Kitty Deal Receives PhD in Indigenous Studies
In May 2019, Kitty Deal, Education faculty at Kodiak College, received her PhD in Indigenous Studies: Education and Pedagogy from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her dissertation, Qik’rtam Litnauwistai: Island’s Teachers, was place-based, participatory action research that explored recruiting and retaining Alaska Native pre-service teachers for Kodiak Island. This research aligns with the "grow your own teachers" initiative to provide a diverse and sustainable teacher workforce for our local schools. Dr. Deal has been chair of the Education department at Kodiak College for over ten years, and holds a joint appointment between UAA and UAS.