2023 – 2024 Faculty Senate Members
*Please see Article III of the Constitution in the UAS Faculty Handbook for information concerning membership
Glenn D. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science; Statewide Coordinator, Senator Ted Stevens State Legislative Internship Program
For Glenn, the study of politics is a vocation as well as a pastime, though he also enjoys skiing and sea kayaking. He writes on environmental issues, resource governance, and Alaska state politics and spends about 150 days a year on skis or in a kayak.
Professor of Mathematics
He enjoys teaching all levels of mathematics courses. His areas of interest include geometry, graph theory and algebra.
Jennifer Ward, M.L.I.S.
Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services LibrarianView profile and contact info
Michael Boyer, J.D. (he/him)
Associate Professor of Law ScienceView profile and contact info
Career Education Senator
Assistant Professor, Power TechnologyView profile and contact info
Elizabeth A. Hartley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Program Coordinator: Elementary Education MAT, K-8 Graduate Certificate and EndorsementView profile and contact info
Andrea L. Dewees
Associate Professor of SpanishView profile and contact info
Jonas Lamb, M.F.A., M.L.I.S. (he/him)
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Public Services LibrarianView profile and contact info
Natural Sciences Senator
Charmaine Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of ScienceView profile and contact info
Social Sciences Senator
Melissa J. Dolese, Ph.D. (she/her)
Assistant Professor of PsychologyView profile and contact info
Juneau Campus Senator
X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, M.F.A., Ph.D. (hú/du, he/him)
Professor of Alaska Native Languages
All systems and spaces have space for Indigenous languages, knowledges, arts, and peoples. You can study with us and stand up for Indigenous languages, ways of knowing, and decolonization in revolutionary self-love. Kakḵwa.áaḵw aag̱áa yakḵwadláaḵ: I will try, and I will succeed!
Ketchikan Campus Senator
Kasia Polanska, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology & Political ScienceView profile and contact info
Sitka Campus Senator
Angie has been working with Pacific Salmon since 2006, when she was fortunate enough to find her dream job working at a remote hatchery here on Baranof Island and has been working in aquaculture and teaching people about it ever since.