Derek married Bonnie Pacala in Thailand a year
after Peace Corps training
They moved to Michigan
Derek got his masters degrees in anthropology, South East Asian
studies and later in clinical social work
They have two children and one grandchild who all live in the Ann
Arbor area, Abraham (31) and Liza (25) and Marley (7)
Derek and Bonnie were divorced about 15 years ago.
He remarried Pamela Newcomb in 1996
Two years ago Derek received his PhD in anthropology from the University
of Michigan, and now is publishing academic papers and teaching
part time at Adrian College
in Michigan. in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal
.He is a specialist in Anthropology of religion, kinship and social
structure; landscape and human experience
His fieldwork was done at Squam Lake, New Hampshire,and Derek and
Pam have spent most of the last six summers there, enjoying visits
from Liza and Marley.
Derek has returned to Thailand and his field site,
in Pattani, twice since ending his term in the Peace Corps.