Kitty Deal, Ph.D.

Kitty Deal
Associate Professor, Education
Kodiak College KOC
KCC 123B


Ph.D. Indigenous Studies: Education & Pedagogy University of Alaska Fairbanks


I 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 Responsibilities

EDEC 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 Interests

Pre-service teacher education Place-based, Culturally Relevant Education Indigenous Studies Arts Integration in Education eLearning


I 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 Experience

I 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.