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Dr. Mark Grey - An Immigrant Workforce

Mark A. Grey, Ph.D.

 

Director, Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration

Mark A. Grey, Ph.D. is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also Director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration.  The Center is an award-winning program that provides consultation, training and publications to Iowa communities, churches, organizations, and employers as they deal with the unique challenges and opportunities associated with influxes of immigrant and refugee newcomers. Dr. Grey is also Associate Director of the Iowa Center on Health Disparities. Dr. Grey received his Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has published extensively in academic journals on immigration in the Midwest including recent articles in The Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies and Applied Research in Economic Development.  He has also published extensively for non-academic audiences. His handbooks include, New Americans, New Iowans, and Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Managers and Supervisors. He co-wrote Health Matters: A Pocket Guide for Working with Diverse and Underserved Populations, Welcoming New Iowans: A Guide for Christians and Churches and Health Matters: A Pocket Guide for Working with Diverse Cultures and Underserved Populations and A Rural Service Provider’s Guide to Immigrant Entrepreneurship. Dr. Grey has won numerous awards for his activities, including the Remington Award, Iowa’s highest award the promotion of public health, the Iowa Friends of Civil Rights Award, the Iowa Council for International Understanding Vision Award, the University of Northern Iowa Distinguished Service Award, and the Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Visit the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration website at www.newiowans.com.