American Indian Research
In Rhode Island

Frank Waabu O'Brien, Ph.D.


Dr. Francis Joseph O'Brien, Jr. (Waabu)

EDUCATION Highlights

  • BA, RI College 1973 (philosophy).
  • M.A., Ed. M. <> Teachers College, Columbia University (psychology & psychometrics)
  • M. Phil., Ph. D.<> Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York (Romiett Stevens Scholar). Dissertation on applied linguistics in American Dialectology (Black English/"Eubonics").
  • Highlights of EXPERIENCE
  • 1987- present <> Senior Scientist, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI
  • 1996- 2002 <> President, Aquidneck Indian Council, Inc., Newport, RI.
  • 1999-2001 <> Secretary, Rhode Island Indian Council
  • 1999-2001 <> Linguist, Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War (TV documentary)
  • 2001- 2002 <> Historical Consultant & Co-Principal Investigator, National Historic Publications and Records Commission grant (RI Indian Council & Heritage Harbor Museum)
  • 1996-present. <> Lecturer, consultant, Native American Studies
  • Recent PUBLICATIONS HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN STATUS
    Wunnohteaonk

    MAY PEACE BE IN YOUR HEART

    © 2003-4 Francis J. O'Brien, Jr., Newport, RI