An Editorial Board establishes editorial policy and works with the editors to ensure fair, comprehensive, and inclusive development of content. 

Editorial Board Members

  • James Madison
    Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University
    Chair, One Year Term (2023)
  • Keira Amstutz
    President, Indiana Humanities
    Three Year Term (2023-25)
  • A’Lelia Bundles
    Journalist and author
    Three Year Term (2023-25)
  • Marlene Dotson
    President, Indiana Latino Institute
    One Year Term (2023)
  • Charlene Fletcher
    Curatorial Director, Conner Prairie
    Three Year Term (2023-25)
  • David Hampton
    President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
    One Year Term (2023)
  • Sean Huddleston
    President, Martin University
    Two Year Term (2023-24)
  • John Krull
    Director, Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College
    Two Year Term (2023-24)
  • Anita Morgan
    Department of History, IUPUI
    One Year (2023)
  • Richard Pierce
    Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
    Two Year Term (2023-24)
  • Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth-El Zedek
    Three Year Term (2023-25)
  • Gail Thomas Strong
    Vice President for Community Engagement, WFYI
    Two Year Term (2023-24)
  • David Wantz
    President Emeritus, Independent Colleges of Indiana
    One Year (2023)
  • Robert G. Barrows
    Professor Emeritus, IUPUI
    Special Advisor

An Editorial Staff consisting of editor-in-chief, managing editor, associate managing editor, and research associates develop content, commission and verify entries, and ensure adherence to editorial policies.

Subject matter experts and citizen committees assist in identifying content. A list of all committees and expert consultants is here.

Editorial policies and criteria for inclusion of entries: Editorial Policies, Entry Criteria

We encourage users of the encyclopedia to suggest entries, contribute information and materials (e.g., photos, documents, etc.), make corrections, and help the editorial staff to improve this resource. Each entry includes information on how to offer comments and suggestions. Or use this link for advice and forms for making suggestions. 

Selection Procedure

  • Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (EOI) editors compile lists of proposed entries.
  • Editorial Board approves entry selection. 
  • The editorial staff determine length and identifies authors, who enter into an agreement with EOI.

Editorial Process

  • Submitted entries are reviewed and approved by editorial staff.
  • Entries may be reviewed by the Editorial Board, when appropriate.
  • Image editor identifies possible images for inclusion.
  • Managing editor reviews the text for accuracy, completeness, consistency, and clarity. 
  • Editor in chief conducts final review of entry and approves for publication.