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DSP Members: RSVP for AAA’s Department Chairs and Representatives Breakfast

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October 15, 2015

Contact Name: Katie Vizenor
Contact Email: kvizenor@americananthro.org

Department Services Members are invited to attend AAA’s Department Chairs and Representatives Breakfast on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in Room 407, located on the meeting room level of the Colorado Convention Center . Following the keynote, discussions will continue at the tables. Topics include: continued discussion with our keynote speakers, discussing your department needs with AAA staff, or finding out more about Ethnographic Praxis In Industry (EPIC).

This year’s complimentary, served breakfast will include a wild mushroom and spinach quiche served with roasted potatoes, chicken sausage links, and roasted red pepper coulis. 

We hope you are able to join us in this rare opportunity to share with and learn from your colleagues. Please send an email to Katie Vizenor at kvizenor@americananthro.org to RSVP by Friday, October 30th, 2015.

This year’s keynote will be: 

Supporting Practicing and Applied Career Opportunities in Your Department: A Guide to Research, Best Practices and AAA Resources with Drs. Linda Bennett, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, and Keri Brondo. 

The development and promotion of applied and practicing faculty is an essential aspect for departments which want to educate their students in applied and practice roles. Drawing on their experiences in both academic and practicing roles, Drs. Linda Bennett, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, and Keri Brondo will discuss tenure and promotion of faculty working as applied and/or practicing anthropologists. They will highlight two of AAA's available practicing and applied resources, a set of guidelines designed to help departments evaluate the scholarship of practicing and applied anthropology faculty research and a resource panel of accomplished applied and practicing anthropologists available to serve as external review evaluators for tenure and promotion and for academic programs.

Linda A. Bennett, Ph.D in Anthropology (1976) American University, is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Memphis and was previously Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Arts and Sciences, U of M. She served as President of National Association for the Practice of Anthropology,  Society for Applied Anthropology, and the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists.  She has been a member of the AAA Executive Board, chair of the AAA Practicing Advisory Working Group (PAWG), chair of the AAA Committee on Practicing,  Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), and founder and chair of the Consortium of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology (COPAA). Linda has had a long-term commitment to encouraging and facilitating constructive relationships between academic and practicing and applied anthropology. 

Keri Brondo, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, 2006) is the Director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Memphis. She serves on the AAA's Executive Board and is the former Chair of the Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) (2009-2011) and the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA) (2006- 2007).

Barbara Rylko-Bauer Ph.D. (Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 1985) is Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University. She currently serves as Chair of the AAA’s Committee on Applied, Practicing, and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA) and is contributing editor of the “Anthropology Works” column in Anthropology News. She has also served as Book Review Editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and is member of the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Oral History Project.

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