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School of Arts and Sciences

Phone

  • Office of the Dean: 796-6518
  • Advising: 796-6090
  • Biology/Chemistry: 796-6200
  • Business and Public Administration: 796-6163
  • Environmental Sciences/Math: 796-6485
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: 796-6405

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Administration

Thomas F. Thornton

Dean of Arts & Sciences; Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Phone: 907-796-6518Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Amy Bannerman

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Phone: 796-6518Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Denise Carl

Academic Advisor

Phone: 796-6090

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Bachelor of Science – Hotel, Tourism, Restaurant Management, University of Wisconsin – Stout
Master of Education – Student Development Administration, Seattle University

Kelly Jensen

Grant Proposal Coordinator

Phone: 796-6280

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Novatney Bldg, Rm. 131, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Noëlle N. Gangle

Administrative Manager

Phone: 796-6282

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, 201, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.S. Business Management/HR, University of Phoenix (2009), MBA, University of Phoenix (2012)

Biography

Career experiences include office management, human resources, program & project management, accounting & strategic planning as well as lead manager of federal & state grants. She has worked across the state developing training, programs & support for families & staff; facilitated training includes healthy living, trauma informed care, grant management & career advancement. Noёlle has a penchant for adolescent brain development & human resilience & has taken courses to support her long-term goal of getting her PhD in Psychology.

Hours

WeekdaysHours
Monday8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Thursday8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Friday8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Business and Public Administration

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800 478-9069

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

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

Social Media

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Beth Taube

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 796-6163

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Advising

Shayla Sulser

Advising Coordinator, Business and Public Administration

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

Email:

Accounting

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800-478-9069

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

Novatney Bldg
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

Business

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800-478-9069

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

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

Management Information Systems

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800-478-9069

Fax

  • Juneau fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

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

Master of Public Administration

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800 478-9069

Email

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

Novatney Bldg
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.

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

Humanities

Phone

  • Information: 796-6405

Email

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Davina Cole

Northwest Coast Arts Program Coordinator

Phone: 796-6340Fax: (907) 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Suzi D Vollmer

Procurement Administrative Assistant

Phone: (907) 796-6405

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Whitehead Bldg

Hours

8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Faculty

Kevin Maier

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 796-6021Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Education

Please refer to Dr. Maier's Curricula Vitae for detailed information.

Andrea L. Dewees

Associate Professor of Spanish, Humanities Department Chair

Phone: 796-6008Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Jeremy Kane

Associate Professor of Art

Phone: 796-6222Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Kevin Krein

Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 796-6362

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

In addition to working as academic director of Outdoor Studies, Kevin also teaches philosophy at UAS. Kevin's primary philosophical work is in the areas of philosophy of nature and the environment and philosophy of mind. His outdoor interests are centered around alpine skiing and ski mountaineering. Kevin brings over 10 years of experience of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in the Chugach, Alaska, and Coast ranges of Alaska. His accomplishments include a ski descent of Denali from summit to base camp.

Sol Neely

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 796-6411Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

PhD, Purdue University

  • Philosophy & Literature Interdisciplinary Program, May 2009
  • Completed Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory “With Distinction” (2007)
  • Dissertation: Revolutionizing Maieutics: Literary, Philosophical, and Political Pedagogies in a Time of Disaster | Advisor: Sandor Goodhart

Master of Arts in English, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2004

  • Sigma Tau Delta

Bachelor of Arts in English & Philosophy

  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2002.
  • California State University at Bakersfield, attending through National Student Exchange program, August 2000-June 2001.
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Areas of Specialization

  • Theory and Cultural Studies (trauma studies, redemptive critical theory, Marxist literary criticism, postcolonial studies, reading after the holocaust)
  • Critical Indigenous Studies
  • Pedagogy and Composition Theory
  • Literary criticism with special emphasis on philosophical approaches (e.g. phenomenology, existentialism, poststructuralism)
  • Ethics and postsecularism
  • Native American literature

Publications

Articles & Chapters

  • “Midrash and Social Justice.” New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching (SUNY series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture). Ed. Victoria Aarons and Holli Levitsky. SUNY Press, 2019.
  • “Toward a Critical Theory of Laughter.” Comedy Begins With Our Simplest Gestures: Levinas, Ethics, and Humor. Ed. Brian Bergen-Aurant. Duquesne University Press, May 2017.
  • “On Becoming Human in Lingít Aaní: Encountering Levinas Through Indigenous Inspirations,” Environmental Philosophy, Spring 2016.
  • “Ruined Abjection and Allegory in Deadgirl.” Screen Bodies (Vol. 1, Issue 2), 2016.
  • “Hermeneutics and the Vocative Structure of the Divine.” Analecta Husserliana: Phenomenology and Existentialism in the Twentieth Century. London: Springer. June, 2010. 151-170.
  • “Mapping the Current Critical Landscape.” Keynote chapter of the Continuum Handbook on Medieval British Literature. Continuum Press. August 25, 2009.

Manuscript In Preparation

  • Prophetic Pedagogies: Mimetic Theory, Scandal, and Justice in a Time of Disaster. Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture Series. Michigan State University Press.

Curriculum Vitae:

View Sol J. Neely full cv

Lance (X̱’unei) A Twitchell

Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages

Phone: 796-6114Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 229, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/humanities/programs

Education

  • Ph.D, Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization (2018) — Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaii Hilo
  • MFA, Creative Writing (2010) — University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BA, English & Minor in American Indian Studies (2007) — University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Tlingit Immersion Camps — University of Alaska Southeast & Sealaska Heritage Institute
  • Certification, Village Management Institute — Sheldon Jackson College

Research

Language and Culture Documentation (YouTube):

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV32yDWC63DKf5MEyJtxuQ/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Tlingit Language Blog:

http://tlingitlanguage.com/

Publications

Literary Publications:

  • “When the Heart Skips a Beat,” and “Sable Voices” poems, published in Ice Box (2010).
  • “Nanook Sweats,” “Release, Definition: Trickster,” “Ode to Tlingit, Yellow Hair Takes the Fat and We Lament His Seedy Departure,” and “Dark Skin and Betraying Uncle,” poems, published in Yellow Medicine Review (Spring, 2009).
  • “The Saving Son,” a short story, published in Tidal Echoes literary magazine (Spring, 2007).
  • Tlingit Dictionary: Northern Dialect, self-published 2005

Writing, Editorial and Administrative Experience:

  • Column Author, Juneau Empire (2012). Contribute a bi-weekly column on Alaska Native Languages & Studies, as well as a “Tlingit Words of the Week” series.
  • Blog Author, Huffington Post (2012). Contribute periodic blog entries to the “Education”, “College”, and “Politics” sections.
  • Tlingit Culture & Language Consultant, Perseverance Theatre (2012). Assisted with development of Defenders of Alaska Native Country by Ishmael Hope.
  • Study Guide Author, Tlingit Language Consultant, & Poetry Editor, Vivian FaithPrescott (2009–2010). Reviewed and consulted on poetry and use of Tlingit language in the collection Ax̱ L'óot' Doogú: Hide of my Tongue.
  • Tlingit Language & Culture Consultant, Musician, Dugout (2011). Assisted with the development of the film Dugout by consulting on content, translating Tlingit, and soundscaping the film.
  • Fiction Reader, Poetry Reader, Web Consultant, Permafrost Literary Magazine (2008–2009). Reviewed and critiqued submissions and consulted editors and assistant editors on developing web content.
  • Graphic Design Consultant, 40 Below: A Journal about Writing and Teaching (2009). Assisted editors with layout of multimedia magazine contents.
  • Assistant Tribal Administrator, Organized Village of Kasaan (2005–2007).  Worked to improve operational capacity and economic development for OVK, Managed the computer network in Kasaan, developed forms, and worked with committees to develop a Strategic Plan, Organizational Charts, and Policies and Procedures for Administration and Finance.
  • Tribal Administrator, Skagway Traditional Council (1999–2005). Worked with Native community to develop a Tribal Council, built administrative capacity of the Tribe to deliver Tribal Programs and to manage multiple grant programs & projects,
    and oversaw the construction of a 5,000 square foot facility that was the first Native owned community structure in over a hundred years in the Skagway area.

Courses Taught

  • Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages, University of Alaska Southeast.
    Teaching:  AKL105 & 106: Elementary Tlingit I & II, AKL205: Intermediate Tlingit I, AKL241: Alaska Native  Oratory, AKL397: Placenames among  the Tlingit of Southeast Alaska, AKL497: Teaching  Alaska Native  Languages,  AKL497: Alaska Native  Language Revitalization, ANTH200/493: Alaska Native  Cultures, and ANTH475: Alaska Native  Social Change.  Directing  the Alaska Native  Language  program, which  includes supervision of all Alaska Native  Languages  adjunct professors, and developing the Alaska Native  Studies Program at UAS. Faculty  Advisor for Alaska Native  Studies.
  • Northwest Coast Formline Design Instructor, Jinéit Art Academy.
    Teaching community workshops sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute that teach the basic principles of Northwest Coast Formline Design, with special focus on Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian styles, crests, and cultures.
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010 - 2011).
    Taught ENGL111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL213: Academic Writing about Natural & Social Sciences, ENGL271: Introduction to Creative Writing—Fiction, and ENGL314: Technical Writing.
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010).
    Taught Introduction to ART104: Introduction to Drawing (Northwest Coast Native Art) and team-taught Introduction to Alaska Native Languages with Allan Hayton.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007–2010).
    Taught the following courses: ENLG111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL 211: Academic Writing about Literature, and ENGL213: Academic Writing about Social and Natural Sciences.
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009 & 2010).
    Worked with Staff and community members to develop a language curriculum and initiate classes at the community level and within the band office. Worked individually with a language apprentice on acquisition, teaching skills, and as a consultant for cultural projects. Coordinated Tlingit language immersion camps in 2006 & 2010.
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007 & 2010).
    Worked under Richard Dauenhauer and Alice Taff to develop materials for the Intermediate Tlingit language program, including an update of verb diagram charts, development of verb analysis worksheets, and development of multimedia sentence analysis materials. Worked on Tlingit language videos entering transcriptions and translations of recorded fluent speakers.
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004–07).
    Coordinated community courses in the Tlingit language for adults and children.

