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NAPA Career Profiles

The careers of the following professional anthropologists, many of whom are WAPA members, have been profiled on the website of the National Association of Practicing Anthropologists.

Mary Odell Butler

Mary Odell Butler received her PhD in anthropology from Temple University in 1978 and has spent the last three decades conducting program evaluations through contracting firms for clients in public health. Though she initially struggled to find work outside the academy, Butler has built a strong career supporting programs at agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Cancer Institute.

John P. Mason

John P. Mason, a former president of the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA), has crossed the many borders that define professional anthropology, including university teaching, an international organization, and NGO and for-profit private sector international development. He has traversed these borders, back and forth between academia and applied international work.

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Bryan Dennis

Karen Greenough

Timothy de Waal Malefyt

Ted (Edward C.) Green (WAPA member)

Jenny Masur (WAPA member) 

Jen Cardew Kersey

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