9312 Twin Trails Drive #203 San Diego, CA 92129
Phone 858-484-6593
E-mail Elliott@SanDiego.edu
FACULTY RESEARCH SUPPORT
PUBLICATIONS
COMMUNITY SERVICE
EDUCATION
HONORS

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
M.A. in History with background of success in social change programs which combine academic work and service, partnership building, and informed analysis.
Service-learning: Seven years experience in developing programs, and extensive knowledge of theory and practice.
Student Development: Prepared students in leadership, cultural competency, tutoring, and international experiences; knowledgeable of student development theory.
Community/University Partnership development: Developed partners for USD service-learning program, and participated in research on sustainable partnerships.
Community development: Initiated community economic and educational development programs in an international setting for 15 years.
Research and publication: Researched and prepared publications in anthropology, linguistics, and history.
Management: Supervised employees, managed budgets and grants, managed marketing, numerous assessment projects, and developed interactive databases.


WORK EXPERIENCE
Office for Community Service-Learning
University of San Diego
1995-present
  Assistant Director for Academic Programs
1998-present
  Community Liaison
1997-1998
  Administrative Assistant
1995-1997
 
Developed, managed, evaluated and improved more than 50 community partnerships
Managed and co-led workshops for partners
Supported program development from two to 145 service-learning courses, in eight years
Designed interactive databases to manage service-learning information for partnerships, 1200 students annually, 70 courses annually
Managed student program assessment; implemented improvements after analyzing data
Participated with students at service sites and led reflection on site and in the classroom
Monitored liability for course-based and work-study service-learning programs
Developed work-study community tutoring programs, including hiring processes, training, placement, supervision and evaluation for America Reads/Counts, and graduate students
Researched and developed cross-border sites, and supervised student site coordinators, now expanded to ten student leaders
Coordinated biannual event on long-term volunteering opportunities in collaboration with Career Services, American Humanics, and University Ministry
Coordinated annual Alternative Gift Fair in collaboration with University Ministry and Social Issues Committee
Managed community service-learning office including supervision of Administrative Assistant, budget oversight, preparation and distribution of publicity, event planning
Collaborated on grant writing and reporting for ten grants

Irvine Grant, Institutionalizing Cultural Diversity
University of San Diego
1992-1995
  Administrative Assistant
   • Provost's Office  
   • Counseling Center  
   • Faculty and Curriculum Development  
Provided half-time support for record keeping and grant reporting for campus-wide programs including
Human Relations Weekends (Residence Life),
Human Relations Workshops (Human Resources), and
establishment of United Front Multicultural Center
Managed intake of new students at the counseling center, managed database records, and prepared assessment report on campus climate
Provided half-time support for Faculty Curriculum Development Program including luncheon colloquia series, faculty research grants, special projects (conference, preceptorial program, new faculty mentoring)

Ixil Fund, Guatemala
1978-1991
  Assistant Director
Co-founded non-profit 501(c)(3) agency for community development in Maya area
Managed fund-raising and budgets including grants, and prepared publicity
Coordinated community development programs in collaboration with committees of Maya leaders. Projects included small business development and loan fund, weaving export business, higher education scholarships, production of Spanish/Maya materials, literacy programs and health programs
Managed funds for distribution of emergency food, clothing, shelter, and medical care for Maya displaced by civil war
Purchased land for redistribution to internally displaced Maya and established revolving land loan fund
Collaborated in working groups to form the Academia de las Lenguas Mayas
(established by the Guatemalan Congress, 1989)
Supervised three interns for six-month internships through "HNGR Program"
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Dr. Sol Tax, Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago
1976-1977
  Research Assistant
Researched and edited introductory "Proceedings" volume to
Wenner-Gren anthropology series (Sol Tax, General Editor)

CBS Musical Instruments Division
Deerfield, IL
1975-1976
Administrative Assistant
Provided administrative support for three accountants for five international companies


COMMITTEE SERVICE
TransBorder Institute
University of San Diego
2000-present
Member of Faculty Oversight Committee — FOCo
Conducted research on cross-border social services
Wrote grant for student attendance at "Association for Borderlands Studies" conference
Wrote grant for documentary, 'Pain and Privilege in Peñasquitos' — in process
Developed and led cross-border learning tours

Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
1999-2000
Sub-committee on Co-curricular Programming
Organized international debt-relief series and faculty colloquia
Proposed and organized 3-week study abroad program in Nicaragua
Kept records for planning for new building and co-curricular programs

Experiential Education Committee
University of San Diego
1995-present
Marketed speakers and workshops

Annual "Student Research and Internship Conference"
University of San Diego
1998-present
Prepared abstracts booklet, did marketing

Social Issues Committee
University of San Diego
1995-present
Logistical support for Annual conference