Biography

  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010-2011)
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007-2010)
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007, 2010)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Dzánt’iki Héeni Middle School (2007)
  • Actor & Tlingit Language Teacher, Perseverance Theatre (2007)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004-2007)

Other

Native Names

  • Xh’unei (Tlingit)
  • Du Aaní Kawdinook (Tlingit)
  • Kh’eijáakw (Haida)

Current Projects

  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Column, Juneau Empire
  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Entries, Huffington Post
  • Northwest Coast Native design projects
  • Alaska Native Modern Art projects
  • For the Love of Our Grandchildren: Tlingit Language & Knowledge Bearers, a film
  • Never Forgotten: The Story of Tlingit Veteran’s of Combat, a film
  • Beneath the Foot of the Sun, a book of poetry
  • Raven Speak, a play
  • Pebbles from the Beach, a screenplay
  • Coyote’s Song, a novel
  • Lingít Language Curriculum (2nd edition)
  • Tlingit Language Documentation, Transcription, & Translation

Professional Awards & Service

  • Top 40 Under 40, The Alaska Journal of Commerce award for up-and-coming leaders who demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to community.
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Language Advisory Committee Member.
  • Moment of Birth, giclée print—entry, 2012 Celebration Juried Art Show.
  • Commissioned artist for Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska (2010-12).
  • Commissioned artist for 2010 Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Tribal Leaders Summit.
  • Raven and the Beauty of the Eagle Spirit, giclée print—third place, Celebration Juried Art Show
  • 2010 Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Award from Native Alaskan Business Leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in acknowledgement of support for Alaskan Native and rural Alaskan students.
  • 2009 Alaska Native Visionary Award from the Alaska Native Heritage Month Committee in acknowledgement of artistic and cultural contributions to the Native community.
  • 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • Recipient of a 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • “A Voice in the Dusk: Language and the Modern Day Warrior,” essay—third place, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2009).
  • “In a Backstroke of Pedals,” short story—second place, University of Alaska Farthest North Fiction Contest (Spring, 2009).
  • Xíxhch’, giclée print—third place, Fairbanks Arts Association Digital Media Art Contest (January, 2009).
  • Du Xoonx’í Yán, Dleit Geedí, giclée print—winner, Alaska Native Heritage Month Art Showcase (November, 2008).
  • “Kids in Schizophrenia,” memoir—winner, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2008).
  • George McDaniel Writing Fund (2008–2009).
  • Logo design & web design for Southeast Alaska Tribal Department of Transportation (2007).
  • Anna Augusta Von Helmholtz Phelan Scholarship in Creative Writing (1998).
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (1998).
  • University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (1998).

Emily Wall

Professor of English

Phone: 796-6113Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 213, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.emily-wall.com

Education

M.F.A. in Poetry University of Arizona, 1996

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Colby College, 1994
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List
Minor: Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts in German Colby College, 1994
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List

Recent Honors/Awards:

  • Pushcart Prize Nomination. This national prize contest is one in which editors who have published your work submit it for nation-wide contest. The editors of Origami Press submitted my poem "Light" (2018).
  • Rasmuson Individual Artist Award for poetry. This is a statewide competitive grant awarded by a panel based on the merit of the artistic work. It's a $7,500 award and I'm using it to research and write my fourth book (2018).
  • Poems in Place. The Alaska Center for the Book ran a statewide poetry contest to place poems on plaques in two state parks. My poem "This Forest, This Beach, You" was one of the poems chosen. The poem is placed as a permanent installation in Ketchikan's Totem Bight Park. As part of this project I attended an unveiling ceremony and taught a community workshop in Ketchikan (2014).

Publications

Books & Chapbooks

  • Breaking into Air: Birth Poems. Boreal Books, Red Hen Press. This is my third book of poems (forthcoming).
  • Letters from Mary. Origami Poems Project. This is a micro-chapbook of five poems (2018).
  • With Reverence. Origami Poems Project. Micro-chapbook (2013).
  • Liveaboard. Salmon Poetry, Ireland. This is my second book of poems (2012).
  • Freshly Rooted. Salmon Poetry, Ireland. This is my first book of poems (2007).

Anthology Publications (last 5 years)

  • Refugium.  My poem “Grace Harbor, Desolation Sound” was chosen for this anthology of poems about the Pacific.  The collection takes work from both U.S. and Canadian authors and is published by Caitlin Press (2017).
  • Even the Daybreak:  35 Years of Salmon Poetry. My poem “Touching Galaxies” was chosen to be included in this anthology of international poetry.  The poem was selected by the editor of the Salmon Poetry press, Jessie Lendennie (2016).
  • Best Indie Lit New England, Volume II.  My poem “Heart Lottery” was nominated by the editor of Naugatuck Review and selected by the editors of this anthology (2015).

Literary Journal Publications (last 5 years)

  • "Tommy's Birth" in Evening Street Review (2019)
  • "Catching Babies: Haiku" in Evening Street Review (2019)
  • "Seed" in Cirque (2018)
  • "Upstairs Bread" in Architrave (2018)
  • "Yoga, Sunday Morning, Pacific Ocean" in Terrain.org (2017)
  • "Bringing Saki Home" in Minerva Rising (2017)
  • "Liveaboard, S/V Iona" " in Minerva Rising (2017)
  • "Shawaatke'e's Birth" in Alaska Quarterly Review (2016)
  • "Samantha's Births" in Prairie Schooner (2016)
  • "Leaving Egypt" in Common Ground Review (2016)
  • "Rising" in Common Ground Review (2016)
  • "Saturday Creek" in Cirque (2016)
  • "Care Package for Eva" in Cirque (2016)
  • "In the Birthing Tub" in Adanna (2015)
  • "Do Not Look at a Lunar Eclipse" in Adanna (2015)
  • "Do Not Look at a Lunar Eclipse" in Adanna (2015)
  • "Blue" in Minerva Rising (2014)
  • "Sugar Crush" in Minerva Rising (2014)
  • "This Morning's Milk Order" in Minerva Rising (2014)
  • "Alaskan" in Cirque (2014)
  • "Why You Come Back" in Cirque (2014)
  • "Hazel's Birth" in Literary Mama (2014)
  • "Bethlehem Haiku" in Christianity and Literature (2014)

Biography

My passion is for poetry. I’ve been studying, writing, and publishing poetry for 20 years. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a connected and supportive writing community throughout Alaska. I’ve brought many writers, including poet laureates to my classes and to work with my students. At UAS I’ve found the perfect writing laboratory: a wild and beautiful place, with a small but artistic town, and access to a broader community of outstanding writers.

I love teaching students how to write. In workshops with students I focus on craft and my goal is for every student leaving my class to have stronger, more powerful poems and stories. In each of my workshops I work to create a supportive, safe environment where students can bring their stories and poems and share them with other students. We laugh a lot, and sometimes there are tears over painful stories, but in each class I’ve been thrilled to see how students come together to support true writing communities.

Students who have taken my classes have gone on to publish their poems in journals, get into graduate creative writing programs, and have been hired in a variety of jobs including at the local NPR radio station, the local newspaper, and various non-profits like the Juneau Arts Council. A number of them have been hired into well-paying state and federal jobs in marketing departments, human resources, and other departments looking for strong writing and communication skills.

Richard F. Simpson

Assistant Professor of Humanities, Geography and Environmental Studies BA Coordinator

Phone: 796-6437Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 212, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

William Elliott

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 796-6419

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 215, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. English. University of California, Davis. 2014

B.A. English. University of Puget Sound. 2006

Courses Taught

ENGL 419: Discard Studies

HUM 270/370: Sport, Leisure, and Cultures

ENGL 226: American Literature

ODS/PE 115: Winter Backpacking

WRTG 110: Introduction to College Writing

WRTG 111: Writing Across Contexts

WRTG 211: Writing in the Humanities

WRTG 212: Technical Writing

Biography

Growing up in rural Alaska, we were always reading, especially the snow. Today I am still reading, nose in a book, nose to the air. As a teacher, and scholar of literature and environment, my work attends to the ways that our experiences are both socially constructed and materially grounded, shaped by stories and signs that are often curved along the contours of a more-than-human world.

Forest J Wagner

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies

Phone: 796-6361Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

For more information, please see my Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Courses Taught

Outdoor Leadership (ODS 243, 244, & 245) and Field Expedition Sequences (ODS 444 & 445); ODS 116, Intro to Rock Climbing; ODS 117, Intro to Ice Climbing; ODS 118, Avalanche Evaluation and Assessment; ODS 205, Backcountry Navigation & Travel; ODS 221, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue; ODS 222, Mountaineering.

Biography

Forest has been coordinating and teaching in the outdoor studies program since 2006. He loves skiing, climbing, and spending time outside.  Forest’s academic interests are human narrative, northern identity, and sense of place.

Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 2–5 p.m. (may vary due to field schedule)

Rod Landis

Professor of English

Phone: 228-4547Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, Room 507, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

M. Litt., Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English; M.A., University of Georgia. Rod specializes in Victorian and American nineteenth-century literature. His research focuses on the way Gothic themes and figurations transform texts from the Victorian century.

Biography

Rod began teaching at UAS Ketchikan in 1992, became visiting faculty in 1995 and was hired as Asst. Professor of English in 1996. He was the sole English faculty at that time; today Rod heads a local Humanities department of three full-time and half a dozen adjunct faculty. In addition, Rod is senior faculty for the regional English department and is in his third year of serving as Director of Composition and Assessment for all of UAS. Rod teaches an upper-division literature course online every semester, and also teaches composition, humanities and theatre courses, both online and locally.

Math Trafton

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 747-7723

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Sitka Campus

Education

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S. in Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Courses Taught

  • WRTG 104 Composition Studio
  • WRTG 111 Writing Across Contexts
  • WRTG 211 Writing and the Humanities
  • ENGL 261 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 362 Memoir Writing
  • ENGL 419 Major Authors: Hitchcock
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: The Art of the Love Letter
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: The Art of the Ghost Story
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Flash Fiction
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Scriptwriting
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Postmodernism
  • HUM 120 A Sense of Place: Alaska and Beyond

Biography

Dr. Trafton began teaching at UAS in 2013. Before that, he taught at the University of Colorado, where he earned his degree in Comparative Literature. His dissertation, “The Ghostmodern: Revisionist Haunting in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature (1887-1910),” explores complexities in American ghost literature and how a shift in some treatments of literary haunting prefigure a corresponding shift from Realism to Modernism and beyond. Beyond ghost stories, Dr. Trafton is interested in such topics as flash fiction, the modern love letter, cinema, feminist studies, the avant-garde, and postcolonialism.

In the classroom, Dr. Trafton is committed to empowering students through rigorous interdisciplinary exercises that challenge students according to their interests and their abilities. He strives to support students in developing the experience, confidence, and skills to discover their voice and to use it effectively. Conversely, in all of his classes, he also challenges his students to widen their analytical perspectives and to listen thoughtfully before speaking.

Dr. Trafton has deeply valued his time in Sitka, and he sees himself henceforth as a lifelong Alaskan. He enjoys the ocean, the lush vegetation, the closeness to the natural world, and the closeness to the community. He lives in Sitka with his wife and his daughter, along with the family pets—dog and rabbit.

Teague Whalen

Associate Professor of English & Communication

Phone: 228-4514Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, Room 513, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

M.F.A., Northern Michigan University; B.A., University of Michigan. Teague Whalen specializes in creative writing, composition, communication, and literature.

