BA cum laude, Denison U; MA, Ohio State U; PhC, U California, Davis
With Cabrillo College since 1970
Founder of CONTACT, an international, interdisciplinary conference on the future, Jim Funaro is professor emeritus in anthropology at Cabrillo College, which has honored him with the Younger Award, its highest tribute for teaching excellence. He has presented more than fifty papers in various professional venues. Publications demonstrating his broad research interests are "Anthropologists as Culture Designers for Offworld Colonies" and "On the Cultural Impact of Extraterrestrial Contact." Jim's personal and professional approach to life combines the sciences and the arts. Besides his graduate degrees in Anthropology, he holds a BA with honors in Literature and is a published poet; he won the American Anthropological Association's top prize for poetry with "The Dancing Stones of Callanish."