BiographyKristy Keller has provided direct service to displaced families since 2009. With experience in program management, service development and evaluation, Ms. Keller received an MA in Applied Anthropology in 2013 from San Jose State University. In graduate school, Kristy partnered with fellow students to study different sites of the Occupy Movement. Together, they produced an ethnographic pamphlet, “Occupying in California: Voice and Contexts,” meant to contextualize
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On a teaching engagement in South Korea BiographyAmelia Jamison is a graduate student and researcher at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are broadly focused on the intersections of applied anthropology and public health, with a specific focus on health disparities in infectious disease. Having completing her M.A.A. in Applied Anthropology in 2014, she is currently pursing an M.P.H. in
BiographyLaurel is a qualitative researcher, currently employed as a Research Coordinator with the University of Washington in Seattle. In this role she supports several research projects related to cancer prevention and control, working closely with interdisciplinary teams based in the Department of Health Services and representatives from the Department of Health, Veterans Administration, and elsewhere. She is currently applying to
Suzanne Hanchett considers herself to have had four careers, spanning over the course of the last 40 years. Starting out as an academic anthropologist after receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1970, she found herself denied tenure after 9 years of teaching, leaving her “casting about” as she considered her next career move. “The reasons are still unclear to me,
Through engaging snapshots of her work in formative program evaluation, Monica S. Hunter reveals a commitment to innovative solutions and a systematic approach. Hunter defines and translates the interests and input of stakeholders in various realms of life to implement and improve programs with a goal of long-term sustainability.
NAPA Career Profiles: A chat with David Fetterman on Empowerment Evaluation, and the value of ethnography.
David Fetterman is an evaluator by profession, and is probably best known for his work on creating Empowerment Evaluation, which helps individuals learn to evaluate their own programs. In this process Fetterman serves as a coach, helping guide the work and maintain rigor, but allowing stakeholders to plan, implement and evaluate themselves. The end goal is self-determination, and it is
John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, an NGO, and for-profit private sector in international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.