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Melissa Hanks

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Department of Human Sciences
mhanks@marylhurst.edu

Education

MA, Oregon State University
BA, University of Oregon

Classes Taught

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

About

Melissa Hanks received an MA in applied anthropology from Oregon State University and a BA in anthropology from the University of Oregon. She has previously taught human evolution, human osteology and applied Native American cultural studies. 

Hanks works full time as a senior policy analyst for the Oregon Health Authority. Her current research interests include health insurance policy and planning, health and social inequality, poverty studies, rural studies, business and organizational anthropology and ethics in social research.

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August 30, 2015

Gero-Punk Pop-Up! (Cancelled)

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September 02, 2015

Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery

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October 23, 2015

Guest Seminar: Finding Your Way Back Home - Honoring Our Pathways to Wholeness

Marylhurst professor Greg Crosby presents a one-day seminar that will explore how the dynamics of love, hope, courage, ingenuity and teamwork in Th...

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