Keynote Speakers

Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape-Munsee), PhD

For over two decades, Dr. Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape) has utilized traditional Indigenous knowledge and theories to inform her policy, evaluation, and professional practice at a project and nation-to-nation level between Tribal and non-Tribal Governments. She has served as the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Chair or Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation since 2015 and has been serving as AEA’s representative for the International Working Group (IWG) and as an appointment on EvalIndigenous (sub-task force of EvalPartners) since 2016.

Dr. Bowman received AEA’s 2018 Robert Ingle Service Award (first Indigenous awardee) and she regularly publishes, presents, trains, and provides technical support to Tribal and non-Tribal leadership and board members to inform nation-to-nation theories, methods, and direct service for systems and program evaluation. She works interactively and passionately to build the capacities, knowledge, and skills of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders so mutual and respectful relations result in more impactful and sustainable changes. 

Dr. Bowman received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was on academic fellowship, and is currently employed by the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research as a culturally-responsive evaluator. She is also on the journal review boards for the American Journal of Evaluation, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, and the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Journal

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