Biography"As an instructor I take pleasure in being part of the process of teaching students that the world is a much bigger place than they ever imagined."
Dr. Katie Bojakowski is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds a doctorate and a Master of Arts in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M, where she graduated magnum cum laude on both occasions. She also graduated magnum cum laude from Eastern Washington University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Dr. Bojakowski’s graduate degrees focus on her primary research interest: the study of ancient and historical shipwrecks. She’s participated on several shipwreck excavations throughout her career and is currently the co-director of The Warwick Project, which is a collaborative effort between several groups to excavate the race-built galleon Warwick, which wrecked while at anchorage in Bermuda during a hurricane in 1619. Dr. Bojakowski encourages her students to be curious. She says, “I find teaching at Ashford both extremely rewarding and continually challenging. The college experience is often defined by introducing students to critical thinking and self-reflection. As an instructor I take pleasure in being part of the process of teaching students that the world is a much bigger place than they ever imagined.” Dr. Bojakowski lives in Washington State and is most happy on a sailboat or scuba diving underneath it. She spends most of her free time hiking, camping, and going on backpacking expeditions with her husband and two children.
Dr. Katie Bojakowski, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts presented the keynote address at the annual conference Shipwrecks 2014: Maritime Tragedies of the 20th Century in March in Victoria, BC, Canada.