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Wendy L.

Branwell
1205 Swallow #1, McAllen, Texas 78504;Wbgrail@live.com

EDUCATION (1) M.A., Anthropology, 2001 Wichita State University, Wichita, KS Concentration: linguistic anthropology Doctoral Studies, 1987-1989 Rice University, Houston, TX, Dept. of English, Doctoral Program Concentration: literary theory Associates Degree, English, 1983 Houston Community College Masters Certification, Multicultural Education,2001 Wichita State University, KS

B.S. Technical and Professional Writing, 1987 University of Houston, TX Minor: Literature

SUMMARY OF THESIS (2) Thesis Title: The Wind People: A Historical and Grammatical Introduction to The Extinct Kanza Indian Language I constructed an introductory grammar in a teachable format of Kanza, an extinct Siouan dialect. The grammar was presented to the Kaw Tribal Council in Kaw City, Oklahoma to be used in their elementary schools Kanza language revitalization program. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (3) Faculty, South Texas College (STC), Anthropology Program (2010-present)

STC is a level-3 institution on the Mexican American border situated in the poorest county in the United States yet ranked among the top 20 community colleges in the nation. Hired to found, develop and promote the colleges Anthropology program. Founded the Anthropology Association of South Texas College; formed new national chapter of Lambda Alpha (Chapter Mu); developing course learning and program learning objectives, and program exit survey interviews for graduates; ensure EEOs, PLOs and CLOs correlate with articulation agreement with University of Texas-Pan Am; recruit and advise students; teach Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology and Archaeology; provide Anthropology program presentations at regional high schools; promote program through local media; coordinate student trips to statewide conferences and sites of interest; in particular, the Shumla Center for Petroglyph Analysis in Seminole, Canyon, Texas, and the primate department at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Faculty, South Texas College (STC), Humanities Teach Introductory Humanities at main campus. Adjunct Faculty, Pikes Peak Community College, Anthropology (2011-present)

(2003-2010)

Taught Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Indians of North America at Downtown, Centennial, Rampart Range, Ft. Carson and Peterson Air Force Base campuses. Contract Tutor, Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force Academy Term contract tutor for the Air Force Research and Development Institute (ARDI). Tutored writing skills to cadets in the History, Law, Engineering and Chemistry departments. Security clearance. Adjunct Faculty, Pikes Peak Community College, English Taught Composition I, Composition II, Introduction to Literature, Technical Writing, Academic Achievement Strategies, Area Vocational Program (High School Anthropology) at five campuses Adjunct Faculty, Colorado Technical University, English Taught Business Anthropology, Developmental English, Composition I and Hybrid Online Composition I at two campuses Executive Director/Instructor, Hispanic Opportunity Center of Wichita, KS Directed Adult Education, Welfare-to-Work, Senior Volunteer Programs; taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ESL courses; provided translation Services to Migratory Farmers Services Program and Immigration Department (1998-2000) (2008-2010) (2005-2010) (2010)

AWARDS (4) *Presidential Award for Commitment to Education, Leadership and Excellence, Pikes Peak Community College, 2009-2010 * Nancy J. Berner Graduate Student Research Fund Award, Dept. of Anthropology, Wichita State University, 2000. Awarded to one anthropology department graduate student annually to fund thesis research. Based on academic excellence and thesis research potential. * Delano Maggard Jr. Graduate Research Scholarship, Wichita State University, 200.1 Awarded to seven graduate students per year on the basis of academic excellence and potential for outstanding research success. * Fellowship, Department of English, Rice University, 1987. Awarded Ph.D. studies fellowship of $10,000 * Senior and Alumni Recognition Award, University of Houston, 1987. Two awarded annually for academic excellence and potential for community

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS (8)

*Faculty Senate, South Texas College, 2011 to present

* Search Committee, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, South Texas College, Fall, 2013-2014 * Faculty Senate Salary and Benefit Committee, 2013 *Search Committee, Psychology Faculty, South Texas College, Fall 2013 *Guest appearance, Good Morning Valley Fox News, El Dia de Los Muertos, October 30, 2013 *Guest appearance, Good Morning Valley Fox News, Careers in Anthropology, August 29, 2013 * Presenter, The Anthropology of Gossip: Human Grooming, Professional Development, South Texas College, Pecan Campus, Spring 2013 *Search Committee, Director of Library Services, South Texas College, Spring 2013 *Search Committee, Social Work Faculty, South Texas College, Spring 2013 *Search Committee, Criminal Justice Faculty, South Texas College, Spring 2013 * Presenter, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: An Anthropological Perspective, Professional Development, South Texas College, February 2012 * Anthropology As A Career, Hidalgo Early College High School, Hidalgo, Texas March 2011 * College Anthropology Day, South Texas College, Pecan Campus, November 2011 * Go Green Initiative Committee, South Texas College, November 2010 * Faculty Senate, Adjunct Representative, Pikes Peak Community College, June 2008 to 2010 * Faculty Senate Salary and Budget Subcommittee, Pikes Peak Community College, July 2008 to 2010 *Adjunct Faculty Pay and Benefit Committee, Pikes Peak Community College, April 2010 *Co-founder, Pikes Peak Adjunct Association, 2008 to 2010 * COAT Reading Assessment Committee, Pikes Peak Community College, CO, March 20082009 PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS (9) Texas Archaeology Society, 2010-present American Anthropological Association (AAA), 1998- present Lambda Alpha, 1998-present Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA), 1999-present Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC), 2002-2006 TECHNOLOGY and SKILLS (10) E-Teach (Hybrid) Certified, Desire2Learn, Sympodium, SmartBoard, Document Camera, Windows 7, Banner, BlackBoard, Respondus, SoftChalk, PowerPoint. Advanced fluency in Spanish; skilled in technical and report writing. TRAVEL/LIVING ABROAD (11) England, 1996-1997 Galpagos Islands, Ecuador, 1994-1995 Panam, 1994 Central America1988-1994 U.S.S.R/West Asia 1983-1985 The Netherlands 1980-1981 East Asia/Europe 1979-1981 Mexico, 1977-1979 LANGUAGES (12) Spanish, low-advanced fluency Coursework in French, Arabic

COMMUNITY SERVICE (13) Exhibition, Forensic Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Social Science Career Expo, South Texas College, November 2012 Exhibition, Anthropology as a Career, Palm Fest,: An International Folk life Celebration McAllen Convention Center, October 2012 Community Instructor Parks and Recreation Leisure Learning Program, Woodland Park, CO Taught Intermediate Spanish; offered courses in Anthropology, Introductory Spanish, ESL; 2005 TAP After-School Instructor Ute Pass Elementary, Green Mountain Falls, CO Taught introductory Anthropology to students from third to fifth grade; taught introductory Spanish to students from kindergarten to fifth grade; 2003-2004 Advisory Board Member, The Salvation Army Nicaraguan Tsunami Relief Board, San Jos, Costa Rica, Central America, 1993; assisted in coordination of tents, food and medicines acquisition