Eastman Fellowship Alumni

Dennis (Dan) Runnels (1996-1997)

Dennis (Dan) Runnels (1996-1997) - (Colville), was a Visiting Instructor of Spanish and Native American Studies, Dartmouth College, 1997-2008. His dissertation: "Guaman Poma: An Amerindian's Discursvie Strategies of Resistance in Post-Conquest Peru." Dan has not yet completed his dissertation. Nevertheless, he was hired by the Native American Studies Program to teach a number of courses on identity and biography. He is now retired.

Kevin Connelly (1995-1996)

Kevin Connelly (1995-1996) - (Onondaga),received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University. His dissertation is titled: "How to Capture the Moment: Aspect, Modality, and Tense in Onondaga Discourse." Kevin is now a Language Revitalization Consultant for Onondaga Nation, working on indigenous endangered language revitalization curriculum design and lesson planning and providing professional linguistic analysis and subsequent advice on second language acquisition. Previously, he was a professor at Southwest University from August 2011 to February 2012 in China. 

Christopher Jocks (1992-1993)

Christopher Jocks (1992-1993) - (Mohawk) was our very first Eastman Fellow. His dissertation was titled: "Relationship Structures in Longhouse Tradition at Kahnawa:ke" After completing his dissertation he was appointed to a joint assistant professorship in both NAS and Religion at Dartmouth, a position he held for eight years, from 1990 to 2002. In 2008 Professor Jocks was a visiting professor at Fort Lewis College, and has recently done consulting work in Colorado.