2014-2015 Curriculum Committee Members
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math
B.S. University of Oregon; M.A. University of Maine; D.A. Idaho State University
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).
Assistant Professor of Education
School of Education
1988: Bachelor’s of Elementary Education, Natural Sciences emphasis, U. of Alaska Juneau
2006: Master’s of Elementary Education, Ed. Technology emphasis, U. of Alaska Southeast
2008: Master’s of Educational Leadership K-12, U. of Alaska Anchorage
2014-2015: PhD Candidate, Indigenous Studies, Research emphasis, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
2014-2015: Mellon Dissertation Fellow Scholar, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
Alberta started teaching at UAS in the fall of 2010. Prior to UAS, she was teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, while teaching for UAS as an adjunct faculty professor. Before the metro DC grand experience, she retired from twenty years of teaching, coaching, then coordinating various federal Native education grants with the Juneau School District.
She greatly enjoys her doctoral program, as she is conducting research on current Alaska Native PhD graduates and influential factors that helped them attain there degree. She is Tsimshian (killer whale phratry), Alutiiq, Hispanic, Russian, German, and Swedish.
In addition to academia, she enjoys spending her free time with her family. Alberta enjoys watching her son, Bruce play high school basketball, and she enjoys playing volleyball, traveling and learning about other cultures, and watching a ridiculous Hallmark romance while cooking. She is looking forward to picking up her other interests after she attains her PhD.
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Information Literacy Librarian
Associate Professor of Accounting
BA - Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
(Economics, Accounting & Business Admin.)
MBA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Keenan-Flagler School of Business
JD - University of Arizona at Tucson
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
CGMA - AICPA
Member Alaska Bar (Attorney)
Anselm's experience includes positions as the Chief Financial Officer for the Alaska Retirement Systems, Dep. Commissioner Dept. of Administration, CFO and CIO in a managed Hospital Corporation of America hospital, Alaska Treasury Comptroller, Legislative Audit and Computer Audit Manager, Controller for the City & Borough of Juneau, Senior Auditor with an International CPA Firm.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 228-4527 , Fax: 225-3624
Arts and Sciences Department, Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Sociology,
Ph.D., MA, Tulane 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.
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.
Advising contact for all distance-based students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.
Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation
Phone: 228-4575 , Fax: 225-3895
Career Education: Marine Transportation
Capt. Miller's Online Radar Refresher course was the first of its kind in the Nation. This USCG approved course enables mariners to study online material at home and when ready, come to either UAS Ketchikan or UAS Juneau to take the test.
Master 100 Ton/OUPV
Captain Miller is a hawespiper, beginning as an Ordinary Seaman, working his way up to Able Bodied Seaman and then Mate/Relief Master on various coastal freighters, and Alaska Marine Highway vessels as well as a 25,000 ton container ship. He was employed for eight years as a Chief Mate / Relief Captain aboard the M/V Polar Venture, a 151 Ton (669 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter and the M/V Sea Trader, a 360 Ton (1200 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter. In his off time he has filled in as Mate aboard several tugboats and as Captain on small passenger vessels.
Captain Miller is currently the Marine Transportation Department Head and lead professor of Marine Transportation at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus. He is USCG approved to teach almost every Maritime course that the University offers and has been the driving force behind the rapid expansion of the program, increasing the Marine Transportation Department's curriculum offerings more than four-fold in his 10 years as department head. For recreation, Captain Miller enjoys hiking and sailing his 24 and 30 ft sailboats throughout Southeast Alaska.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Outdoor Studies
Arts and Sciences - Humanities
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.