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MP BumstedPerson was signed in when posted
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Public release date: 25-May-2006

Economic & Social Research Council
Employers need highly skilled social science PhDs
In a new report published today the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) sets out the findings of a review it has commissioned that evaluates both the needs of non-academic employers for highly skilled social scientists, and the extent to which social science PhD-holders in such employment are using the skills and knowledge developed during their doctorate.

The sustained development of a highly skilled workforce is essential to underpinning the quality of social scientific research in the UK. Whilst the majority of social science PhD holders continue to pursue a career in research, many social science researchers develop careers beyond academia and make important contributions both within and beyond the UK research base in other sectors such as public administration and defence; heath and social work; manufacturing and education.

Commissioned as the companion study to the Demographic Review of UK Social Sciences this report, entitled The employment of social science PhDs in academic and non-academic jobs: research skills and postgraduate training, provides clear evidence of demand across a range of employers for the skills and attributes acquired during a social science PhD. It illustrates that PhD holders are highly employable in a number of sectors.

The review, which was conducted by Kate Purcell, Professor of Employment Studies at UWE, and Peter Elias, Professor of Employment Research at the University of Warwick, underlines the crucial importance of equipping UK social scientists with core research and related professional skills from an early stage in their career.

Professor Kate Purcell, commenting on the report, said, "We found that many PhD completers regretted not having developed broader methodological skills as part of their doctorate, and believed, with hindsight, that they would have benefited from better developed quantitative skills in particular. It was also clear that whilst employers welcome many of the research related skills developed whilst undertaking doctoral training, including critical reasoning and analytical thinking, they reported difficulties in recruiting highly-qualified social scientists with well-developed project management and team-working capabilities."

The ESRC is responding to these findings as part of our on-going commitment both to strengthening future research capacity across all social science disciplines and also to prepare social science PhD-holders for work outside of academia:

    * The ESRC Researcher Development Initiative provides training and development opportunities to enhance general skills across the social science base in areas such as quantitative research methods. This initiative forms an integral part of our strategy to develop training packages tailored to particular needs at all stages of the academic life course.
    * The expansion of Masters provision in quantitative methods will support the doubling of the number of research studentships available in social statistics and more generally in quantitative methods.
    * The standard postgraduate stipend has also been increased to £15K per annum for those embarking on quantitative methods PhDs.
    * Opportunities for mid career re-skilling are also to be expanded by the Council especially in quantitative methods.
    * Provision of transferable skills training as required by all Research Councils.

"These are initial steps. We will continue to draw upon the findings arising from this report to ensure that we are developing the skills of the next generation of Social Scientists. In doing so we are confident that the ESRC will contribute to the sustained development of a world class social science research base within the UK," says ESRC Chief Executive, Professor Ian Diamond.

Professor Diamond comments further that "This review further highlights the importance of career development skills amongst researchers, and the importance of identifying individual training needs from an early stage. By working in partnership with other key actors in the higher education sector, and in industry, we can develop initiatives to advance the skill base of social science PhDs as well as support the broad spectrum of careers open to them."

Julie McLaren at ESRC on 01793 413089 e-mail:
Or Alexandra Saxon at ESRC on 01793 413032 e-mail:


1. The employment of social science PhDs in academic and non-academic jobs: research skills and postgraduate training draws upon a range existing data sources along with new investigations of the early career experiences of social science PhD holders. The research was lead by Professor Kate Purcell from the Employments Studies Research Unit at the University of the West of England and Professor Peter Elias from the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick. The report can be accessed at If you require a hard copy please e-mail

2. The ESRC is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. It provides independent, high quality, relevant research to business, the public sector and Government. The ESRC total expenditure in 2005/6 is £135million. At any time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and research policy institutes. More at

3. ESRC Society Today offers free access to a broad range of social science research and presents it in a way that makes it easy to navigate and saves users valuable time. As well as bringing together all ESRC-funded research (formerly accessible via the Regard website) and key online resources such as the Social Science Information Gateway and the UK Data Archive, non-ESRC resources are included, for example the Office for National Statistics. The portal provides access to early findings and research summaries, as well as full texts and original datasets through integrated search facilities. More at

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Economic & Social Research Council
Anthropologists escape into the wider world
In the UK, around 100 social anthropology Ph.D.s are completed annually – a number that has more than doubled in the last 15 years – but only 10 or 20 permanent academic posts are advertised in this discipline every year. The others, though, are mostly doing very nicely outside anthropology departments.

A recent study led by Professor Jonathan Spencer at the University of Edinburgh's Anthropology Department tracked social anthropology doctoral students who completed their studies between 1992 and 2003 to see what they are doing now. The research, conducted with Dr. David Mills from Birmingham, and Dr. Anne Jepson from Edinburgh, and funded by the ESRC, found that holders of social anthropology Ph.D.s are highly employable and successful in finding jobs that draw on their anthropological skills. Three-hundred and nine Ph.D. holders completed questionnaires on a number of issues, including what skills they thought their Ph.D. gave them. The majority work outside academic anthropology, either in other disciplines within academia, or in various non-academic positions. Fifty-seven per cent currently hold academic positions, though one third of those are on fixed-term contracts with uncertain long-term prospects.

Those who escape a conventional academic career can be found in some unexpected settings, from international development organizations like the World Bank and DfID, where anthropologists have played key roles for many years, to high-tech companies like Intel. Others remain in academia, teaching and researching in fields as diverse as Religious Studies, Management, Health, and Education. What they bring to these settings are special skills of observation and critical analysis, born of Ph.D. projects based on long-term field research in challenging cultural locations.

Professor Spencer says, "We knew that social anthropologists have a real presence at all levels in the world of international development, but we were surprised by two discoveries. One was social anthropology's success as an "exporter" of skilled researchers and teachers to other academic disciplines. The other was its growing role at the cutting edge of business and technology innovation. Employers seem to be especially interested in the close-focus research skills that are central to anthropological fieldwork. Our findings raise serious doubts about the received wisdom that employers are only interested in the most 'generic' social research skills."

Gillian Tett, who carried out fieldwork in Tajikistan for her Cambridge Ph.D. is now a successful financial journalist with the Financial Times: "When I first started working as a financial journalist about a decade ago, after doing a Ph.D. in anthropology, I was a rare breed - most people in the banking and business world had no idea what anthropology was, let alone any desire to use it. But that has started to change in recent years. IT companies have increasingly turned to social anthropologists to help them understand how culture impacts on the use of technology, and this trend is now in other consumer industries as well. Separately, even some accountancy groups and financial firms are using anthropology to look at corporate culture."

Simon Roberts studied the impact of cable TV in the Indian holy city of Benares for his Ph.D. in Edinburgh. After setting up his own anthropological consultancy in London, he has recently joined Intel's Digital Health Group: "Anthropologists are one of the key tools we use to ensure we connect our technologies with human needs. In the Digital Health Group, we actually live with and observe aging people and people with chronic illnesses to understand how technology can help them live safer, healthier lives in their homes without having to go to long-term care facilities."

The results of the study present some interesting challenges for academic anthropology, according to Professor Spencer: "One thing is clear. Ph.D.-holders who work outside academia have often chosen to turn their backs on more conventional academic careers, which are perceived as being too insecure for many, and often miserably rewarded in the early years. In applying their skills in such diverse settings this generation of Ph.D.s is enriching the discipline in quite new ways. The challenge now is to explore ways to bring what they have learnt in their adventures back into academic training for the next generation of anthropologists."


Professor Jonathan Spencer, 0131-667-6376 or 0131-650-3944
Or Alexandra Saxon / Annika Howard at ESRC, on 01793-413032/413119


1. The research project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Professor Jonathan Spencer is at School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.

