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

Leah N. Gregg

Administrative Assistant - Environmental Sciences and Math, Juneau

Phone: 796-6485Fax: 796-6406

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Michelle Warrenchuk

Administrative Assistant - Biology and Chemistry, Juneau

Phone: 796-6200Fax: 796-6447

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Pat Dryer

Research Professional

Phone: 796-6369

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 352, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biology and Marine Biology

Phone

  • Information: 796-6200

Fax

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Address

Anderson Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (AND1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Juneau Faculty

Sherry Tamone

Professor of Biology, Natural Sciences Department Chair

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.


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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

Michael Stekoll

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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. 

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Curriculum vitae

Courses Taught

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

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 

Keith Marlin Cox

Assistant Professor of Marine Fisheries

Phone: 796-6586Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 2056, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Fish Physiology and Bioenergetics: West Virginia University
  • M.S., Aquatic Ecology: Texas State University
  • B.S., Biology: Centenary College of Louisiana

Biography

For the past three years, Dr. Cox has served as the Director for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering (ANSEP) program at UAS and has taught microbiology in the department.

Prior to coming to UAS, Dr. Cox worked as a Fisheries Research Scientist and ANSEP Liaison for the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service Auke Bay Laboratory, and was the science chair at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka. Upon the closure of Sheldon Jackson, Dr. Cox served as the first Chair and co-founder of the board of the Sitka Sound Science Center. He is the co-founder of Certified Quality Foods, Inc., a seafood technology company that manufactures electrical impedance based quality and composition analyzers.

Susan L. Kendig

Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 796-6275Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Sitka Faculty

Deborah Barnett

Adjunct, Biology

Phone: 747-7700

Email:

Sitka Campus

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison:
B.S.   Biochemistry May 1990 
M.S.   Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Dec. 1992  
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology: Developmental Biology Dec. 1995  

Research

Research interests include prenatal programming metabolic and reproductive disorders, programming of the stress axis, neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive behavior and fertility, and the physiology/epidemiology of gestational weight gain in humans. I am interested in the physiological consequences that environmental disruption during important developmental stages can have on adult health.  In particular, I am interested in how the hypothalamus is programmed during its development.

Publications

Abbott DH, Bruns CR, Barnett DK, Dunaif A, Dumesic DA, Tarantal AF (2010) Experimentally-induced gestational androgen excess disrupts glucoregulation and stimulates growth in fetal and neonatal female rhesus monkeys J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:2038-2049

Dumesic DA, Patankar MS, Barnett DK, Lesnick TG, Hutcherson BA, Abbott DH. (2009) Early prenatal androgenization results in diminished ovarian reserve in adult female rhesus monkeys. Hum Reprod 2009.

Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Levine JE, Padmanabhan V, Dumesic DA, Jacoris S, Tarantal AF. (2008)  Endocrine antecedents of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in fetal and infant prenatally androgenized female rhesus monkeys.  Biol Reprod Jul; 79(1):154-63.

Barnett DK, Bunnell, TM, Millar RP and Abbott DH. (2006) Gonadotropin-releasing hormone II stimulates female sexual behavior in marmoset monkeys. Endocrinol 147(1):615-23.

Abbott DH, Bruns CM, Barnett DK, Dumesic DA (2006) Fetal programming of polycystic ovary syndrome. In: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 2nd Edition. W.G. Kovacs and R.L. Norman (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 262-287.

Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Bruns CM, Dumesic DA. (2005) Androgen excess fetal programming of female reproduction: a developmental aetiology for polycystic ovary syndrome? Hum Reprod Update 11(4):357-74. Review.

Abbott DH, Fong SC, Barnett DK, Dumesic DA (2004) Nonhuman primates contribute unique understanding to anovulatory infertility in women. ILAR 45(2):116-131.

Barnett DK, and Abbott DH. (2003) Reproductive adaptations to a large-brained fetus open a vulnerability to anovulation similar to polycystic ovary syndrome.  Am J Hum Bio 15:296-319.

Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Colman RJ and Schultz-Darken NJ. (2003) Aspects of basic biology and life history of common marmosets important for biomedical research.  J Comp Med 53:339-350.

Barnett DK, Kimura J, Clayton MK and Bavister BD. (1997) Glucose and phosphate toxicity in hamster preimplantation embryos involves disruption of cellular organization, including distribution of active mitochondria.  Molec Reprod Dev 48:1-11.

Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1996) Inhibitory effect of glucose and phosphate on the second cleavage division of hamster embryos: is it linked to metabolism? Human Reprod 11:177-183.

Barnett DK, Kimura J, Bavister BD. (1996) Translocation of active mitochondria during hamster preimplantation embryo development studied by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Dev Dynamics 205, 64-72.

Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1996) What is the relationship between metabolism of preimplantation embryos and their developmental competence in vitro.  Molec Reprod Dev 43, 105-143.

Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1992) Hypotaurine requirement for in vitro development of golden hamster one-cell embryos into morulae and blastocysts, and production of term offspring from in vitro fertilized ova. Biol Reprod 47, 297-304.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

B111: Anatomy and Physiology I
B112: Anatomy and Physiology II
B240: Introduction to Microbiology

Marnie Chapman

Professor, 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, 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, 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, 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, Biology

Phone: 747-7752

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

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

Staff

Sara Caldwell

Biology Lab Technician

Phone: 796-6316Second Phone:

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: 796-6523

Email

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6406

Address

Hendrickson Bldg
Room 107
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

Brian Buma

Asst. Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology

Phone: 796-6410

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 226, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.brianbuma.com

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder- Ph.D. - Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

•Landscape-scale interacting disturbances and successional trajectories of recovering vegetation, resilience of corresponding ecosystem services in a changing climate, the role of management.

Western Washington University- M.A. - Masters in Teaching, Woodring College of Education                                                                                                                                         

•Thesis:  Inquiry education in high school science
•Multicultural science education

Western Washington University- B.S.   - Biology Department

• B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry

 Curriculum Vitae                                                                                                                                                                  

Affiliations

•Hi’iaka sustainability science program, linking indigenous and academic research (current)

•NSF NOVUS research coordination network (Biogeochemical Environments, current)

•Ecological Society of America (2007-current)

•International Association of Landscape Ecology (2008-current)

•Society for Conservation Biology (2008-2010)

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/

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
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • 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 Associate

Phone: 796-6046

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences

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)

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

Geography

Phone

  • Information: 796-6000

Address

Soboleff Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way
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

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

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.

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

Kevin Maier

Associate Professor of English, Humanities Department Chair

Phone: 796-6021Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Education

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

John Radzilowski

Associate 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! Dzień dobry! Buenas días! Welcome to my faculty homepage!

I teach history and geography at UAS. Over the years, I’ve held a variety of jobs ranging from farm laborer, to small-town journalist, to research assistant to a member of the British parliament, to freelance writer. I joined the UAS faculty on the Ketchikan campus in fall 2007. Prior to moving to Alaska, I taught history courses at University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and Anoka-Ramsey Community 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 and central and eastern Europe. My current research topics include immigrant demography and epidemiology, crime and deviance among Polish immigrants in the U.S., the ethnic groups of southeast Alaska, anti-communism among American ethnic groups, and the problems of modern Polish history. I am currently editing a collected volume of translated articles on the activities of the communist security services in Poland since 1944. This will be the first book of published research in English based on previous closed files of secret police.

I am a fellow at the Piast Institute: A National Center for Polish and Polish-American Affairs and past president of the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota. I am also currently contributing editor for the Encyclopedia of American Immigration (second edition). I am the author or co-author of 13 books including Traveler’s History of Poland (2007), Minnesota (2006), The Eagle and the Cross: A History of Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (2003), and Community of Strangers: Change, Turnover, and Turbulence and the Transformation of a Midwestern Country Town (1999). I’ve also written numerous reports, articles, and reviews in publications such as Journal of American Ethnic History, Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Polish American Studies,American Heritage of Invention and Technology, and Minnesota History. In 2006, I received the Oskar Halecki Prize from the Polish American Historical Association for my book Poles in Minnesota.

Curriculum Vitae

Erica Hill

Associate 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).

In 2016, Erica was selected to be a Fulbright–NSF Arctic Research Scholar. She will spend the fall of 2016 on sabbatical at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

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 inResearch 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.

Mathematics

Phone

  • Information: 796-6518

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.

Curiculum 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

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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

Megan started at UAS in Fall 2009. In addition to teaching mathematics, probability, and statistics, she is interested in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Her research interests include applications of probability modeling, in particular with respect to ecology and biology, as well as numerical and error analyses.

Outside of academics, Megan enjoys most things active and done with friends. At the top of the current list is trail running, volleyball, and Latin dancing. When time allows, she also enjoys cooking & baking, watching movies, and catching (& gutting) fish.

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
 
 

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