Board of Governors

Center for Great Plains Studies Board of Governors

Center governance document

Margaret Jacobs, Director, Center for Great Plains Studies
Prof. History, UNL

Jesse Bell (2021-2024)
Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Health and Environment, College of Public Health, UNMC

Jenny Dauer (2018-2021)
Associate Professor of Science Literacy, SNR Associate Director for Teaching, UNL

Judy Diamond (2019-2022)
Professor and Curator, University Nebraska State Museum, UNL

Eric Ewing (2021-2024)
Executive Director, Great Plains Black History Museum

Margaret Huettl (2020-2023)
Assistant Professor, History, UNL

Annika Johnson (2021-2024)
Associate Curator of Native American Art, Joslyn Art Museum

Athena Ramos (2021-2024)
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, UNMC

Beth Ritter (2021-2024)
 Associate Professor of Anthropology & Native American Studies, UNO

Travis Robbins (2020-2023)
Professor, Biology, UNO

Sarah Sortum (2021-2024)
Ecotourism Provider for Calamus Outfitters

Jeff Wells (2019-2022)
Department Chair, Associate Professor, History, UNK

2020-2021 Board Committees

Academic Affairs

Jenny Dauer (chair)
Athena Ramos
Sarah Sortum


Travis Robbins (chair)
Jesse Bell
David Vail

Museum and Outreach

Judy Diamond (chair)
Annika Johnson
Eric Ewing


Margaret Huettl (chair)
Jeff Wells
Beth Ritter