Faculty and Staff

Veronica Bruesch, MSW

Wichita, Buder Center Assistant Director

Lindsey Manshack, MPH

Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Buder Center Research Manager

Lynn Mitchell

Buder Center Program Coordinator

Eric Pinto, MSW

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Zuni, Buder Center Community Projects Coordinator

SAGE Research Assistant

Pow Wow Co-Chairs

Kaleigh Edwards

Caddo Nation of Oklahoma

Braylan Benoist

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe


In Remembrance of Dr. David Patterson Silver Wolf

Dr. David Patterson Silver Wolf joined the Brown School in 2012 and was an incredible professor, researcher, mentor and colleague. An Irish/Cherokee descendent, David’s research focused on two main areas: substance abuse recovery and advocating for underrepresented minority college students, especially those from American Indian/Alaska Native populations.  His impact within the Buder community is great and far reaching. He was an invaluable mentor for Indigenous students and a great advocate for Indigenous peoples.  We want to acknowledge and express gratitude for all of his many contributions to our community.