Director Ketchikan Campus - Priscilla Schulte
Director of Ketchikan Campus
2600 Seventh Avenue Ketchikan, AK 99901
Dr. Priscilla Schulte became the UAS Ketchikan Campus Director in 2012, Dr. Schulte first joined the faculty of Ketchikan Community College in 1980 as Instructor of Anthropology/Sociology and continued her teaching assignment after the transition to the University of Alaska Southeast.
In addition to teaching, Priscilla has served as Assistant Director of Instruction as well as Interim Campus Director in 1999-2000 and as part of the management team in 2010-2011.
Priscilla started her teaching career by teaching anthropology at Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) now located in Tsaile, Arizona. Her anthropological fieldwork in Arizona and Chicago sparked her interest in completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. During her years of living and teaching on the Navajo Nation, she began her doctoral work at the University of New Mexico which she completed after her move to Alaska in 1980.
Priscilla’s research and teaching interests are in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures (primarily of southeast Alaska), and Native American culture change. She produced the video, “The Bear Stands Up,” which has aired on public television. Her most recent research has focused on the totem pole carvers of the CCC era. She is an adopted member of the Tongass Brown Bear clan of the Tlingit people. She is the mother of two daughters who have inspired and encouraged her in her research and teaching.