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Safe Zone Group

The purpose of Safe Zone is to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on the UAS campus, making our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Safe Zone prepares primarily staff and faculty members to serve as a resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning issues, and also strives to educate the campus community about the Safe Zone program.

Although transgender refers to gender identity and not necessarily sexual orientation, this is also a sexual minority group that is unfairly discriminated against, and therefore is included in the Safe Zone program.

Margie Thomson

Coordinator for Disability and Counseling Services; Safe Zone Coordinator

Phone: 796-6465 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

SRC: Counseling, SRC: Disability Services,

Mourant Bldg, 1st Floor

Juneau Campus

Marsha Squires

Coordinator, Academic Exchange and Study Abroad

Phone: 796-6455

Email:

SRC: Academic Exchanges and Study Abroad

Mourant Bldg, 1st Floor

Juneau Campus

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

Other:

Advising contact for all international students, exchange students, and back-up advisor for general advising through the Student Resource Center (SRC).

Beatrice Franklin

Library Assistant (Interlibrary Loan & Public Services)

Phone: 796-6470

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 202

Juneau Campus

Education:

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, (International Relations); M.Ed., American University

Biography:

Beatrice is a 30+ year Juneau resident who has been on the Egan Library staff since 1996.  She is fluent in French and travels to exotic places.  Her favorite pastimes are playing tennis, drawing and painting, and reading.  She also loves cats (and dogs).

Other:

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Gloria Merry

Media Supervisor

Phone: 796-6374

Email:

I.T. Services

Egan Library, Library 103

Juneau Campus

Kolene E. James

Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center (NRSC)

Phone: 796-6454 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

SRC: Native and Rural Student Center

Mourant Bldg, Rm 110

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/nrsc/index.html

Education:

B.L.A., University Alaska Southeast.

Biography:

Allow me to introduce myself: my Tlingit name is DaxKilatch. My name comes from the Head of the Nass River. My parents are Francis and Norma Jean Dunne. I am the child of the Tsimshian through my father's tribe. I am Tlingit Gaanax.adi from the Taantakwaan, people of Tongass. I am also Tsimshian Ggan haa da of Metlakatla on my mother's side (Metlakatla is the only reservation here in Alaska). I was raised in the village of Saxman (outside of Ketchikan city limits) for the better half of my childhood and spent most of my summers in Metlakatla with my beloved grandmother, Jessie Ridley. I am also the grandchild of the Teikweidi, Tsimshian, Irish, and I have Haida in my bloodline as well. I am very proud of my Native and non-Native heritage! I am also a proud parent of my three children Devon, Kordell, and Corinne, and a proud wife to Lyle James, Kaagwaantaan of Hoonah.

I recently graduated with my B.L.A. from UAS, and I am currently looking into a master's degree program. I am the coordinator for the Native & Rural Student Center, an academic advisor, and advisor for the student club Wooch.Een.

As coordinator for the Native and Rural Student Center, I provide services to assist Native and Rural students adjust to college life here at UAS. We offer staff and support services to help improve Native student success and retention rates in higher learning. This is done through academic advising and support, assistance with registration, course selection and scheduling, as well as peer advising, mentoring, and special orientations.

The Center offers opportunities and special events on and off campus to help develop leadership skills in its student members. It is a place for students to meet, form friendships, receive support and peer mentoring.

The Center sponsors leadership activities, scholarship fairs and other gatherings where student participation is highly encouraged. For example, we host the UA Native Oratory Society contest at UAS, where students compete in a professional forum while speaking on topics of importance to the Native community.

Wooch.een, the Alaska Native students' club (which means, "working together" in the Tlingit language) has played an important role in planning and hosting student events at UAS and in the Juneau Community at large.

Wooch.een hosts several major events each year, including lectures by distinguished Native authors and scholars during Native American Heritage month in November. These and other social events help integrate the community and foster a better understanding of Native history, cultural and social issues. The organization has done a great deal to promote academics, student retention and leadership on campus.

In addition to the coordinating and advising portion of my position, I also support and work with the TRIO Student Support Services program, the UAS PITAS (Preparing Indigenous Teachers for Alaskan Schools) scholars, Early Scholars at Juneau Douglas High school, Juneau Youth Correctional students, and the All Nations Children dance group.

