Edgar Blatchford, UAA, AK Native Studies Faculty

Dr. Edgar Blatchford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: PSB 203
Phone: 907.786.4188
Email: eblatchford@uaa.alaska.edu


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 and Departmental 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.