Dr. Jeanne M. Simonelli, Professor of Anthropology, has taught at Wake Forest University in the Department of Anthropology since 1999, serving intermitently throughout her tenure as the Department Chair. Prior to arriving at Wake, Dr. Simonelli taught at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, where she also served as the Chair of the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Simonelli received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma at Norma as well as a M.A. in Public Health from the Oklahoma University Health Science Center. Dr. Simonelli is an applied cultural anthropologist with a specific interest in community development as it pertains to Mexico and Central America, community authored research as it pertains to globalization, economics and conflict resolution, and experimental and international learning and research. She has published four books and many journal articles on these subject matters. Additionally, Dr. Simonelli has spent much time studying and working on development projects with rebel organizations in southern Mexico. In 2010, she was nominated to be President of Society for Applied Anthropology. She is extensively involved on campus and in the local community.
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