Other:

Club Advisor to GSA, Wooch.een, and PITAAS Support

Richard Hitchcock

Procurement Services Manager

Phone: 796-6493 Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Becky Iverson

Counseling Services, Clinician

Phone: 796-6514 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

Jennifer A. Malecha

Disability Services Specialist

Phone: 796-6000 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

SRC: Disability Services

Mourant Bldg, 1st Floor

Juneau Campus

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

Eric Lingle

Database Coordinator

Phone: 796-6069 Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Admissions

Novatney Bldg, Admissions

Juneau Campus

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

Biography:

Eric grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He attended the University of California Santa Cruz where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History.  Between 2007 and 2009, Eric served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in eastern Uganda.  After returning to the United States, he undertook several projects with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Bureau of Land Management before joining the University of Alaska Southeast.
 
Eric greatly enjoys skiing, boating, diving, and coffee.

Eric W. Scott

Director of Campus Life, Title IX Resource Staff

Phone: 796-6389 Fax: 796-6387

Email:

Activities and Housing

Student Housing, Lodge, 100b

Juneau Campus

Colin T Osterhout

Web Coordinator

Phone: 796-6576

Email:

Public and Media Relations

Soboleff Annex, 101E

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/pr/index.html

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Computer Engineering

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1999

Master of Education, Education Technology

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, 2014

Biography:

Like many other Juneauites, I came to Juneau from the Lower 48 almost 12 years ago for just a summer but fell in love with the people and the area they call home.  I promptly traded an old, loud, underpowered, Kawasaki for a louder, rustier, and even more underpowered Subaru and a pair of Xtratuffs, excited for the opportunity to live, work, and play in Southeast Alaska.  Outside of work I enjoy judo, hockey, playing music, and more importantly, spending time with my wife and family.

I look forward to working with the marketing / PR team to highlight the great work of students, faculty, and staff of UAS.  Throughout my career as engineer, programmer, network administrator, and more recently as K-12 technology specialist, I have found that the ominously omnipresent "other duties as assigned" can be the most challenging and rewarding.

Sara Caldwell

Biology Lab Technician

Phone: 796-6316 Second Phone: 723-8081

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Anderson Bldg, Rm 310

Juneau Campus

Denise Carl

Academic Advisor

Phone: 796-6090

Email:

Arts and Sciences Department

Soboleff Bldg

Juneau Campus

Education:

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

Nina Chordas

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 796-6407 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Juneau Campus

Margo A. Connolly-Masson

Admissions Representative

Phone: 796-6067 Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Admissions

Novatney Bldg

Juneau Campus

Biography:

Margo is from New Bedford, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. from the University of Maine. She has spent time working as an environmental educator and fish and wildlife technician in Massachusetts, South Carolina, Maine, Kodiak, and Juneau. She enjoys painting, kayaking, and playing ice hockey and tennis.

Janelle M. Cook

Financial Aid Coordinator

Phone: 796-6255

Email:

Financial Aid

Novatney Bldg, Rm. 211

Juneau Campus

Kayti Coonjohn

Administrative Generalist III

Phone: 796-6452

Email:

Kaya C. Day

Administrative Assistant - Humanities

Phone: 796-6405 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Mae Delcastillo

Administrative Manager

Phone: 796-6335

Email:

Student Services

Novatney Bldg

Juneau Campus

Kathy DiLorenzo

Director of the Master of Public Administration Program & Associate Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6418 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

SOM: Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 129

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.

Jill Dumesnil

Professor of Mathematics, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences

Phone: 796-6242

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math

Soboleff Bldg, Rm 225

Juneau Campus

Education:

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

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.

William Elliott

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 796-6419

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, WB 208

Juneau Campus

Beatrice Franklin

Library Assistant (Interlibrary Loan & Public Services)

Phone: 796-6470

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 202

Juneau Campus

Education:

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, (International Relations); M.Ed., American University

Biography:

Beatrice is a 30+ year Juneau resident who has been on the Egan Library staff since 1996.  She is fluent in French and travels to exotic places.  Her favorite pastimes are playing tennis, drawing and painting, and reading.  She also loves cats (and dogs).

Other:

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Beth Genaux

Student Services Assistant

Phone: 796-6076

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, RM 101

Juneau Campus

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

Biography:

Elisabeth was born and raised in Fairbanks and moved to Juneau in 2009 to study at UAS.  She previously worked at the Keith B Mather Library in the International Arctic Research Center for a year at UAF and then at the UAS Bookstore for over 4 years as a student assistant and fair trade specialist.  She is continuing her degree in Social Sciences at the University and in her free time enjoys hiking, fishing, and disc golfing.