Biography

Raised by two passionate educators and two feisty younger sisters, Teague quickly learned that summers meant time to travel America's blue highways and to romp through small towns and national forests by bicycle, canoe, skis, and foot, followed by nights spent sleeping in a tent and usually with close friends in tow. Teague's college teaching ventures have transformed the classroom into kitchens, lakes, mountain tops, and tents when he was a Lecturer I for the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program for two spring terms in rural Maine. While a teaching fellow for Northern Michigan University, he pioneered an outdoor ecocomposition course in the wild Upper Peninsula (U.P.). When he could no longer "Say yeah to the U.P., eh?" he wondered how Alaska compared to the great-lake state. Used to two-tracks and lakes, pine-riddled hills, and weather that could change any minute, he found his mother was right (as a good mother tends to be) when she said that Alaska was like the U.P. on steroids. He has not been disappointed yet, and when he finds Ketchikan raining too much, he keeps his fingers busy composing lofty poems of a bluer heart or stories of longing for a drier hue. When that doesn't work, he takes up his axe planed out of Sitka spruce and gets down to picking away the steel strings in search of a cloudy love song.

Liz Zacher

Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: 747-7710

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Sitka Campus

Education

B.F.A. The Hartford Art School

M.F.A. Ohio University

Wayne Price

Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts

Phone: 796-6074

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, 219, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Emeritus Faculty

Art Petersen

Professor of English, Emeritus

Phone: N/A

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Education

  • A.A. Sierra College (1965)
  • B.A., M.A. California State University, Sacramento (1971 & 1973)
  • Ph.D. The Union Institute (1984)

BIOGRAPHY

Art Petersen joined UAS in 1975 (then Juneau-Douglas Community College) as its 13th faculty member. He taught Reading; Basic, Freshman, and Advanced Composition; Introduction to Literature; Shakespeare (non-dramatic poetry, tragedies, comedies, histories, problem plays); surveys and advanced studies in American, British, and World Literature; and senior special studies of such authors as Hemingway, Faulkner, and Tennessee Williams. He served as assistant dean, assistant to the vice chancellor for academic affairs, chair of the humanities department, coordinator of writing assessment, editor of the UAS literary magazine (1981-2002), and academic advisor to the UAS Bachelor of Liberal Arts distance student body. He served on the Perseverance Theatre board and as a member and then chair of the Alaska Humanities Forum (1990-2000). His books include volumes of poetry; textbooks on grammar and academic writing; a textbook anthology of short fiction and drama; and four Alaska histories. He retired to half time in 2000 and to full-time retirement in 2004.

Susan Koester

Professor of Communication, Emeritus

Phone: 796-6405Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

http://uashome.alaska.edu/~shkoester

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Speech Communication with emphasis in Intercultural Studies and Women's Studies, Union Institute, 1985.

Master of Arts in Speech Communications, San Diego State University, 1975.

Bachelor of Arts (with Honors and Distinction in Communication), San Diego State University, June 1972.

Ernestine Hayes

Professor of English, Emerita

Phone: 796-6432Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 222, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Arts, University of Alaska Anchorage Lingít x’eináx Saankaláxt’ yóo xat du waa sáak’w. Ch’aak’ naa ayá xát. Kaagwaantaan ayá xát. Gooch hít ayá xát. Gunáx teidí dach xan xát sitée. Shéetka Kwáan.

Publications

Book-Length Creative Nonfiction

  • Tao of Raven, an Alaska Native Memoir. Seattle: University of Washington Press. October 2016.
  • Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Sun Tracks Series. September 2006.

Book-Length Nonfiction

  • Juneau. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, Images of America. December 2, 2013.

Academic Writing

  • “The Far North: Literatures of Alaska and Canada.” A History of Western American Literature. Ed. Susan Kollin. New York: Cambridge University Press. November 2015.

Poetry and Prose-Poetry

  • “Waiting Room.” Forum Magazine. Spring 2017.
  • “Now and Then I Take the Midnight Public Transit.” Forum Magazine. Spring 2017.
  • “That Old Woman Standing.” Apogee Journal (Perigree). November 2016.
  • “Brand Names.” Yellow Medicine Review. Spring 2015.
  • “All the Ways That I Have Died.” Tidal Echoes, 2014.
  • “Season.” Alaska Dispatch: The Salmon Project. 2014.
  • “To Childhood Eyes.” Ordinary Things, Extraordinary Tales. Juneau Douglas City Museum. 2014.
  • “The Spoken Forest.” Tidal Echoes, 2012.
  • “One Patch of Earth.” Studies in American Indian Literature, Spring 2011.
  • “After Neruda by Way of Bly (Tenure),” “Research Project,” “Old Tom Finds a Whale,” “Old Tom Steals the Light.” Tidal Echoes, 2009 (Featured Writer).
  • “Frangible Life.” Tipton Poetry Review. Summer 2007.
  • “Old Tom’s Hands.” Cirque Journal. Winter 2009.
  • “Old Tom Brings Water to the World.” Cirque Journal. Winter 2009.

Book-Length Fiction (Chrildren)

  • Aanka Xootzi ka Aasgutu Xootzi Shkalneegi (Tlingit Language Children’s Book). Juneau: Hazy Island Books. 2011.
  • Town Bear Forest Bear (Children’s Book). Juneau: Hazy Island Books: 2011.

Writing for Children

  • “Oral History.” Reading Wonders. New York: McGraw Hill. In Press.

Creative-Nonfiction

  • “Beaded Prose.” Forum Magazine. Spring 2017.
  • “Tao of Raven: Excerpt.” Mud City Journal. Summer 2015.
  • “Winter in Lingit Aani Brings Magpies and Ravens.” Studies in American Indian Literature, Fall 2009.

Courses Taught

  • English 092 Improving Writing Skills
  • English 093 Post-Midterm Safety Net
  • English 092/110 Pilot Accelerated Program Fall Terms
  • English 110 Accelerated Spring Term
  • English 110 Introduction to College Writing
  • English 111 Methods of Written Communication
  • English 211 Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature
  • English 261 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 362 Memoir Writing
  • English 363 Nature Writing
  • English 365 Alaska Literature: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
  • English 370 Native American Literature
  • English 418 Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics
  • English 461 Advanced Creative Writing
  • Alaska Studies 300
  • Alaska Studies 600
  • Humanities 120 Freshman Seminar

Other

Grants, Honors and Awards:

  • Alaska Legislative Commendation. Presented by Representative Sam Kito. March 7, 2017.
  • Inaugural Alaskan of the Week, conferred by Senator Dan Sullivan, January 9, 2017.
  • Appointment, Alaska State Writer Laureate 2017-2019, conferred by Alaska State Council on the Arts. January 2017.
  • Recipient. Alaska Native Studies Conference Award for Literary Achievement, 2016.
  • Installation, “We Must Always Remember.” Alaska State Museum, Alaska Native Exhibit. 2016.
  • 2015 Inaugural Selection, Alaska Reads.Coordinated by Frank Soos, Alaska Writer Laureate.
  • 2015 Selection, One Campus One Book. University of Alaska Southeast.
  • Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency. Recipient, Djerassi Artists Residency. Woodside, California. April/May 2015.
  • Alaska Literary Awards Recipient. Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation in Partnership with Alaska State Council on the Arts, 2015.
  • Woman of Distinction Award March 2015.
  • AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies).
  • Installation, “The Spoken Forest.”
  • Totem Bight Poems in Place, Ketchikan, September 8, 2013.
  • Selected Participant. Alaska Native Playwrights Program, 2012. Recipient.
  • Alaska Statehood Experience Grant, 2009.
  • Recipient. HAIL (Honoring Alaskan Indigenous Literature), 2008.
  • Recipient. Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska at 50, 2008.
  • Recipient. American Book Award, 2007.
  • Finalist. 2007 PEN Nonfiction Award.
  • Finalist. Kiriyama Book Prize, 2007.
  • First Place. Speech, Alaska Professional Communicators, 2007.
  • First Place. Faculty Advisor of Student Publications, Alaska Professional Communicators, 2007.
  • First Place. Faculty Advisor of Student Publications, National Federation of Press Women, 2007.
  • Honorable Mention. Speech, National Federation of Press Women, 2007.
  • Book of the Month Selection, 2006.
  • Native America Calling. Recipient.
  • Rasmuson Foundation Emerging Artists Award, 2005. Recipient.
  • 2004 Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Individual Grant. Participant and Show.
  • Alaska Native Oratory, 2003.
  • Fiction Writers Award. Anchorage Daily News, 2002.
  • Alaska Native Writers Award. “Native Spirits.” Explorations, 2002.

Natural Science

Phone

  • Phone:: 796-6200

Fax

  • 796-6447

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Michelle Warrenchuk

Administrative Assistant - Biology and Chemistry, Juneau

Phone: 796-6200Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Pat Dryer

Research Professional

Phone: 796-6369

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 352, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

James Yap

Fiscal Tech III/Pre-Grant Award Support

Phone: (907) 796-6485

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Biology and Marine Biology (Mailing)

Phone

  • Information: 796-6200

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6447

Address


11066 Auke Lake Way (AND1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Juneau Faculty

Sherry Tamone

Professor of Biology

Phone: 796-6599Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205A, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D research conducted at the Bodega Marine Laboratory

Research

My studies are concerned with the role of hormones in regulating physiological processes in decapod Crustacea (crabs and lobsters). Hormones are chemical mediators that regulate physiological processes such as growth, reproduction, and osmoregulation. I am interested in the mechanism by which hormones such as ecdysteroids, methyl farnesoate, and molt-inhibiting hormone regulate growth and reproduction in decapod crustaceans. The majority of crustaceans that I study are commercially important crabs. These include Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, snow crab, Chionoecetes opilio, and king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus.

Ecdysteroids are crustacean hormones that function to regulate the molt cycle and therefore the growth of these animals. Methyl farnesoate is a sesquiterpenoid hormone derived from the mandibular organ that functions in both reproduction and growth. Methyl farnesoate also may be critical during crustacean larval development and morphogenesis. Methyl farnesoate is structurally similar to the insect juvenile hormones, which regulate insect development.

Other studies related to crustacean physiology involve the effect of endogenous crustacean hormones on ectoparasites. Specifically, I have an interest in how hormones (ecdysteroids, methyl farnesoate) can be exploited by certain parasites. The model for these studies is the infection of the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister by the nemertean worm, Carcinonemertes errans.

Curriculum vitae

Publications

Courses Taught

  • B105 & B106 Fundamentals of Biology
  • B305 Invertebrate Zoology
  • B310 Animal Physiology
  • B375 Current Topics in Biology
  • B415 Physiology of Marine Organisms
  • B498 Research in Crustacean Biology

David Tallmon

Professor of Biology

Phone: 796-6330Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205D, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • Ph.D. 2001, University of Montana
  • M.S. 1995, University of Montana
  • B.A. 1992, University of California Santa Cruz

Research

My general interests are in evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.  My focus is on understanding the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of natural populations using demographic and genetic models, molecular genetic data, and field data.  I have long-standing interest in combining population genomics and demographic information to infer important evolutionary and demographic parameters for wild populations.  More recently, my post-docs and I have focused upon the role of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation.

