The second of two essential qualifications is experience in administering a large and complex museum. Gover has no experience in the museum field, much less experience guiding any museum approaching the scope and scale of the NMAI. It is here, were Indian country to swallow, hook, line and sinker the storyline that this is a good thing, where skepticism necessarily emerges. Question number two: Why is it better that Gover possess no museum qualifications whatsoever?
For the past four years, Prof. Gover has been teaching federal Indian law, legal method and process, administrative law, and the history of federal Indian policy at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the home of one of the best, if not the best, Indian law program in the United States. He is also co-Executive Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at ASU. His dedication to Indian education and his experience in academe will serve him well as embarks at the helm of NMAI, a distinguished educational platform for presenting the history and rights of Native American nations and people to a global audience.