentation, Utilizing Tribal Certifications & Strategies to Leverage NEW Business Opportunities, Menominee Casino & Convention Center (Oct 2011)
  • Presentation, Valuing Indigenous Rights: Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Fall 2011)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing Certificate Series, Shawano Community Education (2011-2014)
  • Presentation, Certifications, Proven Strategies, & Resources for Tribal Businesses, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Presentation, Strategies, Policy, and Resource Development to Maximize Indian Economic Development, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Keynote, Using Traditional Teachings in Contemporary Business Practices, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Presentation, After the Grant: Evaluation and Reporting, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Apr 2010)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing 101, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Prescription Drug Abuse: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Smart Business Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Any Economy, Menominee Business Center (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing and Winning, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Keeping the Commitment to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, National American Indian Conference (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Practical Educational Strategies for Implementing a Tribally based Curriculum, National American Indian Conference (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Prescription Drug Use in Tribal Communities: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, United South and East Tribes Annual Meeting (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Underage Drinking and Alcohol Use in Tribal Communities: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, United South and East Tribes Annual Meeting (Oct 2009)
  • Publication, Indigenous Leadership Practices at Tribal Colleges and Universities, Tribal College Journal (Summer 2009)
  • Presentation, Empowering Evaluation Strategies for Creating Opportunities of Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement in Diverse Contexts, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Professionals of Color Leadership Panel, Northeast Wisconsin High School Diversity Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Testimony, Violence Against Women in Indian Country Researchers’ Workshop, Washington D.C. (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Promoting Native Entrepreneurship within Tribal Communities: Policies & Implementation-Entrepreneurship and Tribal Government Discussion, Wisconsin Indian Business Association Conference (Feb 2009)
  • Presentation and Discussant, Measuring Cultural Issues in Multiethnic Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Nov 2008)
  • Presentation, The Role of the Leadership Recruitment Task Force to Foster Organizational Learning Within the American Evaluation Association, American Evaluation Association (Nov 2008)
  • Presentation, Using Traditional Knowledge to Promote Health and Reduce Diabetes in Indigenous Communities & Schools, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2008)
  • Presentation, Hocak Language I Assessment Survey Report, Ho-Chunk Nation of WI (Sept 2008)
  • Publication, Modeling Self-Sufficiency, Winds of Change Magazine (Spring 2008)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing Certificate Series, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2008-2010)
  • Presentation, Intergovernmental Intersections: How Indian Government and the Power of Tribal Sovereignty is Impacting Educational Research, Policy and Practice, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2007)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Evaluation: New Tools and Techniques Grounded in Time Honored Traditions, Native American Studies University of Oklahoma (May 2007)
  • Presentation, Mapping ‘Common Ground’ Through Interactive Dialogue: Fostering Cross-Cultural Research Collaborations Between Native Educational Research and Research in the Larger Field of Education, American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007)
  • Presentation, Preliminary Results and Discussion on the Minnesota Mapping Project, Native Philanthropy Institute & Emerging leaders Summit (Apr 2007)
  • Publication, Cultural Validity Creates Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Winds of Change Magazine (Spring 2007)
  • Presentation, Culture, Context and Evaluation with Real Impact, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Winter 2007 training program (Mar 2007)
  • Presentation, Demystifying Accountability: Empowering Evaluation Strategies to Create Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement, Wisconsin Association of School Boards (Jan 2007)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Evaluation: New Tools and Techniques Grounded in Time Honored Traditions,American Evaluation Association (Nov 2006)
  • Workshop Panelist, Basic Elements of Program Evaluation, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Annual Conference (Oct 2006)
  • Presentation, Disproportionate Minority Contact: Native American Data Collection Project, WI Office of Justice Assistance Conference (Oct 2006)
  • Presentation, Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Evaluation, NCAI Mid-Year Session: Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum (June 2006)
  • Keynote, “All City Graduation” Event at Indian Community School, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee American Indian Student Services (May 2006)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Education & Publishing Strategies for Educators, University of WI Milwaukee (Apr 2006)
  • Presentation, Philanthropy as a Tool for Sovereignty & Self-Determination, Native Philanthropy Institute Evaluation (Apr 2006)
  • Book Review, James W. Oberly, A Nation of Statesman: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005) in the Double Issue of Journal of Indigenous Nations Studies, vol 5, no. 2/vol 6, no. 1 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006)
  • Publication, Many Trails to Entrepreneurship, Winds of Change Magazine (Fall 2005)
  • Presentation, A Critical, Cultural, and Contextual Analysis of No Child Left Behind: What are the Impacts on Indian Country?, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, Government to Government Evaluation: Issues and Strategies for Conducting Evaluation with Tribal Governments, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, On the Inside: Building a Profile of Women Inmates in Wisconsin State Prisons, 20th Annual Women & Poverty Conference: Sharing Experiences…Building a Future (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, Utilizing Program Evaluation to Build Local Assets in Indian Communities, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2005)
  • Report, Using Community Needs Assessments Within & Across Native American Contexts to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Collegiate Tribal Education Model, Nicolet Area Technical College (Sept 2005)
  • Commissioned Paper and Keynote, Federal Initiatives: No Child Left Behind and American Indian Early Childhood, National Center for Early Childhood, MS State University & U.S. Department of Education/HHS, Clinton National Library, Little Rock, AR (July 2005)
  • Congressional Testimony, No Child Left Behind, National Congress of the American Indians (June 2005)
  • Presentation, Case Studies of Evaluation in American Indian Contexts, American Educational Research Association Convention (Apr 2005)
  • Presentation, Empirical Evidence of WI’s Best Indian Programs, WI Indian Education Association (Apr 2005)
  • Keynote, Entrepreneurial “Injinuity”: Successful Business Principles for Native American Entrepreneurs, Wolf River Chamber of Commerce, Menominee Indian Nation (Feb 2005)
  • Presentation, Culturally Relevant Research & Evaluation: Leaving No Child Behind in Indian Country, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2004)
  • Keynote, Youth Entrepreneurship, Education, and Empowerment, College of Menominee Nation (Aug 2004)
  • Publication, Cultural Differences of Teaching & Learning: A Native American Perspective on Participating in Educational Systems & Organizations, American Indian Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 1 & 2 (Apr 2004)
  • Presentation, Effective Strategies for Meeting the Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in Indian Country, National Indian Education Association (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Ethnomathmatics: Culturally Relevant Research & Evaluation, American Indian Science & Engineering Society (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Funding Opportunities & Evaluation Considerations in Diverse Contexts, National Multi-Jurisdictional Conference for Law Enforcement and Community Leaders (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Research Findings of Native American Achievement in WI Educational Systems, WI Indian Education Association (Apr 2003)
  • Publication, “Leaving No Child Behind”: Examining the Need to Redefine K-12 Research Strategies, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (Spring 2003) & American Educational Research Association, Wholistic Newsletter (Winter 2003)
  • Presentation, The Impact of Cultural difference in Western Education Systems on Native American Communities and Learners, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Feb 2003) & WI Indian Educational Association’s Annual Conference (Apr 2003)
  • Publication, Native American Achievement in WI Public Schools: Much More Than Just Meeting the Requirements of No Child Left Behind, WI School News and Association of School Boards (Jan 2003)
  • Publication, Support or Fix? Conceptualizing and Implementing Effective Remediation Strategies, WI Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Fall 2001)

