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Instructor Bio

Jane A. Ball has a B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. Her Master’s Thesis centered on Spanish American descendants from four ghost towns in New Mexico and the effects of the 1918-1919 Influenza epidemic. Her Ph.D. Dissertation focused on Jemez Pueblo and the political ramifications of factionalism. Ball has taught numerous anthropology and communication courses in Minnesota and North Dakota colleges and universities for decades. Her work with Minnesota’s Native American populations on educational issues resulted in grants from US West, the Blandin Foundation, Concordia Leadership Foundation, Northwest Initiative Fund, North Central Initiative Fund and the US Department of Education. Her research and manuscripts have been published in both national and international journals. Her current interests are; intercultural communication, maximizing the effects of diversity in the classroom, and social justice and the US justice system.



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