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Tammy Pertillar

Contributing Faculty

Center for General Education

Center for General Education

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.

Courses Taught

ANTH 3001 - indigenous Peoples in the Modern World

ANTH 3001C - Indigenous Peoples in the Modern World

SOCI 4080C - Social Responsibility

GEOG 1001 - World Regional Geography

SOCI 2001 - Multicultural Dimensions of Society

SOCI 1001S - Introduction to Sociology

Education

MA, The Catholic University of America

MA, The Johns Hopkins University

MA, Howard University

Public Service

TED Talks, Sapling Foundation, Volunteer - , NY United States

Awards / Honors

RDS Award, Walden University Center for Research Quality, 2016

Faculty Excellence Award, CFE, 2018

Publications

Pertillar, T. L. (2010). Uruguay: Policy Notes. Challenges and Opportunities, 2010-2015.

Pertillar, T. L. (2010). Uruguay: Notas de política. Desafíos y oportunidades, 2010-2015.

Pertillar, T. L. (2011). Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Population Aging in Brazil

Pertillar, T. L. (2012). Gasto para resultados: Revisión del gasto público para Perú

Pertillar, T. L. (2013). Efficiency and Equity Implications of Oil Windfalls in Brazil

Pertillar, T. L. (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. L. (2014). What it Means to be a Navajo Woman

Pertillar, T. L. (2015). Creating a ‘Good Mind’: The Power of Giving Thanks.

Pertillar, T. L. (2015). Surviving Disappearance: Re-Imagining & Humanizing Native Peoples

Pertillar, T. L. (2016). Native Americans and Online Education

Pertillar, T. L. (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.]

Presentations

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. L. (2017). Native Americans and Online Education CFE

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