2. Methodology: The first phase of research included the compilation of a data-base of 765 completed Ph.D.s in British social anthropology. Three hundred and nine were contacted and completed questionnaires. In addition, a number of face-to-face interviews, workshops and focus-groups were conducted

3. The ESRC is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. It provides independent, high-quality, relevant research to business, the public sector and Government. The ESRC invests more than £135 million every year in social science and at any time is supporting some 2,000 researchers in academic institutions and research policy institutes. It also funds postgraduate training within the social sciences to nurture the researchers of tomorrow. More at 4. ESRC Society Today offers free access to a broad range of social science research and presents it in a way that makes it easy to navigate and saves users valuable time. As well as bringing together all ESRC-funded research (formerly accessible via the Regard website) and key online resources such as the Social Science Information Gateway and the UK Data Archive, non-ESRC resources are included, for example the Office for National Statistics. The portal provides access to early findings and research summaries, as well as full texts and original datasets through integrated search facilities. More at

5. The ESRC confirms the quality of its funded research by evaluating research projects through a process of peer review. This research has been graded as "good."

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644. Prepare required government reports
645. Prepare safety reports
646. Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
647. Prepare tax reports
648. Prepare tax returns
649. Prepare technical reports identifying results of research
650. Prepare technical reports or related documentation
651. Prepare travel vouchers
652. Prepare workflow chart
653. Present commentary or news in broadcast medium
654. Present research papers or dissertations on health science issues
655. Present research papers or dissertations on physical science issues
656. Press garment or fabric
657. Price items on menu
658. Price merchandise
659. Process account invoices
660. Process invoices
661. Process mail through postage machine
662. Process or prepare travel forms
663. Process orders for merchandise
664. Process payroll documents, records, or checks
665. Process returned merchandise
666. Promote objectives of institution to associations, agencies, or community groups
667. Proofread printed or written material
668. Provide advice on food or drug storage or use
669. Provide advice on rural or urban land use
670. Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients
671. Provide customer service
672. Provide directions or other information to visitors
673. Provide expert testimony on research results
674. Provide guests with assistance
675. Provide information about facilities
676. Provide technical computer training
677. Provide technical support to computer users
678. Publicize job openings
679. Purchase food or beverages
680. Purchase office equipment or furniture
681. Purchase property management or maintenance equipment or supplies
682. Rate ability of applicant
683. Read maps
684. Read measuring or metering devices used in forestry
685. Read surveying instruments to measure property
686. Read tape measure
687. Read travel rate schedule
688. Read utilities metering devices
689. Read vehicle manufacturer's specifications
690. Receive customer orders
691. Receive or disburse cash related to payments received
692. Receive verbal instructions as to food order
693. Recognize interrelationships among individuals or social groups
694. Recognize interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
695. Recognize physical or emotional abuse
696. Recognize plant diseases
697. Recognize public safety hazards
698. Recognize soil erosion patterns
699. Recognize student learning levels
700. Recognize student problems
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The State of Alaska has a new system that identifies skills. Mine include the following. But really, anyone who has been a graduate teaching assistant has had to gain a lot of these skills; anyone who has had to write papers has had to learn typing; anyone who has had to work their way through college has had to learn much of this; anyone who attends a college like Beloit College has been afforded the chance to learn skills of thinking and multidisciplinary approaches; anyone who has been a Girl Scout summer camp counselor, not once but returning, can do almost anything.

