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Martin Reinhardt, Ph.D.

416 N. 48th Ave.

Brighton, CO 80601

(720) 209-5190

E-Mail: martin@reinhardtassociates.net

Current Professional Activities:

Martin Reinhardt serves as the chief executive officer for Reinhardt & Associates, as a research associate with the Interwest Equity Assistance Center at Colorado State University, and as a volunteer fundraiser for the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly.

 

Community Orientation:

Crane Clan Anishinaabe Ojibway.  Enrolled citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Garden River First Nation ancestry).

Educational Background:

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 2004

State College, PA

Educational Leadership

Concentration in Special Education

Dissertation Title

“A Comparative Socio-Historical Content Analysis of Treaties and Current American Indian Education Legislation with Implications for the State of Michigan”

Central Michigan University, M.A., 1998

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Sociology

Thesis Title

“The Pre-Legislative History of the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver” 

Lake Superior State University, B.S., 1994

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Sociology

Native American Studies - Minor

Archaeological Field School

Senior Thesis Title

“Native American Alcoholism and Exposure to Native American Community Living Conditions”

Lansing Community College, Associates, 1992

Lansing, MI

Liberal Arts

Native American Leadership Program Certificate

Teaching/Curriculum Development Experience:

 

Northern Michigan University:

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Native American Studies (2001-2006)

*            Instructed students in Native American Studies in the following courses: The

Legal and Political History of Michigan Indian Education; Native American Inclusion in the Classroom; American Indian Education; The Native American Experience; Tribal Law and Government; Politics of Indian Gaming; and Native American Service Learning Project.

*            Participated in the use of Web-CT for online course instruction.

*            Served on two Master’s Thesis Committees for English Department.

Avaya Communications, Inc.:

Course Developer (2006)

*          Developed courseware for Tier 3 engineer training on Avaya equipment.

*            Worked with subject matter experts and course instructors to document tasks, define course goals and objects, and to refine previously developed materials.

Jones International University:

Instructor, Master of Education (2005)

*            Instructed students in Curriculum Philosophy and History.

*            All instruction was on-line through the JIU system.

Grand Valley State University:

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Social Work (2001-2002)

*            Served as an external committee member.

*            Master's thesis focused on Native American boarding school experiences.

 

Lake Superior State University:

Adjunct Instructor, Native American Studies/Sociology (2000)

*            Instructed students on Native Cultures of North America, and Cultural Diversity.

*            Participated in the use of Blackboard.com for online course instruction.

 

Bay Mills Community College:

Adjunct Instructor, Native American Studies (2000)

*            Instructed students on treaties and land ethics of the Great Lakes Region, along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency Education Officer.

*            Participated in the use of Blackboard.com for online course instruction.

The Pennsylvania State University:

Graduate Instructor, Elementary Education (1999)

*            Instructed students on elementary social studies education. 

*            Re-developed course syllabus from a previous course taught within the department.

*            Attended regularly scheduled meetings with social studies and block team members.

*            Participated in the use of Blackboard.com for online course instruction.

 

Mid-Michigan Community College:

Adjunct Instructor, Humanities (1998)

*            Instructed students on history and traditions of Great Lakes Native Americans.

*            Re-developed course syllabus from Lansing Community College for first-time course offering at MMCC.

Lansing Community College:

Adjunct Instructor, Humanities (1997)

*            Instructed students on history and traditions of Great Lakes Native Americans.

*            Utilized a syllabus that was previously developed within the department.

 

Faculty, Student Services (1995 - 1996)

*            Tutored students in the areas of: Native American studies, social science, writing, basic science, basic math, and computer applications.

*            Researched tutorial/instructional resources.

*            Served as resource person for student academic issues.

 

Central Michigan University King Chavez Parks Extended College Day Program:

Ojibwe Traditions Workshop Instructor (1996)

*            Served as planner for Workshop activities.

*            Consulted with Native American community contacts.

*            Lectured on basic Anishinaabemowin language structure, history, tradition, and contemporary issues.

*            Served as a central role model for middle school and high school student participants.

 

Ojibwe Traditions Workshop Teaching Assistant (1995)

*            Served as Assistant to Workshop Instructor.

 

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools:

Ojibwe Language and Culture Instructor (1996)

*            Instructed 6th grade language and culture program.

*            Served as consultant on instructional resources.

*            Re-developed Program outline from previous materials.

 

Lake Superior State University:

Native American Center Peer Tutor (1993 - 94)

*            Assisted students in gaining familiarity with computer applications, and enhancing writing skills.

