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2017-2018 Curriculum Committee Members

Chair (non-voting)

Colleen McKenna

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6349Second Phone:


Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 113, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Courses Taught

Web Foundations, Web Authoring

Career Education

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141


Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


Ms. Gilcrist was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she received an Associates of Arts in drafting Technology. Robin moved to Hawaii in the early eighties and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii before leaving for Alaska. Ms. Gilcrist has worked as a drafter and designer since 1980 in California, Hawaii and Alaska, working for large architectural firms as well as small construction businesses. Since moving to Juneau in the fall of 1993 she has been working full-time designing custom homes, remodels and additions. Ms. Gilcrist owns her own residential design business, Interline Design. She also is actively involved in creating affordable housing through volunteer work with Housing First and Habitat for Humanity.


Heather L Batchelder

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6029Fax: 796-6550


School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, Rm. 106, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


M.A., Ph.D. - University of Central Florida

B.A. - University of Florida


Sol Neely

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 796-6411Fax: 796-6406


Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


David B. Cox II

Assistant Professor, Technical Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6345


Egan Library

Egan Library, Rm. 203, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


MSLIS from Syracuse University, 2013 BA in History from University of Denver, 2007


Alaska Library Association Member


David was hired as the library Serials Assistant in November 2013, adding Electronic Resources to the position October 2014. In April 2017, David became the Technical Services Librarian.

Natural Science

Michael O. Navarro

Assistant Professor of Marine Fisheries

Phone: 796-6293


Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Anderson Bldg, 205 F, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


  • 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

Social Science

Daniel Monteith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6413Fax: 796-6406


Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 221, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


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.


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

Ketchikan (non-voting)

John Radzilowski

Associate Professor of History

Phone: 228-4541


Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 503, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus


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.


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

Sitka (non-voting)

Kitty LaBounty

Assistant Professor, Biology

Phone: 747-9432


Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus


B.S. University of Washington

M.S. University of California at Riverside 

Provost's Office

Gillian R. Hays

Academic and Faculty Services Coordinator

Phone: 796-6147


Karen Carey


Phone: 796-6486Fax: 796-6469


Provost Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 209, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus


  • Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. School Psychology, University of Nevada
  • B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University

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