Great Plains Fellows: Administrative

Charles J. Bicak (F)
Sr. Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs


Plant/ecosystem response to environmental stress

Willa Bruce (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration

University of Illinois

Organization behavior, development and theory

John Falconer (F)
Office of Sponsored Programs


Grant writing

Sharon Gaber (AF)
Provost, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

University of Arkansas

Philosophy, city, community and regional planning, housing

Elizabeth Grobsmith (AEF)
Provost Emeritus

Northern Arizona University

Anthropology, ethnology, native cultures of North America

Barbara Hewins-Maroney
Associate Professor, Public Administration


Urban studies, life span development, social problems, public administration

Philip Hull (AF)
Director, International Programs

University of Central Missouri

Study abroad, exchange students, international programs

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

Valparaiso University

American historical geography, Europe, political geography, GIS

Howard Lamar (AEF)
Sterling Professor Emeritus, History, President Emeritus

Yale University

American West, frontier history

Vicki Braglio Luther (AF)

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

Educational leadership, community development

Don Macke (AF)

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Economics, economic development, environmental studies

Craig Maher (F)
Professor, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Community Service


Small and rural Great Plains communities

Susan Maher (AF)
Dean, Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota-Duluth

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

Arthur McEvoy (AF)
Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Law

Southwestern Law School

Environmental law, water rights, California fisheries

Suzanne Ortega (AF)
Sr Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of North Carolina

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

John G. Peters (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University President

Northern Illinois University

American governent, public issues, public policy analysis

John Raible (F)
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Professor, Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education


Transracial adoption and multicultural families

Donna Shear (F)
University of Nebraska Press


University Press, publishing

Alan Tomkins (EF)
Public Policy Center


Public participation, policymaking

Susan Welch (AF)
Dean, College of the Liberal Arts

Penn State University

Political science, women in politics, political behavior

(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Affiliate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow