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Emeritus Faculty

Appointment as professor emeritus or emerita is an honor conferred by the Chancellor, on just a small portion of retiring professors who have demonstrated excellence, following consideration of recommendations by the faculty, upon an outstanding retiree of the university as described in Policy and Regulation 04.04.070 -- Emeritus Status.

Criteria for Candidacy

  • A full-time faculty member who has attained the rank of full professor and who has retired after a minimum of 10 years at the University of Alaska immediately prior to retirement may be honored through appointment as Professor Emeritus.
  • The process for nominating a retiring faculty member for emeritus status may be found in the Full Time Faculty Handbook in the chapter on Faculty Appointments.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the Chancellor may confer emeritus status on other meritorious employees who have provided a minimum of 10 years of faithful service of high quality to the institution.

UAS Emeriti 

alphabetical order

Richard Caulfield, Chancellor, Emeritus; 2020

Cathy Connor, Professor of Geology, Emerita; 2014

Marjorie Fields, Professor Education, Emerita; 2004

Richard Gard, Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus; 1992

Richard Hacker, Professor of Law Science, Emeritus; 2003

Lewis Haldorson, Professor of Fisheries, Emeritus; 2002

Ernestine Hayes, Professor of English, Emerita; 2019

Susan Koester, Professor of Communication, Emerita; 2009

Rod Landis, Professor of English, Emeritus; 2021

Jason Ohler, Professor of Education Technology, Emeritus; 2009

Lawrence Lee Oldaker, Professor of Education, Emeritus; 1999

Wallace Olson, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus; 1994

Art Peterson, Professor of English, Emeritus; 2001

John Pugh, Chancellor, Emeritus; 2015

Katie Spangler, Professor of Education, Emerita; 2019

Mike Stekoll, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Emeritus; 2019

Sherry Tamone, Professor of Biology, Emerita, 2020

Robin Walz, Professor of History, Emeritus, 2020


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