RICHARD P. HORWITZ
Professor and Consultant

Brief Professional Biography: http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/bio.htm
WWWeb
: http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/

Address:

19 Joann Drive, Barrington, RI 02806-2260, USA
Phone and FAX: (401) 289-0198
E-mail: richard-horwitz@uiowa.edu

Position:

Planning, Research, and Outreach Consultant
Senior Fellow, Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island
Professor Emeritus of American Studies, University of Iowa

Concentration:

Both scholarly and applied, interdisciplinary research and writing on culture and everyday life in the U.S., emphasizing environmental issues (especially agriculture and emergency management), ethnographic fieldwork, and cultural relations across national and occupational boundaries.

Recent projects include:

Education:

Academic Degrees

PhD (1975), MA (1972), and BA cum laude (1971) in American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania

Additional Certificates:

Publications:

A Leap from the Ivory Tower: Contemplating Culture and Environmental Disaster (in progress).

"The J-Factor in American Studies," American Studies, forthcoming.

Biosecurity, Infection Control, and Continuity of Dairy Operations in FMD Response: A New England Perspective (NESAASA, 2015). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/biosecurity_infection_control_and_continuity.pdf.

New England Secure Milk Supply Project, 2010-2015 (NESAASA, 2015). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/ne-sms-project.html.

New England Secure Milk Supply Plan (NESAASA, 2015). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/ne-sms-plan.htm.

Training and Excercise Material for the New England Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA, 2015). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/training--exercises.html.

Recommendations for Students and Teachers of American Studies (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 2015). On-line at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/.

Readiness of New England Dairies for SMS: A Snapshot, 2014 (NESAASA, 2014). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/readiness_of_ne_dairy_farms_for_sms_-_a_snapshot_2014.pdf.

Updating Weights of Criteria in the Readiness Rating (NESAASA, 2014). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/updating_weights_of_criteria_in_the_readiness_rating.pdf.

"On Writing American Studies," in EAS Forum 5: Writing American Studies, for the Encylcopedia of American Studies, ed. Simon J. Bronner (Washington D.C., American Studies Association, 2014). On-line at http://www.theasa.net/project_eas_online/page/project_eas_online_eas_EAS_Forum/.

New York Suppliers, Routes, and Strategies for Continuity of Dairy Commerce in New England (NESAASA, 2014). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/ny_suppliers_routes_and_strategies.pdf.

New England as a Jurisdiction for Supporting Continuity of Dairy Operations: A Reassessment (NESAASA, 2013). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/ne_as_a_jurisdiction.pdf.

Animal Disaster / Animal Care Plan (Providence: RI DEM and RI EMA, 2013). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_8.pdf.

Rhode Island Guide to Operation of Emergency Pet Shelters (Providence: RIDART and RI DEM, 2013). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_8_som.pdf.

Advice for Animal Owners Facing a Disaster (Providence: RI DEM, 2013). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/animals/index.htm.

Help for RI Cities and Towns in Preparing for Emergency Animal Care (Providence: RI DEM, 2013). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/animals/help_eac.htm.

Dairy Farms that Touch the Public and Plans for Coping with FMD [Foot-and-Mouth Disease] in New England (NESAASA, 2013). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/dairy_farms_that_touch_the_public.pdf.

Using a Hose to Improve Farm Biosecurity During Milk Pickup in a FAD Emergency: An Alternative from a New England Perspective (NESAASA, 2013). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/using_a_hose_to_improve_farm_biosecurity_during_milk_pickup_in_a_fad_emergency.pdf.

Assessing Farm Readiness for Emergency Milk Movement in New England (NESAASA, 2012). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/assessing_farm_readiness_for_emergency_milk_movement_in_ne.pdf.

How to Communicate with Dairy Consumers About Foot-and-Mouth Disease (NESAASA, 2012). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/communicating_with_dairy_consumers_about_fmd.pdf.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) as a Hazard for New England Dairies (NESAASA, 2011). On-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/fmd_as_a_hazard_for_ne_dairies.pdf.

Hazard Specific Guides, Be Hokie Ready, and other training, certification, and outreach materials for the Office of Emergency Management of Virigina Tech (2011). On-line a http://www.emergency.vt.edu/.

Review of "Black Wave – The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez," Journal of American History 97:3 (December 2010), pp. 911-914. On-line at http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/3/911.full.pdf+html.

Emergency Response Plan (Providence: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, 2009). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp.htm.

Agricultural Emergency Response Plan (Providence: Division of Agriculture, RI DEM, 2009). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/ag_erp.htm.

Review of "Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink," Journal of American History 96:3 (December 2009), pp. 942-944. On-line at http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/3/942.full.pdf+html.

Avian Influenza Response Plan (Providence: Divison of Agriculture, RI DEM, 2008). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_9_ai.pdf.

Animal Disease Plan (Providence: RI DEM and RI EMA, 2008). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_9.pdf.

Review of One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What it is Becoming, Journal of American History 94:1 (June 2007), pp. 233-234. On-line at http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/94/1/233.full.pdf.

Continuity of Operation Plan (Providence: RI DEM, 2007). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_14.pdf.

Hazardous Material and Environmental Protection (Providence: RI DEM, 2006). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/topics/erp/6_1.pdf.

Emergency Response and Remediation of the Mercury Release at the Lawn Terrace Apartment Complex in Pawtucket, 2004 (Providence: RI DEM, 2006). On-line at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/director/emerresp/pdf/lawnterr.pdf.

"Defining America," in Amerika Shakai eno Tamenteki Apurochi [Multiple Approaches to American Society], ed. Yoneyuki Sugita (Okayama, Japan: University Education Press, 2005).

