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RUSSELL   L.  KLEINBACH
Professor of Sociology - Philadelphia University
Henry Ave. & School House Lane - Philadelphia, PA   19144 KleinbachR@PhilaU.edu
http://faculty.philau.edu/kleinbachr/index.htm

Fulbright Professor  - American University-Central Asia (2003-2005)

205, Abdymomunova Street,   Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic



EDUCATIONAL    HISTORY

bulletPh.D. 1976Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Social Ethics)
bulletM. Div. 1968  St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri  (With Honors)
bulletB.A.  1965, Westmar College, LeMars, Iowa, Social Sciences Divisional Major,  Certified as Secondary Teacher

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

Teaching / Courses Taught:  Philadelphia University & American University :  1978 - Present   
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Lebanon Valley College:    1976 – 1978
bulletEthics & Social Issues of Computing*
bulletSocial Science I: Class, Gender & Race*  
bulletSocial Science I: Personality & Culture
bulletSocial Science II: Social Conflict
bulletHonors Seminar in Social Science*
bulletHumanities I: Evil & Good*  
bulletGender Studies  
bulletIntroduction to Sociology
bulletIndustrial Democracy*
bulletUrban Problems*
bulletSociology of Third World Development*
bulletComparative Socio-Economic Systems*
bulletBusiness and Social Ethics*
bulletMedical & Professional Ethics
bulletCultural Anthropology
bulletCriminology
bulletIntroduction to Sociology via T.V.*
bulletA team taught, interdisciplinary freshman
bulletsocial science course on The City*
bulletBusiness Ethics (MBA)*
bulletSociology of Religion*
bulletA team taught Honors Seminar on the16th-17th Century Witch Craze
* New Courses Introduced

Metropolitan College, Boston University:  1974 - 1976
Designed and taught three sections of a two-semester "Advanced Placement Seminar in Social Sciences."  This seminar was an interdisciplinary introduction to six social sciences: History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology.  It was designed and given for adults who had a variety of life experiences and who wished to work toward a college degree in two years.

New England Institute of Anatomy,  Sanitary Science and Embalming:  1975-1976
Designed and taught  a course in the Sociology of Death.


Professional Activities & Scholarship

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Paper: “Kyz Ala Kachuu and Adat: Non-Consensual Bride Kidnapping And Tradition In Kyrgyzstan,” with Lilly Salimjanova, Central Asian Review Vol 26:2, June, 2007, pp 217 – 233.
 

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Paper: Kidnapping for Marriage (Ala Kachuu) in a Kyrgyz Village," with Mehrigiul Ablezova and Medina Aitieva, Forthcoming in Central Asian Review Vol 24, 2005, No 1 or 2, and presented March 26, 2004 at the annual meeting of the “Committee on Family Research: International Sociological Association,” in Bodrum, Turkey,

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Paper:  “Frequency of Non-Consensual Bride Kidnapping in The Kyrgyz Republic,” International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 8, 2003. also presented at the Eastern Sociological Society, March 8, 2001, Boston.

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Paper: "Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan," with Sarah Amsler. Published in International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 4, Nov, 99.  Also accepted as reviewed paper for Eastern Sociological Society Conference, March, 2000, and for the International Sociological Assoc. Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden,  June 20-23, 2000.

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Paper: "Sustainable Development and Neo-Liberalism" Presented at The University Conference at The American University in Kyrgyzstan,  May 30, 1999

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Paper: “Worker Ownership and Management in Kyrgyzstan,"  Accepted for posting on Ohio Employee Ownership Center's Capital Ownership Group Virtual Library http://cog.kent.edu/lib/kleinbach.html           September, 99.

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Paper: “Cross-Cultural Research on Euthanasia & Abortion” co-authored with Dr. Yueh-ting Lee of Westfield State College, Pei-Cheng Hu of Beijing Medical University, and Zu-Zhi Peng and Xiang-Yang Chen of Hunan Normal University. Published in Journal of Social Issues. Vol. 52, # 2, Sum., 1996, pp. 131ff.

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Book Review of Analogies at War:  Korea, Muni-ch, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965  by Yuen Foong Khong.   American Asian Review Vol. XII, No. 3, Fall 94

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Paper: "Perception and Misperception between Vietnamese and Americans," at the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies, Nov. 1, 1992. 

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Paper: "Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign: Its Democratic Essence," published in Monthly Review, July-August, 1985.

