Sociologist: improving participation in
irrigation, water resources management, and
Independent Scholar: water governance,
institutional analysis and development, designing
commons, and solving social dilemmas
Professional work experience in Thailand, Indonesia,
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Bangladesh,
Nepal, China, Tajikistan, Yemen, Egypt, Nigeria,
Malawi, and Ghana, including consulting for the Ford
Foundation, World Bank, International Water Management
Institute, International Food Policy Research Institute,
United States Agency for International Development,
Asian Development Bank, WWF, CARE, Oxfam-America, and
United Nations agencies.
Plan and facilitate public participation
Water user association development
Institutional analysis and design
Social assessment and research: rapid appraisal,
case studies, surveys, and action research
Project preparation, implementation, and review:
proposal drafting, team leadership, project
management, supervision, monitoring and evaluation
Report writing, technical editing, conference
proceedings and book editing, peer review
Ph.D. Sociology of Development, Cornell University.
Minor Fields: Agricultural Economics, Southeast Asian
M.S. Sociology of Development, Cornell University.
B.A. Major in Anthropology, Beloit College.
Fulbright Research Award. Thailand. 1985-1986.
Certificate in Public Participation. International
Association for Public Participation. 2003.
Visiting Scholar, Workshop in Political Theory and
Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington.
International Association for Public Participation -
International Association for the Study of Commons -
Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology -
Increased water user participation in irrigation
system design and management
Improved capacity of agencies and farmers to work
Prepared social and institutional aspects of rural
development and water resources projects
Analyzed water rights system development in China
Co-edited books: Negotiating Water Rights and
Water Rights Reform: Lessons for Institutional
Developed applications and enhanced visualizations
of topology of two-person two-strategy games