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Juneau, AK 99801

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Beth Taube

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 796-6163

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Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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Shayla Sulser

Advising Coordinator, Business and Public Administration

Phone: 796-6402Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

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Accounting

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11066 Auke Lake Way (NOV 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Maren Haavig

Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences; Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6353Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 101A, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Julie Hamilton

Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6101Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 109, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science - Accounting

University of Alaska Southeast, Master of Business Administration

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Courses Taught

ACCT 100 Recordkeeping for Small Businesses

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCT 310 Income Tax for Individuals

ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II

BA 160 Principles of Banking

Other

Awards

Harold T. Caven Professorship

UAS Faculty Excellence in Service

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (Alaska)

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Work Experience

Arthur Young, Phoenix, AZ, College Intern

Deloitte & Touche, Seattle, WA, Staff - Audit & Tax

Elgee, Rehfeld & Mertz, CPAs, Juneau, Staff - Audit & Tax

Wolfe & Hamilton, CPAs, Juneau, Owner

Juneau Youth Services, Juneau, Director of Finance

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Controller

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Chief Financial Officer

Paulette Schirmer

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 907-988-7172

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Sherry Hassell

Adjunct Faculty of Accounting

Phone: 952-6304Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

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Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Paulette Schirmer

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 907-988-7172

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Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Business

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Novatney Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (NOV 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Michael Boyer

Associate Professor of Law Science

Phone: 796-6347Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069Fax: 796-6383

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 105, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/som

Education

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) University of Oregon School of Law (2000)

  • Master of Science-Management (MS-Mgt) Texas A&M Commerce (2011)

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (B.L.A.) University of Alaska Southeast (1997) magna cum laude

Mike has been a UAS student, staff member (research assistant), adjunct professor, and is currently Associate Professor of Law Sciences. He teaches a variety of courses using multiple formats and delivery methods and serves on a variety of university and community boards. He is married (Karina Reyes) with three children.

Research

His research interests include legal ethics and interdisciplinary studies involving law and politics, law and literature, and legal history.

Publications

Boyer, M. L. (2015). Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices from Move In to Move Out. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press ​

Michael L. Boyer, Atticus Looks At Fifty, 12 U.MD. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class. 356 (2012) View 

Michael L. Boyer Confronting the Economic Problem of the ‘Free Lawyer': The Assumptions Behind an Unrestricted Cash Transfer in Lieu of the Legal Services Corporation, The Erasmus Journal of Law and Economics, April 2007

Michael L. Boyer, Survival Technique: Integrating a Legal Studies Minor Into Your Program, The Paralegal Educator vol. 19, No. 1,Winter 2005.

Clive S. Thomas, Michael L. Boyer & Ron Hrebenar, Interest Groups in State Court Elections: A New Era and Its Challenges, in Judicature vol. 87 No. 3, Nov-Dec. 2003 135 (2000).

Reprinted in Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature 53 (Elliot Slotnick ed., 3d ed., Congressional Quarterly Press 2005)

Michael L. Boyer, Pro-And Anti-Gun Control Interest Groups, in Research Guide to U.S. And International Interest Group, 266 (Clive S. Thomas Editor (Praeger 2005).

Michael L. Boyer, Contract as Text: Interpretive Overlap in Law and Literature, 12 S. Cal. Interdisc. L. J. 167 (2003)

Numerous columns, letters, and conference papers in various print and online formats

Forthcoming Scholarship

Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 17 "The Judiciary" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Clive S. Thomas & Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 5 "Intergovernmental Relations" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Courses Taught

Professor Boyer teaches Introduction to Law, Business Law, Torts Contracts, Legal Writing, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and other law courses at UAS.

Biography

Professor Boyer received his B.L.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska Southeast in 1997 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2000 (top 15%). He is a member of the California Bar and on the UAS Alumni Board. Professor Boyer is a volunteer attorney in the summer months, and his hobbies include organic gardening and playing with his son, River.

Charla A. Brown

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Business & Public Administration Department Chair

Phone: 796-6310Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 107, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Social Psychology (Ph.D.) - Brigham Young University
  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.S.) - Lamar University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) - Lamar University

Research

  • Strategic Growth & Change Management - Business Case Study, Backcountry.com
  • Gender Role Behaviors - Dissertation, Brigham Young University
  • Group Behaviors - Thesis, Lamar University
  • Global Trends/Influences - Correlation Department - Corporation for the President
  • Qualitative Analyses - Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment - Brigham Young University
  • Success Factors for Public Engagement - Lamar University

Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Board Member, University Relations (Juneau)
  • SHRM Alaska State-wide Council - Director of College Relations (2014 - Present)
  • SHRM Southeast Alaska Chapter - Board Member, College Relations (2013 - Present)
  • SHRM - Professional Member (1995 - Present)
  • Academy of Management - Member
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators (OBTS) - Member

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (BBA)
  • Principles of Human Resource Management (BBA)
  • Labor-Management Relations (BBA)
  • Business & Society (BBA)
  • Executive Development (MBA)
  • Markets & Marketing (MBA/BBA)
  • Organizational Effectiveness (BBA)
  • Organizational Change (MBA/BBA)
  • Leadership (MBA)
  • Alignment of Strategy, Structure, Processes, People, and Rewards (MBA)
  • International Context Tour to China (MBA)
  • Business Plan Thesis Projects (MBA/BBA)

Biography

Dr. Brown is the Chair for the Business and Public Administration Department and an Assistant Professor of Management. She teaches courses that are core to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, along with classes specific to the emphasis areas in Management and Human Resource Management.

