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									                                      CURRICULUM VITA

                                    Julie Anne Reyes, Ph.D.
                                       jreyes7@mscd.edu


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Anthropology, 2001. Michigan State University.
       Dissertation entitled, "The Culture of Ethics: Determining How Formal and
       Informal Mechanisms are Used in Three Academic Departments to Socially
       Construct a Culture of Ethics Regarding the Protection of Human Subjects."

M.A., Anthropology, 1997. Michigan State University.
       Comprehensive examinations included: Anthropological Theory with an
       emphasis on Gender, Economic Development and, Praxis; Social Movements;
       and Central America with an emphasis on Nicaragua.

B.A., Political Science (Sociology minor), 1991. University of Oklahoma.
       Senior Thesis: Liberation Theology in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua;
       and Agrarian Reform in El Salvador.


EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor – Anthropology. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver,
Colorado. August, 2009 – Present.
       Academic Position. Courses taught and assigned include: ANT1310:
       Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANT 3480: Cultural Diversity, Health, and
       Illness; ANT 3350: Vanishing Cultures and People; ANT 3390: Understanding
       Cultures; ANT 390-Z: Structural Violence, Poverty and Human Rights; ANT 3250:
       Doing Fieldwork, Qualitative Observation.

Affiliate Faculty – Anthropology. Community College of Denver. Denver Colorado.
January 2009 – August 2009.
        Academic Position. Courses taught and assigned include: ANT101Introduction to
        Cultural Anthropology at Southwest Early College.

Affiliate Faculty – Anthropology. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver
Colorado. August, 2007 – Present.
         Academic Position. Courses taught and assigned include: ANT1310:
         Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANT 3480: Cultural Diversity, Health, and
         Illness; ANT 3350: Vanishing Cultures and People; ANT 3390: Understanding
         Cultures.

Corporate Director, Regulatory Affairs. Alta Colleges, Inc. Denver, Colorado. November
2005 – January, 2008.
       Administrative Position. Responsible for effectively overseeing the multiple
       domains of Regulatory Affairs in order to keep Alta Colleges, Inc, its subsidiaries,
       and its colleges and schools in accreditation compliance with all regulatory
       agencies’ regulations, including state boards of education and higher education,

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       the Department of Education (non-Title IV). This involved creating a cohesive
       and broad environment to positively affect productivity, continuous
       communications, (external and internal), and managing numerous applications,
       visits, and renewal processes of 18 schools throughout the country. Co-Chair for
       the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) self-study for obtaining Regional
       Accreditation Candidacy Status. I supervised 4 FTE, and reported directly to the
       Chief Legal Officer.

Associate Director, IRB, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects. Northwestern
University. Chicago/Evanston, Illinois. November, 2003 – May, 2005.
       Administrative and Academic Position. Responsible for directing and implementing the
       regulatory aspects of human subjects research, including oversight of 4 Medical and 1
       Social/Behavioral Institutional Review Boards (IRB’s). Development of policies and
       procedures related to research involving human subjects. Responsible for all education
       and training development and implementation for all aspects associated with the
       protection of human subjects of research, including Institutional Review Board members,
       biomedical and social/behavioral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and
       OPRS staff. I supervised 18 FTE direct and indirect reports including IRB Coordinators,
       Expedited Review Team, Quality Assurance, Department Assistants and temporary
       employees. Report directly to the Executive Director and Associate Vice President for
       Research. Courses taught include: “International Research Ethics.” Combined MD/MPH
       Program in Human Medicine and Public Health, 2004; and, “The Protection of Human
       Subjects.” Educational Seminar in Research Ethics for faculty, graduate and
       undergraduate students. Spring/Fall 2004.

