On March 21st, Karen Dizio presented her lecture for the 3rd Annual ECU Anthropology Alumni Lecture series. Currently, Karen is a Senior Shopper Insight Analyst for Family Dollar and Instructor at Central Piedmont College in Charlotte, NC. Karen was a 2006 Master’s degree graduate of ECU’s Anthropology department.
During her presentation, Karen talked primarily about her first job experience after graduation in working for a Cultural Resource Management (CRM) business and her current job responsibilities as a Senior Shopper Insight Analyst for Family Dollar. Specifically, Karen talked about the “real life” adjustments in working on CRM projects and the cultural anthropological business strategies that she uses on her current job. After her talk, Karen received several questions from the much larger audience which included students from my Professional Development Anthropology class, anthropology undergraduate majors and graduate students as well as Anthropology faculty.
In addition, Karen talked about her teaching anthropology courses at Central Piedmont College. She teaches courses in the early evenings and uses this teaching opportunity to develop more of her skills as a public speaker. At the end her presentation, I presented her the ECU Anthropology Alumni Lecture Award.
Included are several photos of Karen’s presentation at the 3rd Annual ECU Anthropology Alumni Lecture series.