Great Plains Associate Fellows: Full list

Donna Akers
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Texas Arlington

Native American history, race, gender, ethnicity, comparative colonialism


Sam Albrecht
Executive Director

Center for Association Leadership

Management



John C Allen III
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Utah State University

Sociology, rural communities, environmental sociology


Blake Allmendinger
Professor, English

UCLA

Literature of the American West



Armando Alonzo
Associate Professor, History

Texas A&M

Mexican American, Texas, and Spanish Borderlands history


Eric Anderson
Associate Professor, English

George Mason University

Native American Literature, indigenous studies


Peter Argersinger
Professor, History

Southern Illinois University

Populsim, politics, electoral processes


Katherine Bahr
Professor, English and Humanities

Chadron State

Mari Sandoz, Native Americans, Cuny Table


Bradley Baltensperger
Professor, Chair Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Michigan Tech University

Geography, agriculture, Central Great Plains settlement


Douglas Bamforth
Professor, Anthropology

University of Colorado-Boulder

Human use of the Plains, long-term environmental change


Blake Bell
Historian

Homestead National Monument

Women, African Americans, immigrants, Civil War


Brian Blouet
Huby Professor, Geography & International Education

William & Mary

Political geography, US settlement


Rob Bozell
Program Manager, Highway Archaeology Program

Nebraska State Historical Society

Paleoenvironment, culture change


John Braeman
Professor

University of Illinois

Early 20th Century history, New Deal era


Richard Breaux
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

African American history, education history, black education


Pamela Brink
President

Associated Authors & Editors, Inc.

English, Women's Studies, Shakespeare


Charles Brown
Professor, Biological Sciences

University of Tulsa

Social behavior in vertebrates, cliff swallow


Shane Brown
Photographer

Oklahoma

Cinematography, cultural landscapes, rural Oklahoma


Brian Cannon
Professor, History, Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

Brigham Young University

Intermountain West


Gustavo Carlo
Professor, Human Development

University of Missouri

Prosocial and moral development among children and adolescents, Latino families and youth


Francine Carraro
Executive Director, Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Midwestern State University

Wildlife art, art history, Texas art


Robert Carriker
Professor, History

Gonzaga University

Jesuit missionaries, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Columbia River


James Carroll
Professor, Chair, History

Iona College

Native American history, education and pedagogy, transnational studies


David Carter
Associate Prof., Forensic Science

Chaminade University

Forensic taphonomy, postmortem microbiology, estimating postmortem interval


John Carter
Curator, photography collections

Nebraska State Historical Society

Photography, folklore, American West



Elizabeth Chase
Executive Director

Nebraska Main Street Network

Community and regional planning, historic main streets



Brett Chloupek
Assistant Professor, Geography

Northwest Missouri State University

Cultural, political, and historical geography, the geography of religion


Paul Christensen
Professor, English

Texas A&M

20th century American poetry, Southwestern life and literature, creative writing


Thomas Clark
Associate Professor, History

Sacramento State University

Urban history, history of crime and poverty


Richmond Clow
Professor, Native American Studies

University of Montana

Tribal resource management, politics on Montana's Reservations


Margaret Coel
Writer, Guest Lecturer

Boulder, Colo.

The West: the mountains, plains, and vast spaces


Allison Hedge Coke
Artist-in-Residence, English

University of Central Oklahoma

Native Americans, poetry, nonfiction, landscape


Nancy Cook
Associate Professor, English

University of Montana

Western American studies, literature of place, literature and the environment


Sam Cordes
Co-Director, Center for Regional Development

Purdue University

Agricultural economics, poverty analysis, social issues


Sara Crook
Prof., History and Political Science

Peru State College

United States Congress and Nebraska Politics


Greg Davis
Associate Professor, Horticulture

Kansas State University

Horticulture design applications, landscape plant establishment


Karie Decker
Assistant Division Administrator-Wildlife Research

Nebraska Game & Parks

Research, analysis and inventory for parks, avain research projects


Paul Demers
Project Manager

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates

Historical archaeology, archaeology of borderlands, frontiers, military sites, emigrant trails


Anne Diffendal
Consulting Archivist/Historian

Managment of cultural institutions, management for archivists, political sciences, American history


Joshua Dolezal
Associate Professor, English

Central College

American literature, Willa Cather, sustainability



Betsy Downey
Professor, History

Gonzaga University

Environmental studies, Mari Sandoz, Cold War, Yellowstone


Joseph Dupris
Attorney

Oregon

Environment, Native Americans



William E Easterling
Prof., Dean, Earth & Mineral Sciences

Penn State

Climate change and agriculture, food supply


Kalenda Eaton
Associate Professor, English

Arcadia University

Multiculturalism and the American West, African American literature, global black studies


