Shirley Kendall, UAA, AK Native Studies Faculty

Shirley Kendall (Tlingit)

Term Instructor
Office: SSB 376
Phone: 907.786.6141


Shirley was born and raised in Hoonah, Alaska, a small village in Southeast Alaska. She attended BIA elementary school in Hoonah and then went to Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School in Sitka where she graduated in 1953. 


Shirley received her MA in Education from the University of Washington. In 1984 she attended Harvard for further studies. 

Teaching Responsibilities

Shirley teaches Tlingit language courses at UAA. 

Professional and Departmental Service

- She received the Educator of the Year award from the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) in 2007.

- In 2012 Shirley received the UAA College of Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year award.