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Located on the second floor of the Ziegler Building, the Learning Center provides numerous academic support services for UAS Ketchikan students. The support provided includes testing services, tutoring services, faxing, course resources, as well as a place to study. Most services are free to UAS students.

The Learning Center staff also supports the Computer Lab. In the Computer Lab we have 12 computers, one with a scanner located in the Paul Building room 105. There is a technology specialist to help you with your computer questions.


Laura A. Murph

Learning Center Manager

Phone: (907) 228-4560 Fax: (907) 228-4542

Email:

Learning and Testing Center

Ziegler Bldg, Learning Center Room 203D

Ketchikan Campus

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Seattle University

Teaching Certificate - University of Alaska Southeast

Master of Education, Mathematics Education - University of Alaska Southeast

Biography:

Laura Murph has been teaching and working in math/science related fields throughout her working career. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Laura worked ten years in fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the US Forest Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. After meeting and marrying a civil engineer/land surveyor, Laura began working as a civil engineering technician and land surveyor for a small engineering/land surveying company that she and her husband established in Petersburg, Alaska. Together they worked throughout Southeast Alaska for over 15 years. Laura has also worked as an electrical engineering technician for Ketchikan Public Utilities, an AutoCAD draftsman and an accountant.

Teaching has always interested Laura. After completing a teaching certification program at UAS, Laura began teaching middle school math and algebra as well as tutoring adult students in math for the UAS-Ketchikan Learning Center and for the Ketchikan Builder's Association Construction Academy. In addition, she has taught AutoCAD for UAS-Ketchikan as an adjunct faculty member.

Laura has lived in Southeast Alaska nearly all her life and has raised three boys. As a family, they enjoy hiking, boating and traveling. Together they spent a year exploring the United States and have visited every state in the union!


Kimberly Schulte

Instructional Support/Technology Tutor

Phone: (907) 228-4507

Email:

Learning and Testing Center

Paul Bldg, P104

Ketchikan Campus

Education:

Associates of Art from Seattle Central Community College

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Alabaman Birmingham

Courses Taught:

CIOS 100, CIOS 101A & 101B, CIOS 110A, CIOS 105, CIOS 132A. CIOS 135, CIOS 193A, ACCT 100 and ACCT 222

Biography:

Kimberly Schulte has been teaching and working in computer/technology related fields throughout the past 10 years. After completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the University of Alabama, Kimberly worked for several years in Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources, and Business Management positions.  In the evenings Kimberly managed the computer lab at UAS-Ketchikan and eventually was hired as Computer Lab Instructional Technician.  Today she supports UAS faculty, students, & staff with technology needs and teaches basic Word and Excel courses.  Kimberly previously managed the campus Learning Center and still serves as the Testing Specialist there. 

Kimberly has lived in New Mexico, Washington, & Alabama, but has spent most of her life in Ketchikan. She has traveled to all of the continental United States, been to a handful of European Countries, attended school in Japan on the exchange program, and vacationed several times in South American countries. Kimberly has two small children that add vibrancy to her life.


Heather Davis

Math Tutor/ Adjunct Faculty

Phone: (907) 228-4560 Fax: (907) 228-4542

Email:

Learning and Testing Center

Ziegler Bldg, Learning Center

Ketchikan Campus

Education:

Graduated from Brigham Young University with her Bachelor of Art in Mathematics Education with a minor in Teaching Physics

Courses Taught:

MATH 055 & MATH 105


Teague Whalen

Assistant Professor of English & Communication

Phone: 228-4514 Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, Room 513

Ketchikan Campus

Education:

M.F.A., Northern Michigan University; B.A., University of Michigan. Teague Whalen specializes in creative writing, composition, communication, and literature.

Biography:

Raised by two passionate educators and two feisty younger sisters, Teague quickly learned that summers meant time to travel America's blue highways and to romp through small towns and national forests by bicycle, canoe, skis, and foot, followed by nights spent sleeping in a tent and usually with close friends in tow. Teague's college teaching ventures have transformed the classroom into kitchens, lakes, mountain tops, and tents when he was a Lecturer I for the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program for two spring terms in rural Maine. While a teaching fellow for Northern Michigan University, he pioneered an outdoor ecocomposition course in the wild Upper Peninsula (U.P.). When he could no longer "Say yeah to the U.P., eh?" he wondered how Alaska compared to the great-lake state. Used to two-tracks and lakes, pine-riddled hills, and weather that could change any minute, he found his mother was right (as a good mother tends to be) when she said that Alaska was like the U.P. on steroids. He has not been disappointed yet, and when he finds Ketchikan raining too much, he keeps his fingers busy composing lofty poems of a bluer heart or stories of longing for a drier hue. When that doesn't work, he takes up his axe planed out of Sitka spruce and gets down to picking away the steel strings in search of a cloudy love song.


Learning Center: Ketchikan

  • (907) 228-4542  (Fax)
Ziegler Bldg Second Floor
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, AK
99901
Hours:

The Learning Center has Math, English and Writing support during the fall and spring semesters. During summer there is Math tutoring available.

The Computer Lab has a technology specialist to help you with your computer questions from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call (907) 228-4507 or email: kcschulte@uas.alaska.edu to schedule an appointment.

Spring Semester 2014   January 13 - May 3

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Computer Lab Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Learning Center and the Computer Lab will be closed:

January 20th (Civil Rights Day)

March 21st & 22nd (Spring Break Closures)

Spring Break (March 17th - 20th)

Learning Center & Computer Lab will be open

Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

 
 

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