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2020–2021 IAIA Faculty of the Year

May 4, 2021

Kimberly Parko

Associate Professor Kimberly Parko

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is pleased to announce Associate Professor of Creative Writing Kimberly Parko as the 2020–2021 IAIA Faculty of the Year.

Professor Parko joined the IAIA faculty in 2004 after spending ten years as an educator in the Atlanta and Santa Fe Public Schools. She also spent two years as a humanitarian volunteer with the Peace Corps at the Mumias School for the Deaf in Kenya, East Africa. She holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design with a concentration in painting and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College with a concentration in poetry.

Professor Parko is a distinguished member of the faculty who is respected by her students and colleagues for her innovative, unique, and progressive mixed-genre and interdisciplinary modalities.

“Faculty of the Year is an honor awarded by the IAIA student body in recognition of the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution to student success and learning. ‘Congratulations and thank you’ to Professor Parko for her tireless commitment to our students and the IAIA community.”
—IAIA Interim Academic Dean Felipe Colón (Laguna Pueblo)