Regional Research Interests:
Nunivak Island and Bering Sea
Kodiak Archipelago and Gulf of Alaska
Palau and Micronesia
BA, Anthropology (Hons), Michigan State University, 1981. MA, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, 1985. Thesis title: Nunakhaknak; Koniag Society on the Russian Frontier. PhD, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, 1995. Dissertation title: The Late Prehistory of the Alutiiq People; Culture Change on the Kodiak Archipelago From 1200-1750 A.D. Founding Director of Alutiiq Culture Center in Kodiak, Alaska, 1991. Founding Director of Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak Alaska, 1995. Founding Director of Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska, Alaska, 1999. Ethnographer and Director of Oral History Program, Bureau of Arts and Culture, Republic of Palau, Micronesia, 2004-2005. Academic Program Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005-2008.