1. Access media advertising services
2. Accommodate requests of passengers
3. Account for or dispense funds
4. Achieve special lighting or sound effects
5. Adapt activities to meet participant needs
6. Adapt course of study to meet student needs
7. Adhere to safety procedures
8. Adjust computer operation system
9. Administer tests to determine qualifications
10. Advise animal owners regarding treatment of animals
11. Advise clients in emergency situations
12. Advise clients on financial matters
13. Advise clients or customers
14. Advise customer on substitution of parts
15. Advise enforcement personnel on environmental standards
16. Advise families with household problems
17. Advise governmental or industrial personnel
18. Advise other medical practitioners on disease-related issues
19. Advise planning officials concerning regional or urban projects
20. Advise students
21. Advise volunteers or leaders to ensure program quality or effectiveness
22. Align or adjust clearances of mechanical components or parts
23. Analyze artifacts to determine age or cultural identity
24. Analyze biological research, test, or analysis data
25. Analyze budgets
26. Analyze business, scientific, or technical problems in electronic data processing systems
27. Analyze chemical experimental, test, or analysis data or findings
28. Analyze data on curricula or instructional methods
29. Analyze data to discover facts in case
30. Analyze data to identify personnel problems
31. Analyze ecosystem data
32. Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
33. Analyze financial data
34. Analyze financial information to project future revenues or expense
35. Analyze geological research data
36. Analyze market or delivery systems
37. Analyze medical data
38. Analyze member participation or changes in congregation emphasis
39. Analyze organizational operating practices or procedures
40. Analyze programs using workflow chart or diagram
41. Analyze project proposal to determine feasibility, cost, or time
42. Analyze recipes
43. Analyze sales activities or trends
44. Analyze scientific research data or investigative findings
45. Analyze social or economic data
46. Analyze soil to determine type or quantity of fertilizer required
47. Analyze spatial data
48. Analyze survey data to forecast enrollment changes
49. Analyze technical data, designs, or preliminary specifications
50. Analyze test data
51. Analyze the past as recorded in sources
52. Analyze workflow
53. Answer customer or public inquiries
54. Answer questions from employees or public
55. Apply cleaning solvents
56. Apply field experience to classroom teaching
57. Appraise, evaluate, or inventory real property or equipment
58. Approve product design or changes
59. Arbitrate personnel disputes
60. Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets or social functions
61. Arrange delivery schedules
62. Arrange for financing
63. Arrange for transportation or accommodations
64. Arrange for trial installations of equipment
65. Arrange library materials
66. Arrange merchandise display
67. Arrange teleconference calls
68. Assemble advertising displays
69. Assess educational potential or need of students
70. Assess script quality
71. Assess staff or applicant skill levels
72. Assign work to staff or employees
73. Assist clients in understanding personal or interactive problems
74. Assist co-workers with software problems
75. Assist handicapped persons
76. Assist individuals into or out of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or rides
77. Assist passengers to store luggage
78. Assist patrons in finding materials
79. Assist patrons or passengers to find seats
80. Assist with business or managerial research
81. Assist with legal research
82. Assume responsibility for safety of group
83. Assure quality control in printing processes
84. Attach or mark identification onto products or containers
85. Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
86. Balance cash register
87. Block knitted garments
88. Calculate headline size or count
89. Calculate monetary exchange
90. Calculate rates for organization's products or services
91. Calibrate business, vending, or related equipment
92. Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specification
93. Call on customers to solicit new business
94. Carry baggage
95. Carry equipment, luggage or cases
96. Carry messages or packages
97. Carve meat or bone fish or fowl
98. Catalog or classify materials or artifacts
99. Categorize occupational, educational, or employment information
100. Change linen
101. Check hardware or software to determine reliability
102. Classify information according to content or purpose
103. Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
104. Clean linens
105. Clean rooms or work areas
106. Code data from records
107. Collate printed materials
108. Collect academic research data
109. Collect clinical data
110. Collect deposit or payment
111. Collect details for stories or articles
112. Collect fees
113. Collect geographic or physical data
114. Collect overdue bills
115. Collect payment
116. Collect samples for testing
117. Collect scientific or technical data
118. Collect social or personal information
119. Collect statistical data
120. Communicate student progress
121. Communicate technical information
122. Communicate visually or verbally
123. Communicate with customers or employees to disseminate information
124. Compare findings with specifications to ensure conformance to standards
125. Compare pitch of musical instrument with specified pitch of tuning tool
126. Compare shipment contents to records
127. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
128. Compile data for financial reports
129. Compile data on economic, social, or physical factors affecting land use
130. Compile data on human physique, social customs, or artifacts
131. Compile data related to social service programs
132. Compile evidence for court actions
133. Compile historical data by consulting sources
134. Compile information through interviews
135. Compile itinerary of planned meetings or activities
136. Compile numerical or statistical data
137. Complete time or attendance forms
138. Compute financial data
139. Compute property equity
140. Compute taxes
141. Conduct analyses or tests of organic compounds
142. Conduct analyses to determine physical properties of materials
143. Conduct computer diagnostics to determine nature of problems
144. Conduct field trips
145. Conduct financial investigations
146. Conduct fire hazard inspections
147. Conduct fund raising activities
148. Conduct geological surveys
149. Conduct laboratory research or experiments
150. Conduct land surveys
151. Conduct market research
152. Conduct nuclear research
153. Conduct or attend staff meetings
154. Conduct organizational studies
155. Conduct parent conferences
156. Conduct performance testing
157. Conduct research into the relationship between time or space
158. Conduct research on work-related topics
159. Conduct sales presentations
160. Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
161. Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
162. Conduct survey research of specified populations
163. Conduct topographical surveys
164. Conduct training for personnel
165. Confer with authorities or community groups
166. Confer with customer representatives
167. Confer with customer to determine material or garment style desired
168. Confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
169. Confer with management or users
170. Confer with managers, instructors, or customer representatives
171. Confer with other departmental heads to coordinate activities
172. Confer with personnel to discuss security violations or programming
173. Confer with research personnel
174. Confer with sales or purchasing personnel
175. Confer with vendors
176. Consult with customers concerning needs
177. Consult with managerial or supervisory personnel
178. Consult with parents or school personnel to determine student needs
179. Consult with parents or teachers to develop programs
180. Consult with staff or users to identify operating procedure problems
181. Convert information into instructional program
182. Convey cargo by hand truck
183. Convey moods or emotions through writing
184. Cook food requiring short preparation time
185. Cook in quantity
186. Cook meals
187. Coordinate activities of assistants
188. Coordinate banquets, meetings or related events
189. Coordinate educational content
190. Coordinate employee continuing education programs
191. Coordinate engineering project activities
192. Coordinate instructional outcomes
193. Coordinate recreational activities
194. Coordinate social service activities with resource providers
195. Coordinate staff or activities in clerical support setting
196. Coordinate through subordinate supervisory personnel
197. Cover surfaces with masking tape or drop cloths
198. Create mathematical or statistical diagrams or charts
199. Cut or trim fabric or leather
200. Cut, trim, or clean meat, or carcasses
201. Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
202. Decide how to store valuable historical documents
203. Decorate using hand or power tools
204. Delegate appropriate administrative support activities
205. Deliver or obtain mail, messages, records, food or other items
206. Demonstrate goods or services
207. Demonstrate or explain assembly or use of equipment
208. Demonstrate physical activities
209. Describe artifacts
210. Describe points of interest to tour group
211. Design advertising layouts
212. Design classroom presentations
213. Design data security systems
214. Design equipment, apparatus, or instruments for scientific research
215. Design office layout
216. Design systems in cooperation with colleagues
217. Design waste recovery methods
218. Detect discrepancies on records or reports
219. Detect infractions of rules
220. Determine customer needs
221. Determine film exposure settings
222. Determine food or beverage costs
223. Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution
224. Determine installation, service, or repair needed
225. Determine loaded cargo complies with regulations or specifications
226. Determine locale or period of story
227. Determine placement part required
228. Determine program eligibility
229. Determine project methods and procedures
230. Determine reasonable prices
231. Determine regulatory limitations on project
232. Determine specifications
233. Determine specifications or testing procedures
234. Determine tax liability according to prescribed laws
235. Determine the effects of pollution
236. Determine what additional materials to order
237. Determine work priority, crew or equipment requirements
238. Develop advertising strategy
239. Develop arts-related information or index systems
240. Develop budgets
241. Develop community programs
242. Develop computer performance standards
243. Develop course or training objectives
244. Develop instructional materials
245. Develop maintenance schedules
246. Develop marketing strategy
247. Develop new office forms
248. Develop or maintain budgeting databases
249. Develop or maintain databases
250. Develop plans for programs or projects
251. Develop policies, procedures, methods, or standards
252. Develop pricing strategy
253. Develop purchasing policies or procedures
254. Develop records management system
255. Develop scientific or mathematical hypotheses, theories, or laws
256. Develop tables depicting data
257. Develop teaching aids
258. Develop training evaluation procedures
259. Develop training programs
260. Develop travel itinerary
261. Dig holes or trenches for foundations, posts, poles, or related items
262. Direct and coordinate activities of workers or staff
263. Direct and coordinate financial activities
264. Direct and coordinate food or beverage preparation
265. Direct and coordinate scientific research or investigative studies
266. Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
267. Direct passengers to designated locations
268. Direct personnel in support of engineering activities
269. Disburse checks to satisfy accounts payable
270. Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
271. Discuss advertising strategies
272. Discuss conservation or related land use plans with land users
273. Disseminate knowledge of literature or languages
274. Distinguish colors
275. Distribute correspondence or mail
276. Document provision of administrative services
277. Draft laws or legislation
278. Draw designs, letters, or lines
279. Draw maps or charts
280. Draw prototypes, plans, or maps to scale
281. Draw up agreements in accordance with laws
282. Drive automobile, van, or light truck
283. Edit written material
284. Empathize with others during counseling or related services
285. Encourage group participation
286. Encourage patients to participate in activities
287. Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
288. Ensure compliance with government regulations
289. Ensure correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling
290. Enter time sheet information
291. Entertain patients
292. Escort group on city or establishment tours
293. Escort pedestrians across street
294. Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations
295. Establish and maintain relationships with health specialists or civic groups
296. Establish and maintain relationships with students
297. Establish and maintain relationships with team members
298. Establish educational policy or academic codes
299. Establish employee performance standards
300. Establish policy or laws
301. Establish recruiting procedures
302. Estimate cost for repair services
303. Estimate costs or price arrangements
304. Estimate delivery dates
305. Estimate time needed for project
306. Estimate travel rates or expenses
307. Evaluate advertising promotions
308. Evaluate applicant qualifications for licensure
309. Evaluate client progress against measurable recorded goals
310. Evaluate computer system user requests or requirements
311. Evaluate documents or manuscripts
312. Evaluate educational outcomes
313. Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
314. Evaluate governmental regulations or laws
315. Evaluate importance of incoming telephone calls
316. Evaluate information from employment interviews
317. Evaluate length, content, or suitability of program for broadcast
318. Evaluate management programs
319. Evaluate office operations
320. Evaluate patient's skills or capacities
321. Evaluate performance of employees or contract personnel
322. Evaluate photographs or art objects
323. Evaluate premises for cleanliness
324. Evaluate product quality for sales activities
325. Evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicant for employment
326. Evaluate reliability of source information
327. Evaluate significance of historical data
328. Evaluate student performance
329. Evaluate training materials
330. Evaluate training programs or instructors
331. Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
332. Examine biological or other material specimens under microscope
333. Examine documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
334. Examine evidence to determine if it will support charges
335. Examine expenditures to ensure activities are within budget
336. Examine files or documents to obtain information
337. Examine permits or licenses to ensure compliance with requirements
338. Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
339. Examine returned parts for defects
340. Explain genetic data
341. Explain government laws or regulations
342. Explain government rules or policies
343. Explain products to customer representatives
344. Explain rules, policies or regulations
345. Explain what financial assistance is available
346. Explain work orders, specifications, or work techniques to workers
347. Feed or water animals
348. File or retrieve paper documents and related materials
349. File, sand, grind, or polish metal or plastic objects
350. Fill out business or government forms
351. Fill out purchase requisitions
352. Follow confidentiality procedures
353. Follow copyright laws
354. Follow data security procedures
355. Follow data storage procedures
356. Follow recipes
357. Follow safe waste disposal procedures
358. Follow sport rules or techniques
359. Follow tax laws or regulations
360. Forecast or predict phenomena based upon research data
361. Formulate writing approach through analysis of advertising trends
362. Gather relevant financial data
363. Grade, classify, or sort products according to specifications
364. Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
365. Groom animals
366. Hand harvest agricultural crops
367. Hand out samples or presents
368. Hire, discharge, transfer, or promote workers
369. Identify animal species
370. Identify appropriate software for project
371. Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
372. Identify best product for customer's needs
373. Identify diseased, weak or undesirable trees
374. Identify financial risks to company
375. Identify home safety hazards
376. Identify interests of publication readers
377. Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
378. Identify needs of communication-impaired persons
379. Identify nutritional value of foods
380. Identify plant characteristics
381. Identify potential markets
382. Identify problems or improvements
383. Identify properties of rocks or minerals
384. Identify properties of soil or water samples
385. Identify supplier with best bid
386. Identify training needs
387. Implement computer system changes
388. Implement recruiting procedures
389. Implement staff policies
390. Improve methods for worker selection or promotion
391. Index information resources
392. Inform clients of fluctuations affecting account
393. Insert mail into slots of mail rack
394. Inspect account books or system for efficiency, effectiveness, or acceptability
395. Inspect equipment or vehicles for cleanliness or damage
396. Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory compliance
397. Inspect merchandise to determine value
398. Inspect museum pieces
399. Inspect outgoing mail for conformance to standards or accuracy
400. Inspect premises or structure for evidence of deterioration or damage
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Grassroots science in the Yukon Kuskokwim Nushagak region— is a starting page for folks in our region to ask questions about environment, safety, health, and social science research.
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Examples Related to Environment and Public Involvement