"Defining America," in American Freedoms; American (Dis)Orders, ed. Zbigniew Lewicki (Warsaw, Poland: Warsaw Univeristy, American Studies Center, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 167-175.

“Americans’ Problem With Global Warming,” American Studies 45:1 (Spring 2004), pp. 5-37. Winner of the Stone-Suderman Award in 2006. Original version on-line at https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/article/view/3007/2966; updated at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/globalwarming.htm.

Hog Ties: What Pigs Tell Us About America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002).

(Co-authored by Albert E. Stone with Grace Stone, Linda Yanney, Lauren Rabinovitz, and Jane Desmond) "American Studies in Retrospect:  American Studies As a Way of Life," American Studies 43:3 (Fall 2002), pp. 83-104. On-line version at https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/article/viewFile/3046/3005.

"American Studies: Approaches and Concepts," Encyclopedia of American Studies, ed. George Kurian, Miles Orvell, Johnnella Butler, and Jay Mechling (Bethel, CT: Grolier Publishing Company for the [U.S.] American Studies Association, 2001), Vol I, pp. 112-118. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/asconcepts.htm.

(Editor and Contributor), The American Studies Anthology (Lanham, MD: SR Books, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2001).

"A Welcoming Tradition," in Festival of Iowa Folklife: Cultural Crossroads, ed. Rachelle H. Saltzman (Des Moines: Iowa Arts Council Festival Guide and Supplement to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, June 10, 2001), p. 13.

(Photographer) Illustrations in "Traditions" by Rachelle H. Saltzman, Iowa Heritage Illustrated 82:1 (Spring 2001), pp. 40, 44-45.

"Graduate School in the U.S.," Beijing Youth Daily (May 4, 2000), p. 23.

"Us and Them: Folk Life Among Recent U.S. Immigrants," in "The American Century": Looking Back and Beyond (Seoul: American Studies Association of Korea, 1999), pp. 107-114.

"Hog Wars and Pig Politics," in Fear Itself: Enemies Real and Imagined in American Culture, ed. Nancy L. Schultz (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1999). pp. 377-387.

Hog Ties: Pigs, Manure, and Mortality in American Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan / St. Martin's Press, 1998).

"To Kvetch and Define a Field," in "American Studies: From Culture Concept to Cultural Studies?" ed. Norman R. Yetman, a special issue of American Studies 38:2, (Summer 1997), pp. 49-68. On-line version at https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/article/view/2742/2701.

"Working For American Studies In Hong Kong – Looking Toward 1997," in American Studies in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China, ed. John J. Deeney and Elena Yuan, Special Issue of HKAC Occasional Papers, Number 5 (Sha Tin: Hong Kong - America Center, 1997), pp. 2-5.

(Contributor), Iowa Folklife: Our People Communities, and Traditions, A Learning Guide for Teachers, Students, and Senior Citizens Produced by the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1997).

"Comments from an Internationalist in the Heartland," Journal of American Studies [American Studies Association of Korea] 28:2 (Winter 1996), pp. 603-605.

"Hogs and the Meaning of Life in Iowa," in 1996 Festival of American Folklife, ed. Catherine Hiebert Kerst (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996), pp. 18-20. Reprinted in Festival of Iowa Folklife: A Sesquicentennial Celebration!, ed. Rachelle H. Saltzman and Catherine Hiebert Kerst (Des Moines: Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission, 1996), pp. 19-20. Reprinted in Mississippi: The River of Song, PBS Online http://www.pbs.org/riverofsong/music/e1-hogs.html (The Filmmakers Collaborative and the Smithsonian Institution 1998).

"Shit Happens: An American Studies Engagement," American Studies 34:2 (Fall, 1993), pp. 69-79. On-line version at https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/article/view/2843/2802 .

"Just Stories of Ethnographic Authority," in When They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography, ed. Caroline B. Brettell (Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 1993), pp. 31-43. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/juststories.htm.

(Editor and Contributor) Exporting America: Essays on American Studies Abroad (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993).

"The Politics of International American Studies," American Studies International 31:1 (April, 1993), pp. 89-116. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/politicsias.htm.

"Coming to Terms with International American Studies," in The Fulbright Difference, 1948-1992, ed. Richard T. Arndt and David L. Rubin (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1993), pp. 459-468. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/comingtoterms.htm.

"Multiculturalism and University Lore," in Multiculturalism and the Canon of American Culture, European Contributions to American Studies XXIII, ed. Hans Bak (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1993), pp. 16-26. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/multicultlore.htm.

"Teaching About Method," American Studies 31:1 (Spring, 1990), pp. 101-116. On-line version at https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/amerstud/article/view/2915/2874.

"'Foreign Expertise': American Studies in Taiwan," American Studies International 27:1 (April 1989), pp. 38-62. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/foreignexpertise.htm.

"An Artist Makes History: Peter Feldstein and Oxford '84," North Dakota Quarterly 55:1 (Winter 1987), pp. 78-92. On-line version at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/oxford/index-Oxford.html.

The Strip: An American Place, with photographs by Karin E. Becker (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985).

"Making Sense of Murals," American Quarterly 26:1 (Spring, 1984), pp. 139-144.

(with Karin B. Ohrn), "Mac's and Mil's," in Exploring Society Photographically, ed. Howard S. Becker (Chicago: Mary and Leigh Block Gallery of Northwestern University, 1981), pp.60-67.

"Some Problems in Interpreting Technology and Culture," Journal of the Society for the Humanities and Technology 2:1 (1980), pp. 26-35.

Anthropology Toward History: Culture and Work in a 19th Century Maine Town (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1978); Electronic Edition (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale - Cengage Learning, 2010).