Nigeria Program Director/Country Cluster Coordinator, Anglophone West Africa:
Education for Development and Democracy, Ambassador’s Girls’ Scholarship Program
(EDDI-AGSP). Abuja, Nigeria West Africa. November, 2002 – February, 2003.
       Administrative Position. Working in conjunction with Winrock International,
       USAID, and the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Howard Jeter, this six-month
       program was designed to assist girls who have high academic potential but
       limited financial resources to continue their education by providing 600 three-year
       scholarships for girls who are, physically challenged, orphaned through HIV/AIDS
       (those girls who have lost one or both parents due to HIV/AIDS), and the poorest
       of the poor in twelve states in six geopolitical zones throughout Nigeria. The
       scholarship assistance is complemented by mentoring programs that are
       managed by local NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) funded through a
       competitive grant process. Responsibilities involved leading project
       imp0limintation activities throughout Nigeria, preparing work plans, supervising
       staff, financial management and report writing. Specifically, I supervised four
       project staff and provided project-level financial management (budget of
       approximately $1 million); oversight the implementation of project activities and
       scholarship selection process; mentor grants management and training local
       NGO partner organizations involved in mentoring program; disbursement of
       scholarship funds; preparing annual work plans and various reports.

Research Ethics Education Coordinator. The Office of Research Ethics and Standards,
in the Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State
University. East Lansing, Michigan. January, 2000 – September, 2002.


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       Administrative and Academic Position. To meet the University's obligation under
       new federal regulations to provide training in the Responsible Conduct of
       Research (RCR) for all faculty and graduate students, with a special emphasis
       on the protection of human subjects. This involved providing training and course
       development on nine core areas of research ethics as well as developing
       curricula, web-based training, and tutorials for investigators and graduate
       students. Additional responsibilities included development and implementation of
       training programs for the Institutional Review Boards (IRB’s) which evaluate and
       approve all biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects.

Editor: The Research Integrity Newsletter. Michigan State University. East Lansing,
Michigan. (http:/grad.msu.edu/integrity.htm) January, 1996 – September, 2002.
        Administrative and Academic Position. Developed and oversaw the publication
        of the University's semi-annual newsletter, which was devoted to bringing critical
        research ethical issues before the University community for reasoned discussion
        and debate. Sponsored by the Office of Research Ethics and Standards, The
        Graduate School, and The Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences and Humanities.
        Past Issues include: Authorship; Data Control and Management; Preventive
        Ethics; Research Mentoring; The Ethical Environment for Research and
        Graduate Studies at MSU; Research Involving Human Subjects, and Conflict of
        Interest. .

Graduate Assistant, University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (UCRIHS), in
the Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Michigan State University.
East Lansing, Michigan. August,1997 – December, 1998.
        Administrative Position. Responsibilities included administrative assistance
        required for: logging in approximately 1000 human subjects’ proposals annually;
        filing; archive storage and research; IRB monthly review meetings; reporting
        adverse events; and, non-compliance investigations.

Graduate Student Orientation Coordinator, Department of Anthropology. Michigan State
University. East Lansing, Michigan. Fall 1997.
       Academic Position. Developed and implemented the required one-day orientation
       session for in-coming graduate students in the department of anthropology.

Graduate Research Assistant, James Madison College, Michigan State University. East
Lansing, Michigan. Fall, 1995 – Spring, 1996.
       Responsibilities included research and development of a database of Non-Governmental
       Organizations (NGO’s) involved with women’s and children’s issues in India.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology. Michigan State University. East
Lansing, Michigan. August, 1992 – May, 1995.
       Courses taught include: Introduction to Anthropology (101); and, Socio-cultural Diversity
       (201). Responsibilities included test development, grading, office hours, recitation, and
       lecture.

Minority Student Admissions Assistant, University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma.
August, 1990 – December, 1991.
        Responsibilities included administrative assistance for recruitment and retention
        of Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students. The office also served as the


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       clearinghouse for various Hispanic scholarship awards to students at the
       University of Oklahoma.