Professional & Academic Honors:

  • Elected International Co-Chair, Indigenous People in Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Multi-Ethnic International Evaluation Work Group (Communications), American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Independent Consulting International Evaluation Work Group (Strategic Planning), American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Local International Conference Planning Committee, American Evaluation Association, 2015 International Conference (Oct 2014-Oct 2015)
  • State Awardee, WI Excellence in Small Minority Business, State Department of Administration—Governor’s Awardee (Sept 2014)
  • Presidential Planning Committee, American Evaluation Association, 2012 International Conference in Minneapolis, MN (Oct 2012-Oct 2013)
  • Recognized and published in the D.C. Everest Area Schools Oral History Program, Wisconsin Women: Celebrating Their Contributions (June 2011)
  • Arkansas Traveler Award, Governor’s Office, State of Arkansas (July 2005)
  • Technical Advisor for WI State/Tribal Relations Board, Intergovernmental Division (Jan 2005-2007)
  • National Rising Star Award, Women’s Business Network (Oct 2004)
  • National Contextually/Culturally Responsive Evaluation Institute Advisor, National Science Foundation & Howard University, Washington D.C., (June 2004)
  • National Emerging Business Leader (Top 50 in USA), U.S. Department of Commerce (Sept 2003)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, U.S. Department of Commerce (Sept 2003)
  • National Evaluators Institute Scholarship, National Science Foundation (July 2003)
  • American Educational Research Association Mentor Internship for Culturally Relevant Research Strategies for Native Americans, Dr. Sharon Lewis, Council of Great City Schools (Apr 2003)
  • Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McRel) Research Internship for National Math/Native American Pilot Program working with Dr. Helen Apthorp (PI) funded by OERI and NSF (Feb 2003)
  • Ph.D. Fellow University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department (1998-2001)

