Tammy Lynn Pertillar, M.A., M.A., M.A. has completed graduate research in the History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. She has teamed with practitioners for Public Health projects and publications with the World Bank and World Health Organization. A Course Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Diversity in Health Care field, Pertillar has co-designed and taught asynchronous, online courses in Cultural Competency for health professionals in Nursing, Medicine, Public Health and Social Services. Developed in alignment with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Minority Health’s cultural competency guidelines, the courses include components on Medical Interpretation and Medical Spanish language acquisition, and focus on Amerindian and marginalized communities in the United States. In keeping with her focus on utilizing language and cultural awareness as part of social change, Pertillar has also taught foundational English language skills to diverse students in Appalachia seeking to enter the Medical Assisting professions.
Since 2011, Pertillar has provided instruction and teamed with practitioners in academic online institutions, while making connections within the larger sphere. She contributed "Native Americans and Online Education" for "The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education" (2016).
Before joining the Walden University faculty, she held several full-time academic appointments, including long-term graduate fellowships (The Johns Hopkins University and The Catholic University of America) and research fellowships (The Smithsonian Institution).
Pertillar's current research explores health disparities and diversity and inclusion.
ANTH 3001 - Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World
ANTH 3001C - Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World
GEOG 1001 - World Regional Geography
SOCI 1001S - Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2001 - Multicultural Dimensions of Society
SOCI 4080C - Social Responsibility
RELG 2001 - World Religions
HIST 2005 - U.S. History 1900-1945
HIST 2006 - U.S. History 1945-2000
HIST 2050C - U.S. History Social Change
POLI 1001 - American Government
MA, The Catholic University of America
MA, The Johns Hopkins University
MA, Howard University
TED Talks, Sapling Foundation, Volunteer -
Awards / Honors
RDS Award, Walden University Center for Research Quality, 2016
Faculty Excellence Award, CFE, 2018
RDS Award, Walden University Center for Research Quality, 2021
RDS Award, Walden University Center for Research Quality, 2022
Pertillar, T. (2010). Uruguay: Policy Notes. Challenges and Opportunities, 2010-2015. .
Pertillar, T. (2010). Uruguay: Notas de política. Desafíos y oportunidades, 2010-2015. .
Pertillar, T. (2011). Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Population Aging in Brazil.
Pertillar, T. (2012). Gasto para resultados: Revisión del gasto público para Perú.
Pertillar, T. (2013). Efficiency and Equity Implications of Oil Windfalls in Brazil.
Pertillar, T. (2013). Public Expenditure Review for Peru: Spending for Results.
Pertillar, T. L. (2013). A Response to the Question on Nietzsche's "Last Man": A Native American Perspective. Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (SISSI)
Pertillar, T. (2014). What it Means to be a Navajo Woman.
Pertillar, T. (2015). Creating a ‘Good Mind’: The Power of Giving Thanks..
Pertillar, T. (2015). Surviving Disappearance: Re-Imagining & Humanizing Native Peoples.
Pertillar, T. (2016). Native Americans and Online Education.
Pertillar, T. (2019). Surviving Disappearance: Re-Imagining and Humanizing Native Peoples.
Pertillar, T. L. (2020). Surviving Disappearance: Re-Imagining and Humanizing Native Peoples. [TED Transcription republished for English Language Learners (ELLs) and the hearing impaired.].
Pertillar, T. (2020). Native Americans and online education (SAGE, 2016). As cited and referenced in Ferebee, S. & Lawlor, A., Native American cultural identity exploration in their postsecondary education: A narrative inquiry (IGI Global, 2020)..
Pertillar, T. (2013). A Response to the Question on Nietzsche's "Last Man": A Native American perspective. Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (SISSI)
Pertillar, T. (2017). Native Americans and Online Education . CFE
Pertillar, T. L. (2021). Contextual and contextu[r]al representation in Alice Walker’s 'Roselily'. NeMLA: Northeast Modern Langugage Association
Pertillar, T. L. (2022). Ecological Spirituality in Ojibwe Cultural Practices. Harvard Divinity School