Examples from the Northern Indian Pueblos—

Bumsted, M. Pamela, Julia T. Abeyta, and Karen S. Young, 1995 Beyond Boundaries: Developing Minority Community Capacity in Environmental Health and Hazardous Substances. Presented to annual meeting of Society for Applied Anthropology, “Environment, Development, and Health”, 30 March, Albuquerque, NM.

Bumsted, M. Pamela, Karen S. Young, Patrick S. Herring, and Robin E. Stiefeld, 1994 Environment, Safety, and Health Concerns of American Indian Artisans and Craftspeople. Human Biology Council annual meeting (abs.). Denver, CO.

Bumsted, M. Pamela, Karen S. Young, and Leon H. Tafoya, 1994 Biocultural Dimensions of Health and Environment. In John S. Andrews, Howard Frumkin, Barry L. Johnson, Myron A. Mehlman, Charles Xintaras, and Jeanne A. Bucsela, eds. Hazardous Waste and Public Health: International Congress on the Health Effects of Hazardous Waste. pp. 245-252. Princeton: Princeton Scientific Publishing Co. Inc.

Lucero, Pamela J. and M. Pamela Bumsted, with Scottie Henderson, 1993-94 Water Quality Codes for Six Pueblos.

Bumsted, M. Pamela, Karen S. Young, and Richard Chavez, 1992 Tribal Solid Waste Management Planning (hands-on workshop course subsequently used by Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Young, Karen S., Julia T. Abeyta, and M. Pamela Bumsted, 1994 Environment, Safety, and Health: Community-based Environmental Programming. Presented to New Mexico’s Two-Year Colleges: Linking with Our Communities, a professional development conference. 16 May 1994. Mescalero, NM.

Environmental Concerns and Solutions, In 1994 Eight Northern Indian Pueblos 1994 Official Visitors Guide. San Juan Pueblo: ENIPC, Inc. pg. 11.

Pueblo Crafts and Healthy Lungs, 1993 Pamphlet developed by the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) of Traditional Indian Artisans and Craftspeople Project (M. Pamela Bumsted (ENIPC, Inc.), Karen S. Young Northern Pueblos Institute, Patrick S. Herring, Robin Stiefeld, Vicky R. Cibicki, and Scott W. Stafford Sandia National Laboratory–Albuquerque, Eusebio Toya Santa Clara Health Center, and Mary Ann Walz Santa Fé Community College). Also reported on National Native News.

Community Health Concerns—50 Years of Los Alamos National Laboratory Activities, 1993 M. Pamela Bumsted and Karen S. Young, organizers. A symposium at Protecting Mother Earth: A Working Conference to Explore Solutions. 18 March. Northern Pueblos Institute (Northern New Mexico Community College), Española, NM.

Environmental Health Issues in Tribal and Hispanic Communities, Invited panelist. 25 February 1993. Part of Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Health Education State Cooperative Agreements Meeting. 22-26 February 1993. Atlanta, GA. (Together with another tribal representative, we persuaded the Agency Administrator to rethink his Agency’s approach to Tribes.)

Office of Environmental Management, 1992 Program flyer, ENIPC, Inc.

Environmental News, 1922-94 monthly newsletter distributed to environment, safety, and health staff: Tribal officials, environmental programs, judges, law enforcement, Community Health Representatives, emergency medical teams, Head Start, tribal realty offices, natural resources programs, artist councils, etc.

Pueblo Environment, Safety, and Health Booth at 1993 SWAIA Pow-Wow (Pojoaque Pueblo)
Pueblo Environment, Safety, and Health Booth at 1993 21st Annual Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Artists and Craftsman Show (Santa Clara Pueblo)

Outreach, Public Interpretation, Technical Briefings
Public interpretation since high school—through newspaper, film, radio, public speaking—natural history/ecology, youth activities, public health, race relations, community mental health, science and anti-science, nuclear winter, cultural resource management, nutritional anthropology, gender relations.

"Council Members Attend International Conference". Tundra Drums (Alaska). 3 October. also published on-line at NARCDC website 2002

“Rural Charm”, Public Involvement and RC&D, Speaking to the News Media (addressed to novice people with pre-conceived notions of news media); Notes on Community & Public Involvement. 2002 Farm Bill Workshop, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Las Vegas 2002

"RC&D's Highlights from PAC-RIM". National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Inc. home page, http// (2003-Jan-15)

Anders, Bruce Delta Law—Looking at Local Dog Laws, 4–part series. Delta Discovery (Alaska), 29 January, 5 February, 12 February, 19 February. 2003

publicly accessible library collection of Elders information as well as an Internet accessible collection 2003

Internet presence created for Native-owned, non-profit religious bookstore, 2004 discussion

Outreach Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory. McCurdy Junior High School. 1984

Los Alamos Summer Science Teachers Institute. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 1984

"Interpreting and Preserving History with High Technology". Panel presentation to the public. Bradbury Science Museum. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 1987

Amantes de Flores Garden Club. Española, New Mexico. 1995

Faculty Seminars
  • University of Chicago Program in Nutrition.
  • Department of Chemistry, Colorado College.
  • University of Auckland—Departments of Anthropology, Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory—Analytical Chemistry (CHM-1) Isotope and Nuclear Chemistry (INC-DO) Division Chemistry and Laser Sciences (CLS-6).
  • New Mexico Community Nutrition Council
  • Los Alamos Geological Society
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Rio Grande Chapter
  • American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Section.
  • School of American Research Brown Bag Seminars, Santa Fé, New Mexico.
  • Women in Science and Department of Natural Science, Hampshire College.

Bumsted, M. Pamela, George J. Armelagos, M. Catherine Bateson, Robert Dirks, Eric M. Jones, and Laura Nader Nuclear Winter--the Anthropology of Human Survival. Proceedings of the Invited Session. Los Alamos National Laboratory document LA-UR-86-370. 1986

Environmental compliance technical reports
Thomas, Peter A. and M. Pamela Bumsted, University of Vermont, nine reports—Phase I and II environmental assessments, highway, wastewater public works projects, 1978-79
  • Burlington-Colchester M5000(3) Phase I Report.
  • Rutland Semi-Regional Wastewater Treatment System Phase I Survey.
  • Northfield-Williamstown SO204(1) Phase I Survey Report.
  • Manchester-Dorset RF019(2)-14 Phase I Survey Report.
  • Burlington-Colchester M5000(3) Connector Phase II Intensive Survey.
  • South Burlington M5200(6) Phase I: Assessment.
  • Town of Sherburne Wastewater Treatment System Phase I Assessment.
  • Brandon BRS 0158(1): Phase I and II Assessment.
  • Phase I Assessment for St. Johnsbury RS-0113(14)—'Benedict's Curve'.

