Glover, who is also chairperson of the department of American Indian studies at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, joins the School of Law as associate dean of American Indian law programs at USD joining Barry Vickrey, dean of the School of Law; Thomas L. Sorensen, associate dean for academics, alumni development and media/public relations; and Angela R. Ericson, assistant dean. Since 1997, USD and BHSU have shared an American Indian studies major, a program Glover helped to create.
"I am extremely eager to advance the interests of BHSU, the USD School of Law and South Dakota," Glover stated. "We have a great opportunity to increase the number of American Indians in both programs while, at the same time, pursuing the next step in American Indian studies graduate education. At present, more than half of all Indians in the six state universities are found at BHSU and USD. With this collaborative effort, I'm confident that our numbers will increase – as will the breadth of our AIS programming."
A native of western Montana, Glover moved to South Dakota after practicing law in Minnesota and North Dakota. He received his bachelor's degree from Concordia College and is a graduate of Willamette University's School of Law. His first book, "Tribal Sovereigns of South Dakota," was published in 2005 by the Chiesman Center for Democracy.
"John is no stranger to USD and we're glad to have his assistance," noted Vickrey. "John brings a unique set of skills and abilities which will advance not only the interests of USD and BHSU, but those of the state; a state with the 11th largest Indian population in the country."
In 1992, Glover joined the faculty at BHSU and he was promoted to full professor of American Indian studies in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2006. In addition to 15 years of teaching at BHSU, Glover was awarded a Fellowship from the Newberry Library in Chicago and served as the Indian Law Fellow at USD. In 2005, Glover, along with other concerned academics and attorneys, formed Native Educational Endeavors, an organization that provides educational opportuni-
ties and helps foster cross cultural respect for American Indians.�During a sabbatical last year, Glover served as Visiting Scholar to the American Indian studies graduate program at the University of Arizona. He and his wife, Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the BHSU psychology department, have a son, Gene, 5. He will assume his new duties at The USD School of Law on August 1.