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Paper: "Abortion: Law, Public Services, and Decision," presented at the Association For Humanist Sociology in October, 1980, and published in Social Development Issues. Vol. 7, # 2, Summer, 1983

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Book:  Marx Via Process: Whitehead's Potential Contribution to Marxian Social Theory,  University Press of America, 1982

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Paper: "The Place of Sociology in the General Education Curriculum of a Career-oriented College," presented at Boston ASA meetings,   1979.  Published in Resources in Education, May, 1980.

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Lecture Series: "Political-Economics of Sexual Equality," "Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan on the Ethics of Men and Woman," and "Violence Against Women: Spousal Killing in USA, Genital Mutilation in Africa, Honor Killing in the Middle East, and Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan." At American University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, May 14-18, 1999.

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Lecture/discussion: "Similarities and Differences between American and Kyrgyz University Education, Faculty of business and Management, Osh State Univ., Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 04-14-99.

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Lecture: " Democracy and Ethics in Business and Economics," at Balykchy Institute of Management and Law in Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan 11-26-98, and Bishkek Financial-Economic Academy & American University of Kyrgyzstan, both in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 11-27-98

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Poster Presentation: “Social Judgments & Attitudes toward Geronticide & Infanticide: A Cross-Cultural Comparison,” with Dr. Yueh-ting Lee at Joint European & Amer. Assoc. of Experimental Social Psyc. Meeting, Washington, D.C., 9-95

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Seminar presentation for architectural staff of the West Chester office of L. Robert Kimball & Associates Architects and Engineers:  “Liberal Professionalism in Architecture; or The Materialization of Value-Principles in Structure.”  12-95

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Lecture/discussion: "Empowerment," at First Regional Leadership Conf. for Students, 10-3-93

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Lecture: "Why the World Crisis?" at a campus Teach-in (which I  organized) on the Crisis In The Middle-East,   Jan. 22, 1991,  &  at other conferences in Philadelphia on the Middle-East

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Paper: In response to student requests I developed a 12 page Middle-East back-ground/issues paper, with time-line, for use by students. Led several discussions on the Middle-East with students in dorm lounges, including one major one the night the bombing started in January, 1991 

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Employee-Management training:  Assisted Prof. Duenas in teaching a several week leadership seminar on collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, etc. for second level management of Good Ladd Corporation, spring., 1990

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Attended:  Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium conference on "Feminism and the Question of Postmodernism."    Sept. 22, 1990

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Attended conference: "Toward a More Inclusive Curriculum: The Integration of Gender." at Ursinus College,   October 21, 1988

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Sabbatical research on questions of ethics and principles of democracy applied to ownership and management in the economy,  spring, 1988.  This resulted in expanded library holdings in the subject and the development of the course (with Prof. Duenas) on "Industrial Democracy."  

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Attended: Chautauqua short course at Hampshire College on "Workplace Democracy," April, 1987

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Co-Chair:  National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop "A Humanities Based Business Curriculum for Non-traditional Learners," 1986-87.  This resulted in the development of PISCES (Program of Inter-disciplinary Studies for Continuing Education Students). PISCES was not implemented, but did provide the foundation for the revision of general education ("College Studies") at PCT&S.

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Research trip to Nicaragua:  Looking at education reforms & democratic reforms in the economy,  ten days in December, 1984 

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Article: "Grenada: a Revolution Deferred?" published in The Text (College Newspaper), followed by a campus/community lecture on Grenada & its recent past.  This was based on  a Ten day research trip to Grenada,   Jan., 1984

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Research/language study in Cuba: One month in summer, 1983

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Led roundtable discussion on "The Cuban Social, Political and Economic System," at the Pennsylvania Sociological Society Meeting,   Nov., 1983

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Paper/lecture: "Whitehead's Potential Contribution to Marxian Social Theory, with Exemplification in the Case of Contemporary Cuba, " presented to the graduate colloquium of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of New Hampshire,  Oct., 1983  

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Discussant: University of Penn. Faculty Social Science Seminar on paper: "Whitehead and the Social Sciences,"   Jan., 1983


Administrative Experience  and Faculty Service

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1999-2003
Director, East-West Center for Research & Intercultural Dialogue

              American University-Central Asia
, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Febr 2004 - May 2005

Member of Tenure Committee (1999-2002)
Coordinator of Esthetics Faculty
President of PhilaU AAUP Chapter (1999-2002)
Member Committee On Committees (2002-2003)
Advisor to Undeclared First Year
Students

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1994 – 1998
Secretary of the Faculty  (94-98)
Member of 1994-96 Middle States Report Steering Committee
Member of Department Personnel Committee
Co-Facilitator for Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