Grant Reviewer Experience:

  • S. Department of Education
    • Office of English and Language Acquisition
    • Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
  • S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Coordinated Tribal Assistance
  • Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, Discovery Research K-12 Program
  • WI Department of Children and Families, Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Office of Juvenile Justice Department
  • Office of Juvenile Justice Department Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Programs
  • Department of Justice
  • Administration for Native Americans, National Technical Assistance Provider and Grant Reviewer

Other Professional Experience:

  • 2012-2013: Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program
  • 2009-2010: Tribal College workshop/podcast Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, WI
  • 2008-2010: Corporate/Collegiate Workshop Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, WI
  • 2005-2010: Online Course Instructor/Facilitator at Educational Options, Incorporated (VA)
  • 2002-2003: Academic Year: Adjunct Professor at the University of WI-Green Bay in the Humanistic Studies Department
  • 2000-2002: Adjunct Professor at Viterbo University in the Educational Outreach Department
  • 1999-2001: Administrator of the Professional Development Department in the WI regional education office (Cooperative Educational Service Agency #8) which provided professional development training, grant administration, and school improvement planning for 26 school districts in WI
  • 1996-1998: Administrator of the Multicultural Pre-College Program at the University of WI-Oshkosh
  • 1992-1996: Educator at Oneida Nation Tribal School and Little Chute Elementary School in WI


  • Mr. Craig Anderson, Executive Director, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, 10809 W. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 102 West Allis, WI 53227, (414) 604-2044,
  • Dr. Anne Chamberlain, Senior Research Associate, IMPAQ International LLC, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 110 Columbia, MD 21044, (443) 259-5215,
  • Dr. Fiona Cram, Owner, Katoa, Ltd. PO Box 105611, Auckland City 1143, New Zealand, (011) 642-177-4690,
  • Dr. Lemyra Debruyn, Senior Research & Evaluation Associate, Center for Disease Control, 1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE       Suite 208 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 232-9906, ldd5@CDC.GOV
  • Dr. Carolee Dodge-Francis (Oneida), Executive Director, American Indian Research and Education Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453063 Las Vegas, NV 89154-3060, (702) 895-5586,
  • Dr. Steve Garasky, Vice President, IMPAQ International, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 310 Columbia, MD       21044, (443) 259-5142,
  • Dr. Stafford Hood, Dean/Associate Professor and Executive Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1310 S. 6th Street MC 708 Champaign, IL 61820,(217) 244-8286,
  • Dr. Rodney Hopson, Professor, Center for Education & Evaluation, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MS 6D2 Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 993-4178,
  • Dr. Stephen Maack, REAP Change Consultants, 2872 Nicada Drive Los Angeles, CA 90077, (310) 384-9717,
  • Dennis Puzz, Esq., Forest County Potawatomi Community, (414) 847-7750,
  • Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave Marquette MI 49855, (906) 227-1397,
  • Ms. Stephanie Iron Shooter, Director of Caring Schools, P.O. Box 202501 Helena, Montana 59620-2501, (406)530-4364,
  • Mrs. Bonney Hartley-Tsepak, (former) Director of Development & Programs (Urban/Indigenous Health), Seva Foundation, (518) 888-6641,
  • Dr. Sarah Wraight, Director, Midwest Comprehensive Center, American Institutes for Research, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1231 Chicago, IL 60606, (312)-283-2311,
  • Ms. Aina Vilumsons, Director of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, 10437 Innovation Dr. Suite 320 Milwaukee, WI 53226, (414) 270-3600,




CREA Pre-Conference Workshop with Fiona

Pre-Conference Workshop: Cram and Bowman

Workshop Title: Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation

Presenters: Fiona Cram, PhD (Katoa Ltd., Aotearoa New Zealand) and Nicole Bowman (President / Founder of Bowman Performance Consulting based in Shawano, Wisconsin, USA)
Date and Time: Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (with 1 hour lunch)
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Instructional Method: Audio-visual, discussion, group instruction, and lecture (with PowerPoint)
CE Credits…

What Can BPC Do for You?

