Writer/Scholar Named to Ucross Board

Writer and scholar Scott Manning Stevens has recently been named to the board of the Ucross Foundation.

Stevens is associate professor of English and of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Syracuse University, and serves as the director of the university's Native American indigenous studies program.

Sharon Dynak, who's Ucross Foundation president, said Stevens brings a depth of knowledge that will be invaluable to Ucross as the foundation develops new artistic programming connected to the art gallery and the Raymond Plank Center.

Stevens has an extensive track record in scholarship and professional service, and his current research addresses contemporary Native American art and global indigenous issues as they impact museum curation, exhibitions and collections policy.

He has served on the board of trustees of the Adirondack Experience – the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. He has also been Fellowship Regional Liaison (Upstate New York) for the Ford Foundation since 2014.

Stevens is the founding director of the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies, a consortium of 15 universities in the U.S. and Canada and that includes the University of Wyoming.

The Ucross Foundation was established in 1981 and provides residencies to nearly 100 writers, visual artists and composers a year.