*            Assisted students in locating and accessing campus resources.

Counseling Center Peer Tutor (1993)

*            Assisted students with gaining familiarity with computer applications, enhancing writing skills, and social science theory.

 

Research Experience:

Colorado State University:

Research Associate IV, Interwest Equity Assistance Center (2006 - Present)

*            Research educational equity issues in the areas of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, and English language acquisition.

*            Area of specialization is American Indian Education Outreach.

*            Provide support for schools, school districts, and other government agencies in the area of equity.          

Educational Options, Inc.:

Vice President for Diversity and Research (2005)

*            Researched data relevant to on-line education and diversity.

*            Developed and administer American Indian and other diversity outreach initiatives.

*            Developed marketing materials.

*            Oversaw and advised on American Indian curriculum development and delivery.

*            Represented Educational Options, Inc. at conferences and other activities or events.

National Center for Educational Statistics:

National Assessment for Educational Progress Training Seminar (2005)

*            Participated in a 4 day seminar on the use of NAEP database

National Indian School Board Association:

External Support, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA/Hannahville Indian School (2001-2005)

*            Provided external support for Hannahville Indian School in efforts to meet the requirements of the Creating Sacred Places project.

*            Conducted professional development workshops on Native American inclusion.

*            Facilitated strategic visioning process.

 

Site Visit Team Member, St. Francis Indian School (2003)

*            Worked as part of a site visit team to determine how St. Francis Indian School was progressing on Creating Sacred Places Correlates and Enhancements.    

*            Conducted classroom visits, focus groups, and interviews.

*            Assisted in the development of a final report.

Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative (A National Science Foundation Sponsored Project):

Regional Coordinator/Co-Primary Investigator (2000-2003)

*            Served as the Regional Coordinator for Tahquamenon, Nah Tah Wahsh, and Baraga Schools.

*            Presented on the History of Indian education at various partner schools.

*            Facilitated multiple workshops on Native American inclusion in Math, Science and Technology at various schools.

 

U.S., Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency & Lake Superior State University, Office of the Provost:

Intern (1999)

*            Served as an administrative assistant in the Office of Indian Education.

*            Served as technical support for local educational organizations.

*            Served as a team member developing a feasibility study for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College.

*            Reviewed grants proposals and evaluations dealing with Native American affairs at Lake Superior State University.

*            Made recommendations to the provost based on reviews, experience, and research findings.

Central Michigan University Native American Programs:

Graduate Research Assistant (1995 - 96)

*            Researched Native American educational resources.

*            Served as Co-Advisor of North American Indian Student Organization.

*            Advocated for Native American students.

*            Coordinated the 1995 Native American Student Conference.

Intercultural Consultants:

Consultant Sub-Contractor (1995 - 96)

*            Consulted on diversity related issues.

*            Conducted field research.

*            Served as field interviewer.

Bi-national Regional Initiative for Developing Greater Education (BRIDGE):

Researcher (1994)

*            Researched International Law, Justice, and Protective Services Programming in the State of Michigan and the Province of Ontario.

*            Developed a report on research findings, and a chronology of research activities.

U.S., Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency:

Intern (1994)

*            Served as a student service worker in the Office of Indian Education.

*            Served as a clerical aid for the Education Officer.

*            Served as a team member developing a “Tribes, Tribal Schools, and Tribal Colleges Manual” for the Minneapolis Area.

                                                                     

State Representative David Hollister's Office:

Intern (1992)

*            Researched community health systems development in the State of Michigan.

*            Developed a chronology of research activities.

 

Administrative Experience:

Northern Michigan University:

Director, Center for Native American Studies (2001-2005)

*            Served as the department head for the Center for Native American Studies.

*            Planed and oversaw budgets, supervised payroll, approved purchases.

*            Scheduled courses, monitored enrollment, determined teaching assignments.

*            Coordinated the formulation of proposals, development, modification and deletion of courses and programs.

*            Identified resources for curriculum development and program delivery.

*            Identified internal and external funding sources.

*            Advised/consulted with students, parents, NMU personnel.

*            Served on committees for the university and community service organizations.

*            http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans

Lake Superior State University:

Program Coordinator, Seventh Generation Stewardship Program (2000)

*            Coordinated and conducted workshops/colloquiums in conjunction with the Teacher Education and Native Center Programs.

*            Acted as program liaison with surrounding community.

*            Developed survey instruments for administration to program participants.

*            Compiled reports as required by the program goals and objectives.

