CRCD hires graduate student coordinator

Christine Davenport is the new graduate student coordinator for the College of Rural and Community Development. Davenport will draw from her own experience as a first-generation, nontraditional, distance learner to support and foster student success. 

Davenport is also an assistant professor of Alaska Native studies.

Christine Davenport is an alumna of the rural development Master of Arts program and has served as an Alaska Native Studies instructor since graduation. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Indigenous studies, with a research focus on culturally relevant strategies for promoting wellness in Alaska Native and rural communities. She earned her B.A. in social sciences through UAS Ketchikan. She resides on the unceded territories of Sheetkʼá Ḵwáan on Lingít Aaní, also known as Sitka in the Land of Tlingit. She enjoys capturing images of her surroundings, swimming in the ocean and exploring the old-growth forests.

You can reach Christine Davenport at