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Carla Norris-Raynbird

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My Achievements:
Visiting Scholar Summer 2009 and 2010 University of New Orleans
Former President of Sociologists of Minnesota
Former member of Rural Sociologists - Diversity Committee
2014 - 2017 Director Gender Studies, Bemidji State University
2016 - 2018 Sociology Department Chair, Bemidji State University
2013 - 2015 City of Bemidji Planning and Zoning Advisory Board member
Publications in areas of natural resources, coastal zone management, gender studies, tribal college education
15 years teaching experience - Associate Professor
2018 Retired continue work as adjunct and resource person at Red Lake Tribal College

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Work experience / Education:
PhD 2006 Sociology Texas A&M University
MS 2000 Sociology Texas A&M University
BA (Hons) 1997 Sociology University of Winnipeg (Canada)

2006 - 2018 Associate Professor, Sociology, Bemidji State University
2003 - 2006 Research Scientist, University of Louisiana Lafayette
1999 - 2003 Asst Undergraduate Advisor (Sociology), Texas A&M University

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Dr. Norris-Raynbird is a retired environmental sociologist, with specialties in disaster management, gender, and social organization. She received her Master of Science (2000) and PhD degrees (2006) from Texas A&M University, College Station, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Hazards Management and Planning. Her research experiences have produced several publications and focus on human dimensions issues in the Gulf of Mexico fisheries; gulf coast impacts of outer continental shelf oil leases; the use of science in climate change decision making; food security in vulnerable communities; and local coastal zone management capacity in Louisiana. Recent publications focus on gender studies in the US and the use of experiential and service learning pedagogies. Dr. Norris-Raynbird uses an interactive community building approach in teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys walking in the woods, her dogs and cats, canoeing, music and theater performance.
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