CRCD Academic Council

The Academic Council of CRCD was created to provide academic oversight which will ensure that students have access to education that is responive to community, program, and individual student needs.


CRCD Department Chairs

CRCD Department Chair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair CRCD Course Designators
Alaska Native Language Center

Walkie Charles (chair)


Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Tia Tidwell (co-chair)

Debbie Mekiana (co-chair)

ANS=Alaska Native Studies
RD=Rural Development

Center for Cross Cultural Studies

Sean Asikłuk Topkok (chair)


Community Based Science

Brian Rasley (chair)

Anshul Pandya (co-chair)

ENVI = Environmental Studies
HLRM = High Lat Range Man
SCIA = Science Applications

Tribal Governance

Carrie Stevens (chair)

Ryan Ford (vice-chair)

TM = Tribal Management
CHP = Community Health
CTT = Construction Trades Tech.

Social and Human Development

Jacque Tagaban (chair)

Veronica Plumb (vice-chair)

ECE = Early Childhood Ed. ECE designator is shared between ECE and CDFS programs
HUMS = Human Services
RHS = Rural Human Services