Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775

USA

Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325

Email: fydanrd@uaf.edu

Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508

USA

Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM


JoAnn Ducharme, M.Ed.


EDUCATION:

University of Alaska Fairbanks '82, MEd. Guidance and Counseling

Thesis with Video Project: Analyzing Cross-Cultural Communication in the Classroom

Type A Alaska Counseling Certificate

University of Alaska Fairbanks '77, B.Ed. Secondary Education
 


AREAS OF INTEREST AND SUBSTANTIVE KNOWLEDGE:

Cross-cultural education, Indigenous culture, community and organizational development, administration, Alaska Native education and post-secondary Native student success, Native American Literature.


PROFESSIONAL  BACKGROUND:

2007- present    Assistant Professor, Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development, CRCD, UAF

2008-09    Division Chair-Rural & Economic Development Division-Academic Council, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2003-2007    Associate Dean of Student Services, CRCD, UAF

1992-2006    Director, Rural Student Services, UAF

1995-present    Adjunct Faculty,  School of Education, UAF

1991-1992    Counselor, Title V Program (K-12), Spokane, WA School District

1988-1991    Academic Advisor/Title III Coordinator, Eastern Washington University

1986-1988    Student Services Coordinator, Johnson O'Malley Program, Fairbanks Native Assoc.

1985-1986    Tutorial Coordinator, Alaska Native Programs, UAF

1984-1985    Counselor, Alternative Jr. High School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School Dist.

1981-1982    Graduate Assistant, School of Education, UAF

1978-1980    Academic Advisor, Student Orientation Services, UAF

1977-1979    Counselor, Johnson O'Malley Program, Fairbanks Native Assoc.

1977            Counselor, Talent Search Program, Alaska Federation of Natives


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
1989-present, University of Alaska Fairbanks-semester based with an emphasis on distance education

  • ·          Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance
  • ·          Alaska Native Education
  • ·          Alaska Native Social Change
  • ·          Communication in Cross Cultural Classrooms
  • ·          Community Healing & Wellness
  • ·          Contemporary Native American Literature
  • ·          Cross Cultural Communication-Alaskan Perspective
  • ·          Human Resource Management for Indigenous Communities
  • ·          Indigenous Knowledge & Community Based Research
  • ·          Native American Religion & Philosophy
  • ·          Native North American Women
  • ·          Orientation to Alaska Native Education
  • ·          Preparing for College & Student Success
  • ·          Rural Development Internship
  • ·          Skills for College & Career Success
  • ·          Strategic Planning for Rural Communities
  • ·          Women, Gender & Development



SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Alaska Advantage Early Awareness & Rural Outreach-Advisory Board Member

Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education-Advisory Board Member

American Civil Liberties Union-Advisory Board Member-Rural Outreach

American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center-Advisory Board Member

Anti-Discrimination Advisor-University of Alaska Fairbanks

American Indian Education Foundation-National Scholarship Reader

Gates Millennium Scholarship-American Indian Graduate Center-National Scholarship Reader

Golden Key International Honor Society-Honorary Member

National Association of College Academic Advisors (NACADA)-Member

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)-Member

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission-Accreditation Evaluator

U.S. Dept of Education-Special Programs (TRIO Programs)-Reader/Evaluator


PRESENTATIONS (Partial List):
 
Global Diversity in Higher Education 

International Indigenous People's Conferences

National College Board Native American Higher Education Symposium

National Conferences for National Assoc. of College Academic Advisors (NACADA)

Race & Ethnic Relations in Higher Education

Regional Association of Academic Advisors-Washington State

Retention in Education for Today's American Indian Nations (RETAIN)

Study Skills Workshops-Eastern Washington University

University of Alaska Student Services Conferences

Native Cultures in the Community Program-Anchorage School District


UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY SERVICE:
 
Anti-Discrimination Advisory Committee

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Native Education

Chancellor's Task Force on Safety

College of Rural & Community Development Director's Council

Enrollment Strategy Board/Working Group for Enrollment Management

Equity Action Committee

McLean House (Inupiat House) Planning & Management Committee

University of Alaska President's Committee on Accountability & Sustainability

Student Enrollment Services Director's Council 

Student Services Program Assessment Committee

Strategic Plan 2010 Committee Member

UAF Northwest Accreditation Steering Committee (1995 & 2000)


UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE:
 
Faculty "Book of the Year"-Difficult Dialogues-Ford Foundation Grant

Publication:  UAA/APU Companion Reader 2009-"Do Alaska Native People Get Free Medical Care?"
 


FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY:
 
Fairbanks School District Discipline Task Force

Fairbanks/State of Alaska Elections Committee

Women & Children's Resource Center-Advisory Board Member