Dr. Trevan is the Assistant Professor at California State University San Marcos and just ended his position of Visiting Scholar of Innovation, Business and Economic Policy for Tribal Nations and transitioning as a Member of the Faculty (Tenure-Track) in the MPA program at The Evergreen State College. In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious two (2) year Community Development Society Executive Leadership Fellowship for community development research. He is an Economist who specializes in local and tribal economies and economic policy.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Twelve Clans Sovereign Wealth Fund (Ho-Chunk Nation), Northern Initiatives (CDFI), Noo-Kayet Development Corporation (Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe), Cheyenne and Arapaho Business Development Corporation (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes), President of a new AI market analytics company aLocal, as well as Policy Advisor to the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee/US Department of Treasury.
He earned his Ph.D. at Arizona State University Watts College of Public Solutions, Community Resources and Development (Local and Tribal Economies), Master's Degree in Administration (Public Administration) from Central Michigan University, and Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration/Economics from Western Michigan University. He is a Tribal citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, Gun Lake Tribe.