Susan Andrews

Susan B. Andrews lives north of the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska, with her husband, John Creed, and family. Susan is a professor of journalism and humanities at the Kotzebue branch of the University of Alaska, Chukchi College, where she has taught since 1989. Her students attend class via computer-assisted distance education primarily from remote villages throughout rural Alaska. Prior to joining the UA Faculty, Susan was a television producer for the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic Borough School District, creating television documentaries on Alaska Native issues. Before coming to Kotzebue, she was anchor and news director of KTVF-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fairbanks. A former ballet dancer, Susan completed her graduate work in journalism at the University of Oregon following a comparative-literature degree from Smith College in Massachusetts. As an undergraduate she also attended the University of Paris. Professor Andrews is the co-editor with John Creed of the anthology, Authentic Alaska: Voices of Its Native Writers, recipient of a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History. Susan’s writing interests include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She loves living in Kotzebue for “being able to walk everywhere and having the time with family that otherwise would be spent commuting and running errands.” Pastimes include yoga, reading, and cooking.


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