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.
Amy Klemm Verbos, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She received her J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and her Ph.D. in Management Science (Organizations and Strategic Management) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Verbos practiced corporate, banking, and real estate law for 17 years in private practice, a large bank, and a real estate development company. She was a management professor for five years before joining the faculty at UW-Whitewater. Her recent research focuses on Native American business, organizational forms, and ethics, Indigenous rights in the context of the UN Global Compact, gender equity, the Principles for Responsible Management Education, and a legal critique of benefit corporations. Professor Verbos co-edited and is an author in American Indian Business: Principles and Practices (2017). She is lead editor on Indigenous Rights and Aspirations: The Case for Responsible Business and Management (2017) in the Greenleaf Publishing PRME Series. She is an enrolled citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, is a past director on the board of Mno Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming business entity, and the tribe’s Ethics Board.