Central Michigan University:

Director of Native American Programs (1996 - 1998)

*            Administered multiple programs that focus on Native American student issues.

*            Supervised Native American Programs’ staff and student employees.

*            Served as tribal liaison with U.S. and Canadian First Nations.

*            Served as staff-advisor to North American Indian Student Organization.

*            Lectured on topics including Native American history, traditions, and contemporary issues.

*            Researched Native American educational resources and issues.

*            http://www.cmich.edu/DIV_NAP.HTML

 

Ojibwe History & Traditions Workshop Director (1998)

*            Redeveloped workshop plan.

*            Hired instructors and staff assistants.

*            Scheduled space and ordered materials.

*            Consulted with community contacts.

*            Coordinated workshop activities.

Native American Concepts in Science and Technology Workshop Director (1998)

*            Developed workshop plan.

*            Hired instructors and staff assistants.

*            Scheduled space and ordered materials.

*            Consulted with community contacts.

*            Coordinated workshop activities.

*            http://www.oit.cmich.edu/maxwell/workshop.htm

Turtle Island Creations:

Business Co-Owner/Assistant Manager (1995 - 1998)

*            Consulted with Indigenous community contacts in the Great lakes Region.

*            Made presentations on Indigenous community issues.

*            Served as sales representative.

*            Coordinated special projects.

 

Military Service:

 

United States Army:

Vehicle Mechanic/Non-Commissioned Officer (1986 - 90)

*            Served as an active duty soldier on both domestic and overseas assignments.

*            Appointed Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of motor-pool operations while serving in the Republic of Korea.

*            Supervised soldiers in motor-pool operations, skills training, drill, ceremony, and barracks maintenance.

Volunteer Service:

 

Tribal Education Departments National Assembly:

Fundraiser (2006-Present)

*            Advise and conduct fundraising activities.

*            Report monthly/quarterly on all activities.

 

North Central Comprehensive Center

Committee Member (2006-Present)

*            Help identify speakers, resources and activities for a forum on Native Americabn Student Achievement.

 

Page Center:

Board Member (2003-2005)

*            Re-developed retreat center strategic vision and mission.

*            Worked as a member of a transition team.

Northern Michigan University:

Center for Economic Education

Advisory Board Member (2003-2005)

*            Acted in an advisory capacity to guide the activities of the Center director.

 

Ethic and Cultural Diversity Committee

Ex Officio Member (2001-2005)

*            Developed ideas for university wide diversity initiatives.

*            Oversaw programming and budget for visiting professors fund.

Charter Schools Advisory Council

Board Member (2001-2005)

*            Acted in an advisory capacity to guide the activities of the Center director.

 

Marquette Area Public Schools:

Title VII Indian Education Parent Committee

Treasurer, Parent Committee Member (2002-2005)

*            Advised Title VII director of parent perspectives on the education of Native American children in the district.

*            Assisted in grant writing that supports increase in academic achievement for Native American students in the district.

American Indian Coordinating Council of Marquette County:

Board Member, Interim Chair  (2001-2005)

*            Administered community grant programs for substance abuse prevention and Native language revitalization.

*            Planed and coordinated Native American community events.

*            Chaired regularly scheduled organizational meetings.

*            Acted as spokesperson for Council.

 

Other Volunteer Service:

Northern Michigan University:

Pow-wow Planning Committee Member (2001-2004)

 

Kinross Township:

Planning Commission Member (2000 - 2001)

 

Michigan Indian Education Council, Native American Critical Issues Conference:

Exhibit Registration and Coordination Volunteer (2000)

 

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Head Start and Early Head Start:

Self-assessment Parent Volunteer (2000)

 

Bahweting Anishinabe Public School Acacdemy:

Parent Advisory Committee/Culture Committee Member (1999)

 

Central Michigan University:

Selection Committee for Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity (1998)

Selection Committee for Assistant Director of Minority Student Services (1997)

Pow Wow Planning Committee (1994-1998)

 

State of Michigan, Department of Education:

4-S Program Proposal Reviewer (1998)

 

Lansing Community College:

Native American Leadership Program Mentor (1994 - 97)

 

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians:

Conservation Committee Member (1993-1994)

Endayon Group Home Volunteer (1993)

Memorial Medical Center/Clark Center:

Volunteer (1988 - 89)

 

Honors:

 

American Indian Special Education and Educational Administration Doctoral Program Fellowship

Pennsylvania State University (1998 - 2001)

 

J. Ralph Rackley Memorial Fund Scholarship

Pennsylvania State University (1998)