"Architecture and Culture: The Meaning of the Lowell Boardinghouse," American Quarterly 25:1 (1973), pp. 64-82.

Reviews for American Anthropologist, American Quarterly, American Studies, Ethnohistory, Great Plains Quarterly, Annals of Iowa, Journal of American History, Journal of Social History, and Winterthur Portfolio.

Exhibits:

Contributor, Festival of Iowa Folklife: Cultural Crossroads, Waterloo, IA, June 15-17, 2001.

Contributor, Festival of Iowa Folklife (Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission), Des Moines, IA, August 22-25, 1996.

Contributor, Festival of American Folklife (Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies), Washington, DC, June 24-July 8, 1996.

Contributor, "Exploring Society Photographically," Howard S. Becker, curator, national touring exhibition, 1982-1983.

Awards:

Grantee and Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Cooperative Agreement and contract with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture, "Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Assessments for Biosecurity and Implementation of Continuity of Business (COB) Plans," 2016-2017.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Cooperative Agreement and contract with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Agriculture, "Provision of Highly Contagious Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Expertise Support to USDA-APHIS-VS," 2014-2015.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through a contract with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, "Evaluate the Applicability of a Readiness Rating Developed for Permitting Milk Movement during a Highly Contagious Livestock Disease Outbreak and Facilitate a New England Regional Emergency Exercise Utilizing the Readiness Rating Tool," 2014-2015.

Consultant and Project Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Cooperative Agreements with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources, Animal and Plant Health (A&PH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) Division of Agriculture (DAG), representing the New England States Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA), "Integrating Regional New England Risk Analysis into Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Continuity of Business Planning," 2010-2014.

Grantee, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through a contract with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), "To Provide Animal-Care Emergency Training and Education," 2013.

Academic Professional Award, Outstanding Paper, National Environmental Monitoring Conference, 2011.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through a Cooperative Agreement and contracts with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources, Animal Health and Industry (AHI), "Review and Analysis of New England's Fluid Milk Marketing Patterns and Structure for Development of a Secure Milk Supply Plan," 2010-2011.

Fulbright Senior Specialists Candidate, 2004-2010.

Fulbright Senior Specialist, Republic of Georgia, 2009.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through a contract with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), "To Improve the Capability for Containment and Mitigation of Animal Care and Animal Disease Emergencies in Rhode Island and to Provide Support to Other RI DEM Emergency Response Intiatives, As Required," 2007-09.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), Emergency Response Planning grants for research, writing, and consulting, 2002-2007.

Grantee, Roosevelt-Dow Distinguished Research Chair, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands, 2006-07.

Stone-Suderman Award from MAASA for the year's outstanding article ("Americans' Problems With Global Warming") in American Studies, 2006.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT), Office on Highway Safety. “Response to Blurred Vision [Report of the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union]," 2006.

Grantee and Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT), Office on Highway Safety, "Highway Safety Plan” and “Highway Safety Annual Report,” research, writing, and consulting, 2005-06 and 2004-05.

Grantee, U.S.-China Education Trust, to lecture and consult in China on American Studies, May-June, 2005.

Fulbright Senior Specialist, Poland, 2004.

Grantee, U.S. Department of State, to lecture and consult in Senegal on American Studies, May 2003.

Grantee, U.S. Department of State, to lecture and consult in Moldova on American Studies, February-March, 2003.

Elizabeth Kolmer Award from MAASA for Outstanding Mentoring in American Studies, 2002.

Consultant, "Complexity Across Borders: Coupled Human and Natural Systems in Yellowstone Northern Elk Winter Range," National Science Foundation (BCS-BE: Dyn Coupled Natural-Human), 2002-05.

Principal Investigator, "An Ethnographic Study of Climate Considerations in Regional Agricultural Decisions," Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) Seed Grant, 2000-02.

Collaborator, "Modeling Biocomplexity and Socio-Economic Decision-Making Under Uncertainty in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: A Proposal to Develop an Interdisciplinary Team" (David L. McGinnis, principal investigator), National Science Foundation (NSF) Planning Grant, 2001-02.

Grantee, Ford Foundation and International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS), "Crossing Borders/Reciprocal American Studies," Research/travel Award, South Africa, 2001.

Stanley Foundation International Travel Grants, (Switzerland and Denmark) 2002, (Norway) 1995, (Denmark) 1993, and (Wales) 1992.

Scout Report, Site Selection for "American Studies Recommendations," http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz (November 24, 2000).

Distinguished Senior Lectureship, Fulbright Scholar Award, People's Republic of China, 1999-2000.

Grantee, Folklife Program Research Grants, Iowa Arts Council, 2000-01and 1998-99.

Developmental Assignments, University of Iowa, 1999-2000, 1990-91, and 1984-85.

Outstanding Professional Honors, College of Liberal Arts, University of Iowa, 1998-99.

New Technology in the Learning Environment (nTITLE) Award, 1997.

Lingnan Foundation Award, 1995-96.

Smithsonian Institution Folklife Research Grants, 1996, 1995.

Member, International Faculty, Center for the Study of American Culture and Language, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, 1995.

Who's Who in America.

Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Cultural Affairs Council Project Grant, 1995.

American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, (Norway) 1995.

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute, "Telling Tales: Humanities Approaches to the Study of Folk Narrative," June-July, 1992.

Distinguished Senior Lectureship, John Adams Chair of American Studies, Netherlands American Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Award), 1990-91.

United States Information Service and Fulbright Grants, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Portugal, April-June, 1991, and Switzerland, November 1990.

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities and Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry, Summer Workshop, "Narrative in the Human Sciences," June-July 1990.

University House Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 1987.