I have used models based on likelihood and approximate Bayesian computation to infer demographic vital rates or effective population size with the goal of providing useful results and tools for conservation and evolutionary biology.  As an example, some collaborators and I have recently developed an approach to infer effective size of a population using a single sample of microsatellite data and approximate Bayesian computation. 

We focus on a number of different taxa in my lab, with current work on a handful of terrestrial and marine vertebrates and invertebrates, including: coastrange sculpins, giant Pacific octopus, red king crab, spruce grouse, file dogwinkles, ringed seals and boreal toads.  I enjoy working with students who are highly-motivated, broadly interested in evolution and conservation, and focused on understanding population-level process using descriptive and manipulative approaches.  Prospective grad students should read more here.

Publications

Curriculum vitae 

Affiliations

  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Wildlife Society of America
  • American Fisheries Society

Courses Taught

  • B105 Fundamentals of Biology I
  • B106 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • B271 Ecology
  • B373 Conservation Biology
  • B375 Current Topics in Biology
  • B482 Evolution
  • B492 Biology Seminar
  • B498 Research in Biology
  • B396 Field Studies in Behavior and Ecology

Other

Other Interests: telemark skiing, hiking, soccer and basketball

Michael O. Navarro

Assistant Professor of Marine Fisheries

Phone: 796-6293

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205 F, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Biological Oceanography: Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
  • M.S., Biological Science: California State University Fullerton
  • B.S., Biology: University of California Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 110 Introduction to Fisheries
  • BIOL 393 Biological Oceanography
  • BIOL 362 Genetics
  • BIOL 105 Fundamental Biology

Carolyn A Bergstrom

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Phone: 796-6582Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205B, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • B.S. 1995, University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Ph.D. 2002, University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia)
  • 2003-2007, Alberta Ingenuity Postdoctoral Fellow, Bamfield Marine Science Center
  • 2008-2009, International Polar Year Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alaska Southeast

Research

How does natural selection maintain phenotypic variation within marine species? What role do ecological interactions like predation and competition play? My research interests are broadly concerned with these questions. More specifically, I investigate (1) how ecological interactions in the ocean orchestrate relationships between form, function, and fitness, (2) the ecofunctional implications of bilateral asymmetries, and (3) the impact glacial melt-water has on estuarine fish communities. I explore these topics with a variety of techniques, including morphometrics and behavioral observations, field experiments, multivariate statistics, stable isotope analyses, and experimental assessment of fitness.

I currently have two main research projects underway. The first of these is the evolution of body asymmetry in flatfish. Flatfish exhibit remarkably derived body morphology. They undergo metamorphosis as pelagic larvae, where one eye migrates over the dorsal midline so that both eyes are on the same side of the head, and they lie on the ocean floor, eyed-side facing up. While the vast majority of the 715 flatfish species contain all left-eyed or all right-eyed individuals, 7 species contain both morphs. To date, we don't have a good understanding of the evolutionary trajectory flatfish took to become asymmetric, or the significance of asymmetry direction. One polymorphic species, the starry flounder, exhibits a cline in the north Pacific in the relative frequency of left- vs. right-eyed individuals, and the two morphs show evidence of ecological segregation. It is one of the first demonstrations of the ecological significance of polymorphism in a marine species, and contributes to our understanding how asymmetry evolved across the flatfish order. 

My second current research project involves how glacial melt water affects fish living in estuaries. Glacial estuaries differ in habitat characteristics from rain-fed estuaries, including temperature, sediment composition, turbidity, and water chemistry. In a collaborative project funded by EPSCoR Alaska and Alaska Sea Grant, we are comparing community structure of fishes found across estuaries that differ in their glacial influence. Differences in these communities will inform predictions of how marine fishes will respond to predicted increases in melting rate of glaciers that flow into our oceans.


Select publications
Curriculum vitae

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 215 Introduction to Marine Biology
  • BIOL 106 Fundamentals of Biology II
  • BIOL 427 Introduction to Ichthyology
  • BIOL 481 Marine Ecology
  • BIOL 355 Experimental Design and Data Analysis
  • BIOL 441 Animal Behavior

Heidi Pearson

Associate Professor of Marine Biology

Phone: 796-6271Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm 205C, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/naturalsciences/biology

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2008
B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Research


Go here to learn about my marine mammal research lab, BREACH, and read the latest updates from the field.


Courses Taught

  • BIOL 311 Communicating Science 
  • BIOL 375 Discussions in Marine Mammalogy
  • BIOL 111 & 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • BIOL 384 Marine Mammalogy 
  •  BIOL 380 Marine Ornithology and Herpetology 
  • BIOL 353 Tropical Marine and Coastal Ecology 

Susan L. Kendig

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 796-6275Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 205G, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

  • M.S., Chemistry: University of California Santa Cruz
  • B.S., Chemistry: University of California Santa Cruz
  • B.S.N., Nursing: Linfield College

Research

Use of carbon free-radicals in stereoselective synthesis of amino acids.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 100 – Introduction to Chemical Science
  • CHEM 103 – Introduction to General Chemistry
  • CHEM 104 – Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 105L & 106L – General Chemistry I & II Labs
  • BIOL 111 & 112 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • BIOL 375 – Special Topics

Sitka Faculty

Marnie Chapman

Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-7702

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

M.S. Biology University of St. Joseph (Focus: Human Biology) 2008
M.A. Biology Humboldt State University (Focus: Intertidal Biology) 1992
B.A. Zoology Humboldt State University 1983
Graduate coursework at Friday Harbor Laboratory and Bamfield Marine Station

Special Recognition:

UA President’s Award for Outstanding Distance Educator in Alaska (2001)
UAS Faculty Excellence Award Sitka Campus (2012)

Courses Taught

BIOL 111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Past Courses Taught:

Microbiology, Natural History of Alaska, Intertidal Biology, General Biology, Biology & Society,
General Zoology, Alaska Naturalist Program; Science for K-8 Teachers

Biography

I’m originally from Northern California and lived in Bethel and Skagway before moving to Sitka in 1992. I enjoy helping students build a firm foundation in the topic that will serve them well in their careers. I am active in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS).  As part of HAPS I helped develop standards for undergraduate human anatomy and physiology courses taught in the US and Canada. I am committed to quality eLearning opportunities and developed and delivered the first distance science courses offered by UAS. As Sitka’s lab director I currently help oversee the lab support portion of UAS Sitka Distance Science courses which have grown to involve multiple faculty members and currently serve over 200 students each semester.  I believe it is important to give back to my community by doing what I can to enrich science literacy, assist in community-based scientific research, and help create science-related opportunities for everyone, especially K-12 students.

Community Projects:

  • Served as an invited researcher for Scientist in the Schools programs at elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Helped establish science clubs at the local elementary and middle school that give kids a chance to interact with scientists and collect data for meaningful research projects.
  • Found opportunities for K-12 students to meet and work with scientists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, UCSF, UAF and Project Budburst.
  • Assisted with marine invertebrate identification for community BioBlitzes and provided intertidal ecology expertise for many community organizations.
  • Involved in a project to revisit historical work done in Sitka by Ed (Doc) Ricketts and link it to modern intertidal survey protocols.

I am particularly interested in the ecology and functional anatomy of intertidal organisms, especially with respect to predator-prey relationships.  I am also very involved in marine invasive issues and research, particularly with respect to invasive tunicates. I am a member of the Alaska Marine Invasive Species subcommittee and the Didemnum vexillum Rapid Response Team.

Jan Straley

Professor of Marine Biology

Phone: 747-7779

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. University of Washington Seattle

M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kitty LaBounty

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-9432

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. University of Washington

M.S. University of California at Riverside 

Paul Bahna

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-7749

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

M.D., DPH, Ain Shams University, Egypt 

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Jon Martin

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-7752

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S., M.S. Portland State University

Ketchikan Faculty

Matthew Pawlus

Assistant Professor of Science

Phone: 228-4557

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Paul Bldg, 510, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Staff

Sara Caldwell

Biology Lab Technician

Phone: 796-6316Second Phone: 723-8081

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm 310, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Trevor Fritz

Chemistry Lab Technician

Phone: 796-6199Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 309, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Environmental Sciences

Phone

  • Information: 796-6485

Email

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address


11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Eran Hood

Professor of Environmental Science

Phone: 796-6244Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 224, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geography 2002, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
M.A. Geography 1998, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO
A.B.  Biology 1991, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Curriculum vitae

Research

  • Watershed-scale biogeochemistry
  • Nutrient cycling in aquatic systems
  • Alpine hydrology
  • Snow hydrology and snow chemistry

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • ENVS 101 – Introduction to Environmental Science & Lab
  • ENVS 111 – Introduction to Differential GPS

Upper Division:

  • GEOL 302 – Hydrology
  • ENVS 397 – IS: Nature of Soils
  • ENVS 404 – Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 408 – Biogeochemistry
  • ENVS 491 – Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 492 – Undergraduate Research Seminar
  • ENVS 493 – Glacier Surveying
  • ENVS 493 – Snow and Glaciers
  • ENVS 494 – Practicum: Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 497 – IS: Field/Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 497 – IS: Rsrch.: Snow Infl. on Forage

Lisa Hoferkamp

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 796-6538Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 313, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Exposure Research Laboratory - USEPA, Athens, GA
Kinetic studies of the anaerobic attenuation of munitions compounds

  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Synthesis and X-ray structural characterization of catalytically active transition metal clusters
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Development of polymer modified electrode surfaces derived from Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Research

Study of the natural environment from a chemical viewpoint offers fascinating research topics ranging from basic research on poorly understood natural processes to applied research investigating the effects of human activities on various ecosystems and remediation efforts. The pristine system of forests and waterways proximate to the University of Alaska Southeast are ideal natural laboratories for these types of studies.

My research centers on the transport, deposition and attenuation of heavy metal and organic pollutants in high latitude environments. Heavy metal studies in my lab include characterization of the iron, lead and copper species associated with high organic carbon soils under anaerobic conditions.  An increasing presence of ocean-going vessels at Alaskan ports has also raised concern about environmental levels of tin.  The chemical interactions of tin with environmental matrices (e.g. microbial communities) profoundly influence its mobility and toxicity.   These metals have become common features of the southeastern Alaska topography and identifying the specific form of these metals under various environmental conditions provides valuable insight into their transport properties. Organic pollutants, on the other hand, are typically associated with industrialized areas and as such have limited local sources at higher latitudes. Atmospheric transport and to some extent urbanization however, have provided for detectable levels of numerous synthetic organic chemicals in the arctic hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Studies aimed at quantifying levels of organic pollutants and their attenuation products in high latitude regions are also pursued in my laboratory. Of particular interest to me are halogenated organic contaminants and their redox chemistry in the environment.  Once these pollutants reach higher latitudes, I study their transformations as they interact with the abiotic and biotic environment of southeastern Alaska and how the contaminant’s environmental impact is controlled by those interactions.  Both heavy metal and organic pollutant studies involve the use of state of the art analytical instrumentation including atomic absorption spectrometry and mass spectrometry. Collaborations with the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast biologists continue to support and strengthen my contaminant studies. In addition to contaminant studies, I conduct ongoing research into the habitat remediation and restoration potential of created wetlands. Collaborative efforts with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife have led to the development and continued study of two created wetlands in the Mendenhall valley. Results from this project have shown these landscape features serve as moderators of groundwater intrusion and stormwater runoff, provide for carbon sequestration and contaminant retention and allow for significantly improved habitat. All of my research projects at the University of Alaska Southeast have benefited from the contributions of my undergraduate research assistants.

