Ph.D. – BA and MA in Anthropology from CA State University, Long Beach and her Ph.D.in Social Science/Comparative Culture from University of California, Irvine. Mikel is an Applied Anthropologist, Professor, and for 14 years, the Chair of the Human Services Department at CA State University, Fullerton. Her primary fields of research, teaching and practice are applied anthropology in health, education, and archaeology; pedagogy; mixed heritage identity; skills of cultural diversity competence; and the intersection of race, ethnic, and gender relations in the US. Her publications appear in, Practicing Anthropology, the Journal of Applied Social Science, the Journal of Counseling and Development, the American Journal of Nursing, and the Applied Anthropologist. The 4th edition of her book, the Four Skill of Cultural Diversity Competence, was published in 2013 by Brooks-Cole/Wadsworth/ Cengage. Mikel is currently on our acquisition committee.