Kitty Deal, Ph.D.
Kodiak College KOC
EducationPh.D. Indigenous Studies: Education & Pedagogy University of Alaska Fairbanks
BiographyI am an Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator for the UAA Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs on the Emerald Isle. I teach introductory education courses such as Becoming an Elementary Teacher and Human Development & Learning. I serve the College, University, and Kodiak community through work on various committees and projects including the UAA Faculty Senate, SOE Peer Review Committee, and Kodiak Early Childhood Coalition. I coordinate and act as the primary investigator for the Munartet Project Grant at Kodiak College. I serve the education majors in Kodiak as an instructor, advisor, clinical supervisor, and sponsor of Club ED. I hold office hours between 2-4pm Mondays & Tuesdays, and welcome students’ requests for in-person, phone, or Skype appointments at their convenience. Read my full biography on UAA eWolf.
Teaching ResponsibilitiesEDEC A106: Creativity and the Arts in Early Childhood Education
EDEL A205: Becoming and Elementary Teacher
EDSE A212: Human Development and Learning Practica and Internship Seminars
Research InterestsPre-service teacher education Place-based, Culturally Relevant Education Indigenous Studies Arts Integration in Education eLearning
PublicationsI am bipartite faculty dedicated to service and teaching.
Deal, K. L. (2017). Qik’rtam Litnawistai (Island’s Teachers). Proceedings from the 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.
Career History/Work ExperienceI worked as a Special Education teacher in birth to grade 12, and adult education settings, for 23 years before I made the jump to higher education in 2007. I worked for Northern Virginia Community College where I was not only a counselor, but also taught traditional and online courses.
I was thrilled to be able to continue teaching at the college level when hired by Kodiak College/UAA in 2009. I currently teach traditional and eLearning courses, serve as an student advisor, Practica and Internship clinical faculty, and sponsor of Club ED, co-counselor of the Rho Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, and primary investigator for the Munartet Project Grant. I invite you to review my full CV on the UAA eWolf.
I am a Master Reviewer for the Quality Matters Program which focuses on best practices in eLearning, a Technology Fellow, and participant in the AI & e Accessibility in eLearning Pilot at Kodiak College.