David C. Wakefield, M.A.

Senior Anthropology Consultant

Degrees

  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Oregon, 1988
  • B.A., Humanities, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, 1970

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Anthropology Coordinator, SIL Asia Area, 2010–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Anthropology Consultant, 2007–2011
  • Director, Multicultural Community Council, Wycliffe Global Alliance Asia-Pacific Area, 2007–2010
  • International Anthropology Coordinator, SIL International, 2001–2007
  • Member, Board of Trustees, International Museum of Cultures, Dallas, TX, 2001–2007
  • Member, Language Software Board, SIL International, 1998–2003
  • Associate Coordinator, SIL International Anthropology Department, Dallas, TX, 1999–2001
  • Anthropology Consultant/Teacher, SIL International, Dallas, TX, 1996–1997
  • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, 1996–1997
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, 1993–1995
  • Coordinator, Applied Anthropology Workshop, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1992
  • Guest Anthropology Lecturer, Orientation Course, The Melanesian Institute for Pastoral and Socio-Economic Service, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, 1991

Professional memberships

  • American Anthropological Association, 2012–
  • Fellow, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, 2001–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Miniafia: ILR 4
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Innovation
  • Culture change
  • Identity construction
SIL International–Asia
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