 

King/Chavez/Parks Fellowship

Central Michigan University (1994 - 96)

Honors Graduate (Summa Cum Laude)

Lake Superior State University (1994)

 

Native American Leadership Program Fellow

Lansing Community College (1992)

 

Joseph K. Lumsden Memorial Scholarship

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (1992)

 

Native American Public Policy Fellow

Michigan State University (1991)

 

Honors Graduate (top 20%)

Wightman Non-Commissioned Officers Academy (1990)

Publications:

Maday, Traci and Reinhardt, Martin. (2005, 2006). Native American Studies. On-line courses available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Reinhardt, Martin and Maday, Traci. (2006). Interdisciplinary Teacher’s Manual for American Indian Inclusion. Available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). “American Indian trust doctrine.” Encyclopedia of American Indian Treaty Rights. Upcoming publication.

Expert Reader for: Schonberg, Marcia. (2003) Michigan Native Peoples. Chicago: Heinemann Library.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2000). “Saved from our savage ways.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Vol. 13, No. 5, p.385.

Project Team Member for: Central Michigan University. (1997). Building a Diverse and Respectful Community. Diversity Assessment Study Group Faculty Guidebook. Mt. Pleasant: Central Michigan University Press.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1994). “Giiwedmi Nungos Nini” (Song lyrics). Word Trails: Wordcraft Circle Quarterly Journal. Vol.1. No.1. p.77.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1994). Untitled poem. Moccasin Telegraph. Vol.2. No.2. p. 10.

Carrigan, David, and Reinhardt, Martin. (1997). Cover design. A Celebration of Indigenous Thought and Expression. Shacher, Susan. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th Bi-annual Native American Studies Conference.  Sault Ste. Marie: Lake Superior State University Press.

 

Project Team Member for: United States. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs Michigan Agency. (1994).Minneapolis Area Tribes, Tribal Schools, and Tribal Colleges Manual.

 

Unpublished Papers:

Reinhardt, Martin, and Tippeconnic, John. (2006). “The Treaty Basis of American Indian Education”.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). A Comparative Socio-Historical Content Analysis of Treaties and Current American Indian Education Legislation with Implications for the State of Michigan. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1998). The Pre-Legislative History of the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver. Unpublished master’s thesis, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (1994). Native American Alcoholism and Exposure to Native American Community Living Conditions. Unpublished senior thesis, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

 

Funded Grant Proposals:

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). Native American Inclusion Outreach Program Support. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Funded $5,000.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). Native American Cultural Center Development Fund. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Funded $5,000.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2003). Anishinaabemowin Language Table. Alice Cozzi Heritage Language Foundation.  Funded $495.

Reinhardt, Martin, and Lindala, April. (2001). Northern Michigan University Native American House Feasibility Study. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Funded $5,000.

Reinhardt, Martin., and Williamson, R. Todd. (1997). Mid-Michigan Intercollegiate Partnership for Under-Represented Student Transfer. Michigan Department of Education, Office of Equity. Michigan College / University Partnership Program.  Funded $50,469.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (1996). Mid-Michigan Intercollegiate Partnership for Native American Student Transfer.  Michigan Department of Education, Office of Equity. Michigan College / University Partnership program.  Funded $22,773.

 

Course Syllabi:

Colorado State University:

ED 591 Workshop: Introduction to American Indian Education (2007)

Ed 591 Workshop: Law and Politics of American Indian Education (2007)

Northern Michigan University:

NAS 288 Politics of Indian Gaming (2004)

NAS 204 The Native American Experience (2003)

NAS 484 Native American Inclusion in the Classroom (2003)

NAS 488 Native American Service Learning Project (2002)

NAS 485 American Indian Education (2002)

NAS 310 Tribal Law and Government (2002)

NAS 287 The Legal and Political History of Michigan Indian Education (2002)

MSED 989 Standards Based Native American Inclusion in Math and Science (2001)

Lake Superior State University:

NA225 Native Cultures of North America (2000)

The Pennsylvania State University:

SSED 430W Social Studies Education (1999)

Mid-Michigan Community College:

HUM 295 Great Lakes Native Americans: History and Tradition (1998)

Presentations:

Reinhardt, Martin. (2006). American Indian Education On-line. Workshop presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2006. Anchorage, Alaska.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2006). Interdisciplinary Manual for American Indian Inclusion Review. Workshop presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2006. Anchorage, Alaska.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2006). American Indian Education and Technology. Northern Cheyenne Education Summit. Lame Deer, Montana.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2006). Conceptualizing American Indian Education. Utah Department of Education. Title VII meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Reinhardt, Martin and Perry Evenstad, Jan. (2006). Generating Expectations for Student Achievement in Indian Country. Workshop presentation at the National Indian School Board Association Summer Institute. Denver, Colorado.

