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NAPA Career Profiles: Jen Cardew Kersey

Jen Cardew Kersey is a former graduate of the University of North Texas, where she received her MA in Applied Anthropology. A member of the first class to enter UNT’s online Master’s Program, Jen did her research comparing the experiences of online, and on-campus graduate experiences.

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NAPA Career Profiles: Jenny Masur

Jenny Masur has dedicated over two decades of service to the National Park Service (NPS), a career trajectory she did not anticipate while in the academy. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Masur co-edited a book of oral histories of Jewish women immigrants and completed her dissertation, “Work, Leisure and Obligation in an Andalusian Town.” Following her PhD, she worked on a postdoc examining city migrants in Madrid and later taught anthropology in Argentina through the Fulbright Program.

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NAPA Career Profiles-Bryan Dennis

Bryan Dennis doesn’t consider himself to have had a “career’, but rather a professional journey that wasn’t exactly planned, and which he still continues to travel. That journey started with his graduate work at UCLA in Anthropology, where his academic focus took a very traditional approach.

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NAPA Career Profiles: Karen Greenough

Karen Greenough is a Junior Researcher working in Burkina Faso at the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). Her career trajectory stemmed from her earlier work in Niger, where she was posted as a Peace Corps Volunteer and returned afterwards to live and learn about the region.

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NAPA Career Profiles: Ted (Edward C.) Green

Ted (Edward C.) Green is perhaps most well known for his open critiques of the Western biomedical policies and practices of the AIDS establishment in its approach to Africa. Taking a more anthropological approach, Green has argued that effective solutions to decreasing HIV infection should be rooted in the cultural practices and indigenous knowledge of the peoples that public health organizations intend to help.

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Mari H. Clarke

Biography Mari H. Clarke is a World Bank Senior Gender Consultant with over 30 years of addressing gender in international development (transport, energy, water, environment, agriculture, microenterprise, monitoring and evaluation). She has been a World Bank consultant on gender and transport since 2005.

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Mary Odell Butler

Biography Dr. Mary Butler is an applied anthropologist with expertise in research design, methods, management, and supervision of evaluation projects. She has been an adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland since 2007, and at the University of North Texas since 2011. Dr. Butler is currently working for Westat on a CDC evaluation of training program for providers on the prevention

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Stan Yoder

Biography Stan Yoder is a social anthropologist with 30 years experience conducting research in more than 20 countries in Africa on topics ranging from childhood illness and treatment, family planning, the practice of traditional healers, health program evaluation, HIV/AIDS, and female genital cutting. His areas of particular expertise lie in HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa, research methodology, the formulation of survey

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Patricia Ensworth

Biography Patricia Ensworth is a business anthropologist with more than 25 years of leadership and management experience for diverse teams in global organizations. Her career has focused upon the development and implementation of innovative technologies that produce new products and services, transforming work process communities and customer experiences. Her publications and conference presentations provide information for technical professionals, anthropologists, and

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Laurie Schwede

BiographyLaurie Schwede has worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for over 25 years. She currently works as a social science research analyst in the Bureau’s Center for Survey Management.

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Ellen Puccia

Biography Ellen’s expertise is all areas of qualitative research methods. Her research background includes educational issues, such as technical/vocational education, educational policy evaluation, and multicultural education; organizational culture, specifically high technology workplaces and the work of women; migrant and immigrant issues, especially involving education and work; child mental health, especially traumatic stress; sex and gender studies; and international tourism and

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