PAMELA RILEY MIKLAVCIC
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Pamela Riley Miklavcic
1207 Chartwell Carriageway South
East Lansing, MI 48823-2459
U S A
Telephone: (517) 351-0735
CONSULTANT, Commodity Activities & Research Division, Michigan Farm Bureau, Lansing, MI.
Inputted, analyzed, and wrote up results of data collected from 150 apple, cherry, and Christmas tree farmers in August 1995. The results of this Michigan-specific survey will be forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency in partial response to its request for a nationwide examination of triazine product herbicidal use.
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Supervise three graduate students in the quarterly compilation of all Food Security in Africa (FSA) research outputs and activities by the Department of Agricultural Economics. Activities include 1) publication of an annual fact sheet compendium highlighting progress in each of nine research areas, 2) dissemination of research publications to counterparts in Africa and Washington, D.C., and 3) cataloguing all new outputs.
Analyzed data and wrote up results for a domestic telemarketing survey which examined the consumer demand for Michigan apples in the Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City metropolitan markets. Two publications forthcoming.
In conjunction with the Division of Agricultural Statistics (DSA) in Kigali, Rwanda, designed and personally conducted a 1993 6-week, on-the-ground nationwide survey of Rwanda's banana wine subsector. Click here for a view of a beer banana market. In-country activities included household and subsectoral-level data collection; data analyses and document compilation were conducted at MSU. Throughout this 30-month association, provided long-term, on-campus back stopping support for researchers at DSA. Responsible for documenting all components of the extensive weekly data collected by DSA during the previous ten years.
Trained Malian and Rwandan agriculture specialists in SPSS statistical methods for the USAID-sponsored FSA project at MSU.
Translated from French to English numerous documents written by MSU colleagues from Mali.
PROJECT MANAGER, Catholic Relief Services/Benin Program, Cotonou,Benin, West Africa.
Carried out all phases of project management for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international private voluntary organization (PVO), in Benin. Responsibilities included local partner identification and negotiations, site visits, project design,proposal/document preparation, financial management, and project proposal presentation at regional Cluster meetings. All activities were geared towards the provision of improved health services or microenterprise development. Also served as an active participant at regional Cluster meetings, working with peers and Headquarters staff to review and approve (or disapprove) agency funds for proposed projects in Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon.
FRESHWATER INLAND FISHERIES EXTENSION AGENT, Togolese Ministry of Animal Production, U.S. Peace Corps, Lomé, Togo, West Africa.
Lived with and taught the basics of fish farming to impoverished residents of seven villages in Togo's Plateau Region. Together, by hand, we constructed 17 freshwater fish ponds for the production of tilapia nilotica. In addition to introducing fish farming as a viable microenterprise activity, which provides households with anadditional source of income, this venture also initiated an increase in the protein intake of local families. In 1988, prior to leaving Togo, established the Union Piscicole du Canton Ove (UPCO), a sustainable self-help organization in the Plateau Region, which meets several times a year to exchange information on successful aquaculture techniques. Some photographs are available.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Massachusetts Eye andEar Infirmary, Boston, MA.
Conducted non-invasive human experiments which examined click-induced asymmetric brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs). Monitored BAEPS during acoustic neuroma surgeries, alerting surgeons away from potential damage to the auditory nerve. Other responsibilities included surgical preparations of cats and guinea pigs for auditory physiology experimentation, weekly histologic preparations of cochleae at Harvard Medical School, the drafting of scientific figures and tables for publication, and darkroom photographic work.
Enrolled Ph.D Program, Agricultural Economics, Michigan
State University, East Lansing,MI.
Mar 1995 M.S., Agricultural Economics, Michigan State
University, East Lansing, MI.
May 1983 B.S., Psychobiology, cum laude, Mount Holyoke
College, South Hadley, MA. Elected to Sigma Xi (Scientific Honor Society).
Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills, stemming
from a substantial formal education in agricultural economics.
Coursework includes advanced price analysis, applied econometrics,
benefit/cost analysis,data collection and methodologies, farm management,
an independent study of microenterprises with Dr. Carl Liedholm, and numerous
Computer skills include DOS, Gauss, Harvard Graphics, LIMDEP,
Lotus, Quattro Pro, SPSS,Windows (including Windows 95), and WordPerfect.
Fluent in French; Native English speaker.
Miklavcic, Pamela Riley. Determinants of Farm Household Participation in Rwanda's Banana Wine Subsector. MS Thesis. Adviser: Dr. Thomas Reardon. Michigan State University, 1995.
Download Masters Thesis in WordPerfect
5.1 format (The compressed self-extracting file contains files
Title (with abstract, contents), Chap1 - Chap5 and Biblio)
Clay, Daniel, D. Tardif-Douglin, F. Byiringiro, J.B. Sibomana, and P.R.
Miklavcic. Agricultural War Losses in Rwanda. Draft Working Paper,
Habimfura, Vincent and P. Riley. Household Income Diversification
and Linkagesto the Banana Beer Subsector in Rwanda. Briefing Paper,
Presented at USAID/Kigali, 1993.
Miklavcic, Pamela R. and T. Reardon. Determinants of Farm Household
Participation in Rwanda's Banana Wine Subsector. Selected Paper for
the American Agricultural EconomicsAssociation Annual Meeting, San Antonio,
July 28-31, 1996. Download the paper in
WordPerfect 5.1 format.View the Abstract
as presented at the 1996 meetings.
Miklavcic, Pamela R., T. Reardon, and Vincent Habimfura. Rwanda's
Banana Wine Subsector: Determinants of Farm Household Participation.
International Development WorkingPaper, Michigan State University, 1995.
Ricks, Donald, K. Heinze, J. Beggs, and P.R. Miklavcic. Consumer
Perceptions and Attitudes Related to Michigan Apples, Michigan State
University Department of Agricultural Economics, Staff Paper No. 95-47,
September 1995. Download the paper in WordPerfect
Levine, R.A., J. Liederman and P. Riley. The brainstem auditory evoked
potential asymmetry is replicable and reliable. Neuropsychologia
26 (4), 603-614, 1988.
Alumnae Admissions Representative (South Central Michigan) - Mount Holyoke
Class Agent - Mount Holyoke College.
Michigan State Faculty Folk Novel Discussion Club.
Cooking, Gardening, Hiking, Knitting, Racquetball, Reading, Skiing,
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