Native Public Media has hired policy analyst Traci Morris as its director of operations, it announced today (May 5). She’s the founder of Homahota Consulting, which provides research on Internet use and development of broadband in Indian Country. Morris was co-author of the first quantitative and qualitative broadband study commissioned by Native Public Media, “New Media, Technology and Internet Use in Indian County.” She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, and has a doctorate in American Indian studies and comparative culture and literary studies from University of Arizona. Morris has taught for more than a decade there, at Arizona State University and East Central Oklahoma University. She’s the author of Native American Voices: A Reader, a primary teaching tool on American Indian culture at colleges nationwide.