Blatchford, Edgar

Edgar Blatchford

Associate Professor
Journalism & Communications and Alaska Native Studies
PSB 203



Aside from being a University professor, Edgar has been Mayor of the City of Seward, Commissioner of Community & Regional Affairs under former Governor Walter Hickel and Commissioner of Commerce under former Governor Frank Murkowski.

Teaching Responsibilities

Edgar Blatchford teaches courses in Alaska Native Studies and the Department of Journalism and Public Communications and has been teaching at UAA since 1995.

Professional & Department Service

Professor Blatchford has served as Chairman of the Board for the Chugach Alaska Native Corporation. 


He owns several newspapers, including the Seward Phoenix Log and the Tundra Drums, and also hosts his own TV program called Connecting Alaska.