Thomas Headland, Ph.D.

Senior Anthropology Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Anthropology/Tropical Forest Human Ecology, University of Hawaii, 1986
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 1981
  • B.A., Anthropology, Bethel University, 1960

Current position

  • Certified Senior Anthropology Consultant, SIL International, 2012–

Other professional experience and service

  • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 2010–2011
  • SIL International Anthropology Consultant, 1984–2011
  • Visiting Professor of Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 2001–2010, summers only
  • A total of 15 years of fieldwork during this 48 year period among the Agta Negrito hunter-gatherers of the Philippines, 1962–1986, 1991–1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • International Academic Editing Consultant, SIL International, 2004–2007
  • Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1986–1995
  • Chair, Ethnology Dept., SIL Philippines Branch, 1971–1979
  • Translation consultant, SIL Philippines Branch, 1970–1979
  • Field linguist, Bible translator, SIL Philippines Branch, 1961–1977
  • Language Survey Coordinator, SIL Philippines Branch, 1974–1976

Professional memberships

  • Society for Anthropological Sciences, 2002–
  • American Anthropological Association, 1979–
  • American Anthropological Association, Fellow, 1993–
  • Linguistic Society of the Philippines, 1970–
  • SIL International, 1960–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Casiguran Agta: ILR 4

Research interests

  • Ecological anthropology
  • Hunter-gatherer societies
  • Philippine Negritos
  • Endangered languages
  • Tropical forest human ecology
  • Culture change
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Geographical area of interest: Insular Southeast Asia. (See biographical background.)
SIL International Department of Anthropology
7500 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas  Texas  75236
United States