Patricia Gerdes

Math Specialist/Testing Coordinator

Phone: 796-6224 Fax: 796-6225

Email:

Donovan Grimes

Classroom Support Desk Coordinator

Phone: 796-6189

Email:

I.T. Services

Juneau Campus

Maren Haavig

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6353 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

SOM: Business

Novatney Bldg, Rm 115

Juneau Campus

Ernestine Hayes

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 796-6432 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 222

Juneau Campus

Erica Hill

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Social Sciences

Phone: 796-6017 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Anthropology,

Soboleff Bldg, 217

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 a background in medieval studies. She is interested in all aspects of ancient art and religion, especially the cross-cultural study of funerary ritual and sacrifice. Her most recent work involves reconstructing the religion of the Moche of Peru, a pre-Inca culture of the Pacific coast of South America.

She recently explored how the Moche conceptualized human body parts and the ways in which bones, particularly the skull, serve as objects of danger and desire in a chapter in “Skull Collection, Modification and Decoration,” edited by Michelle Bonogofsky. Erica has also published a book chapter and articles on the Moche in the journals Antiquity, Journal of Material Culture, and Cambridge Archaeological Journal and has a book chapter forthcoming in Religion, Archaeology, and the Material World, edited by Lars Fogelin.

Erica is also a zooarchaeologist and has worked with faunal assemblages from across the United States and from Chukotka, in the Russian Far East. She is interested in the exploitation of terrestrial and marine mammals in the North Pacific and in reconstructing the ritual uses of archaeological faunas. She is especially interested in the cross-cultural practice of animal burial and explored how the prehistoric Anasazi, Mimbres, Mogollon, and inhabitants of Casas Grandes treated animals in a 2000 article in the journal Kiva.

Erica teaches a variety of courses at UAS, including Biological Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, and Ethnobiology, plus surveys of archaeology, including Ancient Civilizations.

When she isn’t teaching or writing, Erica loves to travel. She is also an avid birdwatcher and can be found tramping through the forests on the weekends looking for warblers. She reads historical fiction and the New York Times Book Review with equal enthusiasm.

Richard Hitchcock

Procurement Services Manager

Phone: 796-6493 Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Janice Hollender

Administrative Manager

Phone: 796-6429

Email:

School of Education

Juneau Campus

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

Other:

Dean's Office

Kayla R Hood

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 796-6313

Email:

Activities and Housing, Student Government,

Mourant Bldg, 129

Juneau Campus

Becky Iverson

Counseling Services, Clinician

Phone: 796-6514 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

Rachel L. Jacobus

Administrative Support Technician/Accounts Payable

Phone: 796-6258

Email:

Business and Finance

Bookstore/Administrative Services

Juneau Campus

Kolene E. James

Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center (NRSC)

Phone: 796-6454 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

SRC: Native and Rural Student Center

Mourant Bldg, Rm 110

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/nrsc/index.html

Education:

B.L.A., University Alaska Southeast.

Biography:

Allow me to introduce myself: my Tlingit name is DaxKilatch. My name comes from the Head of the Nass River. My parents are Francis and Norma Jean Dunne. I am the child of the Tsimshian through my father's tribe. I am Tlingit Gaanax.adi from the Taantakwaan, people of Tongass. I am also Tsimshian Ggan haa da of Metlakatla on my mother's side (Metlakatla is the only reservation here in Alaska). I was raised in the village of Saxman (outside of Ketchikan city limits) for the better half of my childhood and spent most of my summers in Metlakatla with my beloved grandmother, Jessie Ridley. I am also the grandchild of the Teikweidi, Tsimshian, Irish, and I have Haida in my bloodline as well. I am very proud of my Native and non-Native heritage! I am also a proud parent of my three children Devon, Kordell, and Corinne, and a proud wife to Lyle James, Kaagwaantaan of Hoonah.

I recently graduated with my B.L.A. from UAS, and I am currently looking into a master's degree program. I am the coordinator for the Native & Rural Student Center, an academic advisor, and advisor for the student club Wooch.Een.

As coordinator for the Native and Rural Student Center, I provide services to assist Native and Rural students adjust to college life here at UAS. We offer staff and support services to help improve Native student success and retention rates in higher learning. This is done through academic advising and support, assistance with registration, course selection and scheduling, as well as peer advising, mentoring, and special orientations.

