Faculty Position in Indigenous Community Studies

Open Rank faculty position in Indigenous Community Studies University of
Wisconsin-Madison The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies
(School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College
of Letters and Science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite
applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks in
Indigenous Community Studies.

Position Summary:
This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil
Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian
Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged
scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership,
civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research
is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health,
community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional
ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice,
incarceration, etc. The candidate’s research should focus on Indigenous
peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin
communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a
department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other
desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written
communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary
and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority
candidates are encouraged to apply.
Degree and area of specialization:
Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position
e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American
Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment
contingent upon completion of degree.

The successful candidate will:
– Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities
especially in Wisconsin.
– Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.
– Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.
– Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to
program development.
– Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.
– Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university
service activities as appropriate for career stage.

Application link:

New Job Opportunity Available at the University of Wisconsin Madison!

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Bowman’s Doctorate of Philosophy

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

Introducing Dr. Nicole Bowman!

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

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

About Dr. Nicole Bowman

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

Collegiate Wind Competition: Now Recruiting Students for 2015-2016! (Info Session April 29th)

Come join the newest student competition team at UW-Madison! The national Collegiate Wind Competition combines the expertise of students from a variety of engineering, business, communications, and social science programs, and challenges them to utilize their individual skills to develop state-of-the-art wind energy solutions as a team. Undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines are welcome to apply for the 2015-16 school year. Team members will be selected based on the diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students interested in design, entrepreneurship, marketing, environmental science, policy, and planning are encouraged to apply!

Info Session: April 29th, 4 p.m. Caucus Room, 4th Floor of Student Activity Center (SAC), 333 East Campus Mall

Apply by May 1 by visiting http://www.energy.wisc.edu/windcompetition or email Scott Williams at spwilliams@wisc.edu

Save The Date: Health Equity Leadership Institute June 14-19 Madison, Wisconsin

HELI 2015 Save the Date2For more information: http://uwheli.com/

Summer Military Kids Camps

Military Kids Camps

Students from military families are invited to join the fun at a Military Kids camp this summer. A chance to leave behind the distractions of everyday life and enjoy exciting activities, making friends with other youth from military families and build new memories, the camps will either cost nothing or very little.

Camp organizers (Wisconsin Operation: Military Kids, a University of Wisconsin-Extension program) say the staff will be nurturing and the programming thoughtful. Participants will become empowered to take initiative, cooperate to accomplish exciting goals, develop self-confidence, and become more resilient.

The options include:

More about Wisconsin Operation: Military Kids is available online: http://fyi.uwex.edu/wiomk.

CITI IRB Refresher for Dani Ebert

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LEARNER Danielle Ebert (ID: 4145781)
PHONE 715-526-9240
EMAIL nrbowmanfarr@wisc.edu
INSTITUTION University of Wisconsin – Madison


COURSE/STAGE: Basic Course/1 PASSED ON: 05/08/2014
REFERENCE ID: 12947497

Investigator Responsibilities – EDSBS 05/08/14 3/4 (75%)
UW-Madison Human Subjects Research Infrastructure 05/08/14 No Quiz
History and Ethical Principles – SBE 05/08/14 4/5 (80%)
Defining Research with Human Subjects – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Assessing Risk – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Informed Consent – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Research With Protected Populations – Vulnerable Subjects: An Overview 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
Research with Children – SBE 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
Research in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools – SBE 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
University of Wisconsin – Madison 05/08/14 No Quiz

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BPC Works With University of WI-Madison

Project Summary:

BPC provides external grant evaluation to the University of WI-Madison’s (UW) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant.  This 5 year and $5 million dollar project provides a curriculum development process, professional development training, creation of middle school (gr. 6-8) science/culture units, and utilizes community, culture, and local STEM workforce to guide the curriculum development process.  The project seeks to generate more Native and rural students who are interested in STEM careers.  Participating educators and students are able to be part of hands-on and research based STEM clubs (Sustainability Clubs) and research activities with UW and affiliate university research partners.  BPC has provided the leadership with support on IRB protocols, instruments, and approval; has designed and carried out a comprehensive, scientifically rigorous and culturally appropriate mixed-methods evaluation plan; and has implemented two nationally normed research instruments (Stages of Concern Questionnaire  and the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum).  BPC generates an annual evaluation report and also assists with USDA required presentations and reports as needed.

Client Sector:

Higher Education

BPC Services:


Project Term:

2011 – 2015

Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

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