SCHOLARSHIP


Refereed Publications

Reyes, Julie A. “The Culture Of Ethics: Determining How Three Academic Departments
       Socially Construct Research Ethics Regarding The Protection Of Human Subjects.”
       Dissertation submitted to Michigan State University. 2001.
Reyes, Julie A. “The Construction of Research Ethics Involving Human Subjects: Preliminary
       Analysis.” Michigan Academician, 32, No. 1 (April 2000): 59-69.
Reyes, Julie A. “Mentoring” and “The Protection of Human Subjects” in Graduate Research
       Ethics Handbook. (Association for Practical and Applied Ethics: Bloomington, Indiana,
       1999).
Reyes, Julie A. Case Study and Commentary in Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries.
       Volume III. (Association for Practical and Applied Ethics: Bloomington, Indiana, 1999).


Non-refereed Publications

Reyes, Julie A., and Beverly Knight. “Cultural Awareness 101” and “How Cultural and Linguistic
       Differences can Impede Equal Access to Justice” in Ensuring Equal Justice. (The
       Michigan Bar Association: Lansing, Michigan, 2002).

Reyes, Julie A. ed. “Authorship”, “Data Control and Management”, “Preventive Ethics”,
       “The Ethical Environment for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State
       University”, “ Survey Results From the Ethical Environment for Research and
       Graduate Studies At Michigan State University”, “ Research Mentoring” ,”
       Research Ethics Involving Human Subjects Part I & II”, “Conflict of Interest” in
       Research Integrity. (Michigan State University, 1996-2002).


Presentations and Exhibits

       Refereed presentations

“Finding Voice Amidst Structural Violence, Poverty and Human Rights: Illuminating Social
       Cohesion, Dialogue and Social Relatedness.” Panel Moderator at the High Plains
       Society for Applied Anthropology Spring Conference 2010. Metropolitan State College
       of Denver, Denver, Colorado. April 22 – 25, 2010.
       Conference Title: “Representation: Who is Heard and Who Needs to be Heard?”

“Ethics and Anthropology and the Military. “ Presented at the High Plains Society for Applied
        Anthropology Annual Retreat. Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico. October 2 -4, 2009.




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“Generating and Creating an Ethical Environment for Anthropological Research.” Presented at
      the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Spring Conference 2009. Metropolitan
      State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado. April 24 – 26, 2009.
      Conference Title: “Development and Sustainability: Recognizing New Resources and
      Hearing New Voices.” Co-participant in the Panel session on “Applying Ethics: An
      Evaluation of the New AAA Ethical Guidelines.”

“Research Ethics Education at Michigan State University.” Presented at the Conference on
      Research Ethics Education at Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, Michigan. May
      11, 2002.
      Conference funded by an NSF grant and undertaken in collaboration with the Office of
      the Vice President for Research and the Graduate College.
Participant in “Scientists and Subjects”, a Web-Based Seminar on the Ethics of Research with
        Human Subjects, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Indiana University,
        Bloomington, Indiana. . April – July 2002.
        A seminar designed to: implement the three principles articulated in the Belmont Report;
        instruct on the fundamental philosophical concerns over human experimentation,
        informed consent, vulnerable populations, and therapeutic obligations in research,
        including non-therapeutic research. Competitive application process
“The Responsible Conduct of Research Series at MSU” and “Using a Web-Based Tutorial for
      Training on the Protection of Human Subjects.”
      Presented at the 11th Annual meeting of the Association for Applied and Professional
      Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2, 2002.
Judge for the Seventh & Eighth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl at the Annual meetings of the
       Association for Applied and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, March, 2001, 2002.
“How Three Academic Departments Socially Construct Research Ethics Regarding Human
      Subjects at Michigan State University.”
      Presented at the Office of Research Integrity, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2000.
“The Construction of Research Ethics Involving Human Subjects at Michigan State University.”
      Presented at the 1999 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Annual Meeting,
      Grand Valley State University. Allendale, Michigan. March 12-13, 1999.
Nominated participant for the Graduate Research Ethics Education Workshop at Indiana
     University.
      Supported by The National Science Foundation; Office of Research Integrity and the
      University Graduate School, Indiana University; Association for Practical and
      Professional Ethics; Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions,
      Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. A workshop designed to prepare the leaders
      of the next generation of scientists and engineers to confront significant issues in
      research ethics. Competitive application process, involving a mentor nomination. , June
      3-7, 1998.
"The Ethical Climate." Panel Member and Presenter at the Managing Research Integrity
       Workshop, The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
       A conference co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for
       Research and the Public Health Service, Office of Research Integrity. February, 1998.




