Ralph H. Faulkingham
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Ralph H. Faulkingham
- Editor, The African Studies Review, the international journal of the African Studies Association, 1997 - present.
- Co-principal investigator for grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($1,000,000) and from Smith College ($200,000) to Five Colleges, Inc. to create the Five College African Scholars Program, 2002.
Consultative Positions 
- Institute for International Education, New York. Member of the panel to screen doctoral applicants for Fulbright awards in Africa, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and- 2001.
- American Anthropological Association. Member of the "Gender in the Curriculum" working group, 1988 - 1989.
- Tufts University. Member of the Senior Advisory Group for administering the Niger Integrated Livestock Production Project, 1983.
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Senior social scientist in the design of a $18.5 million development project for pastoralists in Niger, West Africa 1983.
- American Anthropological Association. Represented the AAA at the first national meeting of the Association Françaises des Anthropologues in Paris, 1981.
- U.S. Agency for International Development. Participated in a colloquium for the U.S. Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions and for the USAID Mission Directors from the eight Sahelian states of West Africa. Remarks were entitled, "Population Trends in the Sahel to the Year 2000," 1979.
- The Population Council. Assisted in the planning of a demographic unit within the Sahel Institute at Bamako, Mali, 1978.
- American Technical Assistance Corporation. Participated in an evaluation of Africare, a private voluntary organization based in Washington, D. C., concerning the assessment of United States Agency for International Development's funding for Africare, entailing field study of agricultural development projects in Niger and Burkina Faso, 1978.
- The Population Council. Represented the Council at the Ouagadougou meeting of the Comité Interétat Pour La Lutte Contre La Sécheresse Sahélienne (CILSS), 1977.
- United Nations Conference on Desertification. Participated in the working group on "Monitoring the Human Condition," Berlin, 1977.
- National Institute of Mental Health. Member, grant and fellowship review panel for anthropology, 1976.
- International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies, Lubbock, Texas. Gave a series of lectures on "Cultural Constraints in Agricultural Development in Niger" to trainees in the USAID-sponsored Niger Cereals Project, 1976.
- Institute for Development Anthropology, Inc., Binghamton, New York. Manuscript review, 1976.
- United States Department of State. Participated in a colloquium to orient the newly- designated US Ambassador to Niger, Mr. Charles James, 1976.
Resources and articles
- CV, umass.edu, accessed June 1, 2010.