Fellow, National Science Council, Republic of China, 1984-85.

Fulbright Award, U.S. Educational Foundation in India, May-June, 1985.

United States Information Service Grant, Republic of Korea and Japan, April-May, 1985.

Old Gold Summer Fellowships, 1981 and 1980.

John A. Kittredge Fund Grants, 1977, 1974, and 1973.

Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1974-75.

Presentations and Lectures:

"A ‘Readiness Rating’ for Balancing Biosecurity Priorities in FMD Preparedness and Response," presentation to OS'16, the Open Session of the European Commission for the Control of FMD (EuFMD, a commission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Cascais, Portugal, October 26, 2016. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/readiness_rating_-_eufmd_os16.pdf and video on-line at https://rvc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f877ae3e-6d5c-47e9-b3fc-31fe37675188.

"Farm Biosecurity: A Reassessment of Feasible Benefits in an Outbreak," Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases, United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, October 27, 2015. On-line version at http://12737832-273995685135802149.preview.editmysite.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/usaha_10-27-2015.pdf.

"Update on NESAASA-Related Work," New England Veterinary Medical Association (NEVMA) and New England States Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA) Leadership Meeting, 2015 New England Veterinary Conference, Portland, Maine, September 25, 2015.

"Readiness Rating for Continuity of Dairy Operations in a FMD Control Area," Poster for the 7th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-Emerging Pig Diseases, Kyoto, Japan, June 21-24, 2015. On-line version at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/poster_for_kyoto.pdf.

"New England SMS Update 2015," Annual Meeting of the Northeast United States Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA), Harrisburg, PA, April 27, 2015. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/update_-_neusaha_2015.pdf.

““New England Secure Milk Supply Project, Update 2015,” Annual Meeting of the Northeast United States Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA), Harrisburg, PA, April 27, 2015. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/update_-_neusaha_2015.pdf.

"New England Secure Milk Supply Project, Update 2014,” Annual Meeting of the Northeast United States Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA), Portland, ME, May 12, 2014. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/neusaha_ne_sms_update_5-12-2014.pdf.

"Trends and Tactics for Sustaining Dairies in New England: An Update," Annual Leadership Meeting of the New England Veterinary Medical Association (NEVMA), Portland, ME, September 27, 2013.

"Working with Policy People: Tales of an Interdisciplinary Trade," University of Maine, Darling Maritime Center, Walpole, ME September 14, 2013.

"Lessons Learned: What Works in Regional Secure Milk Supply (SMS) Planning," Annual Meeting of the Northeast U.S. Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA), Buffalo, NY, May 20, 2013.

"Update on the New England Secure Milk Suppy (SMS) Project," Joint Annual Meeting of the Northeast U.S. Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA) and the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), Whitefield, NH, June 5, 2012. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/neusaha_and_neasda_6-5-2012.pdf.

"Progress and Update on the National and Regional Secure Milk Supply Projects," Work Conference of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services (USDA/APHIS/VS), New England Area Office, Sutton, MA, January 18, 2012.

"New England Perspective on Planning Movement Control and Continuity of Business" for the "National Dialogue on FMD [Foot-and-Mouth Disease]," USDA-APHIS National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management, Riverdale, MD, November 3, 2011. Slides on-line at http://nesaasa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737832/national_dialogue_11-3-2011.pdf.

"Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER) in Rhode Island," National Environmental Monitoring Conference, Bellevue, WA, August 18, 2011. Winner of the Outstanding Paper Award. Slides on-line at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/seer in ri.pdf

"Update on the New England Secure Milk Supply Project," New England Area and Joint State Federal Work Force Conference, Sutton, MA, July 13, 2011.

"Introduction to the New England Secure Milk Supply Project," Annual Meeting of the Northeast United States Animal Health Association (NEUSAHA), Rehoboth Beach, DE, June 13, 2011, .

"Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vulnerability and Preparedness" eight workshops for dairy stakeholders in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, April 11 - May 31, 2011.

"Outcomes of the Coastal Institute Integrative Education and Research Traineeship (CIIP) and How They Matter," University of Rhode Island, May 3, 2011.

"Foot-and-Mouth Disease Preparedness," New England States Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA) workshop, Concord, NH, February 11, 2011.

"Patterns of Milk Movement and Vulnerability of New England Dairies during Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Response," Webinar for the New England States Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA), December 23, 2010.

"Principles in Assessing Academic Exchange" for the Fulbright Conference, "Impacts: Does Academic Exchange Matter? Cultural Diplomacy, Scholarly Internationalism, and American Studies Since World War II," Vienna, Austria, November 19, 2010. Slides on-line at http://myweb.uiowa.edu/rhorwitz/Principles in Assessing Academic Exchange.pdf.

"Milk Movement and Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Response Risks in New England," Annual Meeting of the New England Veterinary Medical Association (NEVMA) in Portland, ME, October 1, 2010.

"Applied American Studies: Tales of Uncommon Attractions," Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Lawrence, KS, March 26, 2010.

"The J-Factor in American Studies," for "American Studies and American Studies: A Half-Century Retrospective," a roundtable at the Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Lawrence, KS, March 25, 2010.

"Using the Internet to Do American Studies in Georgia," Ilia Chavchavadze State University, International Black Sea University, and Ivane Javakhishvili State University (TSU) in Tbilisi and Akaki Tserteteli State University in Kutaisi, Democratic Republic of Georgia, October 15 to November 24, 2009.

"Uses of American Studies," Plenary Lecture, Conference of Georgian Association for American Studies and International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Democratic Republic of Georgia, October 23, 2009.

"Environmental Management as Cultural Work in the U.S.," Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, March 18, 2009.

