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2000     Best Practices Compared to Strategic Management and Total Quality Management: A New Paradigm or an Incremental Change in Management Culture.  High Plains Applied Anthropology 20(2):146-152.

2000     Directing Organizational Culture Change Through Strategic Planning and Leadership. In Careers in Anthropology: Profiles of Practitioner Anthropologists. Edited by Paula Sabloff. NAPA Bulletin 20. Pps. 99-103. Washington: American Anthropological Association.

1999     Diversity and the Educational Experience: An Introduction. Journal for the Art of Teaching. Special Issue: Diversity in Education. VI(1):3-10.

1999     Celebrating Diversity at FIU: A Role Model for the Future of U.S. Higher Education. Journal for the Art of Teaching. Special Issue: Diversity in Education. VI(1):37 - 46.

1998 Effective Strategic Planning Roles For Anthropologists. Practicing Anthropology 20(1)36-39.

1996 Florida International University: Reaching For The Top. Second edition. Dennis Wiedman, editor and compiler. (University Strategic plan), 54 pages. Miami: Florida International University.

1994 Practitioner Profile: Dennis Wiedman. National Association For the Practice of Anthropology. Anthropology Newsletter 35(9)15-16.

1994 Florida International University on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Miami: Florida International University. 109 Pages. Dennis Wiedman, Editor and Compiler. (University Strategic Planning Document)

1994 Florida International University in the Year 2001: Opportunities and Challenges. Second Edition. Miami: Florida International University. 257 Pages. Dennis Wiedman, Editor and Compiler. (University Strategic Plan)

1992 Effects on Academic Culture of Shifts from Oral to Written Traditions: The Case of University Accreditation. Human Organization 5(4)398-407

1991 1991-1996 Academic Affairs Strategic Plan. Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Dennis Wiedman, Editor and Compiler.

1990 University Accreditation: Academic Subcultural and Organizational Responses to Directed Change. In Crosscultural Management and Organizational Culture. Edited by Tomoko Hamada and Ann Jordan. Studies in Third World Societies: Williamsburg, Virginia. Volume 42, pages 227-246.

1984 Directing Geriatric Health Care: Some Practical Issues. Practicing Anthropology 6(3)7-8.


Sanford Kravitz, Dennis Wiedman and Scott Kass (eds.)
1990 Excellence and Diversity. Ten-Year Reaffirmation of Accreditation Self-Study. For Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS). Florida International University: Miami, Florida. 423 pages.


2003 AAA Practicing and Professional Employment Services Initiatives. Initiatives to change the organizational culture of the American Anthropological Association to better recognize and promote practicing and professional anthropologists. Enhances the AAA Career Placement Services and the AAA Business Office services focused on professionals and employer organizations. Integrates practicing/professional anthropologists into the AAA's organizational structure, a long-range goal of the AAA.

2001 - Present. Academic Affairs, Academic Program Review. As Director of Program Review at FIU, these web pages provide the guidelines for the self-study and review of degree programs. State legislation mandates review of each degree every five years. FIU has over 220 degrees.

2000  FIU Benchmark Universities. By Dennis Wiedman and Maria Teresa Herrera.

1999 Institutional Effectiveness at FIU. Powerpoint presentation and charts provide an overview of the planning and evaluation system developed at FIU over 10 years. Flow charts portray the annual planning process and the multi-year strategic planning process.

1999 Led development of vision and major goals of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

1996 Florida International University: Reaching For The Top. Second edition. Dennis Wiedman, editor and compiler. (University Strategic plan), 54 pages.

1990 - 2001 Responsible for the development of Academic Affairs policies and procedures. Created and maintained the on-line policy manuals. Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures:
Undergraduate Policies and Procedures:


“Best Practices,” A New Paradigm or an Incremental Change in Management Culture. Society for Applied Anthropology, 3/26/2000. San Francisco, CA.

In Pursuit of Diversity and Quality Management: A University’s Response to Rapid Growth. American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, PA. 12/6/ 1998.

Building Effective Strategic Planning Roles and Skills. Workshop Leader. International Training Institute, Society for Applied Anthropology. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 4/21/98.

Managing in the Present for the Future: University Planning and Policy Development. In session titled: Assisting in the Solution of Corporate Problems: A Self Assessment by and for Anthropologists. AAA Washington, DC. 12/22/97.

Culture and the Power of Strategic Management. Society for Applied Anthropology. Seattle, Wash. 3/6/97.

Information Technology's Influence on the Strategic Management of the Workplace. In session titled: Anthropological Considerations of the Sociotechnical Interface: Innovation Management and Organizational Transformation. AAA San Francisco, CA. 12/21/96.

Session Chair and Presenter: Anthropological Use of Strategic Planning Methods for Directing Culture Change. In session titled: Innovative Methodologies in Development. Society for Applied Anthropology. Baltimore, Maryland. 3/27/96.

Session Chair and Presenter: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture Change. In session titled: Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture Change. AAA. Washington, D.C. 11/15/95.

Effects of Strategic Planning on Organizational Culture. In session: Organizational Culture and Change. Society for Applied Anthropology. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 4/1/95.

Activity Intensification and Organizational Culture Change in Response to the External Environment. In session titled: Organizational Culture, Community Building and Innovations in Decision Making. AAA. Atlanta. 12/4/94.

Strategic Planning and Environmental Adaptation: an Ecological/Cognitive Perspective. In session titled: How do we Think? Theory and Applied Anthropology. Society for Applied Anthropology. Cancun, Mexico. 4/14/94.

Strategic Planning, Organizational Culture Change and the Environment. In session titled: Organizational and Professional Change: Members' Responses and Strategies. AAA Washington, D.C. 11/17/93.

Session Chair and Presenter: Organizational Responses to Hurricane Andrew: A University in Crisis. In session titled: Torn Asunder, Social and Cultural Responses to Hurricane Andrew. Society for Applied Anthropology. San Antonio, Texas. 3/12/93.

Session Chair and Presenter: From Present to Future: Academic Culture Change and University Accreditation. In session titled: Acknowledging the Cultural Context: Transforming Policy Into Practice. AAA. New Orleans 11/30/90.

University Accreditation: Directed Change in Academic Organizational Culture. In session titled: Organizational Culture: Current Trends and Future Directions. AAA. Washington, D.C. 11/17/89.

Updated December 11, 2003


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