Walter Echo-Hawk
Speaker

Oklahoma

Native American history and law, indigenous art and culture, environment


Aris Efting
Faculty

Bard High School Early College

Aquatic ecology, climate change and water quality, freshwater quality


Mark Eifler
Associate Professor, History

University of Portland

History, North American frontiers, American history, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies


Lisa Emmerich
Professor, History

California State University

American history, Office of Indian Affairs, California Indians


Mark Engler
Superintendent

Homestead National Monument

Homesteading




W Sue Fairbanks
Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Managment

Oklahoma State University

Wildlife Biology, wildlife and grassland interactions, behavioral ecology


William Farr
Prof., History; Director, O'Conner Center for the Rocky Mountain West

University of Montana

Blackfoot Indians, Montana History, Native Americans


John Fiala
Member

Nebraska Czechs

Czechs, Slovaks




Elizabeth Franklin
Professor, Hispanic Studies

University of Northern Colorado

Hispanic Studies, literacy in bilingual classrooms


Glen Fredlund
Associate Professor, Geography

University of Wisconsin-Mil

Geography, anthropology, geomorphology


Christian Fritz
Henry Weihofen Chair in Law

University of New Mexico

U.S. legal history, Western legal history, California history


John Gaber
Professor, Political Science

University of Arkansas

Urban planning, community economic development, social planning


Sharon Gaber
Provost, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

University of Arkansas

Philosophy, city, community and regional planning, housing


Pamela Gossin
Professor, Arts and Humanities

University of Texas-Dallas

History of Science and interdisciplinary Literature and Science studies


H Roger Grant
Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor, History

Clemson University

American railroad, transportation history


Andrew Graybill
Associate Prof., Southwest Studies

Southern Methodist University

North American West history of expansion, borders, race, violence


Ronald Griffin
Professor, Law

Florida A&M University

International trade and sales, international law


P Jane Hafen
Professor, English

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Native American Studies, American literature, American West


Evelyn Harris Haller
Professor, Chair, English

Doane College

Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Erza Pound


Pekka Hamalainen
Professor, History

University of California Santa Barbara

Borderlands, Plains Indian trade, fur trade, Santa Fe Trail


John P. Hankey
Historian and Cultural Resource Consultant

Omaha, Neb.

History of technology, American railroading


Twyla Hansen
Poet

Lincoln, Neb.

Poetry, sustainable agriculture, rural land use


James Hanson
Historian, Editor

Museum of the Fur Trade

American history, trans-Mississippi west, western expansion, plains Indian anthropology


Sharon Harris
Professor, English

University of Connecticut

19th Century U.S. Literature, women and reform movements; feminist literary theory


Ed Harvey
Water Resources Division

National Park Service

Hydrogeology, hydrology, water resource management and planning, national water policy


Dennis Hastings
Founder, director

Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc.

Genealogical research, Omaha language, religion, music


John Heaston
Director, Platte River Program

The Nature Conservancy

Water management, Platte River, anthropology, conservation planning


Robert Hitchcock
Professor, Geography

Michigan State University

Anthropology, human ecology of populations in arid and semi-arid ecosystems


Johnathan Hladik
Energy Policy Advocate

Center for Rural Affairs

Farm landscape, environmental policy, clean energy


Donovan Hofsommer
Professor, History

St. Cloud State University

Transportation history, American West, Minnesota, public history


Drake Hokanson
Assist. Prof., Mass Communications

Winona State Unviersity

Great Plains photography, grain elevators, nonfiction writing


Daniel Holtz
Professor, English

Peru State College

Nebraska Literature, preparing secondary English teachers


Craig Howe
Director

Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies

Tribal history, museum exhibits


LeAnne Howe
Professor, English, American Indian Studies

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

American Indian Literature, theater


Robert Hower
Professor, Chair, Art & Art History

University of Texas at Arlington

Art, interactive projects, computer graphics


Jim Hoy
Professor, English

Emporia State University

Great Plains folklore, American Indian literature, Australian outback


Philip Hull
Director, International Programs

University of Central Missouri

Study abroad, exchange students, international programs


R. Douglas Hurt
Professor, Dept. Head, History

Purdue University

American agriculture, American West, Midwest history


Andrew Isenberg
Professor, Chair, History

Temple University

American West, environmental history, bison, native/settler encounters


Thomas Isern
Professor, History

North Dakota State University

North American plains history, history of agriculture


Wes Jackson
President

The Land Institute

Natural systems agriculture, botany, plant genetics, biology


Mary Liz Jameson
Associate Professor, Biology

Wichita State University

Entomology, biodiversity,
conservation, zoology


Anthony Joern
Professor, Biology

Kansas State University

Insect community ecology, insect/ plant interactions, grasslands


David Johnson
Professor, Sociology

Penn State University

Measurement techniques, structural equation models


Matthew Jones
Native historian

Lincoln, Neb.