"Climate Change and Rhode Island’s Coast: Where Will Tomorrow’s Shoreline Be?” Narragansett, RI, June 17, 2008.

"Preparation for Emergency Animal Care," meetings of the Rhode Island Local Emergency Management Directors, the RI Animal Control Officers Association, the RI Veterinary Technicians Association, and the annual RI Hurricane Conference, Spring 2008.

“Defining America,” Ghent University, Belgium, December 12, 2006.

“Internet Resources for American Studies,” Ph.D. Seminar, Roosevelt Study Center, November 29, 2006.

“On-line Resources for the Study of the U.S.” and “Defining America,” Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland, November 19-21, 2006.

“Defining America,” Keynote Address for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands, November 15, 2006.

“Parables of Diversity,” Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, December 7, 2006, and Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, October 13, 2006.

“American Studies Outside the University: Research and Writing for Environmental Managers, Scientists, Policy Makers, and the Public,” University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, February 24, 2006.

"American Studies Outside the Classroom," American Studies Association Meeting, Washington, DC, November 3, 2005.

"Response to Environmental 'Incidents' in Rhode Island," Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University, October 13, 2005.

"Issues in Teaching Interdisciplinary American Studies," Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, May 15, 2005.

"Defining America," Keynote Address for the Annual Meeting of the Polish Association of American Studies, Warsaw, Poland, October 17, 2004.

"Multiculturalism in American Popular Culture and Science," "Multiculturalism in University Lore," "Teaching About America as a Foreign Country," and "American Studies on the Internet," The American Studies Center of the Warsaw University in Warsaw, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Univeristy in Lublin, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and Center for American Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, October 12 to 21, 2004.

"Preparing for Emergency in Rhode Island," Staff Development Day Session, Brown Univeristy, Providence, RI, June 15, 2004.

"The Changing Face of American Studies in the United States," Keynote Address for the 20th Anniversary American Studies Colloquium, "Shaping the Future Direction of American Studies in Africa," Gorée, Senegal, May 4, 2003.

"Approaches and Concepts in American Studies," "The Concept of American Studies," "Internet Resources for American Studies," and "America as a Foreign Country," The Institute of Political Studies and International Relations, The American Studies Center, and Moldova State University in Chisinau, Russo State University in Balti, and Comrat State University in Comrat, Republic of Moldova, February 23 to March 6, 2003.

"Global Warming, Scientists and 'Stakeholders,'" Conference of the International Society for Literature and Science, Aarhus, Denmark, May 10, 2002.

"Facing and Effacing the Fact of Global Warming," New England American Studies Association Meeting, Boston, MA, April 27, 2002.

"Disease and Discourse," American Studies Association Meeting, Washington, DC, November 9, 2001.

"Relations Between 'Folk' and 'Expert' Knowledge of Climate Change," Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society, Anchorage, AK, October 20, 2001.

"American Studies via the Internet," University of Cape Town, South Africa, August 14, 2001.

"Is It Getting Warmer or Is It Me? – Stakes in Modern Climatology," Annual Conference of the Mid-America American Studies Association with the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, Madison, WI, April 20, 2001.

"Musical Strings From Many Lands" (Tai Dam, Iraqi, Mexican, Bosnian Croatian), Folklife Strand of the Iowa Language and Cultural Concerns Conference of the state Department of Education and the Arts Council, the Bureau of Refugee Services, Midwest Equity Assistance Center, Heartland AEA, and MidTESOL, Des Moines, IA, February 8, 2001.

"American Studies in International Contexts," American Studies Association Meeting, Detroit, MI, October 12, 2000.

"American Studies With Asian Characteristics," Keynote Address for the Fulbright Conference on Teaching American Literature and Culture in Asian Learning Contexts, Sun Yat-sen America Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 1, 2000.

"Parables of Diversity," international conference on "Law and Disorder in American Literature," Nankai University, Tianjin, P.R. China, May 20, 2000.

"Us and Them: Folk Life Among Recent U.S. Immigrants," Guangxi University, Nanning, P.R. China, April 10, 2000; Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, P.R. China, March 21, 2000; 34th International Seminar of the American Studies Association of Korea, Chollanam-Do, October 16,1999.

"On U.S. Multiculturalism: An Exploration Via Pig Lit., Swine Science, History, and Lore," Nanjing University, Nanjing, P.R. China, March 20, 2000.

"America as a Foreign Country," Association of American Studies (Republic of China) Annual Convention, Taiwan University, Taipei, December 18, 1999.

"Doing American Studies by Internet," American Institute in Taiwan and National Science Council of the Republic of China, Taipei, December 16, 1999; Dongbai University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, P.R. China, November 16, 1999.

"Key Terms for International American Studies," Guangxi University, Nanning, P.R. China, April 9, 2000; Dongbai University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, P.R. China, November 17, 1999.

"Folk Expressions and Group identity Among Recent U.S. Immigrants," Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Omaha, NE, April 16, 1999.

"'American Studies' – Whose Content, Whose Desire?" Capstone Conference of the International Forum for U.S. Studies, "Outside/In: U.S. Studies In a Global Context," Iowa City, IA, April 25, 1999.

"Sounding America: American Studies After the Seattle Meetings," Roundtable Plenary Session, Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Omaha, NE, April 16, 1999.

Commencement Address on behalf of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Iowa, December 19, 1998.

"Culture Wars Around the Hog House," History and American Studies Lecture, Colby College, Waterville, ME April 2, 1998.

"American Studies for the 21st Century," Plenary Session, Great Lakes American Studies Association Meeting, Oxford, OH, March 7, 1998.

"Some Swine Disease Science," for "Story-Telling in Science and Scholarship," Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry Conference, Iowa City, IA, January 30-31, 1998.

