Recognizing Our Review Panel Members

Nov 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-3: Responsible Welfare Reform
By Marjane Ambler

Once again we are surveying our readers to find out what you like and dislike about the Tribal College Journal. This is your opportunity to help improve the journal. We encourage you to take 5 or 10 minutes to fill out the form in this issue and return it to us.

Four people have served the Tribal College Journal since 1990 with little recognition. The Research Review Panel members referee articles that are submitted for the Research Department to determine whether they meet our standards. Each of the panel members is a distinguished scholar, with interests and skills that complement one another. Their work is complicated by the fact that the journal seeks to publish important Native research that breaks new ground and does not necessarily adhere to conventional restrictions.

Robert Bigart organized and directed the library and tribal history collection at Salish Kootenai College from 1979 until 1994. Prior to that time, he had a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution to research Salish and Kootenai history, and his interest in tribal history and Indian education has resulted in many articles and several books. He is now the Librarian Emeritus and director of Salish Kootenai College Press. He has helped develop curriculum about Indians locally and for the state of Montana. Bob earned his master’s degree from Harvard College in history.

In 1975, Schuyler Houser helped establish Nebraska Indian Community College. After working at several other tribal colleges, he returned to Nebraska in 1996 as president of the college. He has written many articles about tribal economic development, tribal history, and medieval and modern European history. He earned two master degrees, one in public administration at Harvard University and one in history at the University of Chicago. In 1993, he made his professional operatic debut in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Thomas D. Peacock (Anishinabe) earned his doctorate in education from Harvard University after receiving a Bush Leadership Fellowship. Since 1993, he has taught teacher preparation classes at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as well as coordinating the doctoral program in education leadership. He enjoys shodan karate and writing poetry. He has written extensively about Indian education, including his recent book with Linda Miller Cleary, Collected Wisdom.

Phyllis A. Howard (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) co-founded Fort Berthold Community College in 1973 and served as the president from 1973 until 1983 and from 1986 until 1991. She raised $1.2 million for campus construction. She also directed the foundation for Navajo Community College and was president of Sisseton Wahpeton Community College. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Minot State University. She now is a consultant in New Town, N.D.

Our gratitude to each of them. After seven years of service, Phyllis has resigned from the research review panel. She has been replaced by Dr. Archie Beauvais (Sicangu Lakota), who has directed the graduate program at Sinte Gleska University for 10 years.

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