Clint R. Carroll
University of California-Berkeley
David N. Cherney
University of Colorado-Boulder
Clint Carroll hopes to contribute to the growing body of indigenous social science research, specifically pertaining to environmental governance in indigenous nations and communities. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (Division of Society and Environment), Clint is interested in the intersection of traditional knowledge and tribal environmental policy in the Cherokee Nation. His dissertation focuses on his applied work on a tribal ethnobotany initiative and its development into a partnership between the tribal natural resources department, a Cherokee community nonprofit, and a small group of Cherokee elders. Extrapolating on this, he discusses elements of Cherokee governance and state formation, and how these processes are informed by Cherokee community dynamics. Clint received a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in American Indian studies from the University of Arizona. In the future he plans to continue working on indigenous environmental governance issues in academic and applied settings.
David Cherney is a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a research associate with the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative in Jackson, WY. He holds a master's degree in environmental management from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in environment, economics, and politics from Claremont McKenna College. David’s dissertation uses the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as a case study to appraise the effectiveness of conservation nonprofits. In 2006, David helped found the Greater Yellowstone Conservation Organization Inventory. This program documented, for the first time, the scope of conservation nonprofits working around Yellowstone. His published research includes large mammal migration policy in Greater Yellowstone, national park management in southern Ecuador, and water management in the Connecticut River Watershed. David serves on the executive council for the Society of Policy Scientists and on the program committee for the Society of Conservation Biology's Social Science Working Group.