New Mexico State Highway & Transportation Department, Santa Fé, NM (including pre-scoping phase through public hearings to final public notification of impact determination), 19 reports—including the international border crossing 1991-92
  • Bloomfield and Blanco, US-64, Project F-064-4(9)
  • downtown Gallup, NM-118 (Old US-66), Project F-003-1(9)
  • Glenwood, NM-174 (Catwalk Road), Project SP-UO-2146(200)
  • El Malpais National Monument, NM-53, Project HES-2603(1)
  • Rio Rancho, NM-528, Project SP-OS-1315(202)
  • Hernandez, US-285, Project F-056-1(1), CN 0154
  • La Mesilla, NM-28, Project SP-OM-4511(200)
  • San Rafael, NM-53, Project SP-OS-1301(204)
  • Ruidoso, NM-48, Project RS-1226(12)
  • Alameda Blvd./Bridge (Albuquerque), Project SP-OM-4020(203)
  • Santa Fé, St. Michael's Road/Old Pecos Trail , Project F-001-4(17)
  • Datil to Pie Town, US-60, Project SP-OF-01701(203)
  • Gallup, West I-40 Interchange, Project IR-040-1(96)17
  • Alamogordo, US-82, Projects F-028-1(7), F-028-1(6)
  • Pecos, NM-50, Project RS-1416(1)
  • Embudo Canyon (Taos), NM-68, Project HES(F)-051-1(58)
  • Rowe, NM-63, Project SP-OS-1417(200) & BRS-1417(1)
  • Cuba-Los Alamos road, FH-12/NM-126 (advisory)
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2000 to present On-going projects include — Internet development of grassroots science and community based public health (distance ed, technical support, research support) especially in solid waste, sanitation, H5N1 preparedness, "web 2" information, elder services, accessibility, e.g.,, (user support for classroom teachers)

Nonprofit Retail Manager
Moravian Book Store of the Alaska Moravian Church Managed a struggling non-profit small business with over 60 years of service specializing in books, Alaska Native arts and crafts, regional visitor center, local gospel music, & preserving cultural heritage. Responsible for all aspects of management such as strategic development, filing taxes, supervision, sales, finance & accounting, inventory database, marketing, vendor and customer relations. Accomplishments included: sales income was doubled during my tenure technical documentation of store operations for Church volunteer committee developed e-mail and Internet presence reduced the Book Store debt from approximately $50,000 to $0. (Book Store also had enough revenue to sustain first quarter expenses in 2005, with an additional $25K for start-up of a new enterprise.)

Health Careers Advisor
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Under temporary grant, served as technical advisor for the health care profession, specifically targeting Alaska Natives to work for the regional health corporation serving over 50 Alaska Native Villages. Contacted individuals, coordinated education and internship opportunities, facilitated the planning of long term goals, etc. Accomplishments included:
contacted over 350 potential students for advanced education into the health care field
successfully initiated several health care employment opportunities for local residents
developed advanced tutoring for physician assistant certification

Resource Conservation & Development Coordinator
Natural Resources Conservation Service Served as the initial coordinator (as Federal employee) for US Dept. of Agriculture agency's first efforts in western Alaska, an economy based on traditional subsistence hunting and fishing. Developed local non-profit RC&D council leadership, explained significant Federal policy, funding, and legislation changes to the council, coordinated council activities and served as a liaison with other agencies and groups to obtain technical and financial assistance. Carried out all administrative duties and activities necessary for council operations, collected resource data; helped identify resource problems.

Assistant Professor
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus Served as the regional department head of the microcomputer support specialist program. Taught computer applications and applied business technologies courses for students from remote areas. Advised student majors. Performed public outreach regarding computer technology (e.g., senior citizens); information literacy; cross-cultural modes of technology transfer; and economic change. Director of campus computer lab. Provided technical support for faculty distance and web-based courses. Initiated technology planning for college and support of distance learning. Developed resources and support for student teachers of science and math, nursing students (especially with relevance to Alaska Native communities).

Environmental Specialist
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Served as the state’s only rural small landfills specialist for the 116 rural communities and Alaska Native Villages (primarily Iñupiat, Yup’ik, Athabascan Alaska Native Villages) north of Alaska Range. Processed and drafted landfill permits, reviewed solid waste management plans, coordinated and conducted meetings and field inspections. Provided technical assistance to small landfill operators, communities, tribal governments. Developed enforcement strategies to bring the sites into compliance.

Environmental Planner
Association of Village Council Presidents, Inc. Served as interim planner and field supervisor for Yup’ik Eskimo tribal social services non-profit in order to further develop the Environmental Protection Agency funded General Assistance Program (designated to build Native American infrastructure in environmental management, expertise, resources). Major issues for the 56 Villages were solid waste, sewage disposal, and clean drinking water. Served on subcommittees of Alaska Governor’s Council on Rural Sanitation (Community Development, Operations & Maintenance, and Communications). Accomplishments included:
successfully revised workplan for renewed EPA funding
successfully negotiated and received renewed VISTA funding with an increase from 3 to 17 volunteers who would be the nucleus of trained environmental professionals
successfully coordinated with state AmeriCorps program to help set up and support local environmental science projects.
upgraded monthly newsletter to coordinate with law enforcement, judiciary, community health aides, school principals, other officials

Grants Writer
Fairbanks Native Association
1995-1996 Recruited to assist urban Alaska Native non-profit agency in the development of social services programs and program projects, study program needs, research funding sources, write continuation grant proposals, and establish collaborative relationships with various organizations in Fairbanks North Star Borough and state. Accomplishments included:
designed electronic communications (desktop publishing skills, early E-mail and Internet design, etc.) to continue peer support networks between recovering adolescents in the city and those who return to the Villages
developed a partnership between FNA and Laborers’ Local #942 to develop and implement culturally appropriate apprenticeships in the skilled industries
elicited needs and ideas from differing agencies, organizations, and institutions to design a systems approach for emergency mental health and substance abuse care which would enable greater access by people in crisis within overstretched resources.

Environmental Specialist
New Mexico Environment Department, Solid Waste Bureau Analyzed existing human communications and computer systems. Developed preliminary desktop information system with SQL database integration for planning, permitting, outreach, and compliance. Upgraded hardware and software to account for variety of user skills and needs. Developed and tested QA/QC system for existing and new data. Redesigned forms for accuracy, database integration, design, and “consumer friendliness.” Designed local and wide area network and training program for field, Bureau, and Department offices.

Head, Environment, Safety, & Health Programs
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc. Managed a consortium program for eight tribes. Responsible for aspects of management and technical implementation such as research assistants and office staff, strategy development, collaboration with tribal, federal, state, municipal governments and businesses. Accomplishments included:
successfully restructured the 3 existing contracts with Federal agencies.
initiated or implemented new programs and funding to provide comprehensive environment, safety, and health resource for communities.
developed water quality standards and tribal codes (second in nation approved by Federal government)
conducted original research into environment, safety and health (ES&H) of traditional Indian artisans and craftspeople
provided leadership for inter-governmental regional solid waste management planning
independently developed emergency public health education and preventive alert for the new “mystery illness” (hantavirus)
partnered with community college to develop technical and research training, academic courses for tribal employees

