John Creed

John Creed is also a professor of journalism and humanities at the University of Alaska’s Chukchi College in Kotzebue, where has distance taught students throughout Alaska since 1987. Before Joining the UA faculty, he covered business and education for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. He also edited the Tusraayugaat, a bilingual newspaper published in the early 1980s by the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic School District. He also has taught school in Sutton, Massachusetts and in Noatak, an Inupiaq village north of Kotzebue. Professor Creed studied English at the University of Massachusetts, Irish literature and history at the University College Dublin in Ireland, physical education at the University of Oslo in Norway, and teacher education at the University of Montana. He completed his graduate work in journalism at the University of Oregon. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, reading, and writing. The best thing about living in rural Alaska, he says, is “being able to raise a close-knit family at a much slower pace that mainstream American life."In the late 1980s John and Susan founded Chukchi News and Information Service, a cultural journalism project hat features University of Alaska student writing in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and on websites. The anthology Authentic Alaska; Voices of Its Native Writers was compiled from the Chukchi News and Information Service project winner of a Robert F. Kenney Journalism Award and the Alaska Press Club’s Public Service Award. They also have received awards for their work from the American Bar Association, Alaska Civil Liberties Union, and the American Lung Association of Alaska. John and Susan have four children: Myles, born in 1989; Tiffany, born in 1990; and twins Trevor and Deirdre, born in 1996. The Creed children all have attended public schools in Kotzebue. Myles and Tiffany both graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, a public boarding school in southeast Alaska, before attending college in Portland, Oregon

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