170 Centre Street
Milton, MA 02186
March 23, 1959; Canberra A.C.T. Australia
Married with 2 children CITIZENSHIP: U.S.A.
Fluent in English
Reading Ability in French and Indonesian
Child development cross culturally. Specifically, the effects of
social change on the socialization, play, self-esteem, and understanding
of personhood and of the self in childhood and adolescence.
Southeast Asia, Canada, The United States
Harvard Graduate School of Education Ed.M. 1984
Wellesley College A.B. 1983
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Talbot Baker Award for excellence in residential work)- Milton Academy
Student Paper Price (First Place) - The Association for the Anthropological
Study of Play 1985
Magna Cum Laude, Wellesley College 1983
Durant Scholar, Wellesley College 1983
Departmental Honors in Anthropology, Wellesley College 1983
1995-1996 Research on Gender Equity issues at Milton Academy. Study
commissioned by Principal and Head of School.
1986-1987 Research for Qualifying Paper on Personhood among the
1980-1981 Research Assistant to G. N. Appell, Ph.D. (Department
of Anthropology, Brandeis University). Social anthropological field
work conducted in Indonesian Borneo among the Bulusu'. Special attention
given to the socialization of children, children's play and parental
attitudes towards children in an area of rapid social change.
1995- The use and cultural importance of the cradleboard among Native
1984- Student Advisor
1984-1985 House Assistant, Robbins House, Milton Academy
1985- House Head, Robbins House, Milton Academy
1986- Upper School Admissions Committee, Milton Academy
1993-1999 Faculty Advisor to Self Governing Association, Milton
1993 Committee Member, Dean of Student Search Committee, Milton
1995- Committee Member Housing Committee, Milton Academy
1997 Committee Member, Chaplain Search Committee, Milton Academy.
2000-2001 Chair, Housing Committee, Milton Academy
2001-2002 Steering Committee for NEASC Evaluation, Co-Chair for
Residential Life Portion of NEASC Evaluation of Milton Academy
1992-1993 8th Grade Social Science and Introductory Topics in psychology
(Taught to Juniors and Seniors), Milton Academy
1993- Anthropology and Introductory Topics in Psychology (Taught
to Junior and Seniors), Milton Academy
1983 A Study of Missionizing in Borneo. Honors Dissertation, Department
of Anthropology, Wellesley College.
1983 Editorial Advisor, Insular South-East Asia Language Atlas,
pacific Area (Part 2), Stephen A. Wurm and Shiro Hattori, editors.
Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
1985 Resettlement of the Bulusu' and Punan of Indonesian Borneo:
Policy and History. In Resettlement of Peoples in Indonesian Borneo:
The Social anthropology of Administered peoples. Borneo Research
1986 The Tarakan Dialect of the Tidung Language of East Kalimantan:
Distribution and Basic Vocabulary. Borneo Research Bulletin 18:148-66.
1987 Play, The Development of Kakada' and Social Change Among
the Bulusu' of East Kalimantan. In Meaningful Play, Playful Meaning,
Gary Alan Fine, editor. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers,
1988 The Social Construction of Personhood Among the Rungus of
Sabah, Malaysia. Qualifying Paper, Harvard Graduate School of Education,
submitted November 16, 1988.
2000 Book Review: Child's Play: Myth, Mimesis and Make Believe,
by l. R. Goldman. New York: Berg Publishers. American Anthropologist
Vol. 102, No. 1.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION:
n.d. The Use of the Cradleboard in the Bulusu' and Tidung Societies
of East Kalimantan.
n.d. Guide to Cradleboard Identification Among Native North Americans.
n.d. Personhood and the Self Among the Rungus Dusun of Sabah,
Malaysia (with G. N. Appell and L. W. R. Appell.
1991-1992 Copy Editor, Borneo Research Council Monograph Series.
1997- Secretary, Borneo Research Council.
1998- Member, Board of Directors, Anthropologists' Fund for Urgent
1999- Secretary, Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research
1983- Member, American Anthropological Association
1983- Member, American Ethnological Association
1983- Member, Society for Psychological Anthropology