Public Involvement Coordinator
New Mexico State Highway & Transportation Department Developed and implemented statewide professional program for multiple projects among small rural and large urban areas, including international border crossing. Coordinated development and design teams with engineers, environmentalists, archaeologists, right-of-way appraisers, public affairs specialists, designers, et al. to work with general public, civic leaders, and technical advisors. Responsible for ensuring compliance with departmental, State, and Federal environmental requirements. Researched and developed appropriate community interactions within multicultural State constituency. Served as the liaison between news media and technical team; wrote technical and non-technical reports of legal process. Created standard formats for public interaction and program documentation.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology & Maori Studies, and Associate Faculty in Environmental Studies graduate program Introduced new field of biological and chemical teaching and research to the University and the Australasian/Pacific region. Particular focus was on stable nuclide ecological studies and human biocultural adaptation, concentrating on questions of human adaptive strategies, resource choice, and the assessment of long-term consequences of environmental change on human biology and culture. Teaching goals included introducing arts students to scientific analysis and synthesis and introducing non-arts students to analytical and synthetic science in anthropology. Annually taught 12 to 220 students in graduate and undergraduate courses, including but not limited to physiology, nutritional ecology, statistics, growth & development, modernization & migration, pathology, human variation & evolution, and medical anthropology. Provided research direction to M.A. students. Accomplishments included:
Obtained new funding for teaching and research laboratories.
Published technical papers in refereed journals; general public interpretation and outreach

Post-doctoral Researcher
Los Alamos National Laboratory
(Q-clearance, 1983-1989) Performed research for Director’s Funded Fellowship in trace elements and stable isotope variation to assess the long-term impact of environmental change, diet, and low-level chemical exposure on human health. Other significant activities included strong public interpretation and historical resources component—collection, storage, conservation, and analysis of contemporary and historic animal specimens for ecology and environmental chemistry; organizational cultural change and strategic planning; and public interpretation of “high–tech” science
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Professional Development and Certified Training

[this is additional to formal coursework in public health, natural sciences, population analysis, disease ecology, cultural resources, soils analysis, anthropological analysis, Spanish language]

Cross-cultural and languages
Outreach, public relations, customer service
Law, tribal government
Technical—strategic planning, public involvement
Technical—health, demography, nutrition, public health
Technical—environmental management, natural resources, compliance
Technical—statistics, databases, mapping, quality control, quality assurance
Technical—field and laboratory
Information technology, computers

Cross–Cultural and Languages

University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) Eskimo 103 (Conversational Central Yup’ik). Sophie Alexie. Spring, 2002. 3 credit audit, Bethel, AK

Santa Fé Community College. Habla Español III. Carol Decker, 14 hours. September/October 1991.

Santa Fé Community College. Habla Español II. Carmen Velasquez, 14 hours. June/July 1991.

University of Auckland Maori Language—Pronunciation. Merimeri Penfold, Anthropology/Maori Studies. Univ. of Auckland Centre for Continuing Education. 9 hours, 3 March to 7 April 1988.

University of Auckland Tane Nui A Rangi—the Meeting House on the University Marae. Paakariki Harrison (Tohunga), Anthropology/Maori Studies. Seminar presented through the Centre for Continuing Education. 6 hours, 12 March 1988.

University of Auckland Maori Health and Cultural Awareness. R. N. McKegg et al., Community Health Department. Centre for Continuing Education. 15 hours, 2 March to 4 May 1988.

Outreach, Public Relations, Customer Service

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Communications Workshop—Communication Plans and How to Talk to the Media. Public Information Office, Joe Ferguson. Fairbanks, AK. 3 hours Dec 11, 1997.

National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education, Regional Health Science Career Pathway Implementation Institute. Implementation of national health careers curriculum for primary and secondary schools, Facilitated by Scott Snelson, Health Science & Technology Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education, and Bev Campbell, Integrated Career Design and Development, California Department of Education. Organized by Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) Career Pathways. 16 hours, April 15 & 16 2003, Bethel, AK.

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation People Skills Workshop. Communication, service, life skills, teamwork. Lens Henderson, consultant to. Fairbanks, AK. 6 hours 28 October 1998

NM State Personnel Office You Serve the Public. Fernando F. Rivera, Human Resources Development Division. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours. 17 September 1991.

NM State Personnel Office Listening Skills. Fernando F. Rivera, Human Resources Development Division. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours. 13 August 1991.

NM State Personnel Office Coping with Difficult People. Fernando F. Rivera, Human Resources Development Division. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours. 2 July 1991.

Keye Productivity Center. How to Handle Angry & Emotional People. Albuquerque, NM. 8 hours. 20 June 1991.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Taking Charge of Change. Mel Donoghue, Staff Training & Development Unit, Amherst. 3 hours. 14 November 1989.

Fred Pryor Seminars. How to Develop & Administer a Budget. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours 18 February 1993.

Law, Tribal Government

Alaska Assistant Attorney General. Liability, Attorneys, and Witness Issues. Ray Funk, Esq., Special Litigation Section, Dept of Administration, Risk Management. ADEC, Fairbanks. Summary lectures/discussions about legal suits affecting DEC employees that may result in payment (tort law)—state, employee liability defense; tort actions; working with attorneys; record keeping; being a witness (press, defamation, preparation, etc.); depositions. 3.5 hours 27 April 1998

Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Esq. Alaska Non-Profit Law Seminar. Fairbanks, AK. 3 hours 25 November 1997.

Northern New Mexico Community College Foundations of Tribal Government. 3 credit course (audit). Anthony Dorame, Tesuque Pueblo. Española, NM. Fall 1994.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Alaska Native Land Settlements. Upper level seminar on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and other issues affecting Alaska Native and tribal law. Prof. Mike Gaffney, Alaska Native Studies, Audit, Spring 2000.

American Bar Association (ABA) Conference on Natural Resource Management & Environmental Enforcement on Indian Lands. Section on Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law. Albuquerque, NM. 16 hours 4-5 February 1993.

Strategic Planning, Public Involvement

University of Technology, Sydney. Seminars on Staff Development & Appraisal. Ingrid Moses, Director, Centre for Learning & Teaching, Australia. University of Auckland Higher Education Research Office. 5 hours 4 July 1988.

Anderson School of Management, Strategic/Action Planning Workshop. Daniel M. Slate, Robert O. Univ. of New Mexico. Analytical Chemistry group (CHM-1), Los Alamos National Laboratory. 7-8 August 1985 and follow-up (elected member and Group representative).

University of Massachusetts Amherst Workshop on Assertive Communication. Donna Mellon, Staff Training & Development Unit, Amherst. 9 hours. November-December 1989.

Federal Highway Administration Technical Assistance Presentation on Public Involvement. Florence Mills, FHWA. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours 20 November 1991.

Professional Training Co. Presentation Strategies. Helen Moody, Corrales, NM. Albuquerque, NM. 24 hours. July/August 1991 (for the new US-Mexican border crossings transportation corridors project.)

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Technical Writing for the Scientist, Engineer, and Manager. Helen M. Sinoradzki. 28 hours. 1984.

Communication Strategies, Inc., Writing Strategies. William Stroudt, Albuquerque, NM. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 16 hours. 1984.

Health, Demography, Nutrition, Public Health

US Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census. Census 2000, Non-Response Follow-up Phase Enumerator, NRFU (3 days) and Coverage Improvement Follow-up Enumerator, CIFU (1 day). Fairbanks, AK. Summer 2000.

US Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census. Census Workshop on American Indian Data. Homana Pawiki, San Juan Pueblo, NM. 8 hours 22 April 1993.

Rhode Island College. Analytical and Ethical Concerns for the Study of Human Biological Remains in Southern New England. Panelist on round-table discussion sponsored by Providence. 7 May 1980.

Gordon Research Conference. Diet and Human Evolution. (by invitation). Oxnard, California. 40 hours, 5-10 February 1984.

American College of Nuclear Physicians. Medical Applications of Stable Isotopes—a Nuclear Medicine Educational Seminar of the Tucson, AZ. 8 hours 25 January 1982.

University of Auckland Food and Nutrition. Seminar presented through Centre for Continuing Education. 8 hours, 16 May 1987.

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Technology and Human Nutrition: The Social Ecology of Dietary Change. A seminar in anthropology. Organizer. 16 hours, 6-7 April 1986.

New Zealand Institute of Chemists. The Nutritional Facts about Fats, Fatty Acids, and Diet. Organized by the Oils and Fats Specialist Group of the Auckland. 8 hours, 26 March 1988.