The Center offers opportunities and special events on and off campus to help develop leadership skills in its student members. It is a place for students to meet, form friendships, receive support and peer mentoring.

The Center sponsors leadership activities, scholarship fairs and other gatherings where student participation is highly encouraged. For example, we host the UA Native Oratory Society contest at UAS, where students compete in a professional forum while speaking on topics of importance to the Native community.

Wooch.een, the Alaska Native students' club (which means, "working together" in the Tlingit language) has played an important role in planning and hosting student events at UAS and in the Juneau Community at large.

Wooch.een hosts several major events each year, including lectures by distinguished Native authors and scholars during Native American Heritage month in November. These and other social events help integrate the community and foster a better understanding of Native history, cultural and social issues. The organization has done a great deal to promote academics, student retention and leadership on campus.

In addition to the coordinating and advising portion of my position, I also support and work with the TRIO Student Support Services program, the UAS PITAS (Preparing Indigenous Teachers for Alaskan Schools) scholars, Early Scholars at Juneau Douglas High school, Juneau Youth Correctional students, and the All Nations Children dance group.

Other:

Club Advisor to GSA, Wooch.een, and PITAAS Support

Kelly Jensen

Grant Proposal Coordinator

Phone: 796-6280

Email:

Arts and Sciences Department

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 208

Juneau Campus

Dave V. Klein

Associate Director of Campus Recreation

Phone: 796-6545

Email:

Student Recreation Center

Recreation Center

Juneau Campus

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

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations
Humboldt State University, California 1997.

United States Air Force, 4.5 years
Honorable Discharge

Courses Taught:

Routinely teach employee development classes in various aspects of the Content Management System used at UAS. Other courses taught include Digital Photography, Digital Asset Management and use of Adobe Acrobat during Staff Development programs.

Biography:

Following high school graduation in San Diego, CA I escaped the city life for the remotes of Alaska by joining the US Air Force. Stationed at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska I crewed KC-135 aerial refueling and reconnaissance aircraft.

Following my honorable discharge, I worked the summer on the "slime line" working in the canneries of Bristol Bay, Alaska to get the feel for Alaska life outside the military. Although the life of cannery work was never in my cards, I did enjoy the comradery of working in a fish camp, enough to return for several summers while pursuing my degree from Humboldt State University in northern California.

Kayaking in S.E. Alaska, taking a breakWhile attending Humboldt, I went on National Student Exchange to the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau during my Junior year. Upon graduation from Humboldt, I returned to Juneau and have been working with UAS since. My role at UAS have varied from employment with student housing to manager of the recreation center to regional web coordinator. What attracted me to Southeast Alaska was the feeling I had as an exchange student. That was the feeling of euphoria one felt as a child upon waking up the morning of a trip to Disneyland. For the outdoor enthusiast, Juneau has just about everything for those who enjoy kayaking, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, skiing...you name it.

My wife Lori also works at UAS as the Director of the Student Resource Center. We have a wonderful son Garrett, who loves the outdoors and spends most of his time along the shoreline. Just recently Garrett has taken to ocean kayaking. We now all explore the coastline in the comfort of kayaks. To coin the term, "Life is Good".

Other:

Accomplishments while at UAS include:

Regional Web Coordinator, University of Alaska Southeast: 2/03 - 2014

  • Created UAS course schedule. Resulted in one regional authoritative source for class information, saving UAS money in print production and mailing costs
  • Designed UAS whale-tale logo in use regionally today (learn, engage, change later being added). New logo was recognized for excellence by Admissions Advertising Awards
  • Researched and deployed content management system, insuring consistency of brand and reducing duplication of information
  • Co-chair regional Web development group, recognized by the UAS Executive Cabinet
  • Coordinated a complete redesign of the UAS website, bringing UAS into alignment with our accreditation goals and objectives
  • Developed and manage UAS photo database, reducing our potential for copyright issues

Manager, Student Activities Center, UAS: 8/99 - 2/03

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students
  • Founded the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). The ORC rentals were self-supported through rental fees and use was coordinated with Outdoor Studies (ODS) program.
  • Developed mechanical skills and saved money by learning to make many cardiovascular equipment and facility repairs
  • Coordinated physical education classes, wellness programs and entertainment opportunities, logging record event attendance
  • Created training manuals for all functions, including climbing facility, help desk and performance spaces. Although student staff turn-over was low, this was critical for safety and ease of new staff transition