Services BPC Can Provide for You:

  • Business and/or educational consulting services
  • Grant Evaluation
  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical assistance to support school improvement efforts
  • Needs Assessments

Bridging Tribal and non-Tribal groups on policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation topics
Assistance working with at risk and diverse communities


Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) WisDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
8A Certified

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Product Service Codes (PSC) and the Federal Supply Codes (FSC): (

AB11 – Crime Prevention and Control (Basic Research)
AB12 – Crime Prevention and Control (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AB31 – Rural Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB36 – Rural Services and Development (Management/Support of R&D)
AB41 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB91 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB92 – Urban Services and Development (Applied Research/Exploratory
AE21 – Product or Service Improvement (Basic Research)
AE91 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Basic Research)
AE92 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF10 – Educational (Unclassified)
AF11 – R&D – Education: Educational (Basic Research)
AF12 – R&D – Education: Educational (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF13 – R&D – Education: Educational (Advanced Development)
AF14 – R&D – Education: Educational (Engineering Development)
AF15 – R&D – Education: Educational (Operational Systems Development)
AF16 – R&D – Education: Educational (Management/Support)
AF17 – R&D – Education: Educational (Commercialized)
B542 – Educational
G010 – Dir Aid Tribal Government-Di (PL 93-638)
R405 – Operations Research
R407 – Program Evaluation
R408 – Program Management Support
R410 – Program Review Development
R422 – Phone and Field Interview
R702 – Data Collection
U001 – Training Services – Lectures for Training
U002 – Training Services – Personnel Testing
U004 – Training Services – Scientific and Management Education
U006 – Training Services – Vocational – Technical Training
U008 – Training Services – Training/Curriculum Development
U010 – Training Services – Certifications and Accreditations
U099 – Training Services – Other Educational and Training Service

DOT Commodity Codes: (

906 64 – Planning, Urban (community, regional, area wide, and state)
924 10 – Training Services
948 21 – Consulting Services
952 60 – Job Search Workshop
952 90 – Training and Instruction (for clients, not staff)
961 32 – Environmental Impact Studies
961 34 – Feasibility Studies (all kinds)
956 70 – Research Services
961 03 – Analytical Studies and Survey Service

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes:

91800 – Consulting Services
91803 – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consulting Services
91832 – Consulting Services (not otherwise classified)
91890 – Strategic Technology Planning and Consulting Services
92405 – Advisory Services, Educational
92416 – Course Development Services, Instructional/Training
92419 – Educational Research Services
92435 – In-Service Training (For Employees)
92460 – Not-For- Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.
92464 – Partnering Workshop Facilitation Services 95277 – Research and Evaluation, Human Services 96129 – Economic Impact Studies
92132 – Environmental Impact Studies
96160 – Public Opinion Surveys

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes:

541611 – Administrative, Business and General Management Consulting Services
Business Start-Up Consulting Services Reorganizational Consulting Services Strategic Planning Consulting Services
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
Employee Assessment Consulting Services
541613 – Marketing Consulting Services
541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
541720 – Behavioral Research and Development Services

  • Business Research and Development Services
  • Cognitive Research and Development Services
  • Demographic Research and Development Services
  • Economic Research and Development Services
  • Humanities Research and Development Services
  • Learning Disabilities Research and Development Services
  • Psychology Research and Development Services
  • Social Science Research and Development Services
  • Sociological Research and Development Services
  • Sociology Research and Development Services

611110 – Elementary and Secondary Schools
611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
611710 – Educational Support Services

BOWMAN PERFORMANCE CONSULTING: Summary Capabilities Statement

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.
Located in Shawano, WI 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 from our value-added services in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term. BPC services fall under four main categories: research, development, implementation, and evaluation.
At BPC we envision a better world that serves the needs of all people in a culturally sensitive, appropriate, and academically rigorous way. When people are given the skills they need and have access to relevant information they remember and understand they are engaged and empowered through the services, processes, and deliverables that BPC facilitates with them. At BPC we help people, organizations, and systems build capacity with the goal of helping them to become self-sufficient.
Examples of services: feasibility studies, needs assessments, focus groups, surveying, No Child Left Behind support and compliance, program development, organizational improvement design, developing cultural/contextual relevance for programs and training, data analysis, program monitoring, organizational accreditation/certification, curriculum development for individualized materials and/or training, leadership training, customer service training, communication training, strategic planning, literature reviews, qualitative/quantitative (mixed method) research studies, and program, organizational, and systems evaluation.


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.


BPC provides services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors and our primary target markets are educational, academic, 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. 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). In summary, BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and sustained after the project ends.


BPC 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. Since 2001, annual organizational revenues have ranged from $350,000 to $800,000. BPC tracks how projects are garnered and over 80% are by repeat/word-of-mouth customers and/or due to minority/specialized certification procurement/contract award requirements. BPC is often hired as a subcontractor on large multi-million, multi-state, and/or multi-year government, non-profit, or educational projects. Beyond our strong educational training and solid work experience, BPC is also a state/nationally certified woman, minority, disadvantaged, scientific, and Native American firm. Consequently, strategic partnership building, professional services, on-or under budget deliverables, and marketing are important to BPC’s overall financial health. BPC’s collaborative partnerships and innovative marketing includes electronic, traditional, presentations, publications, and working pro bono with colleagues on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing.

