Associate Professor of Language Development
Southern Methodist University
1985, Ph.D., Anthropology Dissertation title: “The Bajju of Central Nigeria: A Case Study of Religious and Social Change” 1985, M.A., Anthropology
University of Michigan
1961, M.A., Linguistics
University of Oklahoma
1959, 1960. Summer Institute of Linguistics.
(now named New York Theological Seminary) 1958-59. Religious Education
University of California at Los Angeles
1954-58 B.A., Anthropology
Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA 1956, 1957 (Sum) Chemistry, English
Dallas International University
Dallas, TX 1999 – Present
1999-Present: AA4370 Cultural Anthropology AA5340 Ethnographic Research Methods AA5373 Religion and Worldview (with Fran Popovitch) AA5374 Christianity Across Cultures AA5377 Area Studies: Sub-Saharan Africa AA5379 Sustainable Development and the Role of Change Agents University of Texas at Arlington 1976-1982, 1986-99
Adjunct Assistant Professor
1986-99: Sub-Saharan African Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Field Perspectives on Cultural Anthropology. Conferences courses: Anthropological Field Methods, Akan of Ghana, Nilo-Saharan Linguistics with emphasis on Kalinjen, Medical Anthropology
Linguistics and Anthropology
1980, ’82: Teaching Assistant, Seminar on Sub-Saharan Africa 1978-79: Teaching Assistant, Linguistic Field Methods 1976-77: Teaching Assistant, Phonetics
University of Texas at Dallas
1986 Anthropology 1986: Instructor, Culture Region: Africa
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA 1995 Anthropology 1995: Instructor, Tutorial “The Translator in the Translation Context,” for Christeena Alaichamy.
Southern Methodist University
1980-1982 Anthropology 1982: Research Assistant, Birth Weights Project – rural Benin 1980-81: Teaching Assistant, Cultural Anthropology
University of Oregon
1987, ’88, ’90, ’91 Anthropology 1987, 88, 90, 91 Instructor, Department of Linguistics (Anthropological Perspectives for Field Linguists)
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, Nigeria 1983-1984 Anthropology 1983-84 Research Associate, Department of Sociology
University of Michigan
1960-1964 Linguistics 1960-61: Teaching Assistant, Phonetics 1964: Teaching Assistant, English Language Institute (English Pronunciation to Japanese students)
University of Oklahoma
1961, ’62, ’72 Linguistics 1961, 62, 72 (Sum.) Teaching Assistant, Summer Institute of Linguistics (Phonetics and Phonology)
Dallas, TX 1959 – Present
1992 As a SIL International Anthropology Consultant I attended and consulted at an SIL Africa Area Anthropology Consultants Training Seminar, and helped edit five anthropology papers from Sudan, held at Limuru and Nairobi, Kenya (3 1/2 weeks)
1983-84 Dissertation fieldwork, Nigeria, West Africa
1980 Linguistic research on Tyap phonology (5 weeks)
1967-76 Linguistic and Anthropological fieldwork on the Bajju (Kaje) together with my husband, Dr. Norris McKinney, in Nigeria, West Africa (October 1967, June 1971, June 1972-June 1976), which resulted in linguistic analyses, anthropological analyses, literacy materials, and a translation of the New Testament into Jju.
Publications and Monographs
1996. “The Continuity of Ethnic Tensions in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” Presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 1996.
1995. “Oral Traditions: A Key to Understanding the Community,” presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November
1995. Presented on a panel I organized and chaired on “Understanding the Community in Fieldwork: Individual Scholars to Team Research.”
1994. “Worldview Reflected in Bajju Proverbs,” (revised paper from the LASSO meetings), co-authored with Norris P. McKinney, presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Altanta, GA, December 1994.
1993. “Worldview as Reflected in Bajju Proverbs,” co-authored with Norris P. McKinney, presented at the meetings of the Linguistic Society of the Southwest, Arlington, TX, October, 1993.
1992. Member of panel on the “Contributions of Anthropology to Missions in the ’90s,” presented at the meetings of the Evangelical Missiological Society, San Francisco, November 1992.
1992. “Persistence of Belief in Supernatural Power Among Bajju Christians,” presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, December 1992.
1992. “Bajju Conversion to Christianity,” presented at the Africa Area Anthropology Consultants Training Seminar, Breckenhurst, Kenya, July 1992.
1989. “Bajju Christian Conversion,” presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November 1989. 1988. “Church and Mission Sponsored Development in Southern Zaria, Nigeria,” presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Phoenix, AZ, November 1988.
1987. “Wives and Sisters, Bajju Marital Patterns,” presented at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 1987.
1977. “Plural Verb Roots in Kaje,” presented at the 8th Conference on African Linguistics, ULCA, Los Angeles, CA, April 1977.
