Faculty


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Rosemarie J. Alexander-Isett
Term Assistant Professor of Communication
Juneau
M.A., Ph.D. Michigan State University

Jason M. Amundson
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Juneau
B.S. University of Minnesota
M.S., Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Susan Andrews
Term Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau
B.S. Ed. Southwest Texas University
M.Ed. National-Louis University

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Valerie Barber
Adjunct Faculty of Chemistry
Sitka
B.S. Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Heather L. Batchelder
Associate Professor of Education
Juneau
B.A. University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D. University of Central Florida

Terissia Bell
Assistant Professor of Health Information Management
Sitka
A.A.S., B.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Carolyn A. Bergstrom
Associate Professor of Marine Biology
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.S. University of Arizona
Ph.D. University of Victoria, British Columbia

Brian Blitz
Professor of Mathematics
Juneau
B.S. University of Chicago
M.S. Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. Washington State University

Angela Bowers
Term Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology
Sitka
B.S. University of Wisconsin-EAU Claire

Michael Boyer
Associate Professor of Law Science
Juneau
B.L.A. University of Alaska Southeast
M.S. Texas A&M Commerce
J.D. University of Oregon

Charla A. Brown
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
Juneau
B.A., M.S. Lamar University
Ph.D. Brigham Young University

Jennifer Brown
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ketchikan
B.A. Fort Lewis College
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Heather Burge
Term Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages
Juneau

Megan Buzby
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Juneau
B.A. Adams State University
M.S., Ph.D. Colorado State University

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Marnie Chapman
Professor of Biology
Sitka
B.A., M.A. Humboldt State University
M.S. Saint Joseph College

Cathy L. Connor
Professor of Geology, Emerita
Juneau
B.S., M.S. Stanford University
Ph.D. University of Montana

David B. Cox II
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Serials and Electronic Resources
Juneau
B.A. University of Denver
M.S.L.I.S. Syracuse University

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Roblin Gray Davis
Adjunct Faculty of Education
Juneau
B.A. Fairhaven College
M.A. Western Washington University
M.F.A. Naropa University

Andrea L. Dewees
Associate Professor of Spanish
Juneau
B.A. The Evergreen State College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan

Kathy DiLorenzo
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Juneau
B.S., M.P.A., D.A. Idaho State University

Tom Dolan
Power Technology Program Head
Term Assistant Professor
Juneau
A.A.S. University of Alaska Anchorage

Melissa Dolese
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Juneau
B.A., M.A. Montclair State University
M.A. Brooklyn College
Ph.D. City University of New York

Jill Dumesnil
Professor of Mathematics
Juneau
B.S. Lamar University
M.S., Ph.D. Louisiana State University

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Justin Fantasia
Term Assistant Professor of Construction Technology
Juneau
B.S. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Clint J. Farr
Adjunct of Medical Sciences
Juneau
B.S., M. S. Colorado State University

Susie Feero
Associate Professor of Health Information Management
Sitka
B.A. University of Hawaii, Hilo
M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast

Jason B. Fellman
Term Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Juneau
B.S. University of Scranton
M.S. Washington State University
Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Marjorie Fields
Professor of Education, Emerita
Juneau
B.A. Central Washington State University
M.S. Portland State University
Ed.D. Arizona State University

Stephen P. Florian
Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication
Ketchikan
M.A. California State University Northridge

Steffen Frazier
Term Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology
Juneau

Virgil Fredenberg
Professor of Education
Juneau
B.S., M.S., Ed.D. Montana State University

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Robin Gilcrist
Construction Technology Program Head
Associate Professor of Construction Technology
Juneau
A.A. Sacramento City College
B.A. University of Hawaii, Manoa
M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast

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Richard Hacker
Professor of Law Science, Emeritus
Juneau
B.A. St. Mary of the Lake University
M.S.W. University of Maryland
J.D. University of New Mexico

Julie Hamilton
Business and Public Administration Department Chair
Associate Professor of Accounting
Juneau
B.S. Arizona State University
M.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast
C.P.A. State of Alaska

Kim Hanisch
Term Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Juneau
B.S. Chadron State College
M.A. Bemidji State University

Elizabeth Hartley
Term Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau
B.A. College of Sante Fe
M.A. University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D. University of Colorado

John Hartog III
Adjunct Faculty of Philosophy
Sitka
M.A. University of Minnesota
Th.D. Central Baptist Seminary
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Sherry Hassell
Adjunct Faculty of Accounting
Juneau
B.B.A., M.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast
C.P.A. State of Alaska

Forest Haven
Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies
Juneau

Christopher Hay-Jahans
Professor of Mathematics
Juneau
B.S. University of Oregon
M.A. University of Maine
D.A. Idaho State University

Ernestine Hayes
Professor of English, Emerita
Juneau
B.L.A. University of Alaska Southeast
M.F.A. University of Alaska Anchorage

