Don Howard – Resume

 

HOWARD E. LAWLER
RÉSUMÉ AND CURRICULUM VITA

CURRENT ADDRESS
El Tigre Journeys Peruvian SpiritQuest
Calle Nanay #145
Iquitos, Perú
(011-51-065) 22-3595 telephonex
E-mail: eltigrejourneys@bigfoot.com

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Director and Principal Facilitator, El Tigre Journeys Peruvian SpiritQuest, Iquitos, Perú/Boulder, Colorado. 1997 to present

Director of Amazonian Programs (volunteer), International BioPark Foundation, Inc., Iquitos, Perú. 1998 to present

Executive Director, International BioPark Foundation, Inc., Tucson, Arizona.1997-1998

Curator of Herpetology, Ichthyology & Invertebrates, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona. 1981-1996
Curator of Herpetology, Knoxville Zoological Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. 1978-1981
Curator of Education, Atlanta Zoological Park, Atlanta, Georgia. 1977-1978
Assistant Curator of Herpetology, Atlanta Zoological Park, Atlanta, Georgia. 1970-1977

Teacher of biology and human physiology, Niceville High School, Okaloosa County School System, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 1969-1970
Interpretive Naturalist, Rough River Dam State Park, Falls of Rough, Kentucky. 1969


EDUCATION

Graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee in 1969. Bachelor of Science degrees in biology, education, and cultural history.


TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

Professional knowledge and skills are rooted in applied experience accrued during a period of over thirty-four years:

concept, development and facilitation of educationally and spiritually-focused workshops, retreats and journeys addressing core New World amerindian and mestizo shamanism, ethnobiology, entheology, indigenous culture and spiritual practices, and natural history.

extensive experience and knowledge of Amerindian and mestizo shamanic spiritual practices, rituals, and ethnobiology in North, Central, and South America with emphasis in holistic healing and consciousness exploration.

liaison with indigenous Amerindian communities and organizations, focusing on cultural preservation and community development projects.

concept, development, and administration of non-profit natural history/cultural enhancement organizations.

educational programming and interpretation; instructional classes, field workshops, public lectures; technical and popular natural science writing.

development, design, and layout of Internet web sites.

extensive design and coordination of cooperative interdisciplinary research with academic institutions.

Click here for a summary of
professional career activities and achievements


COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

A stimulating and well-informed public speaker and teacher, Mr. Lawler is widely recognized as a dynamic ethnobiological and shamanic educator, biocultural conservationist, and spirited advocate for core shamanic principles and practices and Amerindian cultural, spiritual, political and social issues.


PUBLICATIONS

Over 50 popular articles, professional contributions, and scientific papers dealing with natural history, environmental education, wildlife conservation, zoological management, and captive husbandry and propagation. See publications for an annotated bibliography.


SPANISH LANGUAGE

Fluent in Spanish and well-traveled in Latin America with substantial experience in transcultural and academic liaison with institutions, traditional shamanic practitioners, professional colleagues and rural indigenous communities in Mexico, Honduras and Amazonian Perú.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA)

Fellow – 1970-75; Professional Fellow – 1975-96

National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
International Wildlife Society
International BioPark Foundation

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
Herpetologists’ League (HL)
International Herpetological Symposium (past President 1995)
Amphian and Reptile Conservation Journal (ARCS)
Desert Tortoise Council (DTC)
Gopher Tortoise Council (GTC)

Pronatura – Mexico
Drylands Institute


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

How to Lead a Team. December, 1995. CareerTrack, Boulder, Colorado.

How to Supervise Better. September, 1991. American Management Association- Padgett-Thompson.

School for Professional Management Development for Zoo and Aquarium Personnel. Graduated from two-year program in February, 1990. American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and accredited by North Carolina State University.

Management Skills and Techniques for First-line Supervisors. January, 1987. American Management Association, Dr. Frank Terrell, Instructor.
2.1 continuingeducation units awarded.