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2014-2015 TLTR Members
TLTR members are appointed by the UAS Provost, Dr. Rick Caulfield, and represent students, faculty, staff, and University departments. Current members are listed below. You can send an e-mail to any TLTR member by clicking on their e-mail address.

Lee Graham

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6047


Kimberly Schulte

Instructional Support/Technology Tutor

Phone: (907) 228-4507


Learning and Testing Center

Paul Bldg, P104

Ketchikan Campus

Associates of Art from Seattle Central Community College

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Alabaman Birmingham

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

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.

Jason M. Amundson

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Phone: 796-6247


Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Soboleff Annex, Rm 109

Juneau Campus

Ph.D. Geophysics, 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Iceberg Calving Dynamics of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland

M.S. Geophysics, 2006, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Evidence for Stress Redistribution Beneath Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska

B.S. Geology, 2003, University of Minnesota
B.S. Geological Engineering, 2003, University of Minnesota

Curriculum Vitae (see Jason's personal site)

  • Controls on iceberg calving
  • Oceanic response to calving events
  • Glacier seismicity
  • Subglacial processes, including basal motion and glacial erosion

Lower Division:

  • PHYS 103: College Physics I
  • PHYS 104: College Physics II
  • PHYS 211: General Physics I
  • PHYS 212: General Physics II

Upper Division:

  • ENVS 393: Science, Politics, and Economics of Climate Change
  • ENVS 493: Climate and the Earth System

Marnie Chapman

Professor, Biology

Phone: 747-7702


Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Sitka Campus

M.S. Biology University of St. Joseph (Focus: Human Biology) 2008
M.A. Biology Humboldt State University (Focus: Intertidal Biology) 1992
B.A. Zoology Humboldt State University 1983
Graduate coursework at Friday Harbor Laboratory and Bamfield Marine Station

Special Recognition:

UA President’s Award for Outstanding Distance Educator in Alaska (2001)
UAS Faculty Excellence Award Sitka Campus (2012)

BIOL 111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Past Courses Taught:

Microbiology, Natural History of Alaska, Intertidal Biology, General Biology, Biology & Society,
General Zoology, Alaska Naturalist Program; Science for K-8 Teachers

I’m originally from Northern California and lived in Bethel and Skagway before moving to Sitka in 1992. I enjoy helping students build a firm foundation in the topic that will serve them well in their careers. I am active in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS).  As part of HAPS I helped develop standards for undergraduate human anatomy and physiology courses taught in the US and Canada. I am committed to quality eLearning opportunities and developed and delivered the first distance science courses offered by UAS. As Sitka’s lab director I currently help oversee the lab support portion of UAS Sitka Distance Science courses which have grown to involve multiple faculty members and currently serve over 200 students each semester.  I believe it is important to give back to my community by doing what I can to enrich science literacy, assist in community-based scientific research, and help create science-related opportunities for everyone, especially K-12 students.

Community Projects:

  • Served as an invited researcher for Scientist in the Schools programs at elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Helped establish science clubs at the local elementary and middle school that give kids a chance to interact with scientists and collect data for meaningful research projects.
  • Found opportunities for K-12 students to meet and work with scientists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, UCSF, UAF and Project Budburst.
  • Assisted with marine invertebrate identification for community BioBlitzes and provided intertidal ecology expertise for many community organizations.
  • Involved in a project to revisit historical work done in Sitka by Ed (Doc) Ricketts and link it to modern intertidal survey protocols.

I am particularly interested in the ecology and functional anatomy of intertidal organisms, especially with respect to predator-prey relationships.  I am also very involved in marine invasive issues and research, particularly with respect to invasive tunicates. I am a member of the Alaska Marine Invasive Species subcommittee and the Didemnum vexillum Rapid Response Team.

Michael Ciri

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Phone: 796-6570 Fax: 796-6276


I.T. Services

Juneau Campus

Michael Ciri was raised in the wilderness by wolves and dropped in front of the Mourant Building in 1982 to fend for himself. And he fended well. He went from student to student employee to a regular employee in computing in 1986. He became director of Information Technology and Media Services in 2000.

