Dr. Raymond J. Barnhardt
Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies, Emeritus
Dr. Raymond J. Barnhardt has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1970 to 2013.
He has worked tirelessly to build awareness of Native ways of knowing through endeavors such as the establishment of the Alaska Native Knowledge Network, which has a worldwide influence; and was instrumental in bringing the Indigenous Studies doctoral program to fruition at UAF, which has significantly increased the number of Alaska Native PhD students from the University.
He is an active researcher and scholar who regularly succeeds in obtaining external funding to support research and education in cross-cultural studies, and whose publication record includes more than one hundred papers, book chapters and books.
He is recognized internationally for his work, and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Governor’s Award for the Humanities, the Alaska Federation of Natives Distinguished Service Award, the Bill Demmert Lifelong Leadership Award, the Alaska Science Teachers Association Distinguished Service Award, and the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium’s Distinguished Service Honors Award.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Raymond J. Barnhardt for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University.