Great Plains Fellows


Welcome spring 2016 new Fellows and Associate Fellows

The Center welcomes seven new Great Plains Fellows:

Matt Bokovoy: An editor at the Unviersity of Nebraska Press, Bokovoy's subject is primarily Native American and indigenous studies and borderlands history.

Jenny Dauer: An Assistant Professor at the School of Natural Resources at UNL, Dauer researches science literacy and disciplinary-based science education research. Before UNL, she was post-doc in the Environmental Literacy research group at Michigan State University.

Sarah Karle: An Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Karle's focus is on site design and planning in environmentally sensitive ecosystems.

Craig Maher: The Director of MPA Program in the School of Public Administration, Maher is committed to working with small and rural communities on the Great Plains.

Katie Nieland: The Center Assistant Director, Nieland is engaged with promotion and outreach focused on Great Plains conservation.

Natalie Umphlett: A Regional Climatologist and interim director of High Plains Regional Climate Center, Umphlett is focused on meteorology and climatology on the Great Plains.

Steve Willborn: The Judge Harry A. Spencer Professor of Law at UNL, Willborn studies employment law, discrimination, legal history, and legal theory with a substantial and enduring interest in the Great Plains.


The Center also welcomes nine new Great Plains Associate Fellows:

Elizabeth Fenn: Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Fenn is also the winner of the 2015 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize. Her field of study is the early American West and Native American history.

Bernard Flaman: Conservation Architect at Public Works and Government Services Canada, Flaman is the winner of the 2014 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for "Architecture of Saskatchewan."

Kent Fricke: Small Game Coordinator at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Fricke is a former Great Plains Graduate Fellow and specializes in wildlife ecology.

Judi gaiashkibos: Executive Director for the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, gaiashkibos has worked with the Center on several projects including the 2015 Standing Bear symposium.

Teresa Houser: An Assistant Professor at Midland University, Houser's area of research is on the history of the Great Plains.

David Jachowski: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University, Jachowski is the author of "Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-Footed Ferret."

Robert Shepard: GIS Developer at the University of Iowa, Shepard is a former Great Plains Graduate Fellow specializing in population geography and urban historical geography.

Rebecca Wingo: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester College, Wingo is a former Great Plains Graduate Fellow specializing in Native American history.

Peter Wood: Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University, Wood specializes in early American history and Native American history.


FELLOW NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Accepting nominations Feb. 29- March 18, 2016

Fellows of the Center shall include scholars presently holding regular appointments at the University of Nebraska who are concerned with the past, the present, and the future of the Great Plains. Candidates for this status must be nominated by a Fellow and must present evidence of a research, teaching, or public service commitment to the Plains region. Fellows are elected upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee and by a majority of the Board of Governors.

Membership (Governance Document, Article IV, Section 1)

Documentation

Three documents are required for the nomination

  1. A letter from the nominee indicating interest in becoming a Fellow
  2. Nominee’s current short vita (around two pages)
  3. Letter of nomination from a current Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies Documentation should be sent by the nominator to:

Richard Edwards, Director Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska
1155 Q Street,
PO Box 880214
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214

or emailed to cgps@unl.edu

Procedure

Upon receipt of the nomination at the Center, it will be sent to the five-member Nominations Committee for their consideration. Following approval, they forward the nomination in the form of a seconded motion to the twelve-person Board of Governors. The Board of Governors votes on acceptance of the nominee. The Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies will notify the nominee and the nominator of the results of the Board action.

Other

No fee is required for designation as a Fellow. Fellows are kept apprized of all Center activities via email, especially the seminars and annual interdisciplinary symposia.


ASSOCIATE FELLOW NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Accepting nominations Feb. 29- March 18, 2016

Associate Fellows of the Center shall include persons who have a professional interest in the Great Plains and the purposes and program of the Center and are not presently holding regular appointments at the University of Nebraska. Candidates for election must be nominated by a Fellow. The nominator must present evidence of a research, teaching or public service commitment to the Plains region. Associate Fellows shall also include any Fellow who no longer has an appointment at the University of Nebraska and who has not provided the Director with a signed letter resigning his or her Center affiliation. Associate Fellows shall be elected in the same manner as Fellows, but they shall not have voting privileges.

Membership (Governance Document, Article IV, Section 2)

Documentation

Three documents are required for the nomination

  1. A letter from the nominee indicating interest in becoming a Associate Fellow 
  2. Nominee’s current short vita (around two pages)
  3. Letter of nomination from a current Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies Documentation should be sent by the nominator to: 

Richard Edwards, Director Center for Great Plains Studies 
University of Nebraska
1155 Q Street,
PO Box 880214
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214

Procedure

Upon receipt of the nomination at the Center, it will be sent to the five-member Nominations Committee for their consideration. Following approval, they forward the nomination in the form of a seconded motion to the twelve-person Board of Governors. The Board of Governors votes on acceptance of the nominee. The Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies will notify the nominee and the nominator of the results of the Board action.

Other

No fee is required for designation as an Associate Fellow. Associate Fellows are kept apprized of all Center activities via email, especially the seminars and annual interdisciplinary symposia.