Linda Vista Collaborative
2000-present
Current Chair

Linda Vista Healthy Start
1999-present
Collaborated on preparation of $400,000 grant

Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
1998-present

San Diego Regional Service-Learning Network
1998-present


TEACHING
"Leadership Through Service-Learning:
Across the Border" — School of Education
University of San Diego
2002

America Reads, AmeriCorps
Graduate work-study programs

University of San Diego
1998-present
Workshop planning and facilitation, including cultural competency training

"Maya Literature"
Universidad Mariano Gálvez, Guatemala City
1990-1991
Designed curriculum and served as instructor

"Maya Literature"
Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City
1988
Prepared curriculum

"Methods for Grammatical Analysis"
University of North Dakota
Summer 1975
& 1976
Teaching assistant for Master's level course


PRESENTATIONS
"Who is Gaspar Ilom?"
University of the Third Age
University of San Diego
2000

"Maya Education in the Context of Guatemalan Civil Strife"
Boston
Comparative International Education Conference
1994

"Background to Guatemalan Civil War"
Faculty luncheon colloquia
University of San Diego

1994

"Feeding the Men of Corn: Ixil Land History in Ilom"
CIRMA, Antigua, Guatemala
1990

"Land History in Guatemala: The Ixil Case"
Elder Hostel, Antigua, Guatemala
1989

"A History of Land Tenure in the Ixil Triangle"
CIRMA, Antigua, Guatemala
1989

Ixil Fund
Guatemala
1978-1990
Public presentations, reports, brochures, newsletters . . .


FACULTY RESEARCH SUPPORT
Wrote conference proposal on "Indigenous Issues and the Border" for the TransBorder Institute at the request of Dr. Orlando Espín, which will compare difficulties indigenous Kumeyaay, Oaxacan, and Maya groups face maintaining identity and community bonds across borders
2002
Hosted Guatemalan delegation to the inaugural conference for the Institute for Peace and Justice
Dec. 2001
Assisted Dr. Gail Perez, to obtain and manage TransBorder Institute
faculty research grant 'Pain and Privilege in Peñasquitos' to support student work with documentary filmmakers, Paul Espinosa and Mark Day
— examines the social context of Rancho Peñasquitos and July 2000 violence against elderly migrant men by seven teens
2001-present
Supervised student researchers for Dr. Viviana Alexandrowicz's "English as a Second Language" website which provides background for Linda Vista and mid-City cultures
1999-present
Conducted survey of social service organizations in Tijuana with Professor Victor Zambrano through a TransBorder Institute mini-grant
1999
Prepared a grant to the National Science Foundation with Dr. Benjamin Colby, Anthropology professor at UC Irvine
— organized Ixil language materials and analyzed dance drama
1991
Obtained a complete collection of publications in Kaqchikel-Maya
for Dr. Kay Warren, Anthropology professor from Princeton
(now at Harvard)
1989
Provided archival research on land to
Dr. David Stoll (Stanford Ph.D.)
Anthropology professor at Middlebury College
— referenced in his book
"Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala"
1989
Professional relations and networking for visiting scholars at CIRMA
(Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica), La Antigua Guatemala
1982-1991
Collaborated on grammatical analysis of Ixil Maya and publication of
Glen Ayers book "La Gramática Ixil"
(La Antigua Guatemala: CIRMA, 1991)
1978-1991


PUBLICATIONS
A Mayan Life
Gonzalez, Gaspar, translation by Elaine Elliott

(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: Yax Te' Press, 1995)
1995

Facades and Festivals of Antigua:
      A Guide to Church Fronts and Celebrations

Jickling, David and Elaine Elliott

(Antigua, Guatemala: Casa del Sol, 1989)
1989


COMMUNITY SERVICE
Youth crime prevention program (Wheaton, IL)
1971-1972

Established and led youth program
Social, educational, and outdoor adventure activities
(Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
1970-1971

Led summer day program for elementary age students (6-11)
which included a dramatic arts component (Grand Forks, ND)
1970

Established and led a weekly enrichment program
for low income youth (Tucson, AZ)
1967-1969


EDUCATION
M.A. — History, University of San Diego (4.0)
Thesis: "Gaspar Ilom: Maya Resistance to the Western Ideology of Nature"
Jan. 1999

B.A. — History, University of Arizona, Tucson
Dec. 1974

Additional Education:
Completed Ed.D. course in Assessment, (4.0)
School of Education, University of San Diego
Summer 2000
Completed M.A. equivalent coursework in Linguistics
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Summer 1972
& 1973


HONORS
Phi Alpha Theta, University of San Diego
1996
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Arizona, Tucson
1974
City-wide Youth Leadership Award
Arizona Daily Republic, Tucson
1970

 
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