"What Makes a Community and How You Can Study It," "Using Folklife to Teach Social Studies," "Occupational Folklore," "Using Artifacts for Oral History and Folklife Interviews," and folk artist presentations, Iowa Heritage Expo, Des Moines, IA, June 12-14, 1997.

"Hog Wars and Pig Politics," New England American Studies Association Conference, Salem, MA, May 3, 1997.

"Going Public with American Studies: Working Folklife Festivals" and "Using Ethnography to Illuminate the American Experience," Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 25, 1997.

"Multiculturalism in America: A Whimsical, Porcine View," The Johns Hopkins University - Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, P.R. China, May 22, 1996.

"American Studies on the World Wide Web," Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Foreign Affairs College, Peking University, Guangzhou Foreign Studies University, Zhongshan University, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Fudan Univesity, Nanjing University, in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Nanjing, P.R. China, May 3-23, 1996.

"To Kvetch and Define a Field," Plenary Paper, Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 19, 1996.

"Resources for American Studies on the Web," Hong Kong - America Center, Shatin, NT, March 6, 1996.

"Stepping Into It," Fulbright Forum, Hong Kong, December 1, 1995.

"Teaching about America as a Foreign Country," American Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 10, 1995.

"Say It with Swine," Canadian American Studies Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 20, 1995.

"Multicultural Porcinalia," History Seminar, University of Hong Kong, October 5, 1996.

"Husbandry at the Border," Nordic Association for American Studies Biennial Meeting, Oslo, Norway, August 9, 1995.

(Contributor) "The Brave New World of Animal Biotechnology: Can Ethics Meet Reality?" North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Hastings Center, and National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, June 5, 1995.

"The Body Porcine," Joint Meeting of the Mid-America and Rocky Mountain American Studies Associations, Fort Collins, CO, April 8, 1995.

"American Culture as an Export: Crossing Borders and Building Bonds on Foreign Soil," American Studies Association Meeting, Nashville, TN, Oct. 29, 1994.

"The Double Dialectic: The Tension Between Holism and Eclectic Pluralism in American Studies Theory and Practice," position paper, American Studies Association Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 6, 1993.

"Multicultural Hoopla and University Lore," Nordic Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, Odense, Denmark, August 20, 1993.

"Shit Happens," 1993 Presidential Address, Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 17, 1993.

"International American Studies as U.S. Intervention," American Studies Association Convention, Costa Mesa, CA, Nov. 8, 1992.

"International American Studies as Americanization," international conference, "The Americanisation of Culture," Swansea, Wales, Sept. 17, 1992.

"The Politics of International American Studies," New University of Lisbon, Portugal, June 6; Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin, Germany, May 13; Finnish American Studies Association Meeting, University of Tampere, April 20; and Roskilde University, Denmark, April 10, 1991.

"Commercial Sprawl and the Quality of Life in the U.S.," New University of Lisbon, Portugal, June 5; Copenhagen School of Economics, April 12; Keynote address for Danish American Studies Association, Copenhagen, April 9; and 1991 American Studies Seminar, Nordwijkerhout, Netherlands, February 1, 1991.

"On the Concept of American Character," Aarhus University, Denmark, April 11, 1991.

"Environments: Built and Found," position paper for the conference, "The Arts and Material Culture: Four Test Cases of Representation," University of California at Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 1990.

"Ethnographic Authority When Push Comes to Shove," international symposium, "Writing the Social Text: Anthropological, Sociological, and Literary Perspectives," University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Nov. 19, 1989.

"American Studies as Diplomacy: A View of U.S./Taiwan Relations," Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, Omaha, NE, April 29, 1989.

"Culture, Personality, Comparison: Francis Hsu's Americans and Chinese," Popular Culture/American Culture Association Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 7, 1989.

"On the Concept of National Character," Catholic University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Nov. 23, 1987.

"Chinese American Studies: A Field Report from the R.O.C.," 1985 American Studies Association Convention, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2, 1985.

"Everyday Life on the Strip: A Woman at Work," New England American Studies Association Conference, Medford, MA, April 14, 1984.

"Method in American Studies: A Reconceptualization," 1983 American Studies Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 6, 1983.

"Character Sketch to Culture: Two Women at Work," California American Studies Association Conference, Palo Alto, CA, May 1, 1983.

"The Strip: Fieldwork in a Modern American Community," 1979 American Studies Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 30, 1979.

"Technological Change and Occupational Identity," 1978 Conference of the Society for the History of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 20, 1978.

"Eugene O'Neill Event – The American Family: Fact and Fantasy," with two performances by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Iowa City, IA, Jan. 24-26, 1978.

"Teaching Undergraduate Courses in American Studies," 1977 American Studies Association Convention, Boston, MA, Oct. 28, 1977.

"Farmers and Agri-Cultural Change," Bicentennial Symposium, St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH, Oct. 23, 1976.

"Ethnoscience in American Studies: Methodology," 1975 American Studies Association Convention, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 7, 1975.

"The Lowell Boardinghouse," Merrimack Textile Museum Lecture Series, Lowell, MA,
May 5, 1974.

Professional Experience:

Research, Writing, and Consulting, since 2002:

Senior Fellow and Consultant, The Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, 2002-present.

External Evaluator, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT, a National Science Foundation program for interdisciplinary PhD candidates), University of Maine, 2012-17.

Consultant, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA/APHIS/VS) through Cooperative Agreements with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources and the Divison of Agriculture in the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, on behalf of the New England Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NEAASA), 2010-2015.

Consultant, Division of Agriculture, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), 2011-2015.

Consultant, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, 2014-2015.

Outreach Coordinator, Emergency Management, Virgina Politechnic Institute and State Univesity, 2009-11.