Dr. Brown serves as the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) College Relations Director supporting student SHRM chapters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Additionally, in this capacity, she co-chairs the HR Leaders of Tomorrow Student Conference Planning Committee for the tri-state region. She is also the chapter advisor for the UAS Student SHRM Chapter and is a board member for both the Alaska SHRM State Council and the Southeast Alaska SHRM Chapter.

Before pursuing a career in academia, Dr. Brown worked in various management and executive HR positions with competency expertise around strategic planning, corporate culture, change management, and leadership. Her experience spans a variety of industries including oil and gas, airline transportation, and e-commerce start-ups with former employers being Enron, Devon Energy, Backcountry.com, and Continental Airlines.

Dr. Brown received the UAS Faculty Teaching Excellent Award in 2018 and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for Region 7. Additionally, she holds a PhD in Applied Social Psychology and a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She enjoys networking, collaborating, travelling the world, and participating in Crossfit.b

Other

Leadership Experience:

  • Department Chair - University of Alaska Southeast - School of Management - Business Administration (2013-Present)
  • Principal Consultant (Founder & Owner) - Northern Solstice Advisors (2010 - Present)
  • Vice President of Human Resources - Career Step - Provo, UT (2010)
  • Director of Human Resources - Backcountry.com (Liberty Media) - Park City, UT (2005-2009) (NYSE: LMDIA)
  • Human Resource Manager - Devon Energy/Ocean Energy - Oklahoma City, OK/Houston, TX (2001-2003, 2009) (NYSE: DVN)
  • International Human Resource Manager - Enron - Houston, TX (1997-2001) (NYSE: ENE)
  • International Human Resource Manager - Continental Airlines - Houston, TX (1995-1997) (NYSE: CAL)

Honors & Achievements:

  • Alfred P. Sloan, Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Honorable Mention Award for Backcountry.com
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for Large Businesses, State of Utah & American Psychological Association for Backcountry.com
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, President

Global Exposure:

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, St. Martin/St Maarten, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Kristy Smith

Assistant Professor of Management

Phone: 253-486-2962

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Haley Johnson

Adjunct Faculty of Business Administration

Phone: (770) 765-2142Second Phone: 1 (800) 478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Education

MBA, Marketing, University of Texas at Arlington

Management Information Systems

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Novatney Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (NOV 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Colleen McKenna

Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6349Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 113, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Courses Taught

Web Foundations, Web Authoring

Tim Powers

Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6341Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, 117, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/bpa

Courses Taught

Introductory Network Administration, Advanced Network Administration

Elizabeth Hoffman

Adjunct Faculty of Information Systems

Phone: 209-5543Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Timothy "Tim" Powers Jr.

Adjunct Faculty of Information Systems

Phone: 321-8961Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

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Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Master of Public Administration

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11066 Auke Lake Way (NOV 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Kathy DiLorenzo

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6418Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 133, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Doctor of Arts in Political Science–2007
Idaho State University MPA –2004
Idaho State University BS Political Science – 2001 

Biography

Kathy DiLorenzo grew up in the Western states of Nevada, California, Washington, and Idaho, and is particularly interested in western and rural issues. She is currently completing her Doctor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration and Public Law from Idaho State University. She completed her Masters of Public Administration in 2004. While completing her education Kathy worked as the primary quantitative analyst for Partners for Prosperity, non-profit organization that acquired a substantial grant to study and eradicate poverty in the 16-county region of Southeastern Idaho. Her areas of research include the bureaucracy, constitutional and public law, poverty, minority and at-risk populations.

Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica

MPA Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6303Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 129, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), California Coast University, and M.B.A., and B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (Academic Equivalency Evaluated and Verified in the US)

Courses Taught

Master of Public Administration Program, Assistant Professor 2016-Present (tenure-track)

  • PADM 604 – Research Methods in Administration
  • PADM 610 – Organization Theory and Behavior
  • PADM 622 – Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • PADM 625 – Economics and Public Finance
  • PADM 628 – Public Financial Management
  • PADM 661 – Social Entrepreneurship
  • PADM 662 – Governing Nonprofit Organizations and the Board of Directors
  • PADM 663 – Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

Business Department, Adjunct Faculty 2010-2013, Assistant Professor 2013-2016

  • BA 166 – Small Business Management;
  • BA 201 – Management and Supervision;
  • BA 232 – Organizational Management;
  • BA 260 – Marketing Practices;
  • BA 360 – Business Organizations (and Corporate Governance);
  • BA 462 – Capstone – Strategic Management;
  • BA 465 – Strategic Marketing and Management for Non-Profit;
  • BA 487 – International Business;
  • BA 490 – The Political and Social Environment of Business;
  • BA 498 – Business Research;
  • BA 655 – Strategic Management (Mid-Capstone);
  • BA 690 – Business Administration Capstone.

ECPD – European Center for Peace and Development

  • International MBA Course – Corporate Governance - Instructor

Biography

Dr. Ljubomir (“LJ”) Medenica is an assistant professor and the Program Coordinator in Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Dr. Medenica has over 10 years of experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Business and Public Administration.

Dr. Medenica also has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner in national and international engagements, working as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and some other consulting firms in Europe and the USA. He held various leadership end executive positions in both business and public sectors. Additionally, Dr. Medenica was in charge of designing and implementing the United Nation Development Program’s (UNDP) capacity building project for the Government of Montenegro, governing numerous international leadership and team-building workshops. He also taught MBA courses (Corporate Governance) with the European Center for Peace and Development. Among other jobs in the public sector, Dr. Medenica was Director of Organizational and Professional Development at Western Washington University.

With its strong practitioner orientation, Dr. Medenica is passionately contributing to Master of Public Administration program learning goals and outcomes, teaching organizational development, strategic human resources, and change management, public financial management, economics and public policy, and various courses focused on nonprofit administration. His specialty is infusing business and entrepreneurial perspectives and practices in developing effective public governance and management.

Other

Awards

  • UAS - Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award for 2011-2012 Academic Year.
  • Outstanding Research Award, The Institute of Business and Finance Research, Global Conference on Business and Finance, January 2016

Work Experience

  • Western Washington University (WWU), Bellingham, Washington – Director of Organizational and Professional Development (2013);
  • United Nation Development Program (UNDP) – Chief Technical Advisor, Lead Management Consultant, Corporate Trainer; Montenegro (2010-2013);
  • RHS Smith Dist. (Conoco-Phillips), Director of Business Development, Washington, 2002-2009;
  • LeMaster and Daniels, PLLC, Senior Management Consultant, Washington, 2000-2001;
  • LJ Medenica Consulting, LLC, Founder and Owner; (1996-Present).

Early Career:

  • Deloitte& Touche Consulting, Central/Eastern Europe, Belgrade; Director, Strategy Consulting;
  • Economic Institute, Belgrade, Director, Consulting Services;
  • International Engineering Projects – Project Manager (various companies and countries).

Jim Powell

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 209-5676

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 111, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/bpa/mpa/index.html

Education

University of Alaska Fairbanks, PhD, Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability Science – 2012

University of Alaska Southeast, MPA – 1995

Rochester Institute of Technology, Eisenhower College, BA, 1978

Biography

Jim has spent most of his life in Alaska with over three decades working on environmental and natural resource policy and management, and local governance issues. His public service includes nine years on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly with 3 years as Deputy Mayor. His dissertation research and current research interests are community and institutional adaptive capacity in response to climate change, sustainability, and local decision-making.  He currently teaches natural resource policy, local sustainability, public administration, and local governance courses. Jim balances his teaching with serving on several state and local nonprofit boards.  He also lectures and consults on sustainability planning.  He is a member of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources, and Ecological Society of America.

Cathy LeCompte

Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration

Phone: 786-4084Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Biography

Cathy LeCompte moved to Alaska in 1999 and started at the University of Alaska in 2000 as Assistant Professor of Business and administrator at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. In July 2010, she assumed the role of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College. Cathy is an experienced online faculty member and skilled administrative leader who came through a CTE pathway; holds an AAS in Small Business Management, BS in Business Administration and a Master degree in Not for Profit Leadership with over 25 years serving in leadership roles in nonprofit and public sector organizations including state government and higher education. Her prior careers include nonprofit fund development executive, health club and restaurant manager, fitness instructor and head barista, small business owner and consultant. She is the current President for the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education.

Peggy Weaver

Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration

Phone: (907) 586-1312Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Biography

Ms. Weaver came to the PADM program as a practitioner of labor relations in the public sector.  As a former union representative and labor educator, Ms. Weaver brings an extensive background in human resource management, labor negotiations, dispute resolution, and contract enforcement. She also has a background in Alaska state service, most recently as a state fraud investigator, and holds a Master of Legal and Ethical Studies, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and in labor studies

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Hacker

Professor of Law Science, Emeritus

Phone: (719) 783-0402Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

 
 

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