Assistant Professor of English
Kristina Otinel has worked for the Interior-Aleutians campus since 2011. She is a term assistant professor of developmental English.
Kristina teaches Developmental English and English courses and her current interests are in second language acquisition, sheltered instruction, and teacher training.
She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University in 1992 and her Masters in Education from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996. She presented a paper titled, “Reader’s Theater in the EFL Classroom”, at the TESOL International Conference in 1999.
Kristina was raised in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. After graduating college she began traveling the world while teaching English. She has taught in South Korea, Armenia, Turkey, and the Marshall Islands. She moved to Kongiganak, AK in 2005 and taught for the Lower Kuskokwim School District until 2011. She currently lives in Fairbanks with her husband, Masin Otinel of Imiej, Jaluit, the Marshall Islands, and their children Mason and Olivia.
Kristina’s personal interests include travel, fitness/nutrition, and social media.