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       Non-refereed presentations

“Ethics in Research: Historical Abuses with Human Subjects-How Far Have We Come?”
        Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Behavioral Science Colloquium Series 2009-
        2010. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. April 12, 2010.

“International Research Ethics.” Combined MD/MPH Program in Human Medicine and Public
        Health, Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois. Fall 2004.
        Issues associated with research in international settings, including informed consent,
        cultural differences and appropriate measures to ensure the rights and welfare of human
        subjects of research outside the United States
“The Protection of Human Subjects.” Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois. February-
       August, 2004.
       Educational Seminar in Research Ethics for faculty, graduate and undergraduate
       students, Chicago and Evanston Campus
“Social Justice: A Professional Commitment.” Guest lecture at the University of Detroit Mercy
        School of Dentistry. Detroit, Michigan. June 5, 2002.
        Part of a summer community dental course for senior dental students.



Research

Ethnographic research and fieldwork regarding Addressing Poverty in Nicaragua: Local Non-
Governmental Organizations Responses to Structural Violence. Managua, Granada,
Matagalpa, Nicaragua, June 2010.
      The general purpose of this research is to obtain ethnographic and statistical data
      regarding structural violence as it links to quantitative and qualitative indices of poverty,
      including maternal-infant mortality, hunger, lack of economic enterprise for
      independence, and voicelessness. Also, to reestablish contact and/or obtain permission
      for research with leaders and/or founders of local Nicaraguan Non-Governmental
      Organization’s (NGO’s) to obtain ethnographic data regarding a human-rights based
      approach to alleviate poverty. Finally, to research accommodations, transportation, and
      service learning opportunities for MSCD students in Granada, Managua, and Matagalpa
      for a potential faculty-led study abroad field methods course tentatively planned for
      Summer 2011.

Ethnographic research and fieldwork regarding Gender, Islam and Christianity in Nigeria, West
Africa, September, 2002 - June, 2003. The Guadium et Spes Institute (Archdiocese in Abuja).
Co-Investigator.
        I conducted participant observation and approximately 50 interviews throughout 12
        States in Nigeria on Sharia – the Islamic legal code, British Common Law, Traditional
        African Customary law and Christianity. I worked with The Guadium et Spes Institute
        (Archdiocese in Abuja) to examine the tension between Christianity and Islam from a
        Nigerian perspective. This included an extensive historical and archival research of
        documents in Nigeria. I also explored gender in Nigeria, especially as it relates to
        education. This was complimented by my work as the Nigeria program Director/Country
        Cluster Coordinator, Anglophone West Africa.




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Grant writing and development for a Fogarty Grant: Training for Scholarship in Research Ethics
proposal. at the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State
University , East Lansing, Michigan. 2002.
       I was initially involved in the development of this grant that was funded through the
       Fogarty International Center, NIH and in collaboration with the University of Malawi
       College of Medicine for 2004-2008 with a total of $725,256. This program assists
       African scholars to develop active research and teaching programs in the area of
       research ethics, in order to develop an active scholarly community in the region of
       Malawi. (PI: Tom Tomlinson and Joseph Mfutso-Bengo.)

Ethnographic dissertation research and fieldwork conducted at conducted at Midwestern
Research University1, 1998-2000. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Principle
Investigator. “Culture of Ethics: Determining How Formal and Informal Mechanisms are Used
in Three Academic Departments to Socially Construct a Culture of Ethics Regarding the
Protection of Human Subjects."
        I Conducted direct observation and 33, open-ended interviews with 29 faculty members
        and graduate students within three Academic Departments in the Allied Health Fields
        and Social Sciences for my dissertation research on the social construction of research
        ethics regarding the protection of human subjects.