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1993 - 1994
Member of (a) College Governance Task Force, (b) Department Personnel Committee, (c) Faculty Affairs,  Tenure, and Academic Standards Committees 
Faculty advisor to Amnesty International
Academic Advisor for undecided students . . . attended 2- day advisors workkshop, May, 1994
Co-organizer of Holocaust Movie Series, April, 1994

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1992-1993
Member of College Governance Task Force
Member of Faculty Affairs Committee
Chair of Faculty Academic Standards Committee
Faculty advisor to Amnesty International
Academic Advisor for undecided students
Participant in Global Awareness Week planning & program
Member of planning committee for African American History month.

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1991 – 1992
Chair of Academic Standards Committee
Member of the Steering Committee/Academic Council (1989-1991)
Member of Psychology Search Committee
Member of Tenure Committee
Member of Academic Achievement Program's ACT 101 State Review Team
Freshman Advising Coordinator 
Academic Advisor for 30 Freshmen, Fall 1991
Organized a Campus lecture by Rafael Lopez Valdes (Cuban Anthropologist) on "Contemporary Social Issues in Cuba"

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1978 - 1990   ( Abbreviated)
Chair of Academic Standards Com. (89-93)
Secretary of the Faculty   (89-91)
Chair of College Curriculum Committee (79-82 & 84-87)   Member  (79-87)
Member of College Steering Committee /Academic Council (88-90)
Member  of  Department Academic Affairs committee,  (78-90)
Coordinator of Sociology   (78-90)
Member of Academic Achievement  Program Advisory Board (86-91)
Chair: Planning/Priorities Committee 88-89  
Member of Educational Resources  Committee which prepared a policy proposal on material & staffing for instructional support (86-87)
Member of Steering Committee for Implementation of Academic Plan (87-89 )
Member of Planning Study Group which prepared Planning Goals for  long range plan (86-87)
Organizer and member of Interim Liaison Group (Committee Chairs & President) (87)
Coordinator of Freshman advising, several years
Faculty advisor  for Amnesty International, & Black Awareness Society for a few years
Member of Tenure Committee
Member of planning committee for African American History months

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1976-1978    ( Abbreviated)
Academic Advisor for twenty-two sociology majors, and active on the Faculty Life Committee, Germantown Extension Program Committee, College Freshman Advising Program, AAUP, and as a student organization advisor.

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1971 - 1976    ( Abbreviated)
Member of the Executive Committee of the Division of Theological and Religious Studies, Graduate School, Boston University (1973-76)  and Graduate assistant in the Department of Social Ethics and Soc. of Religion, Boston Univ. (1972-76).

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1968 - 1970    ( Abbreviated)
Worked in Viet Nam with Vietnam Christian Service, a civilian-financed refugee aid effort.  I worked fourteen months coordinating and acting as construction foreman for community low-cost, permanent home reconstruction projects near Saigon, and nine months as unit coordinator of a 30-bed hospital in Pleiku, Viet Nam.

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1966 - 1968    ( Abbreviated)
Worked as an inner-city intern with a Saul Alinsky developed community organization in Kansas City, Missouri, and as one of a small team of persons who developed a community organization in a section of Kansas City, Kansas.


HONORS  /  AWARDS

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Fulbright Scholarship to Lecture  at American University-Central Asia, Bishkek Kyrgyz Republic, September 2003 - May 2005.

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Philadelphia University Summer Research Grant to study the frequency of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, summer 2001.

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Fulbright Scholarship to Lecture for two semesters at the Business and Management Faculty of Osh State University, Osh Kyrgyz Republic, September, 1998 - June, 1999.

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"President's Award for Teaching Excellence," Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, 1987

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Inducted as Honorary Member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society in Business Administration, May,  1995

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"An Appreciation Award for dedication, commitment and service to ACT 101 Students,"  March, 1996

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Bronze Plaque, "FOR STIMULATING ENERGY & AWARENESS ON THE PCT&S CAMPUS, 1990-1991," from the PCT&S Student Government Association

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Graduate Assistantships in Social Ethics and Sociology of Religion, Boston University, 1973-76

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Full Honor Scholarship, and graduation With Honors, St. Paul School of Theology, 1965-68

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C. H. Stauffacher Scholarship Award, Westmar College, 1963


PROFESSIONAL   ORGANIZATIONS

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American Association of University Professors

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Eastern Sociological Society

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Fulbright Association

 
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