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The following faculty represent the academic departments most directly associated with each of the thematic areas in the Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies. They (or their successors) will serve collectively as a Steering Committee for the program as well as the Admissions Review Panel to recommend applicants for admission to the Dean of the Graduate School. They will also help identify affiliate faculty with appropriate expertise to serve on student graduate committees, drawing upon, but not limited to the faculty members in the sponsoring departments.


Theresa John, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies

Located: Anchorage, AK


Michael Koskey, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies

Phone: (907) 474-6992


Polly Hyslop, Ph.D. Candidate

Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies

Phone: (907) 474-6418


Ray Barnhardt, Emeritus

Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies

Phone: (907) 474-6431


Richard Hum, Ph.D.

Term Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies

Director of Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN)

Phone: (907) 474-5897


Contact to order ANKN books or material


Crystal Frank, M.A.

Graduate Student & Administrative Coordinator

201E Eielson Building

Phone: (907) 474-1902


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