Dan Stewart is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Gonzaga University, where he is also Director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. He is a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Dan received his Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior) and M.A. (Sociology) from Stanford University. His research appears in leading social science journals such as American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. He has co-edited two of the leading volumes in Native American business and economics, Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America (Cambridge University Press) and American Indian Business (UW Press).
In addition to his academic work, Dan is a small business owner (www.dardaninc.com) and has served on the boards of various commercial and non-profit organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys playing old-time fiddle music and spending time with his friends and family.
Deanna Kennedy is an Associate Professor in the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Dr. Kennedy received her Ph.D. (Management Science) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research on operations, project management and teams has appeared in the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. In particular, Dr. Kennedy has written about Native business operations, education and leadership including the co-edited books American Indian Business (UW Press) and the forthcoming Native Educational Leadership from the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Native Ways of Knowing, Traditions and Culture (UW Press). She has also served as a special issue editor at the Journal of Organizational Behavior and as an Associate Editor at Group and Organization Management.