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Oaxaca, Mexico 

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President and Professor of Anthropology, Intercultural Open University Foundation, USA and NL

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Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, The Union Institute

M.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania


Anthropology; Innovation in Education; International Education, Cross-Cultural Business Management, Latin American and Hispanic Studies(Mexico/Spain), Shamanism and Spiritual Journeying; Ritual Art and Performance, Dance Ethnology, South Asia Studies(India), Women's Studies, Sustainable Agriculture.


2007-present Professor in Higher Education, Cultural Anthropology, Intercultural Open University Foundation, The Netherlands

1995-2005 Core Faculty, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH

1993 -1995 Assistant Dean and Core Faculty The Union Institute

1990-1992 Academic Director, Mexico: School for International Training, VT

1985-1989 Professor of Behavioral Science and Management, Coordinator of Behavioral Science, Wilmington College, DE

1981-1985 Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Wilmington College

1974-1980 Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Wilmington College

1982-1983 Lecturer, Cross Cultural Communications Systems, Univ. of Pennsylvania.

1972-1973 Teaching Assistant, South Asia Department, Univ. of Pennsylvania

1969-1971 Instructor of Anthropology, Ursinus College

1984-1989 Consultant in Organizational Analysis and Employee Development, Wharton School, Univ.of Pennsylvania

International Education and Experience

1961 Summer University of Dijon, Dijon, France

1961-1962 University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

1963-1964 University College, London, England

1964-1965 University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina 

Management consulting and research: Mexico 1990-present;Spain 1961,1988-present; Taiwan 1985; India 1968,1973,1995,2006; Argentine 1964,1965

Dissertaion Title: Black Crows in the Morning: A Journey to the Shaman’s


EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: My ideas about teaching and learning are rooted in both my experience in non-traditional learning and formal academic training, and in my belief that learning, like life, is an experiment, both mystical and magical, and tragic. I also believe that cultural diversity is essential to human survival and that consciousness of diversity is critical to learning.


During the past several years my professional activities have been divided between fostering cross-cultural communication and promoting the importance of traditional healing. I have served on a number of boards including the Delaware Humanities Forum and Partners for the Americas. I have given presentations and chaired sessions in a wide range of professional contexts. I have also conducted numerous workshops on dream interpretation, Native American spirituality, and psychology and spirituality. In January of 2007, I participated in a global conference in India on Science, Spirituality, and Intercultural Insights.

Publications, Papers, Presentations: Please request list

Professional Associations

1974-present American Anthropological Assn.

1970-present University Museum, University of Pennsylvania

1996-present Association of International Educators

1985-present Association for Transpersonal Psychology

1992-1998 Board Member, Delaware Humanities Forum


2001 San Pablo Ela, Oax,MX recognition by municipal authorities for work in

Community building

1994 Senate of Puerto Rico, S. Juan PR. Resolution 1309 expressing recognition and appreciation for the experiences of cultural learning and cultural exchange afforded by the Union Institute Seminar on Puerto Rican Culture

1993 Department of Agriculture of the State of Mexico. Recognition by the national government for work with Campesinos and agricultural development.

1986 Wilmington College Excellence in Teaching and Service on Self Directed Study Commision. Wilmington, DE

1965-69 Delaware Department of Education Scholarship for graduate study in Anthropology

1964-65 Ford Foundation Anthropological Field Training Grant,

1959-63 Wemyss Foundation Complete Scholarsip for B.A. in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania

Dissertations supervised 1993-2005:Selected Examples:

Cultural anthropology

1999: Bowman, Joanne Marie, Characteristics of Scottish women who take risks: Cultural environments and socialization

1999:Jones, Pearlie M.,T he Longest Journey', autobiography, and, Race, class and gender issues in the lives of African American women

1997: N'Diaye, Diana Baird, Collaborative cultural research and public sector folklore presentation: An ethnographic study of the African Immigrant Folklife Project

Consciousness and healing

2003:Buck, Stephanie M., Essays in analytical psychology: A phenomenological study of the archetypal nature of the psychotherapeutic frame, with a special focus on contributions of archetypal field theory

2002:Caplan, Mariana, Do you need a guru? Understanding the student-teacher relationship in an era of false prophets

2001: Brooks, Patricia Anne, The use of clinical hypnosis to accelerate the appearance of soft tissue wound resolution and patient recovery in post-surgical patients

2000: Cane, Patricia Mathes, Trauma healing and transformation: Body-mind-spirit practices for grassroots people

1999: DeWees, Suzanne Mary, Palliative massage: Healing into dying, and, Lived experience: A contextual essay

Ritual and Arts Performance

2000: Avoglia, Evely, Finding authentic voice: A spiritual journey

1998: Jorge, Ethel E., La Reina del barrio: A murga group in Montevideo, Uruguay

Creative arts research:

2002: Lausch, Nancy Vanderboom , Blessed are the fruits of my womb: Practicing the pedagogy via aesthetics, semiotics, and creativity

1998: Rankin, Don, Contextual essay (exhibition catalog): Making the invisible visible. A series of paintings focusing on Native American oral traditions


Cross-cultural communication

2001: Boeder, Shane, Women's stories: The politics of memory in Latin America

1999: Navarro, Valerie P. , Breaking the chains: Personal transformation through second language acquisition

1998: Domoto, Maria Elena , Demystifying Japan: A multimedia software package for a multicultural age

Organizational Studies

Allen, Rodney Stephen :2001, A phenomenological study of middle management in the post-acquisition environment

2001: by Santiago-Canet, Jaime Luis, Readiness of Puerto Rican managers in the southern region of Puerto Rico to compete in the international business environment

Curriculum Developed and Courses Taught

Doctoral level:(Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies)

Demistifying Research

Asking the Research Question: Design and Execution in Research

Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

Traditional Healing, Spirituality and Community Health in Oaxaca, Mexico

Culture, Migration and Community Empowerment

Science, Spirituality and Intercultural Relations

Spirituality, Culture, and Healing: a Journey into the Sacred Heart of India

Politics, Trade and Migration in Contemporary Oaxaca

History and Systems in Psychology

Graduate:(M.B.A. & M. S. in Human Resource Management)

Organizational Development

Human Systems Analysis

International Business Management