Courses Taught

The chemistry courses that I teach at the University of Alaska Southeast include general, organic and environmental chemistry.
The laboratory portion of Environmental Chemistry focuses on analytical methods used in environmental analyses.

The UAS Natural Science department is well equipped for gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry and ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectroscopy. I have taught Special Topics courses on contaminant attenuation in the natural environment and wetland chemistry. All of these courses provide valuable insight into natural processes and provide a foundation for understanding natural systems and the impacts of contemporary societies on those systems.

Lower Division:

  • CHEM 103 - Introduction to Chemistry I
  • CHEM 105 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 106 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 193 - ST: Chemistry Recitation
  • CHEM 297 - IS: Chem Lab
  • CHEM 397 - IS: Chemical Research

Upper Division:

  • CHEM 341 - Organic and Biological Chemistry I
  • CHEM 450 - Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 497 - IS: Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS 491 - Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 492 - Seminar: Contaminant Attenuation in Natural Systems
  • ENVS 498 - Research in Environmental Science
  • ENVS 498 - Research: Mobility of Metals

Sanjay Pyare

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Geography BS Program Coordinator

Phone: 796-6007Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology 1999, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Doctoral Dissertation: Interrelationships among northern flying squirrels, ectomycorrhizal fungi, and conifers in old-growth forest habitat of the Sierra Nevada

B.A. Biology (Studio Art Minor), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Senior Thesis: Habitat Use by Eastern Chipmunks

Curriculum vitae 

Research

  • GIS-supported landscape assessments
  • Ground-truthing GIS and remotely sensed resources
  • Landscape connectivity, habitat modeling, animal dispersal/movement
  • Aquatic-terrestrial-marine interactions
  • Hands-on/experiential education
  • Supporting information needs of resource managers

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • ENVS 110 – Intro to ArcGIS
  • ENVS 111 – Intro to Differential GPS
  • ENVS 293 – ST: Mobile GIS Technology Applications
  • ENVS 2xx – Biogeography of Southeast Alaska

Upper Division:

  • ENVS 310 –Intro to GIS
  • ENVS 393 – Advanced GIS
  • ENVS 4xx –Landscape Ecology
  • ENVS 403 –Remote Sensing
  • ENVS 493 –ST:Special Projects in GIS and Remote Sensing

Jason M. Amundson

Associate Professor of Geophysics

Phone: 796-6247

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 225, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geophysics, 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Iceberg Calving Dynamics of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland

M.S. Geophysics, 2006, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Evidence for Stress Redistribution Beneath Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska

B.S. Geology, 2003, University of Minnesota
B.S. Geological Engineering, 2003, University of Minnesota

Curriculum Vitae (see Jason's personal site)

Research

  • Controls on iceberg calving
  • Oceanic response to calving events
  • Glacier seismicity
  • Subglacial processes, including basal motion and glacial erosion

Publications

Selected Publications (see Jason's personal site)

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • PHYS 103: College Physics I
  • PHYS 104: College Physics II
  • PHYS 211: General Physics I
  • PHYS 212: General Physics II

Upper Division:

  • ENVS 302: Glaciology
  • ENVS 422: Earth's Climate System
  • GEOG 350: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change

Jason B. Fellman

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Phone: 796-6370

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 220, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Biography

Jason Fellman joined the ACRC in October 2013 as a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences. Prior to that, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science at the University of Alaska Southeast as well as the University of Western Australia in Perth. Jason has a background in the biogeochemistry of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with the focus of understanding how carbon and nutrients link these distinct ecosystems. He has extensive experience in the coastal temperature rainforest of southeast Alaska exploring how wetlands and salmon influence stream biogeochemistry. Jason’s current research is focused on understanding how stream biogeochemistry and ecology may change as receding glaciers are replaced by forests and glaciers contribute less meltwater to streamflow. Jason has a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and believes research can be used as a tool to balance human and ecological needs in a changing climate. He received a PhD in Biogeochemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an MS in Environmental Science from Washington State University. He enjoys climbing, skiing, trail running as well as camping and traveling with his wife and two children.

Sonia A. Nagorski

Assistant Professor of Geology

Phone: 796-6580Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Courses Taught

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Geology 393: Field Geology - Death Valley
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience

Christian Kienholz

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Phone: 796-6046

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, 2nd Floor, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Roman Motyka

Research Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Institute, UAF

Phone: 796-6307

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/naturalsciences/envs

Education

Ph.D. Geology and Geophysics, 1983, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Doctoral Dissertation: Increases and fluctuations in thermal activity at Mount Wrangell, Alaska, determined from glacier melt and mass balance.

M.S. Physics, 1966, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

B.A. Physics, 1964, St. Mary's University, Winona, MN
Honors thesis title: Construction of a mass spectrometer.

Curriculum vitae (PDF|48Kb)Complete list of publications (PDF|114Kb)

Research

  • Tidewater glacier dynamics (LeConte, Taku, and Hubbard Glaciers, SE Alaska; Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland)
  • Thinning of Mendenhall Glacier and disintegration of its calving terminus in Mendenhall Lake, SE Alaska
  • Uplift, isostatic rebound, and plate tectonics in Southeast Alaska (NSF)
  • Contribution of Alaska glaciers to global sea level raise (NASA)
  • Developing ice-load models for Glacier Bay and for the Yakutat Icefield, SE Alaska (NASA)

Geography

Phone

  • Information: 796-6485

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Erica Hill

Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6017Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 217, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Erica received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1999. She has archaeological excavation experience in Alaska, Florida, the Southwest, Mexico, Peru, and the Russian Far East and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Honduras.

Biography

Erica is a broadly trained archaeologist with research interests in Peru and the Arctic. She received her B.A. from the University of Florida, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She has excavation experience in Alaska, Florida, the Southwest U.S, Mexico, Peru, and the Russian Far East and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Honduras.

Erica is interested in ancient belief systems and cosmology, especially the cross-cultural study of funerary ritual and sacrifice. Her work in Peru focuses on iconography and burial evidence of the Moche, a pre-Inca culture of the Pacific coast of South America. (Selected publications on the Moche)

More recently, Erica’s work has focused on the prehistory of human–animal relations in the Bering Sea region. She is particularly interested in how approaches from animal geography can be applied to archaeological evidence. (Selected publications on human–animal relations.)

Erica is the editor of Iñupiaq Ethnohistory: Selected Essays by Ernest S. Burch, Jr. (2013) and co-editor, with Jon B. Hageman, of The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory and Veneration (2016).

As a 2016–2017 Fulbright–NSF Arctic Research Scholar, Erica spent a semester at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik studying the Icelandic language and researching the use of horses in Viking Age burial practices.

Many of Erica’s publications are available at academia.edu and at ScholarWorks@UA.

Selected Publications on the Moche

2016    Identifying the Revered Dead in Moche Iconography, pp. 189–212 in Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman, eds. The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory and Veneration. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

2013   Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche of Peru. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial, edited by Sarah Tarlow and Liv Nilsson Stutz, pp. 597–616. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

2008   Animism and Sacrifice: Reconstructing Moche Religion through Architecture, Iconography, and Archaeological Features. In Religion in the Material World, edited by Lars Fogelin, pp. 38–60. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

2006    Moche Skulls in Cross-Cultural Perspective, pp. 91–100 in Michelle Bonogofsky, ed. Skull Collection, Modification and Decoration. British Archaeology Reports (BAR) International Series 1539. Oxford, Archaeopress.

2003    Sacrificing: Moche Bodies, Journal of Material Culture 8(3):285–299.

2000    The Embodied Sacrifice, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 10(2):307–316.

1998    Death as a Rite of Passage: The Iconography of the Moche Burial Theme, Antiquity 72(277):528–538.

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Selected Publications on Human–Animal Relations

2013    Archaeology and Animal Persons: Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations, Environment &Society: Advances in Research 4:117–136.

2012    The Nonempirical Past: Enculturated Landscapes and Other-than-Human Persons in Southwest Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 49(2):41–57.

2011    Animals as Agents: Hunting Ritual and Relational Ontologies in Prehistoric Alaska and Chukotka. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 21(3):407–426.

Eran Hood

Professor of Environmental Science

Phone: 796-6244Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 224, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geography 2002, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
M.A. Geography 1998, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO
A.B.  Biology 1991, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Curriculum vitae

Research

  • Watershed-scale biogeochemistry
  • Nutrient cycling in aquatic systems
  • Alpine hydrology
  • Snow hydrology and snow chemistry

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • ENVS 101 – Introduction to Environmental Science & Lab
  • ENVS 111 – Introduction to Differential GPS

Upper Division:

  • GEOL 302 – Hydrology
  • ENVS 397 – IS: Nature of Soils
  • ENVS 404 – Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 408 – Biogeochemistry
  • ENVS 491 – Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 492 – Undergraduate Research Seminar
  • ENVS 493 – Glacier Surveying
  • ENVS 493 – Snow and Glaciers
  • ENVS 494 – Practicum: Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 497 – IS: Field/Snow Hydrology
  • ENVS 497 – IS: Rsrch.: Snow Infl. on Forage

Kevin Krein

Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 796-6362

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

In addition to working as academic director of Outdoor Studies, Kevin also teaches philosophy at UAS. Kevin's primary philosophical work is in the areas of philosophy of nature and the environment and philosophy of mind. His outdoor interests are centered around alpine skiing and ski mountaineering. Kevin brings over 10 years of experience of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in the Chugach, Alaska, and Coast ranges of Alaska. His accomplishments include a ski descent of Denali from summit to base camp.

Kevin Maier

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 796-6021Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Education

Please refer to Dr. Maier's Curricula Vitae for detailed information.

Daniel Monteith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6413Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 221, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University. Dr. Monteith specializes in ethnohistory, economic anthropology, cultural ecology pertaining to subsistence, Tlingit art and oral narratives, and archeology of Southeast Alaska; his geographical areas of interest include Alaska, the Russian Far East, and Siberia.