Kaia Henrickson
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
Information Literacy Librarian
Juneau
B.F.A. Corcoran College of Art and Design
M.A.T. University of Alaska Southeast
M.L.I.S. Simmons College

Erica Hill
Professor of Anthropology
Juneau
B.A. University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Dustin Hofeling
Adjunct Faculty of Business Administration
Juneau
B.S. Southern Utah University
M.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Lisa Hoferkamp
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Juneau
B.S. University of Idaho
M.S. Florida State University
Ph.D. University of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

Elizabeth Hoffman
Adjunct Faculty of Information Systems
Juneau
B.A. University of Montana
M.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Eran Hood
Professor of Environmental Science
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.A. Harvard College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Colorado

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Colleen Ianuzzi
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ketchikan
B.S., M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Mischa Jackson
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Juneau

Haley Johnson
Adjunct Faculty of Business Administration
Juneau
B.S. University of Central Texas
M.B.A. University of Texas Arlington

Tommy Joseph
Adjunct Faculty of Northwest Coast Arts
Sitka

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Jeremy Kane
Associate Professor of Art
Juneau
B.F.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.F.A. Ohio University

Susan Koester
Professor of Communication, Emerita
Juneau
B.A., M.A. San Diego State University
Ph.D. The Union Institute

Kevin Krein
Professor of Philosophy
Juneau
B.A. Willamette University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Toronto

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Michael LaBarge
Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation
Ketchikan
B.A. College of Saint Rose
USCG Approved Instructor

Kitty LaBounty
Term Associate Professor of Biology
Sitka
B.S. University of Washington
M.S. University of California at Riverside

Jonas Lamb
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
Public Services Librarian
Juneau
B.A. University of Michigan
M.L.I.S. Drexel University

Rod Landis
Professor of English, Emeritus
Ketchikan
B.S. Toccoa Falls College
M.A. University of Georgia
M. Litt. Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College

Joe Liddle
Professor of Mathematics
Sitka
B.S. Northern Michigan University
M.S. Western Washington University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Roby Littlefield
Adjunct Faculty of Alaskan Languages
Sitka

Jeffrey Lofthus
Professor of Education
Juneau
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Marilyn Lumba
Term Assistant Professor of CNA
Juneau
R.N. State of Alaska
B.S.N. North Davao Colleges

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Kevin Maier
Professor of English
Juneau
B.A. Western Washington University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Oregon

Joel A. Markis
Program Director of Fisheries Technology
Associate Professor of Fisheries Technology
Sitka
B.S. Montana State University
M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Jon Martin
Assistant Professor of Biology
Sitka
B.S., M.S. Portland State University

Kelly McCormick
Adjunct Faculty of Education
Juneau
B.S. Portland State University
M.A.T. University of Alaska Southeast

Colleen McKenna
Professor of Information Systems
Juneau
B.A. St. Michael’s College
M.S.L.I.S. Florida State University
M.S. University of Illinois Springfield

Ljubomir (LJ) Medenica
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Juneau
B.S., M.B.A. University of Belgrade
D.B.A. California Coast University

Konrad Meister
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Juneau
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Ruhr University Bochum
Certified Intercultural Engineer

Daniel Monteith
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Juneau
B.A., M.A. University of Chicago
M.A., Ph.D. Michigan State University

Barbara Morgan
Instructor of General Studies
Ketchikan
M.A.T. University of Alaska Southeast

Roman Motyka
Research Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Institute, UAF
Juneau
B.A. St. Mary’s University
M.S. Michigan State University
Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Sonia Nagorski
Associate Professor of Geology
Juneau
B.A. Amherst College
M.S., Ph.D. University of Montana

Michael Navarro
Assistant Professor of Marine Fisheries
Juneau
B.S. University of California Los Angeles
M.S. California State University Fullerton
Ph.D. University of California San Diego

Neil Nickerson
Term Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation
Ketchikan
B.S. Arizona State University
M.A. Naval War College New Port RI
Master, Any Gross tons upon oceans
USCG approved instructor

David Hoogland Noon
Professor of History
Juneau
B.A. James Madison University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Larry O'Loane
Term Assistant Professor of Power Technology
Ketchikan
A.A.S. Oregon Institute of Technology

Jason Ohler
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Juneau
B.A. University of Toronto
M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University

Lawrence Lee Oldaker
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Juneau
B.S. Appalachian State University
M.Ed. The College of William and Mary
Ed.D. University of Georgia

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Heidi Pearson
Associate Professor of Marine Biology
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.S. Duke University
Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Art Petersen
Professor of English, Emeritus
Juneau
A.A. Sierra College
B.A., M.A. California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D. The Union Institute

Andrzej Piotrowski
Natural Sciences Department Chair
Professor of Mathematics
Juneau
B.S., M.S. University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. University of Hawaii

Katarzyna Polanska
Term Assistant Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Ketchikan
B.A. San Fransico State University
M.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