Administrative Assistant, Student Activities/Student Government, UAS: 8/96 - 9/99

  • Designed facility from the ground up with student input. While I managed the facility, it was largely operated and maintained by students. Created outdoor gear rental program with seed money from the UAS Student Government Association. My close work with the USUAS-JC helped me to further refine my skills in oral and written communication and group dynamics
  • Moved many services online, to include housing referrals, rates and event information
  • Worked collaboratively with Facility Services and other stakeholders to fund and create the UAS ID system that utilized magnetic door locks and is still in use today
  • Worked with Student Senators and local businesses to create a student discount program, saving students money at places they visited while also promoting UAS in the community
  • Served as technical consultant to the Whalesong student newspaper, moving their publication and advertisements online

Living Group Advisor & Community Advisor , Humboldt State University/UAS: 8/94 - 8/96

As an undergraduate, I served as a Living Group Advisor (2 years) at Humboldt State University and as a Community Advisor at UAS while on National Student Exchange. As anyone who has this experience will tell you, it was both challenging and rewarding and worthy of mention as it helped shaped me into the professional I am today.

Patricia Lamson

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 796-6417 Fax: 796-6166

Email:

Karen L. Leder

Student Information Specialist

Phone: 796-6100 Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Registrar's Office

Novatney Bldg, Registrar's Office

Juneau Campus

Jeffrey Lofthus

Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6404

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, 107

Juneau Campus

Other:

Program:  Elementary Education: B.A.

Grace P. Lumba

Admissions Representative

Phone: 796-6359 Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Admissions

Novatney Bldg

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/apply/admission

Biography:

Grace is from Juneau, AK. She graduated from UAS in 2011 as Outstanding Graduate of English, where she delivered the student speech at commencement. She has worked as an advocate for early education & development, for the Alaska Dept of Health & Social Services, as a professional humpback whale watcher, and public radio show host. She caught the travel bug at age 5 (for the first time) after visiting her mother’s family in their ancestral home in the Philippines. She is passionate about poetry, gardening, roller derby, food, and traveling.

Bobbi McCoy

Campus Resource Specialist, Chancellor's Office

Phone: 796-6565 Fax: 796-6295

Email:

Gloria Merry

Media Supervisor

Phone: 796-6374

Email:

I.T. Services

Egan Library, Library 103

Juneau Campus

Daniel Monteith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6413 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Anthropology,

Soboleff Bldg, 221

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:

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

Sol Neely

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 796-6411 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 208

Juneau Campus

Joe G Nelson, J.D.

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Phone: 796-6100 Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Novatney Bldg, Rm. 205

Juneau Campus

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

Biography:

Born in Mount Edgecumbe, AK, Joe was raised as a commercial fisherman in Yakutat. He is a member of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear) clan, eagle moiety of the Yakutat Tlingit tribe. After graduating Yakutat High School, Joe attended college in Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from UCLA in 1996 and earned his Master of Arts in American Indian Studies in 1998. In 2001, he received a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.

Joe is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the Sealaska Board of Directors, and the Juneau Lions Club.

Colin T Osterhout

Web Coordinator

Phone: 796-6576

Email:

Public and Media Relations

Soboleff Annex, 101E

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/pr/index.html

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Computer Engineering

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1999

Master of Education, Education Technology

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK, 2014

Biography:

Like many other Juneauites, I came to Juneau from the Lower 48 almost 12 years ago for just a summer but fell in love with the people and the area they call home.  I promptly traded an old, loud, underpowered, Kawasaki for a louder, rustier, and even more underpowered Subaru and a pair of Xtratuffs, excited for the opportunity to live, work, and play in Southeast Alaska.  Outside of work I enjoy judo, hockey, playing music, and more importantly, spending time with my wife and family.

I look forward to working with the marketing / PR team to highlight the great work of students, faculty, and staff of UAS.  Throughout my career as engineer, programmer, network administrator, and more recently as K-12 technology specialist, I have found that the ominously omnipresent "other duties as assigned" can be the most challenging and rewarding.