Biography

Dan grew up in Seattle, Washington and went to the University of Chicago for a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago. While in Chicago he worked at the Field Natural History Museum and Oriental Institute Museum. As a student his summers were spent working in the fishing industry in Bristol Bay. This experience led him to his current research, which is an anthropological study of the Bristol Bay fishery.Daniel has a wide range of practical experience. In 1992-93 he was employed by the Forest Service as an archeologist in the Ketchikan area of the Tongass National Forest. He then worked for the Tongass Tribe on a federal project; and during 1995-96 in the Economic Development Center at the UAS- Ketchikan Campus. In 1998 he became the Executive Director of Historic Ketchikan. Curriculum Vitae

Sonia A. Nagorski

Assistant Professor of Geology

Phone: 796-6580Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Courses Taught

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Geology 393: Field Geology - Death Valley
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience

Sanjay Pyare

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Geography BS Program Coordinator

Phone: 796-6007Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology 1999, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Doctoral Dissertation: Interrelationships among northern flying squirrels, ectomycorrhizal fungi, and conifers in old-growth forest habitat of the Sierra Nevada

B.A. Biology (Studio Art Minor), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Senior Thesis: Habitat Use by Eastern Chipmunks

Curriculum vitae 

Research

  • GIS-supported landscape assessments
  • Ground-truthing GIS and remotely sensed resources
  • Landscape connectivity, habitat modeling, animal dispersal/movement
  • Aquatic-terrestrial-marine interactions
  • Hands-on/experiential education
  • Supporting information needs of resource managers

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • ENVS 110 – Intro to ArcGIS
  • ENVS 111 – Intro to Differential GPS
  • ENVS 293 – ST: Mobile GIS Technology Applications
  • ENVS 2xx – Biogeography of Southeast Alaska

Upper Division:

  • ENVS 310 –Intro to GIS
  • ENVS 393 – Advanced GIS
  • ENVS 4xx –Landscape Ecology
  • ENVS 403 –Remote Sensing
  • ENVS 493 –ST:Special Projects in GIS and Remote Sensing

John Radzilowski

Professor of History

Phone: 228-4541

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 503, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Ph.D., 1999, Arizona State University, specializing in Modern U.S. History, Russia/Eastern Europe, and Public History.

Certificate in Scholarly Publishing, 1994, Arizona State University.

BA, 1989, History, Southwest Minnesota State University.

Biography

Hello! Welcome to my faculty homepage!

I have taught history, art history and geography at UAS on the Ketchikan campus since 2007. Prior to moving to Alaska, I taught history courses at University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and Anoka-Ramsey College in Minnesota. I also served as assistant project director at Center for Nations in Transition, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota where I helped design and administer USAID and State Department-sponsored training programs for business, economics, and political science faculty and NGO leaders in Ukraine and east central Europe.

My research and teaching interests are wide-ranging and diverse: immigration and ethnicity, military history, war and genocide, the impact of technology on the history and geography of the Great Plains and Midwest, local and regional studies, and the history of Poland, Russia, Ukraine and central and eastern Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

Richard F. Simpson

Assistant Professor of Humanities, Geography and Environmental Studies BA Coordinator

Phone: 796-6437Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 212, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Lance (X̱’unei) A Twitchell

Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages

Phone: 796-6114Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 229, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/humanities/programs

Education

  • Ph.D, Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization (2018) — Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaii Hilo
  • MFA, Creative Writing (2010) — University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BA, English & Minor in American Indian Studies (2007) — University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Tlingit Immersion Camps — University of Alaska Southeast & Sealaska Heritage Institute
  • Certification, Village Management Institute — Sheldon Jackson College

Research

Language and Culture Documentation (YouTube):

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV32yDWC63DKf5MEyJtxuQ/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Tlingit Language Blog:

http://tlingitlanguage.com/

Publications

Literary Publications:

  • “When the Heart Skips a Beat,” and “Sable Voices” poems, published in Ice Box (2010).
  • “Nanook Sweats,” “Release, Definition: Trickster,” “Ode to Tlingit, Yellow Hair Takes the Fat and We Lament His Seedy Departure,” and “Dark Skin and Betraying Uncle,” poems, published in Yellow Medicine Review (Spring, 2009).
  • “The Saving Son,” a short story, published in Tidal Echoes literary magazine (Spring, 2007).
  • Tlingit Dictionary: Northern Dialect, self-published 2005

Writing, Editorial and Administrative Experience:

  • Column Author, Juneau Empire (2012). Contribute a bi-weekly column on Alaska Native Languages & Studies, as well as a “Tlingit Words of the Week” series.
  • Blog Author, Huffington Post (2012). Contribute periodic blog entries to the “Education”, “College”, and “Politics” sections.
  • Tlingit Culture & Language Consultant, Perseverance Theatre (2012). Assisted with development of Defenders of Alaska Native Country by Ishmael Hope.
  • Study Guide Author, Tlingit Language Consultant, & Poetry Editor, Vivian FaithPrescott (2009–2010). Reviewed and consulted on poetry and use of Tlingit language in the collection Ax̱ L'óot' Doogú: Hide of my Tongue.
  • Tlingit Language & Culture Consultant, Musician, Dugout (2011). Assisted with the development of the film Dugout by consulting on content, translating Tlingit, and soundscaping the film.
  • Fiction Reader, Poetry Reader, Web Consultant, Permafrost Literary Magazine (2008–2009). Reviewed and critiqued submissions and consulted editors and assistant editors on developing web content.
  • Graphic Design Consultant, 40 Below: A Journal about Writing and Teaching (2009). Assisted editors with layout of multimedia magazine contents.
  • Assistant Tribal Administrator, Organized Village of Kasaan (2005–2007).  Worked to improve operational capacity and economic development for OVK, Managed the computer network in Kasaan, developed forms, and worked with committees to develop a Strategic Plan, Organizational Charts, and Policies and Procedures for Administration and Finance.
  • Tribal Administrator, Skagway Traditional Council (1999–2005). Worked with Native community to develop a Tribal Council, built administrative capacity of the Tribe to deliver Tribal Programs and to manage multiple grant programs & projects,
    and oversaw the construction of a 5,000 square foot facility that was the first Native owned community structure in over a hundred years in the Skagway area.

Courses Taught

  • Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages, University of Alaska Southeast.
    Teaching:  AKL105 & 106: Elementary Tlingit I & II, AKL205: Intermediate Tlingit I, AKL241: Alaska Native  Oratory, AKL397: Placenames among  the Tlingit of Southeast Alaska, AKL497: Teaching  Alaska Native  Languages,  AKL497: Alaska Native  Language Revitalization, ANTH200/493: Alaska Native  Cultures, and ANTH475: Alaska Native  Social Change.  Directing  the Alaska Native  Language  program, which  includes supervision of all Alaska Native  Languages  adjunct professors, and developing the Alaska Native  Studies Program at UAS. Faculty  Advisor for Alaska Native  Studies.
  • Northwest Coast Formline Design Instructor, Jinéit Art Academy.
    Teaching community workshops sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute that teach the basic principles of Northwest Coast Formline Design, with special focus on Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian styles, crests, and cultures.
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010 - 2011).
    Taught ENGL111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL213: Academic Writing about Natural & Social Sciences, ENGL271: Introduction to Creative Writing—Fiction, and ENGL314: Technical Writing.
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010).
    Taught Introduction to ART104: Introduction to Drawing (Northwest Coast Native Art) and team-taught Introduction to Alaska Native Languages with Allan Hayton.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007–2010).
    Taught the following courses: ENLG111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL 211: Academic Writing about Literature, and ENGL213: Academic Writing about Social and Natural Sciences.
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009 & 2010).
    Worked with Staff and community members to develop a language curriculum and initiate classes at the community level and within the band office. Worked individually with a language apprentice on acquisition, teaching skills, and as a consultant for cultural projects. Coordinated Tlingit language immersion camps in 2006 & 2010.
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007 & 2010).
    Worked under Richard Dauenhauer and Alice Taff to develop materials for the Intermediate Tlingit language program, including an update of verb diagram charts, development of verb analysis worksheets, and development of multimedia sentence analysis materials. Worked on Tlingit language videos entering transcriptions and translations of recorded fluent speakers.
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004–07).
    Coordinated community courses in the Tlingit language for adults and children.

Biography

  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010-2011)
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007-2010)
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007, 2010)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Dzánt’iki Héeni Middle School (2007)
  • Actor & Tlingit Language Teacher, Perseverance Theatre (2007)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004-2007)

Other

Native Names

  • Xh’unei (Tlingit)
  • Du Aaní Kawdinook (Tlingit)
  • Kh’eijáakw (Haida)

Current Projects

  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Column, Juneau Empire
  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Entries, Huffington Post
  • Northwest Coast Native design projects
  • Alaska Native Modern Art projects
  • For the Love of Our Grandchildren: Tlingit Language & Knowledge Bearers, a film
  • Never Forgotten: The Story of Tlingit Veteran’s of Combat, a film
  • Beneath the Foot of the Sun, a book of poetry
  • Raven Speak, a play
  • Pebbles from the Beach, a screenplay
  • Coyote’s Song, a novel
  • Lingít Language Curriculum (2nd edition)
  • Tlingit Language Documentation, Transcription, & Translation

Professional Awards & Service

  • Top 40 Under 40, The Alaska Journal of Commerce award for up-and-coming leaders who demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to community.
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Language Advisory Committee Member.
  • Moment of Birth, giclée print—entry, 2012 Celebration Juried Art Show.
  • Commissioned artist for Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska (2010-12).
  • Commissioned artist for 2010 Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Tribal Leaders Summit.
  • Raven and the Beauty of the Eagle Spirit, giclée print—third place, Celebration Juried Art Show
  • 2010 Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Award from Native Alaskan Business Leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in acknowledgement of support for Alaskan Native and rural Alaskan students.
  • 2009 Alaska Native Visionary Award from the Alaska Native Heritage Month Committee in acknowledgement of artistic and cultural contributions to the Native community.
  • 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • Recipient of a 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • “A Voice in the Dusk: Language and the Modern Day Warrior,” essay—third place, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2009).
  • “In a Backstroke of Pedals,” short story—second place, University of Alaska Farthest North Fiction Contest (Spring, 2009).
  • Xíxhch’, giclée print—third place, Fairbanks Arts Association Digital Media Art Contest (January, 2009).
  • Du Xoonx’í Yán, Dleit Geedí, giclée print—winner, Alaska Native Heritage Month Art Showcase (November, 2008).
  • “Kids in Schizophrenia,” memoir—winner, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2008).
  • George McDaniel Writing Fund (2008–2009).
  • Logo design & web design for Southeast Alaska Tribal Department of Transportation (2007).
  • Anna Augusta Von Helmholtz Phelan Scholarship in Creative Writing (1998).
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (1998).
  • University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (1998).

Lora E Vess

Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Social Sciences Department Chair

Phone: 796-6152Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Forest J Wagner

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies

Phone: 796-6361Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

For more information, please see my Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Courses Taught

Outdoor Leadership (ODS 243, 244, & 245) and Field Expedition Sequences (ODS 444 & 445); ODS 116, Intro to Rock Climbing; ODS 117, Intro to Ice Climbing; ODS 118, Avalanche Evaluation and Assessment; ODS 205, Backcountry Navigation & Travel; ODS 221, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue; ODS 222, Mountaineering.

