David Allen Redd

Contact: info@davidredd.com




1997-1999       McGill University      (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)                      

                        M.A. in Anthropology


1993-1997       University of Southern Mississippi   (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

B. A. in Anthropology and Foreign Languages



Work Experience


August 1999 – present           Refugee Resettlement Case Manager,

World Relief, Stone Mountain, GA

Primary Duties:

Case management: Provide cultural orientation to newly arriving refugees; arrange for basic necessities for arriving refugee families; maintain up-to-date case files on each client; work with church and individual volunteers

French interpretation/translation and grant writing (as needed)


Specific Accomplishments:

§         Served as case manager for refugee clients from Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Congo, et al.), Europe (Bosnia, Kosovo,Russia), Asia (Vietnam, Burma), and Latin America (Cuba)

§         Researched and presented information on the historical and cultural background of certain refugee groups to other service providers

§         Taught and developed special curricula for cultural orientation classes for the Somali Bantu and Meskhetian Turks

§         Served as a coordinator for the collaborative cultural orientation of the Somali Bantu

§         Coordinated cross-agency planning and meetings regarding cultural orientation

§         Chosen as a secondee with Cultural Orientation Trainers Exchange in 2003

§         Wrote several successfully funded grant applications



August-December 1997         Teaching assistant, Department of Anthropology

January – May 1999              McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Primary Duties:

Teaching Assistant: Lecture at weekly laboratory sessions; offer weekly conference hours; grade exams and projects; create and administer quizzes; attend class lectures



Fluent in French:

 B.A. in Foreign Language (French); extensive travel in France, Quebec; interpretation experience in court, legal proceedings, medical visits; translation experience with civil records, announcement, forms; case manager for African francophone refugee clients


Familiarity with a variety of other languages of refugee clients





Georgia Refugee Resettlement Conference – 2002, 2003

Francophonie 2001: Global Challenges of Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights

World Relief National Technical Training – 2002, 2004, 2008




“Overseas Cultural Orientation: A First Hand Perspective” Invited presentation at the World Relief National Technical Training, World Relief Headquarters, Baltimore, MD. March 4, 2004.


“The Changing Face of Resettlement in Georgia: The Somali Bantu” Invited presentation for a workshop at the Hands On Atlanta/City Cares 2004 Leadership Conference. February 28, 2004.


The Somali Bantu: Facts, Figures, and the Challenges Represented for the Resettlement Community

” Invited presentation/training for refugee and community service agencies. Decatur, GA. October 17, 2003.




Redd, D., 2004. “A Model of Collaborative Cultural Orientation for Refugees: The Somali Bantu Working Group in Atlanta, GA” Refugee Reports. 25(4):11-14.


Redd, D. 2003. “Cultural Orienation Trainers Exchange Report: August 2003 – Kenya” For the Cultural Orientation Project, http://www.culturalorientation.net/kenyareport03.html





August 2003: Nairobi, Kenya and Kakuma Refugee Camp

Secondee, Cultural Orientation Trainers Exchange Program


August 1997 - June 1999 : Montréal, Québec, Canada

Student and Teaching Assistant, McGill University
January – June 1996: Paris, France

Student,  L’Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur





Work experience with Office 2000 Suite, Windows 2000, and other basic office programs

Knowledge of HTML and other web programming languages (www.davidredd.com) 





Available upon request