Native American studies, tales, beast fables, creation stories


Toby Jurovics
Chief Curator

Joslyn Art Museum

19th, 20th Century photography and art of the American West


Yasuhide Kawashima
Professor, History

University of Texas at El Paso

American history, colonial history, history of the Far East


Martha Kennedy
Independent historian

Fairfax, Va.

American cartooning history, caricature, illustration


Todd Kerstetter
Associate Prof., History & Geography

Texas Christian University

19th- and 20th-Century Trans-Mississippi West, religion, popular culture (art, music)


Jon Kilpinen
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor, Geography

Valparaiso University

American historical geography, Europe, political geography, GIS


Joni Kinsey
Professor, Art & Art History

University of Iowa

Plains art, surveying of the American West, 18th through 20th Century American art


Amy Koch
Highway Archeologist

Nebraska State Historical Society

Archaeology, Sandhills, paleoecology


Ted Kooser
Presidential Professor, English

University of Nebraska

Poetry, essays



Nancy Tystad Koupal
Director

SD State Historical Society Press

American literature, South Dakota, Dakota women, children's literature


Lisi Krall
Professor, Economics

SUNY-Cortland

Ecology, environmental policy, history


Dennis Kuhnel
Director

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research & Visitor Center

Archaeology, Native American literature, environmental law


Rebecca Lacome
Steven Mather Training Department

Harper Ferrys Center

Biological diversity, natural history of the prairies, Mammoth Cave National Park, folklore


Renee Laegreid
Associate Professor, History

University of Wyoming

Western women's history, American West


David Landis
Director

City of Lincoln Urban Development

Political science, history, law, public administration


Brent Lathrop
Director, Southeast Wyoming

The Nature Conservancy

Community and regional planning, geography


Susan Lawrence
Associate Professor, History

Ohio State University

History of medicine



Kenneth Leyton-Brown
Professor, History

University of Regina

Canadian legal history, Saskatchewan legal history


Brad Lookingbill
Professor, History

Columbia College Missouri

American military history, American Indian history


John Ludwickson
Highway Archeologist

Nebraska State Historical Society

Prehistory and history of Plains and Midwestern Native Americans, archaeology, 19th Century military


Vicki Braglio Luther
Co-Director

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

Educational leadership, community development


Don Macke
Co-Director

RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Economics, economic development, environmental studies


Margaret MacKichan
Director, Great Plains Art Institute

Sinte Gleska University

Native American art history, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture


Susan Naramore Maher
Dean, Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Western American literature, children's literature, creative nonfiction of the Plains and West


Harvey Markowitz
Assist. Prof., Sociology/Anthropology

Washington and Lee University

Relationships among American Indian religions, landscapes, cultures, histories, and identities


Jerome Martin
Publisher

Spotted Cow Press

Visual arts, music, communications, western Canadian history


Leanne Martin
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution Biology

Iowa State University

Prairie restoration, plant species diversity, seed, ecology


Joseph Mason
Professor, Geography

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Geomorphology, quarternary geology, hillslope geomorphology


Michael Mayer
Professor, History

University of Montana

American law; Civil Rights movement; post-WWII culture


Arthur McEvoy
Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Law

Southwestern Law School

Environmental law, water rights, California fisheries


Richard Meile
Adjunct Faculty, Sociology

Indiana University Northwest

Globalization, health, rural, economy


George Melnyk
Associate Professor, Film Studies

University of Calgary

Canadian studies, Canadian Plains, protest in Western Canada, peace studies, Canadian cinema


Doris Meredith
Writer, Public Lecturer

Amarillo, Texas

Mystery literature, historical fiction, American West


Amber Mohr
Former curator, Great Plains Art Museum

Avoca, Iowa

Great Plains art


Wynema Morris
Independent Scholar, Omaha Tribe

Walthill, Neb.