James E. Powell
Assistant Research Professor, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center
Juneau
B.A. Rochester Institute of Technology
M.P.A. University of Alaska Southeast
Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Timothy Powers Jr.
Adjunct Faculty of Information Systems
Juneau
B.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Wayne Price
Term Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts
Juneau

Allen Puckett
Term Assistant Professor of Welding Technology
Sitka
AWS Certified Welding Educator
AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Sanjay Pyare
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.A. Hartwick College
Ph.D. University of Nevada

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John Radzilowski
Professor of History
Ketchikan
B.A. SW State University
Ph.D. Arizona State University

Lisa K. Richardson
Associate Professor of Education
Juneau
B.A. Montana State University
M.A. Middlebury College
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Charmaine Robinson
Assistant Professor of Science
Ketchikan
B.S. University of California, Davis

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Greg Sampson-Gruener
Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau
B.S. Oregon Institute of Technology
M.S. Southern Oregon University
Ph. D. Oregon State University

Amy K. Samuel
Medical Assisting Program Director
Term Associate Professor of Medical Assisting
Sitka
A.S. Whatcom Community College
B.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Paulette Schirmer
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Juneau
B.S. Metropolitan State College of Denver
M.B.A. Regis University
D.B.A. University of Phoenix

Jerry Schoenberger
Term Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Juneau
B.A. University of Guam
M.A. Consortium of California State Universities & Colleges

Julie Schram
Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology
Juneau
B.S. Western Washington University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham

Priscilla Schulte
Ketchikan Campus Director
Professor of Anthropology/Sociology
Ketchikan
B.A., M.A. University of Connecticut
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Richard F. Simpson
Assistant Professor of Humanities
Juneau
B.A., M.A. University of Florida
Ph.D. Stanford University

Kristy Smith
Term Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Juneau
B.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast
M.B.A. Jones International University
D.M. University of Phoenix
Certified Senior Professional of Human Resources

Katy Spangler
Professor of Education, Emerita
Juneau
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Washington

Joseph Spink
Term Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Juneau
B.S. Beloit College
M.A.T. University of Arizona

Michael Stekoll
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Emeritus
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.S. Stanford University
Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles

Janice Straley
Term Professor of Marine Biology
Sitka
B.S. University of Washington
M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Jay Szczepanski
Term Assistant Professor of English
Juneau
B.A. Flagler College
M.A. Florida State University

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David Tallmon
Professor of Biology
Juneau
(affiliate appointment with UAF)
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz
M.S., Ph.D. University of Montana

Sherry Tamone
Professor of Biology, Emerita
Juneau
B.S. San Francisco State University
Ph.D. University of California at Davis

Thomas Fox Thornton
Director of Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center
Professor of Environment and Society
Juneau
B.A. Swarthmore College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Washington

Sara Tomczuk
Term Assistant Professor of Support Services
Sitka
B.A. The College of New Jersey
M.A., Ph.D. University of Washington

Math Trafton
Associate Professor of English
Sitka
B.S., B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder

Pete Traxler
Executive Dean of Career Education
Assistant Professor of Construction Technology
Juneau
B.B.A. Crown College
M.P.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Lance (X̱’unei) A. Twitchell
Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages
Juneau
B.A. University of Minnesota
M.F.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ph.D. University of Hawaii, Hilo

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William Urquhart II
Social Sciences Department Chair
Associate Professor of Sociology
Ketchikan
B.S. Oregon State University
M.A., Ph.D. Tulane University

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Lora E. Vess
Associate Professor of Sociology
Juneau
B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.A. Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Neil Voelckers
Term Assistant Professor of Power Technology
Juneau
A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast

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Forest J. Wagner
Humanities Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies
Juneau
B.L.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Emily Wall
Professor of English
Juneau
B.A. Colby College
M.F.A. University of Arizona

Robin Walz
Professor of History, Emeritus
Juneau
B.A. Whitworth College
M.A. San Francisco State University
Ph.D. University of California at Davis

Jennifer Ward
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
Outreach Services Librarian
Juneau
A.L.B. Harvard Extension School
M.L.I.S. University of Hawaii, Manoa

Peggy Weaver
Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration
Juneau
B.A. Antioch University

Mary Wegner
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Juneau
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast
Ed.D. Pepperdine University

Jennifer Welsh
Term Assistant Professor of History
Juneau
B.A. University of Richmond
M.A. Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

Teague Whalen
Associate Professor of English and Communication
Ketchikan
B.A. University of Michigan
M.F.A. Northern Michigan University

Lauren Wild
Term Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology
Sitka
B.A. Brandeis University
M.S. University of St. Andrews
Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Glenn D. Wright
Associate Professor of Political Science
Juneau
B.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.A.T. University of Alaska Southeast
M.A., Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder

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Elizabeth Zacher
Term Assistant Professor of Art
Sitka
B.F.A. The Hartford Art School
M.F.A. Ohio University

Alison Ziegler
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ketchikan
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan

Darcie Ziel
Term Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Sitka
B.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.S. University of Alaska Anchorage