Consultant, Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER), University of Rhode Island, 2009-11.

External Evaluator, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT, a National Science Foundation program for interdisciplinary PhD candidates), Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, 2008-11.

External Examiner, American Studies, University of Hong Kong, 2006-2009.

Lecturer, Honors Seminar, University of Rhode Island, 2009.

"Ecological and Social Disaster"

Consultant, Andrews Bruce Campbell, PA, Work Culture and Territory in Maine Lobstering, 2007-8.

Roosevelt-Dow Distinguished Research Chair, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands, 2006-07.

Marine Research Associate IV, University of Rhode Island, 2004-06.

Visiting Scholar of American Civilization, Brown University, 2002-06.

Visiting Professor of American Studies, University of Iowa, 2006:

"Introduction to Ethnographic Fieldwork"

Visiting Professor and Consultant, Institute of American Studies, Northeastern University, Shenyang, People's Republic of China, May-June, 2005.

Visiting Scholar of American Civilization, Harvard University, 2002-04.

Professor of American Studies, University of Iowa, 1977-present (Professor Emeritus as of 2004):

"Theory and Practice in American Studies"
"America as a Foreign Culture"
"Sources for American Studies"
"Turning Points in American Culture"
"Seminar in Writing about Cultures"
"Cultural Imperialism At Home and Abroad"
"Interviewing Americans"
"American Community Studies"
"Non-fiction Representation in Film and Literature"
"American Character"
"Disciplinary Cultures in the University"
"Seminar in Culture Theory"
"Aging in America"
"Fieldwork in American Communities"
"American Values"
"American Communities: The Strip"
"Ethnographic Writing"
"Ethnographic Film"
Plus courses cross-listed or team-taught with Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, and Literature, Science and the Arts.

Consultant, "Complexity Across Borders: Coupled Human and Natural Systems in Yellowstone Northern Elk Winter Range," National Science Foundation (BCS-BE: Dyn Coupled Natural-Human), 2002-05.

Consultant for Shook, Hardy, and Bacon on "Awareness and Common Knowledge of Risk in America," 2002-03.

Consultant for Curriculum Development and Lecturer, The Institute of Political Studies and International Relations, The American Studies Center, and Moldova State University in Chisinau, Russo State University in Balti, and Comrat State University in Comrat, Moldova, 2003.

Distinguished Senior Fulbright Scholar, consultant to the American Studies Center, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1999-2000:

"Introduction to American Culture"
"Approaches to American Studies"
"America as a Foreign Country"

Fieldworker, "Iowa Traditions in Transition," documenting refugee and immigrant folklife, Iowa Arts Council Folklife Program in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Community Folklife Program, the Bureau of Refugee Services, the Commission on Latino Affairs, and the statewide ESL program, 1998-99.

Consultant and Presenter, "Vital Communities: Showcase the Past, Imagine the Future," Iowa Heritage Expo ’97, teacher training workshops, State Historical Society of Iowa, June 12-14, 1997.

Presenter, Festival of American Folklife and Festival of Iowa Folklife, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, and Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission, Summer 1996.

Hired hand (part-time), tending 2000+ acres of row and forage crops, hogs, and cattle, Stutsman Farms, Johnson County, Iowa, 1977-96.

Lingnan Scholar in American Studies, Hong Kong, 1995-96,
Visiting Scholar, Honk Kong - America Center, Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Visiting Professor of History, The University of Hong Kong:

"Introduction to American Studies"
"America as a Foreign Country"
"America at Century’s End"

Fieldworker, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Summer 1995.

John Adams Professor, American Studies, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1990-91:

"Modern American Communities"
"The U.S. and Cultural Imperialism"
"Modern America on View: Observational Cinema"

Visiting Research Professor, Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Republic of China, 1984-85.

Core Faculty, USEFI/ASRC History and Political Science Course, American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, India, 1985.

American Participant, USIS, Japan and Republic of Korea, 1985.

Assistant Professor, American Studies, University of Minnesota, 1976-77:

"Introduction to American Studies"
"Introspection and Ethnography"
"Methodology in American Studies"
"Fieldwork in American Cultures"
"Aging in America"
"Perspectives on the Great Depression"

Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, Colby College, 1975-76:

"Survey of U.S. History"
"Understanding the American Past: Method"
"Era of the American Revolution, 1760-1800"
"Ethnic Groups in Maine and Nation"
"Exploring Local History"
"Fieldwork in American Cultures"

Teaching Assistant, History and American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, 1972-73:

"American Revolution and Early National Period"
"Modern American Values"

Doctoral Dissertation:

"Occupational Categories in Winthrop, Maine, 1820-1850: Ethnoscience Analysis"

Director: Anthony F.C. Wallace, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Readers: John L. Caughey, American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania and
Ronald F. Banks,
History, University of Maine

Administrative Experience:

National Steering Committee, Secure Milk Supply (SMS) Plan and Working Groups on Milk Movement, Premises and Truck Biosecurity, 2010-

External Evaluator, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT, a National Science Foundation program for interdisciplinary PhD candidates), University of Maine, 2012-2017

Member, U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) Committee on Animal Emergency Management and Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases, 2014-

Member and Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI, 2007-12

Outreach Coordinator, Emergency Management, Virgina Politechnic Institute and State Univesity, 2010-11

Consultant, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA/APHIS/VS) and Maine Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Resources, Animal Health and Industry (AHI), 2010-2012.

