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2015-2016 TLTR Members
TLTR members are appointed by the UAS Provost, Dr. Karen Carey, 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.

Kimberly Schulte

Academic Support & Testing Center Supervisor / CIOS Adjunct Faculty

Phone: 228-4507

Email:

Learning and Testing Center

Paul Bldg, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Associate of Arts from Seattle Central Community College

Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Alabama 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.

Susie Feero

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-9477Second Phone:

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.A. University of Hawaii - Hilo

M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast

Marnie Chapman

Professor, Biology

Phone: 747-7702

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Sitka Campus

Education

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)

Courses Taught

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

Biography

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.

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Biography

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.

Maureen O'Halloran

Regional Instructional Design Coordinator

Phone: 796-6557

Email:

Egan Library, 211, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

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

Other

At UAS since 2004. Supports faculty in design and development of e-Learning courses. 

Jill Hanson

Administrative Services

Phone: 747-7733

Email:

Sitka Campus

Ann Spehar

Assistant Professor of Economics

Phone: 228-4559Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences Department

Paul Bldg, Room 506, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

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.

Publications


Courses Taught

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.

Other

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.

Jennifer Ward

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6285

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 204, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

M.L.I.S., University of Hawaii (2001)

A.L.B., Harvard University (1995)

Biography

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Other

Librarian Liaison to Education and Management.

Wendy Horn

Assistant Director of Business Operations & Special Projects

Phone: 228-4523

Email:

Ketchikan Director's Office

Ketchikan Campus

Cody Bennett

Manager of User Services

Phone: 796-6116

Email:

I.T. Services

Juneau Campus

http://uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk

Susan L. Kendig

Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 796-6275Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Tim Powers

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6341Second Phone:

Email:

SOM: Information Systems

Novatney Bldg, Rm 117, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Courses Taught

Introductory Network Administration, Advanced Network Administration

Lee Graham

Associate Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6047

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

Ph.D.,  M.S. & Ed.S. - Mississippi State University

B.S. - Mississippi University for Women

Glenn D. Wright

Assistant Professor of Political Science, USUAS-JC Advisor

Phone: 796-6115Fax: 796-6406

Email:

John Ingman

Instructional Designer

Phone: (907) 747-7725

Email:

204, Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. Music, University of Oregon

MS Instructional Design, Quinnipiac University

Other

Supports faculty in design and development of e-Learning courses. 

Lance (X̱’unei) A Twitchell

Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages

Phone: 796-6114Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Annex, Rm 107, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/humanities/programs

Education

  • MFA, Creative Writing (2010)--University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BA, English & Minor in American Indian Studies (2007)--University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Tlingit Immersion Camps--University of Alaska Southeast & Sealaska Heritage Institute
  • Certification, Village Management Institute--Sheldon Jackson College

Research

Language and Culture Documentation (YouTube):

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV32yDWC63DKf5MEyJtxuQ/videos?flow=grid&view=0

Tlingit Language Blog:

http://tlingitlanguage.com/

Publications

Literary Publications:

  • “When the Heart Skips a Beat,” and “Sable Voices” poems, published in Ice Box (2010).
  • “Nanook Sweats,” “Release, Definition: Trickster,” “Ode to Tlingit, Yellow Hair Takes the Fat and We Lament His Seedy Departure,” and “Dark Skin and Betraying Uncle,” poems, published in Yellow Medicine Review (Spring, 2009).
  • “The Saving Son,” a short story, published in Tidal Echoes literary magazine (Spring, 2007).
  • Tlingit Dictionary: Northern Dialect, self-published 2005

Writing, Editorial and Administrative Experience:

  • Column Author, Juneau Empire (2012). Contribute a bi-weekly column on Alaska Native Languages & Studies, as well as a “Tlingit Words of the Week” series.
  • Blog Author, Huffington Post (2012). Contribute periodic blog entries to the “Education”, “College”, and “Politics” sections.
  • Tlingit Culture & Language Consultant, Perseverance Theatre (2012). Assisted with development of Defenders of Alaska Native Country by Ishmael Hope.
  • Study Guide Author, Tlingit Language Consultant, & Poetry Editor, Vivian FaithPrescott (2009–2010). Reviewed and consulted on poetry and use of Tlingit language in the collection Ax̱ L'óot' Doogú: Hide of my Tongue.
  • Tlingit Language & Culture Consultant, Musician, Dugout (2011). Assisted with the development of the film Dugout by consulting on content, translating Tlingit, and soundscaping the film.
  • Fiction Reader, Poetry Reader, Web Consultant, Permafrost Literary Magazine (2008–2009). Reviewed and critiqued submissions and consulted editors and assistant editors on developing web content.
  • Graphic Design Consultant, 40 Below: A Journal about Writing and Teaching (2009). Assisted editors with layout of multimedia magazine contents.
  • Assistant Tribal Administrator, Organized Village of Kasaan (2005–2007).  Worked to improve operational capacity and economic development for OVK, Managed the computer network in Kasaan, developed forms, and worked with committees to develop a Strategic Plan, Organizational Charts, and Policies and Procedures for Administration and Finance.
  • Tribal Administrator, Skagway Traditional Council (1999–2005). Worked with Native community to develop a Tribal Council, built administrative capacity of the Tribe to deliver Tribal Programs and to manage multiple grant programs & projects,
    and oversaw the construction of a 5,000 square foot facility that was the first Native owned community structure in over a hundred years in the Skagway area.

