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

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.