Miranda Wright, M.A.
323 Brooks Building
P.O. Box 756500
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6500
(907) 474-6433 (office)
(907) 474-6325 (fax)
Miranda Wright, Associate Professor and Director of DANSRD, is a Koyukon Athabascan from Nulato, AK. Prof. Wright holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology from UAF and is in pursuit of a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has over 30 years’ experience as a private business owner. Prof. Wright is currently a member of the Doyon Board of Directors, an ANCSA regional corporation. She also served on the Board of her ANCSA Village Corporation and was instrumental in the merger of four village corporations into Gana-A Yoo' Limited. Prof. Wright has served on numerous boards and committees focused on economic development and native education. Prof. Wright and her husband Gareth make their home in Fairbanks along with a large extended family.
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1992
AREAS OF INTEREST AND SUBSTANTIVE KNOWLEDGE:
Cultural anthropology, indigenous culture, organizational culture, economic development, community development, organizational development, business development, natural resource development, grant proposal development, enthnohistory of Koyukon area.
1970-present Vice-President, W. A., Incorporated
1995-2002 Executive Director, Doyon Foundation
1994-1995 Interim-Director, UAF/Interior Aleutians Campus, Galena Center
1967-1990 Co-Owner,Wright Aurora Construction
1981-1985 Owner, Miranda Wright, Furs
1966-1967 Executive Assistant, State of Alaska Department of Rural Development
1964 Ticket Agent, Wien Consolidated Airlines
SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:
1995-present Board of Directors, Doyon, Limited
2002-present Treasurer, Doyon, Limited
2000-present Board of Directors, Doyon Communications, Inc.
2000-present Chair, Alyeska Alaska Native Scholarship Advisory Board
1995-present Chancellors Advisory Committee on Native Education
1994-present Advisory Committee, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution.
2001-present Community Advisory Board, Holland America Westours
1972-present Volunteer, World Indian Eskimo Olympics
2000-2002 Treasurer, ANCSA Education Consortium
2000-2002 Board of Visitors, UAF
2000-2001 Board of Directors, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
1999-2002 Fairbanks North Star Borough Economic Development Commission
1999-2002 Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Rural Urban Committee
1999-2002 Board of Directors, Doyon, Tourism, Inc.
1998-1999 Board of Directors, Doyon Properties, Inc.
1996-1999 Call For Sessions Planning Committee. Council on Foundations, Washington DC
1992-1995 Board of Directors, Doyon, Foundation
1992-1995 Board of Directors, Keepers of the Treasures – Alaska
1968-1985 Volunteer, Alaska Junior Dog Musher’s Association
1977-1978 Board of Directors, Gana’a Yoo, Limited (ANCSA consolidated villages)
1975-1977 Board of Directors, Nikk’aghun Limited (ANCSA village corp)
1999 The Ethnohistory of Cold Bay, Alaska. In: The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough. The Limestone Press. Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1999 The Sea Otter Industry in the Eastern Aleutians, 1867 – 1911. In: The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough. . The Limestone Press. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
1999 War comes To the Aleutians. In: The History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough. . The Limestone Press. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
1995 Perspectives on Being a Native Anthropologist. The Northern Review. Whitehorse, Canada: Yukon College.
1994 Life Cycles of Interior Alaska Den’a. Co-authored with Malinda Chase and Bernice Joseph. In: Crossroads Alaska exhibition catalog. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
1993 Valuing Cultural Diversity and Treasuring Cultural Differences. In: Sharing Alaska Native Cultures a hands-on Activity Book. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum.
Doyon, Inc., Regional Native Corporation, enrolled shareholder
Gana-A Yoo, Limited., ANCSA village corporation, enrolled shareholder
American Anthropological Association