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.


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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.

Dr. Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell Professional Biography

NICOLE BOWMAN (Mohican/Munsee), PhD

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

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

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

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

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: www.bpcwi.com

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, craiga@aiccw.org
  • Dr. Anne Chamberlain, Senior Research Associate, IMPAQ International LLC, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 110 Columbia, MD 21044, (443) 259-5215, achamberlain@impaqint.com
  • Dr. Fiona Cram, Owner, Katoa, Ltd. PO Box 105611, Auckland City 1143, New Zealand, (011) 642-177-4690, fionac@katoa.net.nz
  • 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, carolee.dodgefrancis@unlv.edu
  • Dr. Steve Garasky, Vice President, IMPAQ International, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 310 Columbia, MD       21044, (443) 259-5142, sgarasky@impaqint.com
  • 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, slhood@illinois.edu
  • Dr. Rodney Hopson, Professor, Center for Education & Evaluation, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MS 6D2 Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 993-4178, rhopson@gmu.edu
  • Dr. Stephen Maack, REAP Change Consultants, 2872 Nicada Drive Los Angeles, CA 90077, (310) 384-9717, consultant@reapchange.com
  • Dennis Puzz, Esq., Forest County Potawatomi Community, (414) 847-7750, Dennis.Puzz@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov
  • Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave Marquette MI 49855, (906) 227-1397, mreinhar@nmu.edu
  • Ms. Stephanie Iron Shooter, Director of Caring Schools, P.O. Box 202501 Helena, Montana 59620-2501, (406)530-4364, SIronShooter@mt.gov
  • Mrs. Bonney Hartley-Tsepak, (former) Director of Development & Programs (Urban/Indigenous Health), Seva Foundation, (518) 888-6641, bonney.hartley@gmail.com
  • Dr. Sarah Wraight, Director, Midwest Comprehensive Center, American Institutes for Research, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1231 Chicago, IL 60606, (312)-283-2311, swraight@air.org
  • Ms. Aina Vilumsons, Director of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, 10437 Innovation Dr. Suite 320 Milwaukee, WI 53226, (414) 270-3600, AinaV@wispro.org




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“AIR partners with Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) and WestEd to operate the Midwest Comprehensive Center. BPC is a professional consulting and scientific research and evaluation company based in Shawano, Wisconsin. BPC brings deep expertise in American Indian education issues to the Midwest Comprehensive Center team. WestEd is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency based in San Francisco, California. WestEd serves as the external evaluator for the Midwest Comprehensive Center.”

About AIR:

“The Midwest Comprehensive Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR) was launched in October 2012 under a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Midwest Comprehensive Center provides technical assistance to the state education agencies (SEAs) of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin with a focus on building the capacity of the SEA to support districts and schools to ensure that all students graduate high school ready for college or a career. Technical assistance is tailored to each state’s individual needs while also being aligned to the priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.”


The Harvard Graduate School of Education: Job Opening: Faculty Positions in Qualitative Research with a Focus on Educational Equity

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications from scholars who do qualitative research with a focus on educational equity, for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Education, Associate Professor of Education (untenured), or Professor of Education.

We seek candidates who have strong training in education or a social science discipline and who conduct qualitative research on educational equity and/or policies, programs, or practices designed to promote educational equity, from pre-K to postsecondary education. Scholars who focus on race/ethnicity, immigration, gender, and/or class, and who study the role of education in promoting or inhibiting social mobility are welcome. We are particularly interested in appointing new colleagues whose research is concerned with improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged populations either in the U.S. or in international contexts. Strong applicants will be distinguished by the quality of their research, their use of rigorous qualitative methods, and the salience of their work to policy and practice.  We also seek candidates who have the potential to make a powerful substantive contribution to our curriculum, particularly the teaching of qualitative methods. We especially encourage applications from women and minorities.

At HGSE, our mission is to conduct high-quality research on issues related to education, and to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse community of graduate students, both at the doctoral and master’s levels, in order to contribute to building the next generation of successful scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners in education. We therefore seek candidates with excellent pedagogical skills, including the ability to clearly communicate sophisticated research to heterogeneous audiences. Additionally, candidates should be prepared to engage in qualitative research with graduate students, many of whom are interested in policy, programs, or practice.

Candidates should have a doctorate in a relevant field, such as education, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, policy or sociology. Successful candidates will have an excellent record of rigorous scholarship and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. Candidates completing their doctoral studies will be considered if they will complete all requirements for the doctorate by the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5614.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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