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AEA appoints Nicky Bowman to serve on EvalIndigenous

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  • AEA appoints Nicky Bowman to serve on EvalIndigenous

    AEA president John Gargani has just appointed Dr. Nicole (Nicky) Bowman to be AEA’s representative to this exciting new EvalIndigenous network. John couldn’t possibly have made a better appointment, since Nicky has chaired for several years AEA’s Topical Interest Group (TIG) on Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation.

    President and Founder of Bowman Performance Consulting, Nicky herself is a Mohican/Munsee Native American, so the issues involved in EvalIndigenous are more than simply a professional interest. Both in her consulting firm and in her evaluation post at the University of Wisconsin, Nicky has worked extensively over the past two decades with both Tribal and non-Tribal agencies to develop ways to work “with” people and not “on” them.

    As you might imagine, Nicky is very active in Native American organizations. She is a member of the National Congress of American Indians, American Indigenous Research Association, National Indian Education Association, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, and Native Research Network, and she is a frequent trainer for various Tribal projects.

    Nicky also is active academically and has served on various AEA committees and task forces for several years. She has published more than a dozen articles and reports on evaluation in indigenous communities, and she has given many dozens of presentations and keynote addresses on the topic. Nicky has also reviewed manuscripts for the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions in Evaluation, Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation, Journal of American Indian Education, and the W. K Kellogg Foundation, and she has reviewed grants for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, and Transportation and for the National Science Foundation.

    As you can see, Nicky is extremely well-qualified to represent AEA on EvalIndigenous.