Ethnographic research and fieldwork regarding “The Role of Social Movements and Legislation
of Domestic Violence “in Managua, and Diriamba, Nicaragua. 1995 and 1996. Michigan State
University, East Lansing, Michigan. Foreign Language Assistance Scholarship (FLAS).
Principle Investigator.
        I conducted participant observation and interviews with prominent leaders in the
        women’s movement (AMLAE) concerning domestic violence and legislation. I also
        attended Intensive Language Training (Spanish) at The University of Mobile, Latin
        American Campus, San Marcos, Curazo Nicaragua.

Ethnographic research and fieldwork regarding “Structural Adjustment” and the “Role of Sister
City Relationships”. Juigalpa, La Libertad, Managua, Nicaragua. 1994 and1995. Research
partially facilitated by Ann Arbor, Michigan/Juigalpa, Nicaragua and East Lansing, Michigan/La
Libertad Sister City Projects. Principle Investigator.
         I conducted participant observation and in-depth interviews with community members
         and local government workers of members of La Libertad, and Juigalpa and members of
         the legislature and World Bank in Managua regarding Structural Adjustment Policies in
         Nicaragua following the UNO election.

Ethnographic research and fieldwork regarding “Women's Changing Roles in the Catholic
Church”. Flint, Michigan. January - May 1994.
      I conducted participant observation and interviews with members of the Diocese and
      numerous members of a Catholic Church in Flint, Michigan. Principle Investigator.

Ethnographic research and fieldwork for Senior Thesis regarding “Liberation Theology and the
Role of the Popular Church in El Salvador and Nicaragua”. Summer 1991.
       I conducted interviews with several women's groups regarding human rights, violence
       (domestic and otherwise) and legislation including, El Salvador: Co-Madres, Instituto de
       Mujer (IMU); Nicaragua: Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs.


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    This is a pseudonym to protect confidentiality.

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Ethnographic research and fieldwork for Senior Thesis regarding “The Root Causes of Poverty,
Hunger, and Social Injustice”. Guatemala and Nicaragua. Winter 1990.
      I Conducted interviews with several women's groups regarding human rights, violence
      (domestic and otherwise) and legislation including, Guatemala: Coordinadora Nacional
      de Viudas de Guatemala (CONAVIGUA), Grupo Apoyo Mutual (GAM); Nicaragua:
      Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs.


Grants


LAS Mini-Grant Award for Tenure-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development of $1,000
      for research conducted in Nicaragua, June 2010.

Office of International Studies, Professional Development Award of $750 for research
        conducted in Nicaragua, June 2010.

“Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program”.
        Michigan State University, 1996-1998. Used for dissertation research. Competitive
        grant for research and fieldwork. $25,000.
Anthropology Training Fellowship. Michigan State University, 1996. Competitive grant for
       research and fieldwork. $3,000.
“Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship”. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
       Michigan State University, 1996. Competitive grant for research and fieldwork. $15,000.
Affirmative Action Graduate Equal Opportunity Program Fellowship. Michigan State University,
       1992-1994. Competitive grant for research and fieldwork. $20,000.


Advanced Study

Certification from The School for Spiritual Psychology under the direction of Robert Sardello,
        Ph.D. Faculty member of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Texas, Former
        chairman of the Department of Psychology, University of Dallas.
        The program is a two-year course of studies, taught in five-day blocks, three times a
        year for two years, exploring the cultural facets of health and healing in the world. The
        class met in the fall, winter and spring each of the two years. 2006-2008.


Professional Development and Conferences

“Reconsidering Hegemony: Anthropology in the Era of Hope and Fear”. Society for the
      Anthropology of North America and Association of Black Anthropologists 2010
      Conference. Hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado,
      Denver. Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado. April 15-17, 2010. Attendee.




