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Institutional Structure, Designations, and Duties

The titles and designations of those participating in the activities of the Institute and the Journal follow: (1) the Chair of the Institute will be the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences Chair who is responsible for allocating funds from endowments via the NWOSU Foundation to the Institute as they become available; (2) two Executive Directors of the Institute will be responsible for conducting the Institute’s daily operations, and they will also serve as the Senior Editors of Civitas, making all decisions concerning the Journal; (3) a select group of Review Board Members of the Journal will be determined by the Executive Directors; (4) all faculty members within the NWOSU Department of Social Sciences will be designated as Assistant Review Board Members of the Journal; and (5) the Executive Directors will establish as well as serve on a several-member Advisory Board to promote an exchange of ideas on and recommendations for future Institute projects and activities. The current personnel of the Institute and Journal include:

Chair:

Dr. Kay Decker
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Executive Directors:

Dr. Aaron L. Mason
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Senior Editors:

Dr. Aaron L. Mason
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Review Board Members:

Dr. Don Betz
President of the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)

Dr. Michael Burlingame
Holder of Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. David Camacho
Special Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff)

Dr. Mario Carvajal H., Emeritus
University of Costa Rica (San Pedro) and Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the European Union

Dr. W. Douglas Catterall
Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)

Dr. Jessica Clark
Western Wyoming Community College (Rock Springs)

Dr. John K. Cox
Head of the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, North Dakota State University (Fargo)

Dr. Shawn Holliday
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Thomas D. Isern
University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Heritage Renewal, North Dakota State University (Fargo)

Dr. Thomas H. Little
Director of Curriculum Development and Research, State Legislative Leaders Foundation (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Gov. George Nigh
Former Governor of Oklahoma, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Bank of Commerce (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Dr. Justin Quinn Olmstead
Assistant Professor of History, University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)

Dr. J. Otto Pohl
Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Ghana (Legon)

Dr. Joachim "Yogi" Reppmann
Newspaper Journalist, Historian, Consultant (Northfield, Minnesota and Flensburg, Germany)

Dr. LaVern J. Rippley
Saint Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota)

Tim Rives
Deputy Director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum (Abilene, Kansas)

Dr. Samuel W. Rushay, Jr.
Supervisor of the Archives of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence, Missouri)

Dr. Neta Steinberg
University of Haifa (Israel)

Dr. Tony Wohlers
Director of Academic Enrichment, Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)

Dr. John Wood
Rose State College (Midwest City, Oklahoma)

Assistant Review Board Members (Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva):

Jana Brown

Dr. Kay Decker
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Deena Fisher
Dean, Woodward Campus

Dr. Roger Hardaway

Ken Kelsey

Jeff McAlpin

Fritz McGee

J.W. Platt, Emeritus

Donovan Reichenberger, Emeritus

Kirk Rogers

Advisory Board Members:

Dr. Mario Carvajal H., Emeritus
University of Costa Rica (San Pedro) and Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the European Union

Dr. Kay Decker
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Aaron L. Mason
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

J.W. Platt, Emeritus
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Alva)

Dr. Tony Wohlers
Director of Academic Enrichment, Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma)