1992. "Involving the Poor in Development Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation: Experiences of World Vision Malawi", paper presented at the African Studies Association Conference in Seattle, WA: November 20-23, 1992.
1993. "Globalization and the Structure of Agriculture in Malawi", paper presented at the October 7-10, 1993 Association of Third World Studies Conference in Tacoma, WA.
1994. "Business Corporations and Rural Social Change: The Case of a Developing Country", a paper presented at the August 11-14, 1994 Rural Sociological Society Conference in Portland, Oregon.
1998. "Social and Cultural Relations in Economic Action: Food Security Among Peasants in the Context of AIDS in Malawi," a paper presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, August 21-25 in San Francisco, CA
1998. "Peasant Food Security Dynamics in Rural Malawi," a paper presented at the August 5-9, 1998 Rural Sociological Society Conference in Portland, Oregon.
2003. “Social Justice and the Prevention of HIV/AIDS in sub-Sahara Africa” in SILD, News from the School of International Leadership and Development, Spring 2003.
2004. “Age/Sex Structure and HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi” paper presented at the HIV/AIDS in Africa: Gender, Agency and Empowerment 30th Annual Spring Colloquium of the Center for African Studies at University of Illinois-Champaign: April 24, 2004.
2006. “Social Paralysis in the North American Church’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic”, a faith-integration paper for tenure at Eastern University and submitted to Missiology: An International Review Journal, have not followed up on it.
2012. “Critical Praxis and Pedagogy in Community Development”, paper presented at the July 21-25 Community Development Society Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
2015. “Individuals, Structures, and Socio-Cultural Systems in Community Development.”, paper presented at the July 19-23 Community Development Society Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
2015. “Contiguous Community Development” ”, paper presented at the July 19-23 Community Development Society Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.