Wayne Babchuk

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Associate Professor of Practice Anthropology & Educational Psychology wbabchuk1@unl.edu (402) 472-7942 803 Oldfather Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Along with being a Lecturer for the Sociology Department, I am an Associate Professor of Practice in the Departments of Anthropology and Educational Psychology (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods program). I also serve as a Lecturer for the WH Thompson Scholars Learning Community at UNL and as a Research Associate for the Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF) of southern Africa. In these capacities, I teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and serve on numerous graduate supervisory committees across departments and colleges.

As a research methodologist, I teach and conduct research on the history, epistemology, application, and instruction of qualitative research across disciplines, research ethics, grounded theory, ethnography, and grounded ethnography. I am also involved in several other research tracks including issues related to interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching applied anthropology, Kalahari San land and resource rights, conservation, and conflict, adult education efforts among San, and research to practice links in minority health care. With a broad and diverse background in both education and the social sciences, I strive to bring a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to all aspects of teaching, research, and service.

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Areas of Specialization:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Ethics
  • Grounded Theory and Ethnography
  • Indigenous Land Rights and Resource Use
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Applied and Development Anthropology