Omaha Peoples, traditions of song, dance, social and political structures


L.G. Moses
Professor, History

Oklahoma State University

American Indian history, American West, history of anthropology, ethnohistory


Francis (and Maxine) Moul
Reviewer, Author, Publisher

Lincoln, Neb.

International relations, Nebraska History, U.S. Indian Claims Commission


Keith Mueller
Professor, Head, Health Management and Policy

University of Iowa

Rural healthcare policy, Affordable Care Act, American health policy


David Murphy
Senior Research Architect

Nebraska State Historical Society

History and theory of architecture and place


Robert Murphy
Nongame biologist, Migratory Birds

Southwest Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Ecology, ornithology, prairie restoration, grassland bird habitat


David Nesheim
Assistant Professor, Social/Communication Arts

Chadron State College

Great Plains, bison research



George Neubert
Director

Flatwater Folk Art Museum

Modern art history, 20th Century sculpture, museum management, 19th/20th Century American art


Gerald Oetelaar
Professor, Head, Archaeology

University of Calgary

Archaeology of eastern woodlands, method and theory, settlement patterns, Northern Plains


Suzanne Ortega
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of North Carolina

Social gerontology, social psychology, adult socialization, reference group therapy


Andy den Otter
Professor, History

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Canada, transportation



James Parham
Aquatic Biologist & Hydrologist

Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum

Hawaiian streams and habitats, habitat use, streamfishes, fisheries, Platte River


Keith Parker
Professor, Sociology

University of Georgia

Educational aspirations, social and applied demography, social movements, social stratification


Don Perkins
Lecturer, English

University of Alberta

Canadian drama, Native literatures, and popular culture, Canadian theatre history, trickster stories and literature


Paula Petrik
Professor, History & Art History

George Mason University

History of the Trans-Mississippi West, U.S. women's history, U.S. business history


Frank Pommersheim
Professor, Law

University of South Dakota

Indian law, federal jurisdiction, rights of indigenous peoples, criminal law, criminal procedure


Debra Ponec
Associate Professor, Chair, Education

Creighton University

Guidance & counseling curriculum, relationships within school communities, immigrant students


Deborah Popper
Professor, Political Science

CUNY-College of Staten Island

Environmental pressure and population loss, ecological restoration, Buffalo Commons


Frank Popper
Professor, Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers University

Land-use planning, environmental history, population decline, Buffalo Commons


Charlene Porsild
Res. Assoc. Prof., American Studies

University of New Mexico

North American West, Canadian Studies, Klondike Gold Rush, gender history


Joseph Porter
Curation section chief

North Carolina Museum of History

American history, Western U.S. history and art, Native American history, Plains Indian art


James Potter
Senior Research Historian

Nebraska State Historical Society

History, American history, genealogy, Nebraska history


Steve Potts
Instructor, Social Sciences

Hibbing Community College

Humanities, 20th Century U.S., Native America, American frontier, East Asia, anthropology


M-L Quinn
Research Affiliated Faculty, History & Philosophy

Montana State University

Water resources/law, climate change, environmental history


Ronald Ramsay
Associate Professor, Architecture

North Dakota State University

Landscape architecture, architectural history and design, historic preservation


Richard Reading
Vice President for Conservation

Denver Zoological Foundation

Grasslands, Great Plains, Mongolia, Kalahari, Altiplano, conservation biology


Lavona Reeves
Professor, English, Women's and Gender Studies

Eastern Washington University

Linguistics, composition, rhetoric, English as a second language


Reginald Robinson
Professor, Law

Washburn University

Torts, constitutional litigation, race discrimination, state constitutional law


Ann Romines
Professor, English

George Washington University

Women's writing and culture, feminist theory, 19th Century U.S. writing, American regional writing


James Ronda
H.G. Barnard Professor, Western American History

University of Tulsa

American West exploration, Western American History and Literature


Leland Russell
Associate Prof., Biological Sciences

Wichita State University

plant population ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, savanna dynamics and restoration


Julie Savidge
Prof., Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Colorado State University

Forestry, fisheries, wildlife zoology and ecology, wildland resources


JL Schmidt
Board of Directors

Heritage Nebraska

Journalism, community development, historic preservation, advertising


Connie Schomburg
Independent scholar

Fremont, Neb.

English, ethnic literature, journalism, African-American literature


Timothy Seastedt
Prof., Ecology and Evolutionary Bio

University of Colorado at Boulder

Terrestrial ecosystems, soil biology, nutrient dynamics, ecosystems, invasive species


Douglas Seefeldt
Assistant Professor, History

Ball State University

American West, environmental histoyr, public history, digital, 19th and 20th Century U.S.


