In 2011 Alan LeBaron guest co-edited and wrote essays for two special journal editions: one for Practicing Anthropology and the other for Revista Académica Norteamérica; and in 2012 he published “When Latinos are Not Latinos: the Case of the Guatemalan Maya in the United States, the Southeast, and Georgia” published in Latino Studies, Vol. X, (1-2), Spring 2012. Past president of the Southeast World History Association, and the Georgia Association of Historians, he currently serves on several national committees and boards. Among his awards, he received the KSU Distinguished Professional Service Award in 2005, and the Georgia Consortium for International Studies “Senior Faculty Internationalization Award for 2012”. He directs the Maya Heritage Community Project, an “engaged university” program since 2001; and has managed five national conferences at KSU. Altogether he has received grants or contracts of approximately $400, 000. He received the PhD from the University of Florida in Latin American History in 1988.