Biography

Forest has been coordinating and teaching in the outdoor studies program since 2006. He loves skiing, climbing, and spending time outside.  Forest’s academic interests are human narrative, northern identity, and sense of place.

Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 2–5 p.m. (may vary due to field schedule)

Mathematics

Phone

  • Information: 796-6485

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address

Soboleff Bldg
Second Floor
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Brian Blitz

Professor of Mathematics & Program Coordinator

Phone: 796-6506

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 207, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.S. University of Chicago; M.S. Northern Arizona University; Ph.D. Washington State University.

Other

Brian has been at UAS since 2000. He enjoys teaching all levels of mathematics courses. His specialized areas of interests include geometry, graph theory and algebra.

Outside of academics, Brian is a golf enthusiast (ball and disc) who enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and snowboarding.

Jill Dumesnil

Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6242

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, Rm 211, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.S. Lamar University; M.S. and Ph.D. Louisiana State University.

Curriculum vitae

Other

Jill has been at UAS since 2005. She enjoys teaching all levels of mathematics courses and particularly enjoys the opportunity to interact with students both in and out of the classroom.  Her specialized areas of interest include algebra and number theory.

Outside of academics, Jill enjoys raising her two sons, exploring the area's plants and animals whenever possible, reading and scrapbooking and has a budding interest in photography.

Chris Hay-Jahans

Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6408

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 218, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://uashome.alaska.edu/~cnhayjahans/

Education

B.S. University of Oregon; M.A. University of Maine; D.A. Idaho State University

Other

Chris has been at UAS since 2002. He enjoys teaching any mathematics or statistics course. His specialized areas of interest include applications of differential equations to geophysical fluid dynamics and other areas within the natural sciences. More recently, he has also developed an interest in the theory and applications of linear statistical models.

Outside of academics, Chris enjoys dabbling with gardening and carpentry, hunting and fishing, hiking and camping, and canoeing (under ideal conditions).

Andrzej Piotrowski

Professor of Mathematics, Natural Sciences Department Chair

Phone: 796-6423

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 209, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://uashome.alaska.edu/~APIOTROWSKI/

Education

BS and MS, University of New Hampshire; PhD, University of Hawaii.

Other

Andrzej has been at UAS since 2008. He enjoys teaching all levels of mathematics courses. His specialized areas of interests include real and complex analysis, theory of equations, and distribution of zeros of entire functions.

Outside of academics, Andrzej enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing and Frisbee-golf.

Megan Buzby

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6240

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 231, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, Adams State College, CO. M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, Colorado State University, CO.

Other

Dr. Buzby started at UAS in Fall 2009. She enjoys teaching a range of courses from beginning algebra, calculus, and upper division mathematics, as well as courses in probability and statistics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Buzby’s research interests include interdisciplinary applications in physics, ecology, and biology; probability modeling and the Monte Carlo method; and numerical and error analysis.

Outside the office, Megan enjoys most things active and done with friends. She is also the stepmom to three kids ages 9 - 17 that do their best to keep her on her toes ;-)

Colleen Ianuzzi

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 228-4502

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Paul Bldg, Rm 509, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

B.S. in Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.S. in Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Other

Colleen began working at the UAS Ketchikan Campus in 2006. She teaches Math 105, Math 107, Math 108, Math 200 and Stat 273.

Outside of academics, Colleen enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and skiijoring with her dog.

Joe Liddle

Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 747-7792

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Northern Michigan University
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Western Washington University
  • M.S. in Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Other

At UAS since 1996

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Gard

Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus

Phone: N/A

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Juneau Campus

Lewis Haldorson

Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus

Phone: N/A

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Juneau Campus

Cathy L. Connor

Professor of Geology, Emerita

Phone: 796-6485Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/pub/CLCONNOR

Education

Ph.D. Geology 1984, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Doctoral Dissertation: Late Quaternary Glaciolacustrine and Vegetational History of the Copper River Basin, Southcentral Alaska.

M.S. Geology 1975, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Masters thesis: Holocene Sedimentation History of Richardson Bay California.

B.S. Geology 1974, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Curriculum vitae (PDF | 149Kb)

Research

Quaternary Geology and Paleoecology, Regional Alaskan Geology, Glaciology, Neotectonic Processes, Geoscience Education

  • Outreach in Geoscience Education in Alaska′s secondary schools
  • Alaska Geology–Understanding how it all came together and how it is changing
  • Comparison of Neoglacial stratigraphy with Tlingit Oral History Glacier Bay
  • Geomorphic Evolution of Mendenhall Valley during repeated glaciations
  • Uplift in Northern Southeastern Alaska
  • The Little Ice Age retreat of Mendenhall Glacier and Comparison with early 21st Century Rapid Retreat
  • Sediment flux through the Mendenhall Glacier/River system
  • Bathymetric surveys Mendenhall Lake 2000–2003
  • Recent Paleoecology SE AK fjord basins–Gravity Core studies marine sediments
  • Calving Retreat LeConte Glacier 1996–2000

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

  • GEOL 104 – Introductory Physical Geology & Lab
  • GEOL 105 – Historical Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • ENVS 101 – Introduction to Environmental Science & Lab
  • GEOL 271 – Earth Materials (Mineralogy & Petrology) with Lab
  • ENVS 111 – Introduction to GPS
  • ENVS 110 – Introduction to ArcGIS
  • Introduction to Geologic Field Methods (for undergraduates, for AK secondary science teachers)
  • Introduction to Field Archeology

Upper Division:

  • GEOL 301 – Geomorphology
  • GEOL 300 – Geology of Alaska (Emphasis on Structure & Tectonics)
  • GEOL 310 – Glaciation and Climate Change
  • GEOL 315 – Field Course Glacier Surveying
  • ENVS 491 – Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 492 – Environmental Science Seminar (Capstone Course)
  • Independent Studies
  • Geology and Geomorphology of the Tatshenshini and Lower Alsek Rivers
  • Juneau Icefield Research Program Courses

Michael Stekoll

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Emeritus

Phone: 796-6279Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205E, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • B.S., 1971, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., 1976, University of California Los Angeles

Research

The biological communities along most of the rocky shores of Alaska are defined by the marine plant associations. A major portion of the primary production throughout the year is provided by the benthic plants in the nearshore. These communities are often disturbed not only by natural phenomena, such as winter storms and ice, but also by anthropogenic disturbances such as harvesting and pollution.

My research has concentrated in both basic and applied aspects of the biology and ecology of marine benthic plants and on the effects of disturbances on this community. My associates and I have investigated the effects of harvest and pollution on the intertidal and subtidal seaweeds.  We have also developed techniques fore using remote sensing to map floating kelp beds in SE Alaska.

We have conducted applied research on the commercial exploitation of seaweeds. In addition to performing seaweed resource assessments for potential commercial harvest, we have investigated the potential of mariculture as a means to enhance exploited algal resources. There are many organisms that can be cultured which have potential to be developed as a high value product. Among these are seaweeds such as Macrocystis(giant kelp), Nereocystis (bull kelp) and Porphyra (nori).  My lab has worked out the procedures for the successful mariculture of the kelps Macrocystis. Alaria,andSaccharina. We have researched the physiological ecology of Porphyra as it relates to its culture. This plant can be marketed both as nori for the sushi and health food market and as black seaweed for the Native community.  Our latest project is investigating applied aspects of the mariculture of Saccharina latissima (sugar kelp). I am also involved in kelp ecology and mariculture studies in South Africa in cooperation with colleagues at the University of Cape Town.

Other "non seaweed" projects have involved the effects of pollution on salmon and herring. We completed research on the potential impacts of mining activities on the nearshore benthos, and have investigated the effects of common ions (hard water) from mine wastewater on the growth and development of coho salmon. Other projects have been research on delayed effects of oil exposure on zebra fish as a model for salmonid exposure and the toxicity of creosote pilings to the development of herring embyros. 

Select Publications

Curriculum vitae

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 401 Phycology
  • BIOL 482 Aquatic Pollution
  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 342 Biological Chemistry

Social Sciences

Phone

  • Information: 796-6405

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (SOB1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Suzi D Vollmer

Procurement Administrative Assistant

Phone: (907) 796-6405

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Whitehead Bldg

Hours

8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Social Sciences Faculty

Robin Walz

Professor of History

Phone: 796-6433Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 228, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. History, University of California at Davis (1994)
M.A. History, San Francisco State University (1988)
B.A. History, Whitworth College (1979)

Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Bonjour! I’m pleased that you have found your way to this page. Teaching is my life vocation, and I’m pleased to have found my way to a public university such as UAS. I teach a wide array of courses, including surveys in World History, lower-division orientation seminars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, upper-division courses in the Holocaust, Modern European Intellectual History, and the History of Gender and Sexuality, and senior-level seminars on History and Popular Culture.

My areas of research specialization are modern European intellectual history and the history of popular culture in modern France. Recently, Routledge published my Modernism textbook (2nd ed., 2013) in its “Seminar Studies in History” series. I wrote “Surrealism and Film” for Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, last updated 2015). The University of California Press published my Pulp Surrealism: Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris (2000), a groundbreaking work that bridges high-low cultural divides between French avant-garde movements and popular culture. I write scholarly essays on French crime fiction, most notably “The Rocambolesque and the Modern Enchantment of Popular Fiction” on the criminal-turned-avenger Rocambole in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age (eds. Joshua Landy and Michael Saler, Stanford University Press, 2009). I am also a great fan of bande dessinée (French comics) and recently published the article, “Putain de guerre! Teaching Jacques Tardi’s WWI Graphic Novels”, for Fiction and Film for French Historians (2014). My current book project is “Shady Detectives, Elegant Criminals, and Dark Avengers,” a cultural history of French crime writing, 1815-1950.

As a scholar of popular culture, I also make periodic contributions to trade press publications. I translated “Death of Nick Carter,” a crime parody by Surrealist Philippe Soupault, from French into English for the literary review McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, issue 24 (2007). I have also written introductions to French crime book reissues, “The Genius of Crime” for the classic 1911 French crime thriller, Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain (Dover, 2006), and “Vidocq: Rogue Cop” for the Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime (AK Press, 2003). I also devour contemporary French crime fiction. Some of my favorite French polar (“hardboiled” crime) writers are Léo Malet, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Claude Izzo, and Fred Vargas. I also have a special fondness for the St. Cyr/Kohler crime series by Canadian author J. Robert Janes, set during the Nazi Occupation of France.

Professionally, I am an active member in French historical societies, currently the Vice-President of the Western Society for French History, previously co-editor of the Journal of the Western Society for French History (2011-2015), and currently the Assistant Editor of H-France Forum (Society for French Historical Studies). I also share my scholarly interests in history and popular culture with the Juneau community, through the UAS “Evening at Egan” and “Sound + Motion” lecture series, recently “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Borg? The Ecological Imperative in the Age of Cybernetic Organisms” (2014) and “Viewing the Elephant Man” (2016). When not engaged in academic matters, for musical pleasure I play cello in the Juneau Symphony Orchestra.