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“Achieving Success with Today’s Learners: Revolutionizing Teaching IN and OUT of Class.”
       offered through the Center for Faculty Development. Metropolitan State College of
       Denver. Denver, Colorado. April 2, 2010. Attendee.
“Anthropological perspectives on infant sleep and nighttime parenting: Implications for clinical
       practice”. Presented by Lane Volpe. Tivoli Student Union on Auraria Campus..
       Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. March 18, 2010. Attendee.
“Study Abroad Course Development Workshop” led by Dr. Gudrun Clay, Professor Modern
      Languages and Chairperson of the International Education Committee, and Dr. Akbarali
      Thobhani, Interim Chair, African/African American Studies Department and Executive
      Director, Office of International Studies. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver,
      Colorado. September 18, 2009. Attendee.
“Campus Conversation: Grant Writing and Metro State’s Indirect Cost Recovery (IRC) Policy”
     led by Gwendolyn Mami, J.D, Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Research
     and Programs offered through the Center for Faculty Development. Metropolitan State
     College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. September 14, 2009. Attendee
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” seminar offered through the Center for Faculty
       Development. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado . September 4,
       2009. Attendee.
College of Letters Arts, and Science Mentoring sessions. Metropolitan State College of Denver.
       Denver, Colorado. August 2009-May 2010. Attendee.
“New Faculty Learning Community” offered through the Center for Faculty Development.
      Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. August 2009- December, 2009.
      Attendee.
New Faculty Orientation. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. August 12,
      2009. Attendee.
Faculty Development Conference, “Active Learning: What Is It and Will It Work In My Class?”
       Dr. Mark Potter, Director, Center for Faculty Development. February 20, 2009.
       Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. Attendee.
Faculty Development Conference, “Developing Communities of Practice at Metropolitan State
       College of Denver”. Facilitated by Dr. Mark Potter, Director, Center for Faculty
       Development. February 6, 2009. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver,
       Colorado. Attendee.
Student Advising with Dr. Charlie Nutt, Executive Director: National Academic Advising
      Association. October 20, 2008. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver,
      Colorado. Attendee.
The Open Forum for Affiliate Faculty, Tuesday September 23, 2008 Metropolitan State College
      of Denver. Denver, Colorado. Attendee.
Thinking Based Learning, conducted by Dr. Robert Swartz, Director of the National Center for
       Teaching Thinking (NCTT),Friday, August 22, 2008. Metropolitan State College of
       Denver. Denver, Colorado. Attendee.
“Meet and Greet” with the new Director of the Center for Faculty Development, Dr. Mark Potter,
       August 19, 2008. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. Attendee.
New Affiliate Faculty Workshop. August 6, 2008. Metropolitan State College of Denver,
      Denver, Colorado. Attendee.

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Web Conference Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE):
     Comprehensive Program, Sponsored by the Office for Sponsored Programs, April 4,
     2008. Attendee.
Civil Rights Movement, Where Do We Go From Here? Presented by Dr. Vincent Harding, April
        23, 2008. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. Attendee.
Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System. February 8, 2008. Metropolitan State
      College of Denver, Denver, Colorado. (Dr. Raoul Arreola-presenter) A Center for
      Educational Development and Assessment Seminar. Attendee.


SERVICE

Department

MSCD 2010 Spring Commencement. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado.
     May 16, 2010.
MSCD Major’s Fair. Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado. September 15,
     2009; March 11, 2010.

Revision to the Anthropology Department’s Strategic Plan and Appendices. Fall 2009.

SABS Scheduling Committee for Anthropology. Fall 2009-Present.

Anthropology Assessment Committee. Fall 2009-Present.

Anthropology Program Curriculum Committee. Fall 2009-Present.

Mentor and Faculty Advisor for Individualized Degree program. 2009-2010.



College

Member of the Sociology, Anthropology, Behavioral Science Host Committee for the Plain and
     Fancy Ball 2010.
Judicial Board Training. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. November 19,
        2009.
Advisory Board of the CIL-IDP Concentration in International Studies. Center for Individualized
       Learning –Individual Degree Program. Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver,
       Colorado. 2009-Present. Member.

