John Henry Glover (“Stormy”) is a professor, administrator, facilitator, and consultant in indigenous law, policy, education, and development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; rural and underrepresented communities; and non-profit management. Hailing originally from the beautiful Flathead Valley in western Montana, John has spent much of his adult life in the Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest. He joined JSF in 2023.
John has served as the director of institutional advancement at Northwest Indian College, associate dean at the University of South Dakota School of Law, professor of American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, and founder, executive director and board member for Native Educational Endeavors, Inc, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing educational opportunities for Native Americans and fostering cross-cultural respect.
He has been employed as an indigenous subject matter expert and facilitator for Kauffman & Associates; a tribal liaison for Inner City Fund (ICF) and Environmental Resources Management (ERM); a field researcher for Westat; chief diversity officer at USD School of Law; director for the BHSU Center for American Indian Studies; and as an advisor to North Sound Accountable Community of Health and Borealis Philanthropy.
John began his professional life as a civil litigator with Miller, Norman, and Kenney, practicing law in Minnesota and North Dakota. He received his BA in international studies and political science from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and his JD from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. He has since been awarded fellowships from the Newberry Library of Chicago, USD School of Law, and Bush Foundation of Minnesota. More recently, John has earned graduate certification or professional endorsements in diversity, equity and inclusion (Cornell), non-profit management (Harvard), and non-profit development (Indiana U/Purdue).
John’s tribal affiliation is Salish from the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. He and his son Gene “Boomer” are both avid fisherman, sci fi fans, and peripatetic adventurers, with dad having hit all states but Hawaii and son favoring international travel including France, Australia, and Madagascar.