Amanda Triplett

Associate Director of Recruitment and Advising

Phone: 796-6439

Email:

Admissions

Mourant Bldg, 1st Floor

Juneau Campus

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

Biography:

Born and raised on a farm in central Ohio, Amanda moved to Juneau in 2004 to attend UAS.  Although she had never been to Alaska, she was instantly hooked and never looked back. The beautiful campus, amazing professors, friendly staff and small class size allowed her to excel in her studies and graduate with a BLA.  Now Amanda takes her passion of UAS all over the state talking to prospective students about the amazing opportunities that UAS can offer them.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys speeding time with her family, camping, fishing, and skating with the Juneau Rollergirls. 

Aimée M. Richards

Advising Coordinator

Phone: 796-6451 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

Em Rademaker

Residence Life Coordinator

Phone: 796-6388 Fax: 796-6387

Email:

Eric Ramaekers

Financial Aid Director/VA Certifying Official

Phone: 796-6255

Email:

Deborah R Rydman

Career Services Advisor

Phone: 796-6368 Fax: 796-6005

Email:

Eric W. Scott

Director of Campus Life, Title IX Resource Staff

Phone: 796-6389 Fax: 796-6387

Email:

Activities and Housing

Student Housing, Lodge, 100b

Juneau Campus

Aaron M Smith-Walter

Assistant Professor

Phone: 796-6009 Fax: 796-6549

Email:

School of Management

Novatney Bldg, 131

Juneau Campus

Education:

  • Virginia Tech Ph.D. Public Administration and Public Affairs –2015
  • James Madison University MPA –2007
  • James Madison University BS Sociology – 2002

Research:

Research Interests: public participation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), transportation planning, Narrative Policy Framework (NPF), public budgeting

Publications:

Dr. Aaron Smith-Walter was recently published with co-author Dr. Nadhrah A. Kadir (of the Universiti Sains Malaysia) in Macrotheme Review, a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal. The paper explores how administrative rules governing public participation are perceived by organizational stakeholders in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. The study concludes that reforming rules while providing a clear link to organizational goals and commitments can help organizational members develop a more positive view of the rules and regulations associated with public participation. http://macrotheme.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/6MR51Na.359103254.pdf

Kadir, Nadhrah A. and Aaron Smith-Walter. 2016.“Stakeholders’ Perceptions of the Administrative Rules Governing Public Participation in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.” The Macrotheme Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Macro Trends. Vol. 5, No. 1 pp. 73-96. 

Biography:

Aaron Smith-Walter grew up in Virginia, and his dissertation research focused on metropolitan transportation planning and Cultural Theory. He has also worked in a municipal public transportation department for almost nine years, where he was responsible for training, safety monitoring, routing design, and special projects. His areas of teaching and research interests include public transportation, public participation, public finance and budgeting, images of public administration in post-apocalyptic fiction, Cultural Theory, and the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF). Aaron is especially interested in applications of the Narrative Policy Framework on firearms policy in the United States and the impact of Cultural Theory on approaches to public participation in transportation planning.

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There are many things that you can do to make you and your workspace feel like a Safe Zone for LGBTIQ students and colleagues. These are a few suggestions:

  • Believe that our campus is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) people.
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What to Expect

As a result of posting a Safe Zone sticker in your workspace you may find that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students, faculty, and staff censor their speech less, providing for a more genuine exchange with you. Similarly, students, faculty, and staff may be more at ease around you, anticipating a non-judgmental atmosphere in your workplace.

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Useful Articles

Gender & Sexuality Information

LGBTIQ Support Information

Improving the Campus Climate

Local Resources
SEAGLASoutheast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance
UAS CIACampus Inclusivity Alliance (formerly GSA) strives to enhance social acceptance and awareness of non-heteronormative issues on campus, and act as a point of reference for resources.
Sites on Coming Out
Human Rights CampaignWorking for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equal Rights
Resource on coming out in the work place.
Human Right Campaign Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
General Sites on Support, Organizations, Information
PFLAGSupport, education, and advocacy; working for/with LGB individuals and their families.
Glad.orgNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force- dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
Queer AmericaLargest database of queer resources: information on community centers, support orgs., PFLAG chapters, ect.
Accredited Schools OnlineLGBTQ Student Resources & Support:
Sites on creating safe schools for LGBT people
www.glsen.orgThe Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
College Mapper College search site that includes addition of LGBTQ under Diversity Support Programs as part of their college search.
Transgender-Specific Resources
Youth GuardInternet support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth.
Search Engines
GayzooSearch Engine dedicated to making G/L/B/T related internet content much easier to find.
 
 

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