Herman

Matthew D. Herman

 

Associate Professor of Native American Studies

2-187 Wilson Hall, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717

406.994.3992 (o)/406.587.0457 (h)

mherman@montana.edu

Academic Employment History

 

 Associate Professor, Native American Studies, Montana State University, 2013-Present

 Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, Montana State University, 2007-2013, Instructor (Full-Time)

Instructor (full-time), Liberal Arts Program, Stone Child College, 1995, 1998-2007

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Department, Montana State University-Northern, Spring 2006

Teaching Assistant, Writing Program and English Department, SUNY Stony Brook, 1995-1998

Visiting Instructor, University College, University of Montana, 1994

Faculty Affiliate, English Department, University of Montana, 1993

Teaching Assistant, English Department, University of Montana, 1992-1993

 

Education

 

            Ph.D., English, Stony Brook University, August 2005

Dissertation: "Across Every Border":  Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Tribal Sovereignty, and Contemporary Native American Literature.  Advisor, Professor David Sheehan

My project assesses the status in theory of contemporary Native American literature in relation to recent debates over the comparative value of nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and tribal sovereignty.

Graduate Certificate, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University, May 1998

            M.A., English, University of Montana, May 1994

Thesis:  The "Ignis Fatuus" of Authenticity:  Stephen Crane, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, and the Problem of Capturing the West.  Advisor, Professor Veronica Stewart

            B.A., English, University of Washington, December 1990

            B.A., German, University of Washington, December 1990

 

Grants, Awards, and Honoraria

 

MSU College of Letters and Science, Merit Pay Award (2% to base pay), for meritorious performance based on 2013 annual review, April 2014

MSU College of Letters and Science, Merit Pay Award ($1,000/AY), for meritorious performance based on 2010 annual review, April 2012

MSU Mortar Board, Professor of the Month, November – December, 2010

Humanities Montana, Regular Grant ($5,000), for the Living Peoples' Histories Tribal Histories Symposium, Spring 2009

MSU College of Letters and Science, Research Enhancement Award ($3,000), for the Living Peoples' Histories Tribal Histories Symposium, Spring 2009

MSU College of Letters and Science, Research Enhancement Award ($1,370.15), for the M.L. Smoker Poetry Reading, Fall 2008

MSU College of Letters and Science, Research Enhancement Award ($1,402.25), for the Sherwin Bitsui Poetry Reading, Fall 2007

AIHEC Teacher of the Year Award ($500), Stone Child College, 2005-2006

National Endowment for the Humanities, Panelist, On-Line Review of Applications, Humanities Initiatives for Faculty at Presidentially Designated Institutions:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities, Chair, Thomas M. Adams, 2005

National Endowment for the Humanities, Faculty Research Grant ($24,000), "Retrieval, Validation, and Protection of Historical Records of Rocky Boy's Chippewa Cree,"

2004-2005

Newberry Fellow, Lannan Summer Institute, D'arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, "Teaching American Indian Sovereignty."  Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, May 31-June 11, 2004, Director, Professor David Wilkins (Lumbee), University of Minnesota

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute, "Working from Community:  Native American Art and Literature in an Historical and Cultural Context."  Evergreen State College, June 26-August 1, 2003, Director, Professor Gail Tremblay (Micmac), Evergreen State College

Newberry Fellow, Lannan Summer Institute, D'arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, "American Indian Societies, Cultures, and Genders in Midwestern North America."  Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, July 16-August 10, 2001, Director, Professor Jean O'Brien (Ojibwe), University of Minnesota

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Seminar on Tribalism in Thailand and Myanmar,                                June-July 2000, Director, Dr. Beverly Atwell, Blackfeet Community                                  College

 

Publications

 

Politics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Native American Writing:  Across Every Border.  New York and London:  Routledge, 2010.   

"'The Making of Relatives':  Sovereignty and Cosmopolitan Democracies."  In Foundations of First Peoples' Sovereignty:  History, Education, and Culture.  Ed. Ulrike Wiethaus.  Peter Lang, Publishers.  (July 2008).

"Tribal History Connects Spirit and Place."  Tribal College Journal.  Winter (19.2) 2007:  29-31.

