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Table 1. Alaska Native Men and Women with Earned Research Doctorates (working list - compiled by Jessica Bissett Perea)

Bold = currently works in UA system (or retired from UA system)
^ = previously worked in UA system
× = currently works in Alaska (not in UA system)
+ = currently works outside of Alaska
* = deceased

Name (Cultural Affiliation)
Year: Degree, Institution
Field
1. James Simpson (Athabascan)
1970: Ed.D., University of Washington
Education
2. Michael F. Tillman (Tlingit) +
1972: Ph.D., University of Washington
Fisheries Science
3. *William Demmert (Tlingit/Oglala Sioux) +
1973: Ed.D., Harvard University
Education
4. *Louis Jacquot (Tlingit)
1973: Ph.D., University of Oregon
Education
5. *Paul A Goodwin (Iñupiaq)
1979: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Physics
6. Robert D Stearns (Alutiiq) +
1983: Ph.D., Stanford University
Anthropology
7. Elizabeth Parent (Athabascan) +
1984: Ph.D., Stanford University
Education
8. Lora L Johnson (Alutiiq) ×
1984: Ph.D., Brown University
Classics
9. Larri Fredericks (Athabascan) +
1990: Ph.D., University of Calif., Berkeley
Medical Anthropology
10. John Weise (Yup'ik)
1990: Ph.D., University of Oregon
Education
11. Ted Wright (Tlingit) ×
1990: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Political Science
12. Dorothy Pender (Iñupiaq) ×
1991: Ph.D., Stanford University
Electrical Engineering
13. Jeanmarie Crumb (Athabascan) ×
1992: Ed.D., University of Southern California
Education
14. *Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley (Yup'ik)
1993: Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Education
15. Brian Wescott (Athabascan/Yup'ik) +
1993: Ph.D., Yale University
American Studies
16. Milo Adkison (Yup'ik)
1994: Ph.D., University of Washington
Fisheries
17. Jeane Breinig (Haida)
1995: Ph.D., University of Washington
English
18. Edna Ahgeak MacLean (Iñupiaq) ×
1995: Ph.D., Stanford University
Linguistics
19. Catherine Swan Reimer (Iñupiaq) +
1995: Ed.D., George Washington University
Education (Counseling)
20. Jay Corwin (Tlingit) +
1995: Ph.D., Florida State University
Modern Languages
21. Dolores Garza (Haida)
1996: Ph.D., University of Delaware
Marine Science
22. Shari Huhndorf (Yup'ik) +
1996: Ph.D., New York University
Comparative Literature
23. Maria Williams (Tlingit)
1996: Ph.D., University of Calif., Los Angeles
Ethnomusicology
24. Gordon Pullar (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq)
1997: Ph.D., The Union Institute
Anthropology
25. Denise Dillard (Iñupiaq) x
1997: Ph.D., Colorado State University
Counseling Psychology
26. Phyllis Fast (Athabascan)
1998: Ph.D., Harvard University
Anthropology
27. Mary Jeanne Longley (Iñupiaq) ×
1998: Ed.D., Portland State University
Education
28. Joyce Shales (Tlingit) ×
1998: Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Education
29. Bernice Tetpon (Iñupiaq) ×
1998: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cross-Cult. Education
30. Rosita Worl (Tlingit) × ^
1998: Ph.D., Harvard University
Anthropology
31. *Deanna Paniataaq Kingston (Iñupiaq) +
1999: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Anthropology
32. Kanaqluk George Charles (Yup'ik)
2000: Ph.D., University of Calif., Santa Barbara
Religious Studies
33. Linda Crothers (Athabascan) +
2000: Ph.D., University of Calif., Santa Barbara
Psychology
34. Sven Haakanson, Jr. (Alutiiq) ×
2000: Ph.D., Harvard University
Anthropology
35. Steven Verney (Tsimshian) +
2000: Ph.D., University of Calif. San Diego
Clinical Psychology
36. Kamilla Venner (Athabascan) +
2001: Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Psychology
37. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Iñupiaq)
2002: Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Law
38. Lisa Rey Thomas (Tlingit)
2004: Ph.D., University of Washington
Clinical Psychology
39. Alexis Bunten (Yup'ik/Aleut) +
2006: Ph.D., University of Calif., Los Angeles
Anthropology
40. Beth Leonard (Athabascan)
2007: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cross-Cult. Studies
41. Sarah (Hicks) Kastelic (Alutiiq) +
2008: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Social Work
42. Eve Tuck (Unangax) +
2008: Ph.D., City University of New York
Education
43. Cayenne Nikoosh Carlo (Athabascan) +
2008: Ph.D., University of Calif., San Diego
Neurosciences
44. ^Jordan Paul Lewis (Aleut) +
2009: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cross-Cult. Comm. Psych.
45. Kathryn Milligan-Mhyre (Iñupiaq) +
2009: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microbiology
46. Malia Villegas (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq) +
2010: Ed.D., Harvard University
Education
47. Nancy Jean Furlow (Tlingit) × ^
2010: Ph.D., University of Calif., Santa Barbara
Religious Studies
48. Theresa John (Yup'ik)
2010: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Indigenous Studies
49. Roy F. Roehl II (Aleut)
2010: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Education & Mathematics
50. April G.L. Counceller (Alutiiq)
2010: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Interdisciplinary
51. Walkie Kumaggaq Charles (Yup'ik)
2011: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Applied Linguistics
52. Jessica Bissett Perea (Dena'ina) +
2011: Ph.D., University of Calif., Los Angeles
Musicology
53. Thomas Michael Swensen (Alutiiq) +
2011: Ph.D., University of Calif., Berkeley
Comp. Ethnic Studies
54. Kutraluk J.D. Bolton (Iñupiaq) +
2011: Ph.D., Stanford University
Anthropology
55. Nadia Jackinsky-Horrell (Alutiiq) ×
2012: Ph.D., University of Washington
Art History
56. Alisha Drabek (Alutiiq) x
2012: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Indigenous Studies
57. Tina Woods (Unangan)
2013: Ph.D., University of Alaska (Joint Anc/Fb)
Clin. Comm. Psychology
58. Kathy Hishinlai' Sikorski (Gwich'in)
2013: Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks


Alaska Native Men and Women with Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the University of Alaska

 

 

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