Timothy J. Kloberdanz, Ph.D. (Ethnographer)

Tim Kloberdanz is an associate professor of Anthropology at North Dakota State University. His areas of expertise include cultural anthropology, expressive culture/folklore, oral tradition, multicultural education, ethnic groups, and the North American Great Plains. He has published more than fifty journal articles and is the co-author of two books, Plains Folk and Thunder on the Steppe. He has done fieldwork throughout the United States and Canada and in various parts of Europe and Latin America. He received a Sigma Kappa Foundation research award and in 1996 was awarded a Remele Humanities Memorial Fellowship. The Remele fellowships are targeted at individuals who represent "the best of those who are both scholars and skilled public presenters." In 1994 he co-taught an innovative, interdisciplinary course "The Power of Narrative: Family Stories, Storytelling and Story Writing" with Drs. Richard Bovard from the English Department and Ken Stewart from Child Development and Family Science.

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