2000 I presented the paper on “Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Northern Nigeria” which is co-authored with James Kantiok. It was presented at the Academic Forum, GIAL, Dallas, TX, November 2000. 1993 1994 1997 Lectures in Perspectives in World Christian Missions courses given in Austin, TX; Wichita, KA: 2 lectures in Houston, TX; College Station, TX, in 1989, 90; 3 lectures in Denver and Ft. Collins, CO, in 1992; 1 lecture in El Paso, TX, in 1993, 1 lecture in Dallas, TX, in 1994, 3 lectures in Houston, TX, 1997.
(*Indicates peer reviewed articles) Forthcoming “The Political Context of Religious Change Among the Bajju of Southern Zaria,” To be published in Nigeria. Forthcoming Review of New Religious Movements in Nigeria, edited by Rosalind I.J. Hackett, and Texts on Zulu Religion, Traditional Zulu Ideas About God, edited by Irving Hexham, Canadian Journal of African Studies.
2000 Articles on “Shaman and Shamanism, Religious Typologies, and Primal Religions”. In the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, Baker Press.
1999 Review of Invitation to Cross-Cultural Theology, Case Studies in Vernacular Theologies by William Dyrness, Zondervan. Notes on Anthropology 3(4):24-26.
1999 Review of Telling Our Selves, Ethnicity and Discourse in Southwestern Alaska by Chase Hensel, Oxford University Press. Notes on Anthropology. 3(3):37-39.
1996 “Oral Traditions: A Key to Understanding the Community.” Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work 24:1-11.
1996 Review of Darwin on Trial, by Phillip Johnson, Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work 21:24-25.
1995 Review of Fieldwork in Developing Countries, ed. by Stephen Devereux and John Hoddinott. Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work 18:41-43.
1994 Review of Transculturation, by Daniel Shaw, Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work 13:40-41.
1994 *“Conversion to Christianity, A Bajju Case Study,” Missiology XXII(2):147-165. 1992 *“Wives and Sisters, Bajju Marital Patterns,” Ethnology xxxi(1):75-87.
1990 *“Which Language: Trade or Minority?” Missiology XVIII(3):279-290.
1989 Review of The Good Things in Life: A Study of the Traditional Religious Culture of the Yoruba People, by Roland Hallgren. American Anthropologist 91(1):217.
1987 Review of Religion and Society in Central Africa; The BaKongo of Lower Zaire, by Wyatt MacGaffey. American Anthropologist 89(2):489.
1986 *Carolyn Sargent, Carol McKinney, and Ron Wetherington, “Socioeconomic Status and the Incidence of Low Birthweight Among the Bariba of Benin,” East African Medical Journal 63(2):91098.
1986 “Retention of Traditional Religious Beliefs by Bajju Christians,” Notes on Anthropology, Special Issue No. 1:58-66.
1985 Review of Cherubim and Seraphim, The History of an African Independent Church, by J. Akinyele Omoyajowo. Canadian Journal of African Studies 19(1):247-249.
1983 *“A Linguistic Shift in Kaje, Kagoro, and Katab Kinship Terminology,” Ethnology XXII:281-293.
1982 Noss, Philip, ed., Grafting Old Rootstock, Carol V. McKinney, Volume Editor, Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
1981 Review of The Cultural Context of Learning and Thinking, by Michael Cole, John Gay, Joseph A. Glick, and Donald W. Sharp. Notes on Linguistics. January.
1979 McKinney, Carol V. and Norris P., “Instrumental Phonetics, an Aid to Better Orthographies,” Notes on Literacy.
1979 “Plural Verb Roots in Kaje,” Afrika und Übersee LXII(2):107-117. 1976 “Cultural Change and its Relation to Literacy,” Missiology IV(1):65-74.
Forthcoming A Taste of Anthropology for Field Linguists.
2000 Globe Trotting in Sandals, A Field Guide to Cultural Research, 337pp. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
1996 Pike, Kenneth L., Gary F. Simons, Carol V. McKinney, and Donald A. Burquest, edited and introduced by Kurt R. Jankowsky. The Mystery of Culture Contacts, Historical Reconstruction, and Text Analysis, An Emic Approach. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. Japanese translation June 2000.
Professional Societies and Awards
1984/85 Garry A. Weber Fellow, Southern Methodist University 1982/83 Staff Scholarship, Summer Institute of Linguistics
American Anthropological Association Society for Medical Anthropology (19 – 1994) Association of Africanist Anthropologists
2000-present: Dallas International University: Academic Affairs Committee, Scholarship Committee 1989 -1993: Center Steering Committee, International Linguistics Center 1986-present: SIL International Personnel Committee
Board of Directors
1993-1995: Wycliffe Bible Translators, U.S. (First Alternate)