Erica Hill

Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6017Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 217, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Erica received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1999. She has archaeological excavation experience in Alaska, Florida, the Southwest, Mexico, Peru, and the Russian Far East and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Honduras.

Biography

Erica is a broadly trained archaeologist with research interests in Peru and the Arctic. She received her B.A. from the University of Florida, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She has excavation experience in Alaska, Florida, the Southwest U.S, Mexico, Peru, and the Russian Far East and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Honduras.

Erica is interested in ancient belief systems and cosmology, especially the cross-cultural study of funerary ritual and sacrifice. Her work in Peru focuses on iconography and burial evidence of the Moche, a pre-Inca culture of the Pacific coast of South America. (Selected publications on the Moche)

More recently, Erica’s work has focused on the prehistory of human–animal relations in the Bering Sea region. She is particularly interested in how approaches from animal geography can be applied to archaeological evidence. (Selected publications on human–animal relations.)

Erica is the editor of Iñupiaq Ethnohistory: Selected Essays by Ernest S. Burch, Jr. (2013) and co-editor, with Jon B. Hageman, of The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory and Veneration (2016).

As a 2016–2017 Fulbright–NSF Arctic Research Scholar, Erica spent a semester at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik studying the Icelandic language and researching the use of horses in Viking Age burial practices.

Many of Erica’s publications are available at academia.edu and at ScholarWorks@UA.

Selected Publications on the Moche

2016    Identifying the Revered Dead in Moche Iconography, pp. 189–212 in Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman, eds. The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory and Veneration. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

2013   Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche of Peru. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial, edited by Sarah Tarlow and Liv Nilsson Stutz, pp. 597–616. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

2008   Animism and Sacrifice: Reconstructing Moche Religion through Architecture, Iconography, and Archaeological Features. In Religion in the Material World, edited by Lars Fogelin, pp. 38–60. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

2006    Moche Skulls in Cross-Cultural Perspective, pp. 91–100 in Michelle Bonogofsky, ed. Skull Collection, Modification and Decoration. British Archaeology Reports (BAR) International Series 1539. Oxford, Archaeopress.

2003    Sacrificing: Moche Bodies, Journal of Material Culture 8(3):285–299.

2000    The Embodied Sacrifice, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 10(2):307–316.

1998    Death as a Rite of Passage: The Iconography of the Moche Burial Theme, Antiquity 72(277):528–538.

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Selected Publications on Human–Animal Relations

2013    Archaeology and Animal Persons: Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations, Environment &Society: Advances in Research 4:117–136.

2012    The Nonempirical Past: Enculturated Landscapes and Other-than-Human Persons in Southwest Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 49(2):41–57.

2011    Animals as Agents: Hunting Ritual and Relational Ontologies in Prehistoric Alaska and Chukotka. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 21(3):407–426.

Daniel Monteith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6413Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 221, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University. Dr. Monteith specializes in ethnohistory, economic anthropology, cultural ecology pertaining to subsistence, Tlingit art and oral narratives, and archeology of Southeast Alaska; his geographical areas of interest include Alaska, the Russian Far East, and Siberia.

Biography

Dan grew up in Seattle, Washington and went to the University of Chicago for a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago. While in Chicago he worked at the Field Natural History Museum and Oriental Institute Museum. As a student his summers were spent working in the fishing industry in Bristol Bay. This experience led him to his current research, which is an anthropological study of the Bristol Bay fishery.Daniel has a wide range of practical experience. In 1992-93 he was employed by the Forest Service as an archeologist in the Ketchikan area of the Tongass National Forest. He then worked for the Tongass Tribe on a federal project; and during 1995-96 in the Economic Development Center at the UAS- Ketchikan Campus. In 1998 he became the Executive Director of Historic Ketchikan. Curriculum Vitae

David Hoogland Noon

Professor of History

Phone: 796-6329Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 215, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Dr. Noon earned his degree in American Studies and teaches all periods of U.S. history. He is particularly interested in the period between the Civil War and World War I; the history of race and social science; and contemporary debates about empire in American history.

Biography

David Noon has taught U.S. history on the UAS Juneau campus since Fall, 2002. His dissertation, “This is (Not) a Child: Race, Gender, and ‘Development’ in the Child Sciences, 1880-1910,” displays the full range of Dr. Noon's research interests in history, which include developmental psychology, criminology, medicine, and the social construction of race and gender. More recently, Dr. Noon has written about the use of World War analogies in contemporary political rhetoric, cold war historical memory in the fiction of Don DeLillo, and the work of neoconservatives and Christian prophecy writers in the war on terrorism.

Curriculum Vitae

Lora E Vess

Associate Professor of Social Sciences, Social Sciences Department Chair

Phone: 796-6152Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Glenn D. Wright

Associate Professor of Political Science, USUAS-JC Advisor

Phone: 796-6115Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Priscilla Schulte

Ketchikan Campus Director, Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

Phone: 228-4515Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Ketchikan Director's Office

Ziegler Bldg, Room 116A, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

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

Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Dr. Schulte specializes in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures, sociocultural change, and archaeology of southeast Alaska.

Biography

Priscilla Schulte has been teaching on the Ketchikan campus since 1980 and has been teaching distance classes for over ten years. Most of her students are in southeast Alaska, but some are from as far away as Connecticut. Priscilla has taught summer classes on the Juneau campus as well as distance delivery classes by video and audio conference to the Juneau campus. She teaches primarily lower division anthropology and sociology classes, as well as multicultural education classes.

Priscilla started her teaching career by teaching anthropology at Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) now located in Tsaile, Arizona. Her anthropological fieldwork in Arizona and Chicago sparked her interest in completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. During her years of living and teaching on the Navajo Nation, she began her doctoral work at the University of New Mexico which she completed after her move to Alaska in 1980.

Priscilla’s research and teaching interests are in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures (primarily of southeast Alaska), and Native American culture change. She produced the video, “The Bear Stands Up,” which has aired on public television. Her most recent research has focused on the totem pole carvers of the CCC era. She is an adopted member of the Tongass Brown Bear clan of the Tlingit people. She is the mother of two daughters who have inspired and encouraged her in her research and teaching.

One of the most exciting events of Priscilla’s teaching year is the annual fieldtrip coordinated with the Forest Service to do archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork with local Native elders, cultural teachers, and UAS students. The field trips focus on the survey and inventory of important cultural sites located in southern southeast Alaska.

John Radzilowski

Professor of History

Phone: 228-4541

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 503, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Ph.D., 1999, Arizona State University, specializing in Modern U.S. History, Russia/Eastern Europe, and Public History.

Certificate in Scholarly Publishing, 1994, Arizona State University.

BA, 1989, History, Southwest Minnesota State University.

Biography

Hello! Welcome to my faculty homepage!

I have taught history, art history and geography at UAS on the Ketchikan campus since 2007. Prior to moving to Alaska, I taught history courses at University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and Anoka-Ramsey College in Minnesota. I also served as assistant project director at Center for Nations in Transition, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota where I helped design and administer USAID and State Department-sponsored training programs for business, economics, and political science faculty and NGO leaders in Ukraine and east central Europe.

My research and teaching interests are wide-ranging and diverse: immigration and ethnicity, military history, war and genocide, the impact of technology on the history and geography of the Great Plains and Midwest, local and regional studies, and the history of Poland, Russia, Ukraine and central and eastern Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

William Urquhart

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: 228-4527Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 505, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Ph.D., MA, Tulane University
B.S., Oregon State University

William Urquhart’s recent doctoral dissertation on school violence and bullying includes ethnographic and statistical studies at a remote Western Alaska village and at an inner-city high school in pre-Katrina New Orleans.  This work emphasizes the importance of social account conversations in defining peer group norms for retaliation in disadvantaged areas, and will soon be published in book form as a monograph.  His other research interests include Alaskan social problems such as alcoholism and domestic violence, and organizational behavior perspectives on workplace violence.  Currently, he is investigating the effect of climatic temperature variation on seasonal domestic violence rate cycles in northern states.  He enjoys teaching distance education classes, and some of his course offerings include Theory and Research in Criminology, Social Psychology, and Alaska Social Problems; Deviant Behavior, Organizational Behavior, and Environmental Sociology.

Biography

Bill was born and raised in Ketchikan, following four generations of Alaska commercial fishermen, prospectors, and pioneer women.  His interest in sociology was piqued through his early experiences commercial fishing with his family, where he observed social change affecting the organizational structure of the industry.  Since returning to Alaska from New Orleans in 2002 for dissertation research, Bill has lived in several areas of the state, including time working as an educator and wrestling coach in Western Alaska and in Fairbanks. 

In addition to serving as an instructor at UAS, Bill is an independent consultant to several Alaska school districts, working with student information systems and federal and state data reporting.  Bill also plays the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes; he is the Lead Bagpiper with Ketchikan’s Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums, and also performs at select solo engagements.  Bill enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Frankie, a science teacher in Ketchikan, and their small children, Liam, Neila, and Torran.

Other

Advising contact for all distance-based students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.

Ali Ziegler

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 228-4563

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, room 508, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan

Ann Spehar

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 228-4559Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 506, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Ann Spehar earned a Masters in Applied Economics at Seattle University in Washington State where she also earned two undergraduate degrees in economics and math at the University of Washington. She holds a Master in Education in curriculum and instruction from Montana State University and has two years of study toward a doctorate degree in economics at Washington State University and the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Courses Taught

Ann Spehar is currently an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Alaska Southeast. She is responsible for designing, developing and instructing online asynchronous courses in Money and Banking, International Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and principles courses.

Other

Spehar’s field of interest is the theory of the endogenous business cycles. She has studied the 1930’s U.S. ‘Great Depression’ extensively, and has compared it to the 2008 financial crisis. Spehar has recently published two papers on that topic in the World Economics Journal.   She has also published in the International Journal of Wilderness.

Spehar has also worked as a consultant in industry, with areas of expertise in mathematical modeling, software engineering and project management. She worked 15 years at the Boeing Company, supporting clients that included Bell Laboratories, AT&T Long Lines, McDonnell Douglas and Hanford Nuclear Facility. She served in executive leadership at the Boeing Company in Seattle and received over 700 hours of Boeing Company training when that company was expanding its territory beyond aviation into computer timesharing services to the world. At the time, Boeing Computer Services (BCS) provided cutting edge computer engineering consultation to 148 government and commercial customers.

Ann Spehar was born in Fairbanks, Alaska “before it was a state” where her father served as editor of the Fairbanks Daily News Minor and headed up AP for Alaska.  She has recently moved from Montana with her husband Alex and Australian Shepherd Montana.

Dan Aalbers

Assistant Professor

Phone: 907-796-6436

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Research

The participation of psychologists in the U.S. torture program

Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday: 2–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 4–5 p.m.
 
 

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