"Sovereignty."  The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature.  Eds. Alan R. Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple.  New York:  Facts on File, Inc., 2007.

"Literature, Growth, and Criticism in the 'New West.'"  Western American Literature.  Spring (38.1) 2003:  49-76.

"The Krupat-Warrior Debate:  A Preliminary Account."  Disability Studies and Indigenous Studies.  Eds. James Gifford and Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux.  Edmonton:  CRC Humanities Studio, 2003:  60-65.

"Participatory Pedagogy."  In Our Own VoiceGraduate Students Teach Writing. eds. Leanne Warshauer and Tina Good.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 2000.  30-37.

 "Authenticity Reconsidered:  Toward an Understanding of a Culturalist Reading Paradigm."  Northwest Review.  Fall (35.3) 1997:  125-133.

 

Works in Progress

 

"History, Decolonization, and Blackfeet Film," a scholarly essay on the history and politics of Blackfeet filmmaking

"Social Geography in Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancydancing," a scholarly essay on social geography and literary value in Sherman Alexie's film The Business of Fancydancing

"The Social World of James Welch," a scholarly essay on Welch's social vision in Winter in the Blood and the novel's complicated reception history

 

Reviews

 

Review of Brady Harrison's All Our Stories Are Here:  Critical Perspectives on Montana LiteratureAmerican Indian Culture and Research Journal.  (34.3) 2010:  129-131.

Review of The Bearer of This Letter:  Language Ideologies, Literacy Practices, and the Fort Belknap Community.  Montana:  The Magazine of Western History.  Summer (60.2) 2010:  77-78.

 

Invited Presentations

 

"What We Don't Know About Native American Literature."  Celebrating Research and Creative Activity with Montana's American Indian Communities.  MSU Office of Research and Economic Development, Department of Native American Studies, MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, March 2015

"Commentary:  Rhymes for Young Ghouls."  President's Fine Arts Series, Creative Nations, MSU's College of Arts and Architecture, March 2015

"The Social Geography of Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancydancing," An American Studies Evening Film Showing and Panel Discussion, MSU's American Studies Department, April 2011

 

Conference Papers

 

"Native American Literature and the Social Meanings of the Literary," Native American Literature Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, March 2014

"The Social World of James Welch," Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, March 2012

"The Social Geography of Sherman Alexie's The Business of Fancydancing," MLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011

"(En-)Countering History:  Decolonization and Blackfeet Film," Native American Literature Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, 2010

"Writing Class:  Native American Literary Studies and Social Analysis," Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference:  Cultural Rhetorics, Bozeman, MT, October 2008

"Internationalism and Native American Literature," American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2008

 "'A Blackfeet Encounter':  Blackfeet Film, History, and Decolonization," Intersecting Interests:  Tribal Knowledge and Research Communities, Missoula, MT, April 2008

"Claiming Voice, Reclaiming Space:  Sherman Alexie's Seattle," Cultural Studies Association, 5th Annual Conference, Portland, OR, April, 2007

"Race at Rocky Boy," Montana's Conference on Race 2006:  Partnering Indians and Non-Indians for Change, Helena, MT, November 2006

"Native American Literary Criticism, Literary Reception, and Tribal College Readers," Returning the Gift XIII:  Celebrating Our Words, Wordcraft Circle, Lethbridge, Alberta, May 2005

"Contemporary Native American Literature and its Tribal College Reception," MLA, Philadelphia, PA, December 2005

 "The Krupat-Warrior Debate," Culture and the State:  An Interdisciplinary Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2003

  "The Krupat-Warrior Debate," Native American Literature Symposium, Mystic Lake, MN, March 2003

 "The Silko-Erdrich Controversy Reconsidered," Western Literature Association, Omaha, NE, October 2001

 "Kerouac, Domestic Exoticism, Gentrification," Institute on Culture and Society, Chicago, IL, June 1999

 "Bohemianism, 'Taste,' and 'New West' Regionalism," Joint Annual Meeting of the Western Literature Association and the Canadian Studies Association, Banff, Alberta, October 1998

 "North American Indigenism and Postcolonialism Today," Native American Studies Conference, Boise, ID, February 1998

