-Certified Family Life
Education (CFLE) 2000-2003
Granted by the National Council on Family
University (Corvallis, Oregon)
-Ph.D. in Family
Studies awarded August, 1995
Sociology (1st Mnr), Cultural Anthropology (2nd Mnr)
-M.S. in Family Studies awarded June, 1994.
Sociology/Intercultural Communication (Mnr)
-B.A. in Elementary Education awarded June, 1990.
Language Arts (Mnr)
Hawaii (Manoa, Hawaii)
Major from 1985-1987.
Early Childhood to Adolescent Development;
Multicultural Education and Ethnic Minority
Determinants of Parenting; Family Problem Solving;
Youth and Family Policy; Ethnic Minority Families; Cultural
Advisor of the
FACS Dept. Student Family Scholars (2000)
FACS Department Curriculum Committee
Curriculum Subcommittee of the
Faculty Senate Curriculum Policy Committee (2000-2002),
Center for Family Studies (Events Coordinator
FACS Dept Human Subjects Committee (Chair 1999-2000),
California Faculty Association Departmental Rep
Faculty Senate Curriculum Policy Committee (1999-2000,
FACS Dept Faculty Senator (Fall 1998)
Center for Pacific/Asian Studies,
WebCT/ Liberal Studies Working Group,
Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association,
Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association
Japanese American Archival Collection Advisory Board
(2001) Nippon Foundation/Natl Faculty Development
CSUS College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
Teacher of the Year Award Nominee 2000
Syracuse University Student Activities Office
Creating Opportunities Recognizing Excellence (CORE) Award
National Institute of Mental Health Research Grant
Families and Social Issues (Web Based Course),
Family Stress and Coping: Multicultural Focus (Web Based
Indigenous American Families, Freshman Seminar, Asian
Family and Consumer Sciences Dept., CSU Sacramento July 1998
Multicultural Families, Family History, and Family
Child and Family Studies Department,Syrcuse University.
Student Affairs Task Force Director,
Policy Review. Associated Students of Oregon State
Fall to Spring 1994-1995.
Classroom Management. Human Development and Family Science
Oregon State University. Fall 1994 & Spring 1995.
HDFS 443. US Families: Race, Class, and Gender. Winter 1994,
Sum 94 &95.
Development, Proposal, Subject Recruitment, Implementation,
NIMH grant recipient to study the family interactions of 29
American Indian families.
April, 1992 - April 1994.
Survey on the lifestyle and health of Japanese
Funded by Gakugei University and the Ministry of Education,
American Indian-Alaska Native Head Start Research and
Outcomes Assessment. ORC Macro Inc. April, 2002
Students. Capital Area Indian Resources. August 1998 - April
Child and Family Services of Hawaii.
Dec. 1996- September
Our Lady of Good Counsel School (Pre-School - Eighth
Academic and Behavior counseling. Sept. 1996- June 1997.
Children's Farm Home/Transition Learning Center.
At Risk/Clinically Referred Adolescents. 8/1992-8/1993;
Community Children's Center. Infant to grade school rooms.
Teacher, OSU Child
Preschool/Head Start Programming. Student Teacher
Supervision/Training. Spring 1994.
Aide, YES House.
Residential adolescent drug & alcohol treatment.
Data Processing, creative drama instruction, & general
supervision. May 1991- Sept. 1992.
Asian and Latino
Immigrant Families. in Families in Multicultural
Eds. Bron Ingoldsby and Suzanna Smith. Sage 2004.
Families: Resilience in the Face of Legal,
Economic, and Cultural Assault.
In Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law. Eds Kim Barrett and
Bill George. Sage, 2003
A "Seven Generation" approach to American Indian
In the Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the
Past, Contemplating the Future. Eds. Marilyn Coleman and
Lawrence Ganong. Sage, 2003.
Serving Rural Asian American and Hispanic Families and Their
A Call for a Rural Paradigm Shift. For the Journal of
Extension. Spring, 2003.
Resiliency Across Contexts for Family Relations. January,
Positive Youth Development in Urban American Indian
In Community Youth Development for Sage. Eds. Francisco
Villarruel, Daniel Perkins, Lynne Borden, Joanne Keith.
Sage. Feb 2003.
Issue Focussing on American Indian Families,
American Behavioral Scientist. Sage Publications, April,
Contemporary Issues in the Urban American Indian Family.
In Family Ethnicity (2nd Ed) Ed. Harriet McAdoo. Sage.
Community Mental Health Issues in Socio/Cultural
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw
For the Tribal Plan of the Confederated Tribes. June
American Indian Families in Families in Cultural
Strengths and Challenges in Diversity. Ed. Mary K. DeGenova.
on Family Relations (NCFR):
Public Policy Committee Member (2000-2001), Vice Chair
California Council on Family Relations (President
-2001 Conference Coordinator "Family Resiliency in
Ethnic Minority Section:
-Webmaster (1999-2002) Secretary / Treasurer
Student / New Professional Rep. (Appointed 1993-1994;
-Action for Diversity Committee Member 1996-2000
-1995 NCFR National Conference Local Arrangements Planning
-Student Assistance Subcommittee Chair
-Task Force on the Future of NCFR Conferences 1994-1995.
-1994 - 2002 NCFR Conf. Paper/Presentation Reviewer.
-2002 Annual Media Awards Competition Judge.
National Association for Chicano Studies,
Journal of Adolescent Research, Manuscript Consulting Editor
Economic and Social Research Council, Grant Application
Mayfield Publishing Company, Manuscript Reviewer (2000),
Journal of Teaching Marriage and Family, Manuscript Reviewer
For the NCFR
national conference. "Looking for Connections",
part of the panel "Infusing Peace throughout the
Family Studies Spectrum". November 2003.
the Sacramento Senator Lions Club.
"Hawaii Plantation Village, Immigration, and
For the NCFR national conference,
"Ethnic Identity for Adolescents and Adults" November,
For the NCFR national conf.,
"How to Teach Family Content Website Evaluation".
the American Indian Education Parent Committee of the
Elk Grove Unified School District Spring Gathering.
For the NCFR national conference,
"Section Communication Using Electronic Media"
For the NCFR national conference, "Intergenerational
Diverse Ethnic Families." November, 2001.
For the NCFR national conference, "Adolescence/Family
Processes" November, 2000.
the Sacramento Federal Bureau of Reclamation
Heritage Month. "Asian American multiracial identity".
For the NCFR national conference.
"Getting to the Heart: Teaching about Family Stress
Theory and Family Diversity Through Popular
Literature" November 1999
for the NCFR national conference.
"Immigration, Politics, and the Family in Latino and
Asian American Communities". November, 1996.
for the Oregon Social Learning Center. "Emerging
American Indian Family Research". April, 1996.
for the NCFR national conference. "American Indian
A Focus Group Study". November, 1995.
for National Association for Chicano Studies national
"European American characteristics of support for
for the NCFR National Conference. Parental Involvement
Maternal Satisfaction In American Indian and
Non-Indian Families. November, 1994.
for Learneds/Northwest Council on Family Relations
Intermarriage: An Urban Phenomenon of the People of
Hawaii. June, 1994.
Connections, an event of the Albina Ministerial
Alliance and the College of Home Ec. and Ed. of OSU.
African American outreach and student recruitment.
for the Linn-Benton Oregon Association for the Ed. of
Young Children (OAEYC) Conference(s).
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