Gave a guest lecture on anthropology to Dr. Luis Rivas’ English 1010 course. Metropolitan State
      College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. September 17, 2009.
Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) & Undergraduate Research
      at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, Colorado. 2009-Present. Member.




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Application to the Colorado Department of Education – Standards Review Subcommittee-Social
       Science August, 2008.
Women and International Development (WID) Advisory Committee.
       Michigan State University's WID program promotes teaching, research, and action on
       international development and global transformation as they affect women and gender
       relations around the world. 1996-1998.
Anthropology Graduate Student Committee. Michigan State University. 1992-1997.

Community
       Local

Collaborate with Paritosh Kaul, MD, Director Culturally Effective Medicine Associate Professor of
Pediatrics and Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Colorado Denver School
of Medicine and Gretchen Gultan, Dean at the School of Medicine on developing curriculum for the
4th year elective on the following issues regarding teaching of cultural competence to medical
students:
              Structural violence and its relationship to health disparities, and advice on how I teach
               this in anthropology courses that explore health issues.
              Systems issues and how systems affect health disparities. Specifically, how students
               could be taught this issue and then become advocates for change.
              Strategies for teaching Culturally Effective Medicine that have worked and how to
               incorporate these in the classroom.
              Strategies for comparing differences across disciplines.
              Poverty as a culture and teaching it to students as part of the 4th year elective
               curriculum.


Non-Profit Real Estate Company. (http://www.nprealestate.org/) Colorado.
       Member, Board of Directors. The Non Profit Real Estate Company is creativity,
       innovation, and community service funded by entrepreneurs thinking outside the box. To
       re-imagine business itself toward a greater circle, building alliances and generating
       contributions from professional real estate agents to the Non Profit community.
Cameron Church. Denver Colorado. Choir member and percussionist. 2005- Present.
The Open Justice Commission, State Bar of Michigan, Cultural Awareness Project. Advisory
Committee.
      This project is a practical approach to building positive awareness of the impact of any
      racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in the utilization and impact of legal and judicial
      service through the creation of a written guideline and development of a curriculum and
      various training modalities. I serve on this committee as a socio-cultural anthropologist
      to help design the curriculum which will contain materials associated with defining issues
      around cultural awareness, cultural competency, culture, race, ethnicity. 2001-2002.
Pinecrest Elementary School. East Lansing, Michigan. Volunteer Art Coordinator/Teacher.
       1999-2001.
Treasurer, The East Lansing, Michigan - La Libertad, Nicaragua Sister City Project.
      1993-1998 (Group temporarily disbanded in 1998).
Core Group Member (Board of Directors), Loaves and Fishes Ministries. Lansing, Michigan.


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       Provides overnight emergency shelter and transitional living space for men, women and
       children. 1995-1997.
Chair, The Greater Lansing Ballet Company Guild. 1998-2002.
Percussionist and choir member, St. John’s Student Parish, East Lansing, Michigan.
      1999-2002.


State and National

Nomination by the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association to run as a
      candidate for the 2010 Spring ballot for a Committee on Human Rights -Undesignated
      Seat.

MADRE. 121 West 27th Street, #301, New York, NY 10001. Member.
     http://www.madre.org/index.php?video=1 MADRE uses human rights to advance
     social justice. We partner with women in communities worldwide to meet urgent, local
     needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face.

Benedictine Peace House. Member and University Committee. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      1989-1991.
United Ministry Center. Member and University Committee Organizer for Campus Diversity
       and Central America Week. University of Oklahoma. 1989-1991.


Professional Organizations

Member: High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology. 2009-Present.
Member: NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 2008 - Present.
Member: Association for Experiential Education. 2008 - Present.
Member: American Council on Education. 2008 - Present.
Member: American Anthropological Association. 1993 - Present.
Member: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics; Poynter Center for the Study of
     Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 2000 - 2002.




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