Wayland, Coral

Wayland, Coral
Associate Professor
Barnard 220
704-687-5093

PROFILE:

Dr. Coral Wayland is an Associate Dean in the Office of Undergraduate Education at UNC Charlotte. She specializes in medical anthropology and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has worked in Brazil and Charlotte. Her early research looked the politics of medicinal plant use in the urban Amazon. It also explored contested understandings of primary health care in Brazil.

Her more recent research explores team based learning in large undergraduate classes. One research project examines the ways that gender and race shape the peer evaluation process. Another documents the effectiveness of team based learning for different groups of students.

 

Wayland Curriculum Vitae

  

EDUCATION:

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh – Department of Anthropology, 1998
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
  • B.A. in Anthropology with a Certificate Minor in Environmental Studies, University of Florida, 1990

 

TEACHING: 

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Western Cultural and Historical Awareness (Epidemics in History)
  • World Population Problems
  • Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Culture, Health and Disease
  • Food, Nutrition and Culture
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Culture, Pregnancy and Birth
  • Theoretical Approaches to Gender

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Race and Gender

 

AWARDS/HONORS/GRANTS:

  • Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship Grant, UNCC, 1999
  • Inter-American Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant, 1996
  • Wenner Gren Doctoral Dissertation Grant, 1996 
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 1995-1996 
  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1995
  • Foreign Language Areas Studies Fellowship, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • Summer Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • Tinker Summer Research Award, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1991

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Bates, Tonya, Tuan Cao and Coral Wayland

2015  “Methods to Help Students Create Original Work”, in Students’ Pathway to Success: A Faculty Guide. UNC Charlotte: Charlotte, NC.

Wayland, Coral and Lisa Slattery Walker

2014  Length of Residence, Age and Patterns of Medicinal Plant Knowledge and Use among Women in the Urban Amazon. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.  10:25 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-25

Wayland, Coral

2011  Home Remedies and Child Health in the Urban Periphery of Rio Branco (ACRE,  Brazil). In Etnobotânica e Botânica Econômica do Acre. Amauri Siviero, Lin Chau Ming, Marcos Silveira, Douglas Daly, and Richard Wallace, eds. Rio Branco, Brazil: Universidade Federal do Acre.

Wayland, Coral

2004  Infant Agency and its Implications for Breastfeeding Promotion in Brazil. Human Organization 63(3):277-288.

Wayland, Coral

2004  The Failure of Pharmaceuticals and the Power of Plants: Medicinal Discourse as a Critique of Modernity in the Amazon. Social Science and Medicine 58(12):2409-2419.

Wayland, Coral

2003  Contextualizing the Politics of Knowledge: Physicians’ Attitudes toward Medicinal Plants. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 17(4):483-501.

Coral Wayland and Jerome Crowder

2002  Disparate Views of Community in PHC: How Perceptions Influence Success. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 16(2):230-247.

Wayland, Coral

2001  Gendering Local Knowledge: Medicinal Plant Use and Primary Health Care in the Amazon. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 15(2):25-42.