Dental Research Unit of the Medical Research Council Developmental Defects of Enamel: Symposium and Workshop (by invitation). T. W. Cuttress, organizer. Rotorua, New Zealand. 24 hours, 23-25 February 1988.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Conference on Minority Health Research and Research Training. Participated by invitation on behalf of Office of American Indian Student Affairs, Northern New Mexico Community College. Chicago, IL, 27-29 March 1994.
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Environmental Management, Natural Resources, Compliance

US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. (USDA NRCS) Concepts Course. (Denver CO) August 5-9, 2002.

US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. (USDA NRCS) 2002 Farm Bill Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Coordinator workshop (and invited presenter) June 11-12. Las Vegas, NV. Smith Covey, National Liaison to NARC&DC, Terry D’Addio, National RC&D Program Manager, USDA Policy Advisory Board (PAB) Representatives.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Manager of Landfill Operations Training and Certification Course (MOLO). This course is the professionally and state recognized course for certifying a body of knowledge for landfill inspectors (and managers). Teaching is by class lectures and discussions, field visits/lab, a variety of tests, and a final examination. Anchorage, AK. 40 hours 7-10 April 1998. Certified Landfill Technical Associate, Certification No. 39404, exp. 4/10/01, Solid Waste Association of North America

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management. And the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee, NC. 19-22 May 1992.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Second National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management. And the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee, NC. 23-26 May 1994.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Orientation to CERCLA. Region II. New York City. 12 hours April 1992.

Santa Fé Community College and the National Forest Service. New Perspectives: A Celebration of Land and People. Santa Fé, NM. 2.5 hours 3 October 1991.

Federal Highway Administration. Region 6 1991 Environmental Workshop. Santa Fé, NM. 24 hours 30 April to 2 May 1991.

Maryland Environmental Trust. Workshop on Rural Sources of Water Pollution, Montgomery County Committee, 8 hours, 23 May 1976.

US Environmental Protection Agency. (USEPA) TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Regional Exchange Workshop. Denver, CO. 24 hours 19-21 October 1993.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Water Quality Standards Academy. Headquarters staff. Phoenix, AZ. 32 hours 15-18 June 1993.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Water Quality Standards Workshop. Region VI. Albuquerque, NM. 8 hours 26 October 1992.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Preliminary Inspection & Site Assessment Training (Superfund). Region VIII. Denver, CO. 24 hours 3-5 June 1992.

Statistics, Databases, Mapping, Quality Control, Quality Assurance

US Environmental Protection Agency. (USEPA) EPA Data Layer and Library Training (Geographical Information System, GIS) Workshop (New Mexico base). Region VI GIS Support Team, for NM Environment Dept., Santa Fé, NM. 13-17 February 1995.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. Introduction to ARC/INFO [computerized Geographic Information System (GIS)]. Charles Nelson, Geographic Data Service Center. San Juan Pueblo. 40 hours January 1994.

AXIS Network Services, Inc. ORACLE SQL Query Building with SQL *PLUS (major computer database). John King, NM Environment Department. 24 hours 21-23 November 1994.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Introduction to Quality Assurance Management Workshop. Don Johnson, Region VI. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours 8 June 1993.

US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Data Quality Objectives and Assessment Workshop. Tim Dawson, Region VI. Santa Fé, NM. 8 hours 9 June 1993.

Statistical Consulting Center. Workshop on Repeated Measures. UMass Amherst. 3 hours. 7 December 1989.

US Food and Drug Administration. Quality Control and Assurance Programs. Fred L. Fricke and Karen A. Wolnik, Cincinnati, OH. 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 7 January 1990.

Infometrix, Inc. Chemometrics [advanced statistical analysis]. Dr. Bruce R. Kowalski, Deborah L. Illman, Seattle, WA. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 40 hours, 1984.


LTR Training Systems Aviation Land and Water Survival Course. Jan 23-24, 2003. Two-day program is intense look at methods and techniques for surviving aviation accidents in Alaska. Students are exposed to land & water crash simulators to duplicate impact conditions. Students actively learn and practice crash positions, how to release or cut their seatbelts quickly, how to pull people from the wreckage, how to treat a variety of injuries and build survival shelters and fires. Students also receive “dunker” training in a local pool with our certified instructors. Off-shore Helicopter Safety Program—Helicopter Underwater Egress Training, 24 January 2003. Helicopter Land Egress Training, 23 January 2003. Brian K. Horner, President and Instructor. 230 East Potter, Unit One, Anchorage, Alaska 99518

US Fish and Wildlife Service Firearm Safety and Bears (certified firearm training). Bethel, AK. June 26-27, 2002 at the Y-K Delta Refuge. Steven D. Kovach, Wildlife Biologist.

American Red Cross Standard First Aid. Gregg Williams, Tanana Valley Chapter: Fairbanks, AK. 3 April 1998

American Red Cross Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Gregg Williams, Tanana Valley Chapter, Fairbanks, AK. 2 April 1998

Santa Fé Community College. OSHA Refresher (meets 40 CFR 1910.120, Health/Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites). M. Walz. Santa Fé, NM. 16 hours October 1994.

Santa Fé Community College. Health & Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Site Workers (OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120). M. Walz and B. Baca, Santa Fé, NM. 40 hours 22-26 June 1992.

American Red Cross. First Aid & CPR. Albuquerque, NM. 4 hours each (OSHA qualified). 15-16 June 1992. (renewed 1994)

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hazard Communication—Supervisors. Lisa Woodrow and Timothy Hower, 8 hours. 11 December 1990.

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hazard Communication (Haz/Com) Training—Introduction. Timothy Hower and Lisa Woodrow. 8 hours. 19 November 1990.

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Electrical Safety Training Course. Cliff Oliver. 3 hours, 1985.

Norman V. Steere and Associates. Chemical Laboratory Safety. Minneapolis, MN. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 20 hours. 1985.

Information Technology, Computers

University of Alaska Fairbanks. BANNER fee payment financial system and Parking Office Management (POMS). 1997, 1999, 2000.

Rena Palloff, Ph.D. and Keith Pratt, Ph.D. Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace. 1 day. 2001 April 19. Homer, AK

Santa Fé Community College. Office Applications of Pagemaker. Anne M. Martinez, 24 hours. November 1991.

Santa Fé Community College. Desktop Publishing. Anne M. Martinez. 8 hours. 13 July 1991.

Field and Laboratory

Phillips Petroleum. Applications of Isotope Dilution and Tracers. Douglas Hausler, Bartlesville, OK. 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 13 January 1990.

US Geological Survey. Water Quality Applications and Environmental Chemistry. John R. Garbarino and Howard Taylor, Water Resources Division, Arvada, CO. 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 7 January 1990.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Microwave Sample Preparation. H.M. Kingston, Inorganic Analytical Research Division, 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 6 January 1990.

Geological Survey of Israel Geological Analysis II: Calibration, Data Handling and Interpretation, Analytical Performance. Joe Brenner, Jerusalem and Robert I. Botto, Exxon Research and Engineering, Baytown, TX. 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 6 January 1990.

Iowa State University. ICP-Mass Spectrometry I: Introduction. R. Sam Houk, Chemistry, 1990 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, St. Petersburg, FL. 4 hours. 6 January 1990.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Flow Injection Analysis. Julian F. Tyson, Chemistry, 14 hours (graduate seminar). September to December 1989.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Quantitative Analysis. Peter C. Uden, Chemistry, 15 weeks (semester). September to December 1989.

Texas State Technical Institute. Chromatographic Techniques. Gene Lacey. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 40 hours. 1985.

Texas State Technical Institute. Chemistry Laboratory Techniques and Procedures. Gene Lacey. Los Alamos National Laboratory. 40 hours. 1985.

Laboratory of Tree–Ring Research. Tree Ring School. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. 6-10 April 1981.

US Geological Survey. Special Introduction to Eastern Mapping Center and the special and experimental land use maps/photos of. 6 hours, Reston, VA. June 1976.