He is UAS educated, receiving an AA in 1988, a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1994 and received his master's in Public Administration in 2007. He also holds the record for most consecutive years of living in student housing and is in the UAS mascot hall of fame as the original "Spike" the whale.

Diana Collins

Academic Technology Manager

Phone: 796-6116


I.T. Services

Egan Library, 103A

Juneau Campus

Susie Feero

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-9477 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069


Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141


Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223

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.

Jill Hanson

Educational Program Support

Phone: 747-7733


Sitka Campus

John Long

Information Systems Technician

Phone: 228-4531


Ziegler Bldg

Ketchikan Campus

Jon Martin

Associate Professor, Biology

Phone: 747-7752


Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Sitka Campus

Maureen O'Halloran

Instructional Design Regional Director

Phone: 747-7725 Fax: 747-7768


Sitka Campus

B.S. Physics, Wisconsin; Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University.

At UAS since 2004. Supports faculty in design and development of e-Learning courses. Teaches Physics by distance delivery.

Ann Spehar

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 228-4559 Fax: 225-3624


Arts and Sciences Department

Paul Bldg, Room 506

Ketchikan Campus

Ann Spehar earned a Masters in Applied Economics at Seattle University in Washington State where she also earned two undergraduate degrees in economics and math at the University of Washington. She holds a Master in Education in curriculum and instruction from Montana State University and has two years of study toward a doctorate degree in economics at Washington State University and the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Ann Spehar is currently an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Alaska Southeast. She is responsible for designing, developing and instructing online asynchronous courses in Money and Banking, International Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and principles courses.

Spehar’s field of interest is the theory of the endogenous business cycles. She has studied the 1930’s U.S. ‘Great Depression’ extensively, and has compared it to the 2008 financial crisis. Spehar has recently published two papers on that topic in the World Economics Journal.   She has also published in the International Journal of Wilderness International Journal of Wilderness.

Spehar has also worked as a consultant in industry, with areas of expertise in mathematical modeling, software engineering and project management. She worked 15 years at the Boeing Company, supporting clients that included Bell Laboratories, AT&T Long Lines, McDonnell Douglas and Hanford Nuclear Facility. She served in executive leadership at the Boeing Company in Seattle and received over 700 hours of Boeing Company training when that company was expanding its territory beyond aviation into computer timesharing services to the world. At the time, Boeing Computer Services (BCS) provided cutting edge computer engineering consultation to 148 government and commercial customers.

Ann Spehar was born in Fairbanks, Alaska “before it was a state” where her father served as editor of the Fairbanks Daily News Minor and headed up AP for Alaska.  She has recently moved from Montana with her husband Alex and Australian Shepherd Montana.


Gabe Wechter

Testing Supervisor, The Learning Center

Phone: 796-6223


Bethany A. Wilkes

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Information Literacy Librarian

Phone: 796-6515


Egan Library

Egan Library, Rm. 201

Juneau Campus

M.S.L.I.S.,  Florida State University (2004)

B.A., University of Montana (1995)

Librarian Liaison to the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Colleen McKenna

Chair of the Business Administration Program & Associate Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6349 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069


SOM: Information Systems

Novatney Bldg, Rm 113

Juneau Campus

Web Foundations, Web Authoring

Julie Hamilton

Chair of the Business Administration Program & Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6101 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069


SOM: Business

Novatney Bldg, Rm 109

Juneau Campus

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science - Accounting

University of Alaska Southeast, Master of Business Administration

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants

National Community Tax Coalition

ACCT 100 Recordkeeping for Small Businesses

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCT 310 Income Tax for Individuals

ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II


Certified Public Accountant (Alaska)

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Work Experience

Arthur Young, Phoenix, AZ, College Intern

Deloitte & Touche, Seattle, WA, Staff - Audit & Tax

Elgee, Rehfeld & Mertz, CPAs, Juneau, Staff - Audit & Tax

Wolfe & Hamilton, CPAs, Juneau, Owner

Juneau Youth Services, Juneau, Director of Finance

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Controller

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Chief Financial Officer

Richard F. Simpson

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Phone: 796-6437 Fax: 796-6406


Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, Rm. 206

Juneau Campus

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