 "Authenticity Reconsidered:  Toward an Understanding of a Culturalist Reading Paradigm," Native American Literature Conference, Eugene, OR, May 1997

"Early National Discourses on the Native American and the Problem of National Legitimacy," Graduate Colloquium, Stony Brook, NY, April 1997

"Composition Pedagogy from a Tribal College Perspective," SUNY Council on Writing, 12th Annual Conference, Selden, NY, April 1997

"Reifying Place and Taste:  Wordsworth's Response to Tourism in The Guide to the Lakes," Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference, Stony Brook,  NY, November 1996

"The Cultural Politics of Authenticity:  Native American Literature and the Case of N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn," Cultural  Interventions:  An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Charlottesville, VA, February 1996

"The Parody of Parody:  Hyperreality and Spectacle in Stephen Crane's Western Stories," Western American Literature Conference, Wichita, KS, October 1993

"The 'Mothering' Narration of Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin," Contemporary Theoretical Approaches to Marginalized Literatures Conference, Pullman,  WA, March 1993

Institutional and Departmental Service—Montana State University

 

Member, Presidential Emerging Scholars Selection Committee, 2015-

 

Member, American Studies Advisory Committee, 2013-

 

NAS Representative, MSU Faculty Senate, 2013-

           

Member, MSU Human Subjects Review Board (IRB), 2013-

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervisor, Fall 2011-

 

            Renne Library Liaison, NAS Department, 2011-2015

 

            Member, NAS Role and Scope Review Committee, 2009-

 

            Consultant, IEFA, Bozeman Public Schools, Spring/Summer 2009

 

Coordinator, Living Peoples' Histories Tribal Histories Symposium, Spring 2009

 

            Member, NAS Scholarship Committee, 2007-2008

 

            Coordinator, M.L. Smoker Campus Visit and Poetry Reading, Fall 2008

 

            Coordinator, Sherwin Bitsui Campus Visit and Poetry Reading, Fall 2007

 

Professional Development Activities—Montana State University

 

American Indigenous Research Association, Annual Conference, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT, October 2014

 

American Indigenous Research Association, Annual Conference, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT, October 2013

 

            Teaching and Learning Committee—Certificate of Teaching Enhancement Activities

 

                        "D2L Basics Workshop," 10 September 2009

 

                        Powerpoint Enhancement Webinar, 23 July 2009

 

                        Teaching and Learning Luncheon, 16 April 2009

 

                        Transition to D2L Workshop, 13 November 2008

 

                        Luncheon with Rob Ash on Student-Athlete Success, 18 September 2008

 

                        Individualized Moodle Training with Lisa Brown, Burns Center, June 2008

 

                        Teaching and Learning Luncheon, 25 April 2008

 

                        CLS, Faculty Advising Session Luncheon, 5 March 2008

 

                        Teaching and Learning Luncheon, 29 February 2008

 

                        Teaching and Learning Luncheon, 13 November 2007

 

                        "Introduction to WebCT Workshop," Burns Center, 1 November 2007

 

                        Teaching and Learning Luncheon, 9 October 2007

 

                        Student Advising Workshop, Academic Advising Center, 2 October 2007

 

            Urban Indian Education Forum, Montana OPI, 6-7 December 2007

 

"The Blackfoot and Abraham Maslow," InPsych Program, University of Montana, 26-27 October 2007

 

IEFA Workshop, MSU Department of Education, 12 October 2007

 

Graduate Committee Work—American Studies, Montana State University

 

            Chair, PhD Committee, Emerson Bull Chief, current

 

            Chair, PhD Committee, Cassidy Medicine Horse, current

 

            Member, PhD Committee, Lisa Zeilinger, current

 

            Member, Master's Committee, Dan Hanson, current

 

            First-Year Advisor, PhD Student, Andi Powers, current

 

Graduate Committee Work—Native American Studies, Montana State University

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Megan Singer, current

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Abbie Bandstra, current

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Fox Pearson, current

 

Chair, Professional Paper Committee, Ben Piper, 2015

 

            Member, Professional Paper Committee, Tara Top Sky, 2015

 

            Member, Professional Paper Committee, Wabusk Ragged Robe, 2015

 

            Member, Professional Paper Committee, Marie Claymore, 2015

 