External Evaluator, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT, a National Science Foundation program for interdisciplinary PhD candidates), Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, 2008-11

Consultant, Scientific Support for Environmental Emergency Response (SSEER), Rhode Island, 2009-10

Coordinator, Scientific Support for the [Narragansett] Bay Assessment and Response Team (BART), Rhode Island, 2004-2009

External Examiner, American Studies, University of Hong Kong, 2007-2009

Editorial Board, Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research (Swaziland), 2004-07

Peer Review Committee, Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), 2006-07 and 2001-02

Referee, The Marsden Fund, The Royal Society of New Zealand for the Advancement and Promotion of Science and Technology, 2000-2006

Media Panel (Grants for Documentary Radio), Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 2006

Coordinator, Northeastern University (NEU) American Studies Curriculum Development, Shenyang, PRC, 2005

International Advisory Board, International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS), 1995-2004

Coordinator, Rhode Island Oil Spill Science Team (RIOST), 2002-03

Local Arrangements Committee, American Society for Environmental History, 2003

Media Panel (Grants for Documentary Film/Video), Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 2002

Director of Graduate Studies, American Studies, 1993-2002

Director of Public Outreach, American Studies, 2000-02

University Study Abroad Scholarship Committee, 2000-02

Editorial Board, American Studies (U.S.), 1990-2002, and Co-chair of the Journal Review Committee, 1988

Consultant, Iowa Humanities Board (IHB), 1991-2002

Iowa Cultural Education Commission, 1995-2002

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa Arts Council

Folk Arts Advisory Panel, 2000-2002, 1988-1990
Folklife Coordinator Search Committee, 1994

Cultural Diversity General Education Committee, 1993-2002

American Studies Steering Committee, 1977-2002

American Studies Admissions Committee, 1977-2002

American Indian and Native Studies Planning Committee, 1991-2002

Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) Advisory Board, 1988-2002 ; Curriculum Committee, 1997-2002

Cooperative Education Liaison, 1986-2002

Museum Studies Planning Committee, 2000-01

Chinese Senior Scholar Selection Committee, Fulbright Program, 1999-2000

Cultural Affairs Council, 1995-2000

Advisory Committee, African-American World Studies, 1988-2000

Coordinator for Asian Dissemination Site, Crossroads Electronic American Studies Project, 1996-2000

Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly, Representative, 1994-2000, 1985-90

Faculty Search Committees:

African American World Studies, 1991-97
American Studies, 1994
American Studies and Women's Studies, 1992-93
American Studies and Communication Studies, 1989-90

H-USA, Editorial Board, 1995-1997

Grantee Selection Committee for Hong Kong, Fulbright Program, 1995-96

Scholar Selection Committee for Hong Kong, Lingnan Foundation, 1995-96

Research Planning Group, The Festival of American Folklife and The Festival of Iowa Folklife, Smithsonian Institution, Iowa Arts Council, and Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission, 1995-96

H-Amstdy, Board of Directors,1994-95

Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA)

Executive Board Member, 1987-94
President, 1992-1993;
Chair of Program Committee for Annual Conference and Vice President, 1991-92;

Departmental Executive Officer, 1986-90

University Faculty Senate, Senator, 1987-90

Affirmative Action Liaison, 1987-89

Rockefeller Post-doctoral Selection Committee, "Rural Women and Feminist Theory," 1988

Undergraduate Director of American Studies, 1982-86

Humanities Consultant for "Women Against Racism," Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC), 1986

Human Subjects Review Committee D, 1979-81

University Committee on Aging, 1978-79

Academic Advising: (1980-2003)

Supervisor of American Studies Instructors
American Studies Graduate Advisor
Supervisor of Research Assistants
Liberal Arts General Advisor
Honors Thesis Committees
M.A. Examination Committees
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Committees
Doctoral Dissertation Committees in American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Journalism, and Political Science

Dissertation Advisees (with subsequent affiliations):

Lynne Adrian (University of Alabama)
Kary Aldrich (Rogue Community College)
Michela Ardizzoni (Indiana University)
George Barlow (Grinnell College)
John Baskerville (University of Northern Iowa)
Michael Burk (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America)
Cheryl Cole (University of Illinois)
Jacqueline Comito (Iowa State University)
Gregory Conerly (Cleveland State University)
Thomas Doherty (Brandeis University)
James Dorsey (College of Lake County)
Sarah Fields (University of Georgia)
Muhammed Fuad (University of Indonesia)
Franklin Hess (Princeton University)
F. John Herbert (Drawing Legion and CSPS)
Stephen Horowitz (NCS)
Clenora Hudson-Weems (University of Missouri - Columbia)
Rick Knupfer (Michigan Humanities Council)
Catherine Lewis (Brenau University and Atlanta History Center)
Michael Lewis (Salisbury University)
Victoria Lock (Amana Society)
Derryn Moten (Alabama State University)
Nick Natanson (National Archives)
Matthew Pustz (University of Iowa)
Noliwe Rooks (Princeton University)
Eileen Roraback (University of Toledo)
Jeffrey Ruoff (Dartmouth College)
Linda Schuppener (Kirkwood Community College)
Kesho Scott (Grinnell College)
Terri Snyder (California State University - Fullerton)
Hongeal Sohn (Taegu University, Korea)
Alan Spring (MCI)
Jennifer Strayer Jones (University of Missouri - Cape Girardeau)
James Stull (Ohio Wesleyan University)
Hongjun Su (University of Iowa)
Suk Bong Suh (Korean Military Academy)
Rob Urstein (San Francisco University High School)
Markha Valenta (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Ruth White (Washington High School, Cedar Rapids)
Michael Wiseman (Mount Saint Clare College)
Nan Wolverton (Old Sturbridge Village)
Linda Yanney (University of Iowa)
Ningping Yu (Nanjing University and CIEE, China)
John Zalenski (University of Iowa)
Kathy Zawicki (Genesee Community College)