Courses Taught

  • Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages, University of Alaska Southeast.
    Teaching:  AKL105 & 106: Elementary Tlingit I & II, AKL205: Intermediate Tlingit I, AKL241: Alaska Native  Oratory, AKL397: Placenames among  the Tlingit of Southeast Alaska, AKL497: Teaching  Alaska Native  Languages,  AKL497: Alaska Native  Language Revitalization, ANTH200/493: Alaska Native  Cultures, and ANTH475: Alaska Native  Social Change.  Directing  the Alaska Native  Language  program, which  includes supervision of all Alaska Native  Languages  adjunct professors, and developing the Alaska Native  Studies Program at UAS. Faculty  Advisor for Alaska Native  Studies.
  • Northwest Coast Formline Design Instructor, Jinéit Art Academy.
    Teaching community workshops sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute that teach the basic principles of Northwest Coast Formline Design, with special focus on Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian styles, crests, and cultures.
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010 - 2011).
    Taught ENGL111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL213: Academic Writing about Natural & Social Sciences, ENGL271: Introduction to Creative Writing—Fiction, and ENGL314: Technical Writing.
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010).
    Taught Introduction to ART104: Introduction to Drawing (Northwest Coast Native Art) and team-taught Introduction to Alaska Native Languages with Allan Hayton.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007–2010).
    Taught the following courses: ENLG111: Introduction to Academic Writing, ENGL 211: Academic Writing about Literature, and ENGL213: Academic Writing about Social and Natural Sciences.
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009 & 2010).
    Worked with Staff and community members to develop a language curriculum and initiate classes at the community level and within the band office. Worked individually with a language apprentice on acquisition, teaching skills, and as a consultant for cultural projects. Coordinated Tlingit language immersion camps in 2006 & 2010.
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007 & 2010).
    Worked under Richard Dauenhauer and Alice Taff to develop materials for the Intermediate Tlingit language program, including an update of verb diagram charts, development of verb analysis worksheets, and development of multimedia sentence analysis materials. Worked on Tlingit language videos entering transcriptions and translations of recorded fluent speakers.
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004–07).
    Coordinated community courses in the Tlingit language for adults and children.

Biography

  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2010-2011)
  • Teacher, UAF Upward Bound (2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2007-2010)
  • Tlingit Language Instructor, Carcross-Tagish First Nation (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast (2007, 2010)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Dzánt’iki Héeni Middle School (2007)
  • Actor & Tlingit Language Teacher, Perseverance Theatre (2007)
  • Tlingit Language Teacher, Skagway Traditional Council (2004-2007)

Other

Native Names:

       Xh’unei (Tlingit)

       Du Aaní Kawdinook (Tlingit)

       Kh’eijáakw (Haida)

 Current Projects:

  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Column, Juneau Empire
  • Alaska Native Languages & Studies Entries, Huffington Post
  • Northwest Coast Native design projects
  • Alaska Native Modern Art projects
  • For the Love of Our Grandchildren: Tlingit Language & Knowledge Bearers, a film
  • Never Forgotten: The Story of Tlingit Veteran’s of Combat, a film
  • Beneath the Foot of the Sun, a book of poetry
  • Raven Speak, a play
  • Pebbles from the Beach, a screenplay
  • Coyote’s Song, a novel
  • Lingít Language Curriculum (2nd edition)
  • Tlingit Language Documentation, Transcription, & Translation

Professional Awards & Service

  • Top 40 Under 40, The Alaska Journal of Commerce award for up-and-coming leaders who
    demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to community.
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Language Advisory Committee Member.
  • Moment of Birth, giclée print—entry, 2012 Celebration Juried Art Show.
  • Commissioned artist for Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska (2010-12).
  • Commissioned artist for 2010 Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Tribal Leaders
    Summit.
  • Raven and the Beauty of the Eagle Spirit, giclée print—third place, Celebration Juried Art Show
  • 2010 Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Award from Native Alaskan Business
    Leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in acknowledgement of support for Alaskan
    Native and rural Alaskan students.
  • 2009 Alaska Native Visionary Award from the Alaska Native Heritage Month Committee in
    acknowledgement of artistic and cultural contributions to the Native community.
  • 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • Recipient of a 2009 Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the American Indian College Fund.
  • “A Voice in the Dusk: Language and the Modern Day Warrior,” essay—third place, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2009).
  • “In a Backstroke of Pedals,” short story—second place, University of Alaska Farthest North Fiction Contest (Spring, 2009).
  • Xíxhch’, giclée print—third place, Fairbanks Arts Association Digital Media Art Contest (January, 2009).
  • Du Xoonx’í Yán, Dleit Geedí, giclée print—winner, Alaska Native Heritage Month Art Showcase (November, 2008).
  • “Kids in Schizophrenia,” memoir—winner, University of Alaska Harold McCracken Award for Outstanding Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Alaska and the North Country (Spring, 2008).
  • George McDaniel Writing Fund (2008–2009).
  • Logo design & web design for Southeast Alaska Tribal Department of Transportation
    (2007).
  • Anna Augusta Von Helmholtz Phelan Scholarship in Creative Writing (1998).
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership Award (1998).
  • University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (1998).

Andrew McDonough , Student Representative

 

Email: foolkingcrown@gmail.com

 
 

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