Catherine Brooks

Title: Associate Professor
Company: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Catherine Brooks, Associate Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in native studies.

Having long since developed a love for education and the student experience, Ms. Brooks naturally felt compelled to become a teacher. After matriculating at Pennsylvania State University, she received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education in 1990 and a Master of Science in agriculture and extension education in 1992. While at Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Brooks served as a graduate research assistant between 1990 and 1992.

Ms. Brooks joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009 and remains with the university to this day. Initially joining the university staff as an adjunct professor, she advanced to become the program manager of the Festival of Native Arts, during which time she provided advisement for students and coordinated festival activities, an occasion she considers a highlight of her career. Likewise, Ms. Brooks is most proud to have served as a mentor to her students, many of whom she remains in communication with.

Ms. Brooks presently serves as an associate professor of the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development. As a testament to her success, she was named as the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year by the Associated Students of Alaska Fairbanks between 2013 and 2014, and received an Ambassador Award and the Dennis Demmert Appreciation Award. Furthermore, Ms. Brooks was inducted as a member of the Fairbanks Arts Association.

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