Visiting Scholar- Associate Professor (AY 2020-2021)
Carie earned her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Education at the University of Wyoming, with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction, Environment and Natural Resources, and American Indian Studies. For the past six years, she has served as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Graduate Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, teaching Place-based Education, Introduction to Applied Social Science Research, and Child Development. She previously served as a Kindergarten teacher on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and in Western Colorado.
Her research interests center around children’s place and Environmental Identity Development (EID) and methods for engaging young children as active researchers. She was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER to study the emotional and behavioral processes of children’s environmental identity development in non-rural and rural Alaska Native contexts.
Carie will over a 3-credit graduate level place-based education course during the spring 2021 semester. She will also provide guest lectures, campus and college -wide forums, participate in program development initiatives, community relations development and offer graduate and undergraduate research support.
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