Experience, Education, Research, Teaching


  • Change in the relationship between ecology, economy, and equality in situations involving human use of resources.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations on issues of resource management, use of science in policy, and the role of human values in natural resource decisions.


  • Emeritus Professor, Oregon State University (2003-Present).
  • Professor of Anthropology, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Oregon State University, (1978-2003), Associate Professor (1972-78), Assistant Professor (1969-72).
  • Associate Director, Water Resources Graduate Program for Water Policy and Management (2010-pres)
  • Adjunct Professor, Water Resources Policy and Management, (2000-pres)
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science in College of Science, (1995-2008)
  • Associate Director, Center for Analysis of Environmental Change, Oregon State University, (1994-1996).
  • Adjunct Professor, Marine Resources Management Program, College of Oceanography, Oregon State University (1991-pres).
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University (1982-pres).
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University (1981-84).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business and Resource Management, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1968-69).
  • Research Assistant, Bureau of Ethnic Research, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona (1967-68), Graduate Research Associate (1965-67).
  • Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Transportation Corps, Duty Station, Fort Lewis, Washington (1962-64).
  • Test Engineer, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division of United Technologies, East Hartford, Connecticut (1961-62).


  • Ph.D., anthropology (major) and sociology (minor), University of Arizona, Tucson, 1968.
  • Visiting Professor, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Maryland. September 1984-August 1985.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Policy and Ocean Management Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. September 1975-August 1976.
  • BME, mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1961.

Teaching Experience

  • Alternative Approaches to Sustainability
  • Biocomplexity and Alternative Futures
  • Designing Landscapes: Human-Environment Interactions
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Natural Resources and Community Values
  • Wealth and Poverty
  • Theory of Culture
  • Research Design
  • Family, Gender, and Generation
  • Writing Intensive Courses


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