Nicole R. Bowman, Owner

Phone: 715-526-9240 Fax: 715-526-6028


Michelle Flunker Resume

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Michelle Flunker
W5344 Sandy Dr.
Shawano, WI 54166
Cell: (715) – 508-1016


  • Works well in fast paced environment
  • Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office-Word, and Excel
  • Self-motivated and organized to achieve tasks
  • Excellent with customer service skills


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI                     May 2013

Associate Degree: Business Management


  • WordPress Website & Social Media Design, Online & Fletcher Consulting, May 2014
  • Survey Design, Deployment, and Data Mining, Survey Monkey Online & BPC Internal Trainings, March 2014
  • American Psychological Association Editing Training, APA Online & BPC Internal Trainings, January 2014
  • Human Subjects Research Protections Training and Certificate, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (University of Wisconsin-Madison), June 2013
  • Working Effectively With Tribal Governments Training and Certificate, Tribal Go Learn Institute, June 2013


Bowman Performance Consulting, Shawano, WI                       June 2013-Present               

Organizational & Administrative Support Staff

  • Manages office operations, communication, and logistics across employees, independent contractors, national clientele, and vendors
  • Supports project research and information management for client data and financial systems in accordance with national human subjects protections and governmental workforce development and financial laws
  • Coordinates and manages human resource documentation for federal, state, and local ordinances and requirements for operating a corporation in Wisconsin
  • Provides scientific and technical support for editing published reports, preparing national presentations, and developing marketing materials for traditional and social networking activities of the company
  • Conducts technology audits, provides technical troubleshooting to computers and network server, and coordinates on-site and remote information technology service activities with external vendors

 Independent Residential Options, Manitowoc, WI                    February 2013-May 2013

Business Management Intern

  • Planed the operations of business across functional areas
  • Organized resources to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Applied concepts, methods, and processes in business operations
  • Understood the financial components of an organization

Perkins Family Restaurant, Shawano, WI                                      June 2010-Feb 2013


  •  Interacted with customers
  •  Managed money
  • Used problem solving skills to handle issues quickly and effectively
  • Assisted in various cleaning duties

Shawano Summer School (Summer Only Job), Shawano, WI     June 2010- July 2012

Teacher’s Aide

  • Assisted children in the classroom with various projects
  • Supervised children during school hours
  • Organized projects and activities for children

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Helpdesk), Oshkosh, WI    February 2011-May 2011

Computer Support Aide

  • Assisted customers with password changes and system problems
  • Answered multi-line telephone, routed calls, and took accurate messages
  • Organized meetings and events for staff and teachers through online calendar
  • Helped customers with any computer related issue

Independent Residential Options, Manitowoc, WI                    June 2009-February 2011


  • Distributed medication to clients at correct times
  • Assisted clients with grocery shopping and community outings
  • Escorted clients to appointments
  • Organized client information
  • Participated in the assessments of clients


June 24, 2014 Growing your Business with Certifications at Northland College, Ashland

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Presents Growing Your Business Thursday, June 19

NWTC Growing Your Business

Growing Your Business With Certifications, Teaming and Marketing Intelligence

Thursday, June 19, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus, Green Bay

The government marketplace has become extremely competitive for businesses. Many opportunities exist for doing business with various levels of government and prime contractors. To be successful in this market, potential contractors must understand the benefits and requirements of federal, state, tribal and local certification programs. Additionally, businesses must have a fundamental understanding of how to conduct market research and advance their market intelligence. Join us for this informative workshop where you will learn how to use your potential certifications, and to conduct market research. On the agenda:

  • The benefits and requirements of local, state and federal certifications
  • Teaming arrangements
  • How to be competitive in this market
  • Words of wisdom from current contractors
  • How to locate opportunities
  • How to identify the opportunities that YOU can bid on
  • Contract Financing Options


Discussion leaders:

Jean Thiel, Belonger Corporation, Wisconsin Procurement Institute, FACC, US SBA, WisDOT William Capelle, vice president, American Pride Industrial Equipment & Services, LLC

Register at There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Sponsored by:

Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs

Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs

Nicole Bowman explains why an important goal is to begin mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

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Making Logic Models More Systemic

Resources for non-linear logic models.


Beverly A. Parsons – website


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Nicole Bowman Resume

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Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

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