Fred Shelley
Professor, Chair, Geography

University of Oklahoma

Political geography, environmental policy, world economy


Jacob Sherman
Assistant Prof., University Libraries, Humanities and social sciences

Oklahoma State University

Oral history, people, politics


James Sherow
Professor, History

Kansas State University

Environmental history, Konza Prairie, American history


Steve Shively
Associate Professor, English

Utah State University

Willa Cather, pedagogy of place, religion in nature


Janet Smith
Art Consultant

Omaha, Neb.

Art appraisal, art history, 19th to 20th Century women artists


Michael Smith
Director, Nebraska State Historical Society

Omaha, Neb.

Art appraisal, art history, 19th to 20th Century women artists


Lawrence J and Barbara Sommer
Historian

Duluth Archaeology Center

Historic preservation, architecture, mining, museum administration


Mary Zeiss Stange
Prof. and Director, Religious, Women's Studies

Skidmore College

Religion and culture, women and religion, feminist theologies


Allen Steuter
Owner

Sandhill and Sun Ranch

Fire ecology, grazing and range science, wildlife, ecosystem structure


Reece Summers
Director, Curator, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery

Southern Utah University

History, museum studies, education, economics, 


Wynne Summers
Assistant Professor, English

Southern Utah University

Native American literature and Studies, Ethnic literature, Western American literature


Orlan Svingen
Professor, History

Washington State University

American West, Indian-white relations, modern East Asia, North Cheyenne Indian Reservation


Otis Templer
Professor, Geography

Texas Tech University

Water resources management and conservation; arid lands


Robert Thacker
Professor, Canadian Studies, English

St. Lawrence University

English, Canadian and Western literature, landscape in literature


Harry Thompson
Director, Center for Western Studies

Augustana College

New West, poststructuralism/theory, South Dakota, Great Plains authors


Vetta Sanders Thompson
Associate Professor, Social Work

Washington University, St. Louis

Cultural competence, racial identity, disparities in health and mental health services


Stephen Torbit
Assistant Regional Director, Science

Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Wildlife ecology, ruminant nutritional physiology


Carolyn Torma
Director of Education and Citizen Engagement

American Planning Association

Vernacular architecture, historic preservation, education


Steven Trout
Professor, English

University of South Alabama

Literary modernism, war literature, and American cultural studies


Edward Valandra
Founder

Community for the Advancement of Native Studies

Native and cultural studies, Lakota-Euroamerican relations


Carroll Van West
Dir., Center for Historic Preservation

Middle Tennessee State University

19th/20th Century Southern and Western culture, architecture


Mary Ann Vinton
Associate Professor, Biology

Creighton University

Plant, ecosystem and grassland ecology, invasive plants


Matthew Wagner
Director, Freedom to Roam project, Northern Great Plains

World Wildlife Fund

Environmental law, sustainable development law


Ernie Walker
Professor, Archaeology & Anthropology

University of Saskatchewan

Paleopathology; forensic anthropology, human evolutionary studies


Milan Wall
Co-Director

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

Community development



Randi Warne
Professor, Religious Studies

Mount Saint Vincent University

Religion, culture, 19th/20th Century North American culture



Robert Watrel
Associate Professor, Geography

South Dakota State University

Human geography, political geography, cartography


Susan Welch
Dean, College of the Liberal Arts

Penn State University

Political science, women in politics, political behavior


Roger Welsch
Writer, commentator

Dannebrog

English, anthropology, folklore, plains folk and literature, oral literature


William Whitney
Executive Director

Prairie Plains Research Institute

Prairie restoration, botany, plant ecology, biology, McConaughy Resevoir


Randy Widdis
Professor, Geography

University of Regina

Cultural-Historical geography, rural geography, population geography


Andy Wilkinson
Folksinger, writer

Lubbock, Texas

Great Plains people and history,
folklore


Stephen Witte
Associate Editor

South Dakota State Historical Society Press

Buffalo Bill, Prince Maximilian


Kay Young
Naturalist, Folklorist

Lincoln, Neb.

Folk and intercultural studies, ethnobotany


Ann Ziebarth
Professor, Housing Studies

University of Minnesota

Housing in rural places, policy, rural sociology


Ed Zimmer
Historic Preservation Planner

Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Dept.

U.S. studies, history research methods, neighborhood history