Wayne Babchuk
Courtesy Faculty Member Anthropology


Wayne A. Babchuk is a Professor of Practice in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and holds Courtesy Appointments in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology at UNL. He also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the African Doctoral Academy at Stellenbosch University International, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (JEQR), and as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer for the Kalahari People Fund (KPF) of sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Babchuk is an applied research methodologist who teaches and conducts research on qualitative and mixed methods research across disciplines, research ethics, grounded theory, ethnography, ethnographic grounded theory, mixed methods-grounded theory, and community-based participatory research. He is also involved in several other research tracks including Kalahari San land use and resource rights, conservation, and development, ecotourism, applied and development anthropology, the evaluation and assessment of teaching among faculty in post-secondary institutions, student and instructor perceptions of the impact of social media on learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a host of other topics.


  • Community and Human Resources, University of Nebraska, 1997
  • Doctoral Studies, Anthropology, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  • Doctoral Studies, Anthropology, University of Oklahoma (Norman)
  • M.A., Adult and Continuing Education, University of Nebraska, 1992
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1982
  • B.S., Education, University of Nebraska, 1978

Research Interests

research methods, applied anthropology, indigenous land rights and resource use


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