David C. Wakefield
- M.A. (Anthropology), University of Oregon, Eugene 1986 – 1987 Title of thesis: “The Social Organization of the Miniafia.”
- B.A. (English Literature)
- Director of Multicultural Community Council, Asia-Pacific
- Intl. Anthropology Coordinator, SIL International (2001 – 2007)
- Member: Language Software Board, SIL Intl.(1998 – 2003?)
- Board of Trustees, International Museum of Cultures, Dallas, TX (2001 – 2007)
- Associate Coordinator, International Anthropology Dept., Dallas, TX (1999 – 2001)
- Anthropology Consultant/Teacher, SIL Intl., Dallas, TX (1996 – 1997)
- Adjunct professor, Anthropology, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA (1996 – 1997)
- Visiting Asst. Professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA (1993 – 1996)
- Anthropology Consultant for the SIL International film, We Must Not Forget. David P. & Deborah Crough, producers (1991).
- Coordinator, 1992 Applied Anthropology Workshop, SIL-Papua New Guinea [PNG] (1991)
- Guest Anthropology Lecturer: Orientation Course, The Melanesian Institute for Pastoral and Socio-Economic Service, Goroka, PNG. (1991)
- American Anthropological Association
- Fellow: Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania
- Tok Pisin
- Social Structure/Social Process
- Culture change
- Development in face-to-face Societies
- Communicating cross-culturally
- Pacific Island cultures
2001. “Sectarianism and the Miniafia people of Papua New Guinea, ” In Journal of Ritual Studies, Vol.15, 2:38-54.
1992. Getting off on the right foot: The confessions of St. Lefty, 26pp. Ukarumpa: SIL-PNG.
1991. We Must Not Forget (David P. & Deborah Crough, producers) SIL International film: Dallas, TX
1989. “Dog-pigs and other people. ” In Data papers on Papua New Guinea languages, vol. 36: 65-71. (ed., Karl Franklin). Studies In Componential Analysis. Ukarumpa: SIL-PNG.
1979. Papua New Guinea: Diversity by design. (picture book) 32 pp. Ukarumpa: SIL-PNG.
1998. “Religious pluralism and the Miniafia people of Papua New Guinea, ” Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (Hilo, HI).
1989. “The shape and contents of Miniafia moral domain, ” Anthropology Consultants’ Update SIL-PNG.