The Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) is pleased to welcome John Henry Glover (“Stormy”) as a new Indigenous Peoples Programs Consultant. Glover will advise the Foundation on efforts around its Indigenous grant programs in partnership with JSF’s other Indigenous Consultant, Richard B. Williams.
Glover is a professor, administrator, and consultant in indigenous law, policy, education, and development; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); rural and underrepresented communities; and nonprofit management. He is originally from the beautiful Flathead Valley in western Montana.
Glover has served as the director of institutional advancement at Northwest Indian College, associate dean at the University of South Dakota (USD) School of Law, and professor of American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University (BHSU). He has also served as founder, executive director, and board member for Native Educational Endeavors, Inc., a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities to Native Americans and fosters cross-cultural respect.
He has also been 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 an advisor to North Sound Accountable Community of Health and Borealis Philanthropy.
He received a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He also received a JD from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. More recently, he earned graduate certifications and professional endorsements in DEI (Cornell), nonprofit management (Harvard), and nonprofit development (Indiana University/Purdue). He has raised and managed millions of grant dollars from the USDA, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for Humanities, Indian Land Tenure Foundation, American Indian College Fund, and more.
Glover has appreciated contributing to community service, including providing free diversity and inclusion trainings, nonprofit assessments, and strategic planning. Additionally, he leads oral history projects and creates paid internships in Indian Country. He has also supported charities including Meals on Wheels, Good Shepherd Free Clinic, YouthWISE, Lighthouse Mission Homeless Center, Lutheran Charities, and various local and international food banks and sustainable food empowerment programs.
His tribal affiliation is Salish from the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. He and his son Gene “Boomer” are avid fisherman, sci-fi fans, and peripatetic adventurers.