Chair, Professional Paper, Carolyn Old Coyote Running Wolf, 2015

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, John Marian, 2013

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Francine Spang-Willis, 2013

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Jim Del Duca, 2013

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Adrienne Pelletier, 2013

 

            Chair, Professional Paper, Roberta Harjo, 2012

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Veronica Maday, 2012

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Lisa Zeilinger, 2012

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Amy Gore, 2011

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Diveena Marcus, 2011

 

            Chair, Professional Paper, Cassidy Medicine Horse, 2011

 

            Chair, Thesis Committee, Colin Miller, 2011

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Kristi Scott, 2011

 

            Member, Graduate Committee, Monica Mathis, 2009-

 

Chair, Thesis Committee, Olena Gorelova, 2008-2009

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Lark Real Bird, 2008-2009

 

Graduate Committee Work—English Department, Montana State University

 

            Member, Thesis Committee, Liam Dillaway, 2015

 

Graduate Committee Representative Assignments—Montana State University

 

            Mike Shaw, PhD Student, Education

 

Wayne Fox, PhD Student, Education

 

Wendy Zirngibl, PhD Student, History

 

Outside Dissertation Readerships

 

            Blaze Kwaymullina, University of Western Australia, 2012

 

Institutional and Community Service—Stone Child College

 

            Project Coordinator, Rocky Boy Tribal History Project, 2005-2007

 

Chair, Rocky Boy Tribal History Project Advisory Committee, 2005-2007

 

Master of Ceremonies, Stone Child College Commencement, 2006

 

Tribal College Member, Planning Committee, "Indigenous Visions and Voices Conference," Indian Education for All Program, Havre Public Schools, 2005-2006

 

Faculty Representative, Cultural Programming Committee, 2005-2007

 

Faculty Representative, Assessment Committee, 2000-2007

 

Faculty Coordinator, Morris K. Udall Scholarship, 2000-2007

 

Faculty Representative, Curriculum Committee, 1998-2007

 

Faculty Advisor, The Campus Crier, Stone Child College student newspaper, 1999-2001

 

Coach, Speech Team, 1998-1999

 

Courses Developed and Taught at Montana State University—Bozeman

 

            Native American Studies 100:  Introduction to Native American Studies

 

            Native American Studies 201:  American Indians in Montana

 

            Native American Studies 291:  Special Topics:  World Indigenous Humanities          

 

            Native American Studies 315:  Native American Film

 

            Native American Studies 340:  American Indian Literatures

 

            Native American Studies 440:  Montana Indian Literature

 

            Native American Studies 505:  Proseminar

 

            Native American Studies 540:  Theory (graduate)

 

            Native American Studies 541:  A Critical Approach to NAS Methodologies (graduate)

 

            Native American Studies 560:  Native American Literary Traditions (graduate)

 

Native American Studies 560:  Native American Writing and the Sociology of Literature (graduate)

 

            Native American Studies 580.50:  Tribal Histories and Cultures in Montana (graduate)

 

            Native American Studies 580.51:  Best Practices in Indian Education (graduate)

 

Courses Developed and Taught at Stone Child College

 

General Studies 180:  Thai Literature and Culture

 

Humanities 180:  History and Politics of Tribal Sovereignty

 

Humanities 201:  Geographies of Exoticism:  Literature, Film, and the Real

 

Humanities 201:  Contemporary Native American Literature, Art, Film, and Photography

 

Humanities 201:  Global Indigenisms

 

Humanities 220:  Cultural Anthropology

 

Humanities 280:  Text and Context:  Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead

 

Humanities 280:  Literary Heritage of the Chippewa-Cree

 

Humanities 290:  Liberal Arts Capstone

 

English 100:  Introduction to English Composition

 

English 101:  English Composition I

 

English 102:  English Composition II

 

English 105:  Grammar Lecture

 

English 150:  Introduction to Literature

 

English 160:  Native American Literature

 

English 240:  Writing for Mass Media I

 

English 241:  Writing for Mass Media II

 

English 250:  World Literature

 

Courses Developed and Taught at Montana State University—Northern

 

            Native American Studies 350:  Indian Law

 

            Native American Studies 364:  American Indian History