Reinhardt, Martin and Maday, Traci. (2005). Standards Based Native American Studies. 

Workshop presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2005. Denver, Colorado. 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). A Comparative Socio-Historical Content Analysis of Treaties and Current American Indian Education Legislation with Implications for the State of Michigan. Doctoral research presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2004. Phoenix, Arizona.

Reinhardt, Martin. Maday, Traci. Sawner, Tom and Kull, Matt. (2004). Can online curriculum provide accurate, unbiased, non-stereotypical Native American perspectives. Curriculum review presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2004. Phoenix, Arizona.

Reinhardt, Martin and Maday, Traci. (2004). Sharing circle and friendly critique of curriculum materials. Workshop presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2004. Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (2004). The Treaty Basis of American Indian Education. Presentation at the National Indian School Board Association Summer Institute, Snowmass, Colorado. 

Reinhardt, Martin and Cornell, George. (2003). Developing Partnerships with Indigenous Populations in the Midwest. Presentation at Bowling Green State University.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2001, 2002, 2003). Standards Based Native American Inclusion in Mathematics and Science. Presentation at the Seaborg/Marquette Alger RESA Conference.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2001). A Brief Overview of the History of Michigan Indian Education. Presentation at Bay Mills Community College.

Reinhardt, Martin. (2001). The current status of American Indian Higher Education: Outcomes of the 2000 American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus Annual Meeting at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Presentation at the National Indian Education Association National Conference 2001, Sioux Falls, South, Dakota. 

Reinhardt, Martin. (April 15, 1998). The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver. Presentation at the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Community Education Seminar.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1997). What Education do our Elders want for the Seventh Generation? MICUP Elder’s Education Initiative Grand Traverse Medicine Lodge Round Table Discussion Facilitator.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1996). Native American Family Values. Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne Native American Month Celebration Presentor.

Reinhardt, Martin. (1996). European-American Resistance and Rejection of Aboriginal Indigenous Existence. Paper presented at the Second Annual Central Michigan University Native American Student Conference.

 

Reinhardt, Martin and Moses, Christina. (1995). Anishinaabek Ojibway Arts and Crafts. Presentation at the Breckenridge Historical Society in Breckenridge, Michigan.

Reinhardt, Martin and Moses, Christina. (1995). History of Education and Contemporary Native American Family Perspectives. Presentation at the Skyline Conference Center Elder hostel in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Reinhardt, Martin. (1994). Theories on the Causes of Native American Alcoholism. Guest Lecture at Lansing Community College Native American Leadership Program in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Professional Associations:

 

Lake Superior State University

Native American Alumni Association Member/Vice President

(1999 - Present)

Association of American Indian and Alaska Native Professors

(1996 - Present)

Native American Higher Education Advocacy Council of Michigan

(1996 - 1998, 2000-2005)

Michigan Indian Education Council

Board Member

(1998, 2000-2003)

American Association of Higher Education

American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus Member/Chair

(1997 - 2002)

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Michigan Professional Chapter

(1996 - 1998)

 

Central Michigan University

Association of Faculty and Staff of Color Co-Chair

(1997 - 1998)

Central Michigan University

Diversity Assessment Study Group

(1997)

Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers

(1994 - 96)

 

Other Training:

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Lessons in Leadership: The Four Roles of a Leader

Stephen Covey Workshop (2000)

Diversity in higher education: A look toward the future,

Michigan Association for Equity in Higher Education

East Lansing, MI

Professional Development Seminar (1997)

Central Michigan University

Center for Academic and Professional Excellence

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Web Page Development Workshop (1997)

Rockhurst College Continuing Education Center

National Seminars Group

Lansing, MI

Microsoft Excel - Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts (1997)

Eighth U.S. Army Wightman Non-Commissioned Officer Academy,

Camp Jackson, Republic of Korea

Primary Leadership Development (1989) 

Department of the Army

Camp Casey, Republic of Korea

Tracked Vehicle Mechanic Course (1989)

National Safety Council

Ft. Jackson, SC

Defensive Driving Course (1987)

United States Army Training Center,

Fort Jackson, SC

Vehicle Mechanics, Basic Military Training (1986 - 1987)

                                                                                   

References:

Available upon request.