joined KNAU's newsroom in 2013. He contributes to NPR News and National Native News. He has won the Edward R. Murrow award and is a musician in the Flagstaff community. Ryan enjoys hiking and cycling with his wife and daughter.
has been named the 2020 Alaska Teacher of the Year award. She began her career as an archeologist, but shifted after she discovered a passion for teaching. In 1999, she received her teacher certification from the University of Alaska. Currently, Amy teaches history, government and career education at West Valley High School.
earned a Doctorate of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Jacksonville University, an AACSB accredited business program. Her dissertation topic was “Impact on the Firm Value of Financial Institutions from Penalties for Violating Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions.”Building on a 35-year career in financial institutions, Kathleen founded and is now President of K Gowin Consulting, LLC, and resides on Hilton Head Island, SC. As a NAU student, Kathleen was an officer of the Cardinal Key National Honor Society, an officer and candidate for president of women students in the Associated Women’s Students, and a resident of the Campbell Hall Honor Dorm.
is the assistant director of Yale's Native American Cultural Center (NACC). Previously, Diana worked as a teacher, school director and tribal relations coordinator for Teach for America. She also worked for NAU as a program coordinator for the Office of Indigenous Student Success.
BS English (1976)
, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling (1981)
, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (2003)
is the chair of the WestEd Board of Directors. She has served as the Director of Academic Alliances for Grand Canyon University and served for more than 40 years in education. Dr. Hurley served for 10 years as Superintendent of Buckeye Union High School District in Arizona. She has also worked in a variety of roles including as a teacher, counselor, athletic director, and principal in the Flagstaff Unified School District. She has been honored throughout her career including as the Arizona State Superintended of the Year, Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator for the Superintendent’s Division, the AASA Women in School Leadership Award and more. In 2003, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from NAU.