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). Dan also serves as Director of the Indigenous Student Seminar for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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.
Joseph Scott Gladstone is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation and a Nez Perce descendant. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven, where he teaches healthcare and public health management, leadership, and organization ethics grounded in management science. Dr. Gladstone earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management) from New Mexico State University, where he did his dissertation work on Native American philosophy of business. Dr. Gladstone's scholarship explores developing management and leadership education for Native American, First Nations and Indigenous communities that is grounded in IWOK, Indigenous Ways of Knowing. The goal for Dr. Gladstone's scholarship is building management and business education curricula that could contribute to recruitment and retention of Native and Indigenous students within business schools globally, and to establish Native and Indigenous business scholarship as a credible stream of academic scholarship. Dr. Gladstone has contributed to the foundation of Native and Indigenous scholarship by creating the Native and Indigenous Peoples Caucus in the Academy of Management. His work in Native American Transplanar Wisdom, Native American leadership, and Native American business and organization management practice has been published in Leadership, Journal of Management Education, American Indian Quarterly, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. He has worked in partnership with Indigenous business scholars in Canada, New Zealand and Australia and contributed book chapters in their books discussing IWOK and management. He co-edited American Indian Business: Principles and Practices (UW Press) with other members of the IBABA Editorial Team. Dr. Gladstone is currently working toward a goal to establish an academic center dedicated to advancing knowledge in Native American business education so as to attract and support future Native American business scholars.