Ellen A. Herda, Ph.D.
Professor, Leadership Studies, Organization and Leadership Program
Dr. Ellen Herda has worked in international development
settings in thirty five different countries over the past 25 years.
An anthropologist and a management consultant, her primary emphasis
has been in socioeconomic development in South East Asia. Her
special foci are education, technology and health care. She has
been instrumental in setting up computer centers in remote areas
providing technical and educational skills to the Hill tribes in
Burma, Thailand and Laos. The cornerstone of her teaching
curriculum is to know oneself in relationship to the other,
historical and narrative identity, and international leadership
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oregon
Ph.D., Educational Management and Social Policy, University of Oregon
M.A., Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Oregon
M.S., Educational Administration, California State University, Hayward
B.S., French, Manakato State University, Minnesota
B.A., Philosophy, French (minor), University of Minnesota
Peace Corps Training for Liberia, West Africa service, University of New York, Syracuse
French language and literature studies, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
International development in corporate, government and non-government, and education and health settings; communication and organizational change; preparation for higher education research and teaching; socioeconomic policy analysis; anthropological research within the critical hermeneutic tradition.
- Sociocultural Foundations of Organization and Policy
- Anthropological Research in Education
- Culture & Work
- Culture & Law
- Participatory Hermenutic Research
- Organization Development & Learning
- International Adult Learning: Domestic & Transcultural
- Legitimazation of Power in Societies and Organizations
- M.A. Field Project
- Dissertation Proposal Seminar
- Proposal Development
- Dissertation Proposal Development
- Dissertation Research & Writing
Herda, E. (2010). Narrative matters among the Mlabri:
Interpretive anthropology in international development. In B.
Treanor & H.I. Venema (Eds.), A Passion for the Possible: Thinking
with Paul Ricoeur (pp. 129-146). New York: Fordham
Herda, E. (2010). Muslim youth in Kashgar, Xin Jiang: Living life
with purpose in communist China. Journal of Sufism/An Inquiry,
Herda, E. (2009) Islam voices across cultures: Venues for
leadership and understanding. Journal of Sufism/An Inquiry,
Herda, E. A. (2008). Language, Communication and Imagination in the
Application of Critical Hermeneutics. Journal of Anui Normal
University (Humanities and Social Sciences). Vol. 36, No. 3
(Sum No. 158) May. Pages 284-289.
Herda, E. A. (2007). Identity and Development; Learning, Language
and Policy Implications, Introduction to an issue of The Applied Anthropologist,
(Guest Editor), Vol. 27, No 1. Pages 4-22.
Herda, E. A. (2007). Beyond Advocacy: Work and Identity among the
Mlabri of Northern Thailand. The
Applied Anthropologist. Vol. 27, No 1.
Herda, E. A. (2002). Power and place: A hermeneutic orientation in
development and education among the Mlabri of Northeast Thailand,
in High Plains Applied
Anthropology, 1(22), Spring, 101-109.
Herda, E. A. (1999). Research
conversations and marrative: A critical hermenuetic orientation in
participatory inquiry. Westport Ct/London: Praeger