Beloit College. Mapping and Survey. Henry Woodard, Dept. of Geology. Field methods in geologic and topographic mapping. Use of alidade, plane table, stadia rod, Brunton compass, etc. 4 weeks, 8 hours/day. May 1972.

Beloit College. Geology Field Trip. John Burger, Henry Woodard, Dept. of Geology. Two weeks in the field—the geology and mining of Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. April 1972.

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. Ranger Aide Training. Training in the use, management, and development of public forest ecosystems; interpretation to public of conservation and natural history. Included 1 week residential intensive training and work, George Washington National Forest, in forest and game management, recreation development. 15 hours/month. Sept. 1966 to June 1967.
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Reviewer for--

Refereed Journals, conference abstracts

Journal of General Internal Medicine
Journal of American Medical Association

Grant Proposals

National Science Foundation
Alaska Native Health Board
US HHS Administration for Native Americans
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Ever wondered what good would come of a Ph.D. in the house?

"Transferable" Skills You Learn In Graduate School

The Skills Employers REALLY Want: the "hidden" marketable skills that scientists have. Peter Fiske, the author of the book, "To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists" [the link above is currently [april 2006] broken, The Skills Employers Really Want || Peter Fiske, 25 Apr 1997]

We scientists and engineers are taught that our technical skills and research experience are the most important attributes we have developed in school. It is only natural that professors and deans should think that, for these are the only skills that are explicitly taught to us in graduate school!

 Outside of the ivy-covered halls of academic science, in a place commonly referred to as the "real world," you will find that your technical skills and research experience, although valued, are only part of what employers are looking for. This is true even for research careers in academia: Employers require more than just brains in their employees; they are also looking for a host of other "soft" skills. The combination of technical training and these "soft" skills is an amazingly powerful combination.

 Graduate school is actually a very good training ground for developing these "soft" skills. We have been so channeled into thinking that graduate school is simply about science that we often forget the variety of other skills and personal qualities we have had to develop while in graduate school just to get our work done. By recognizing these skills in yourself, and determining where and how you have relied upon them in graduate school, you can present a more rounded picture of yourself to potential employers. In other words, you can show employers that you are more than just a scientist.

 "Transferable" Skills You Learn In Graduate School
 Stanford University's Career Planning and Placement Center developed a list of skills and personal qualities to describe the variety of "soft" skills one learns while in graduate school:

   * ability to function in a variety of environments and roles
   * teaching skills: conceptualizing, explaining
   * counseling, interviewing skills
   * public speaking experience
   * computer and information-management skills
   * ability to support a position or viewpoint with argumentation and logic
   * ability to conceive and design complex studies and projects
   * ability to implement and manage all phases of complex research projects and to follow them through to completion
   * knowledge of the scientific method to organize and test ideas
   * ability to organize and analyze data, to understand statistics, and to generalize from data
   * ability to combine, integrate information from disparate sources
   * ability to evaluate critically
   * ability to investigate, using many different research methodologies
   * ability to solve problems
   * ability to work with the committee process
   * ability to do advocacy work
   * ability to acknowledge many differing views of reality
   * ability to suspend judgment, to work with ambiguity
   * ability to make the best use of "informed hunches"

 We tend to take these skills for granted. In reality, most people in the real world have no idea that graduate school develops skills like these. For example, many people are unaware that scientists do as much public speaking as we do. Our experience giving talks at national and international meetings, as well as our teaching experience, expose us to public speaking in a variety of settings. People unfamiliar with a career in science probably don't realize that.

 Training in research science also fosters a number of personal qualities that are highly valued in the outside world. Stanford's list includes:

   * intelligence, ability to learn quickly
   * ability to make good decisions quickly
   * analytical, inquiring, logical
   * ability to work well under pressure and willingness to work hard
   * competitiveness, enjoyment of challenge
   * ability to apply oneself to a variety of tasks simultaneously
   * thorough, organized, and efficient
   * good time-management skills
   * resourceful, determined, and persistent
   * imaginative, creative
   * cooperative and helpful
   * objective and flexible
   * good listening skills
   * sensitive to different perspectives
   * ability to make other people "feel interesting" (like your adviser)

 Some of the items on this list seem rather obvious: Intelligence and the ability to learn quickly are not just laudable skills in a scientist, they are absolutely essential. Other items on this list might come a surprise. For example, you might not think that you have good time-management skills, but in order to complete a thesis while carrying out teaching responsibilities, looking for a job, and submitting papers for publication, effective time management is critical.

 Other items on this list might surprise people in the real world For example, people unfamiliar with research science have no clue about the level of cooperation and community service that is a part of a scientific career. They don't know that we review papers, edit journals, and provide data sets, programs, equipment, and analyses all for free. We do this because it is part of the cooperative endeavor of doing science.

 The outside world may also fail to appreciate the role of creativity in our profession. In fact, creativity is the hallmark of the best science. The ability to "think outside the box" has led to some of the most important breakthroughs in science, and scientists continually strive to approach difficult problems from new directions. The outside world may not think of creativity as a skill needed in science, but we know that it is essential. The challenge that scientists face in looking for careers in the outside world is partly one of educating prospective employers about the true range of our skills and abilities.

 Projecting A Broader Image to Employers

 When an employer looks at your résumé or interviews you, your scientific training and research experience is rarely the only thing that he or she is scrutinizing. Employers in the real world often assume that you are a genius simply because you have a master's or a Ph.D. They are far more likely to be concerned about your:

   * negotiating skills
   * communication skills
   * teamwork skills
   * judgment
   * business acumen
   * honesty
   * work ethic
   * adaptability

 By recognizing how your graduate training has given you training and experience in these areas, you can prepare your résumé and go into your interview prepared to address these concerns. Most of you do have the communication skills, teamwork skills, etc., to be successful in a variety of careers. The trick is to show a potential employer that this is the case by citing examples.

 They Didn't Tell Me I'd Learn That!

 Last year, I polled 22 scientists at various stages of their careers and asked the following question:

 "Of the many skills that people develop while in graduate school, which ones are the most valuable in the outside world?" The top five answers were:

  1. Ability to work productively with difficulty people
  2. Ability to work in a high-stress environment
  3. Persistence
  4. Circumventing the rules
  5. Ability and courage to start something even if you don't know how yet

 These are the important skills employers really want. By recognizing them in yourself, you can demonstrate them better to those who might employ you.

© 1997, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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America’s Career InfoNet
Below is my particular set of job skills earned from my experience. This profile is derived from America's Career InfoNet Skills Profiler. (June 2004) Note: The Desktop Computer Skills are not linked to occupations.

Skill & Skill Description
Basic Skills Developed capacities that facilitate learning or the more rapid acquisition of knowledge

Active Learning
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem- solving and decision-making.

Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Learning Strategies
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social Skills Developed capacities used to work with people to achieve goals

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Teaching others how to do something.

Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people.

Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving Skills Developed capacities used to solve novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings

Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technical Skills Developed capacities used to design, set-up, operate, and correct malfunctions involving application of machines or technological systems

Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Operations Analysis
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Writing computer programs for various purposes.

Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Systems Skills Developed capacities used to understand, monitor, and improve socio-technical systems

Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Systems Analysis
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management Skills Developed capacities used to allocate resources efficiently

Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Desktop Computer Skills Using a computer for file management and input, manipulation, and effective communication of information.

Navigation - Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.

Internet - Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).

Word Processing - Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.

Spreadsheets - Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.

Presentations - Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.

Databases - Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving detailed records, and creating reports to communicate the information.

Graphics - Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
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Skills Profile—Skills are scored on a seven-point scale.

7.00 Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

6.00 Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

7.00 Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses ofalternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

6.00 Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

5.00 Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

7.00 Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

7.00 Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

7.00 Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

6.00 Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

7.00 Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

6.00 Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

6.00 Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

7.00 Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

6.00 Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

7.00 Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

6.00 Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

6.00 Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

6.00 Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

5.00 Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

6.00 Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

5.00 Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

7.00 Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

7.00 Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

7.00 Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

7.00 Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

6.00 Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

6.00 Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

5.00 Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

6.00 Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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