Please welcome our incoming WAPA President for 2017-2018, Erik Kjeldgaard.
Erik Kjeldgaard received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in 2007 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His dissertation research, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, focused on religious conversion to pentecostal Christianity in Trinidad, West Indies. He has been an analyst at the US Government Accountability Office since 2009, where he has worked on human capital, government performance, agricultural, worker safety and environmental issues, among others. Prior to that, he administered the social and behavioral sciences institutional review board and worked in educational evaluation at Northwestern University. He has served as WAPA secretary since 2014.