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Sitka Office of Continuing Education


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907-747-7700

Toll Free Alaska Only: 800-478-6653

Email

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Hours

 

Sitka Student Accounts


Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat - Sun: closed

Sitka Student Success Center


Phones

907-747-7717

Toll Free Alaska Only: 800-478-6653

Fax: 907-747-7793

Email

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat - Sun: closed

Appointments for Advising, Testing, and Tutoring are strongly recommended.

Sitka Records and Registration


Phones

907-747-7700

Toll Free Alaska Only: 800-478-6653

Fax: 907-747-7731

Email

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

HoursMon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Administration

Paul Kraft

Sitka Campus Director

Phone: 907-747-7704

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

Room 201A, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Jill Hanson

Assistant Director Business Services and Special Projects

Phone: 907-747-7733

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

Sitka Campus

Staff

Randy Nutting

Manager, Records and Registration

Phone: 907-747-7701

Email:

Sitka Campus

Lucienne Shoemaker

Business Services

Phone: 907-747-7738

Email:

Sitka Campus

Audrey Beam

Learning Center Manager

Phone: 907-747-7785

Email:

Student Success Center

Room Student Success Center, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Greg George

Operations Supervisor

Phone: 907-747-7722

Email:

Facilities Services

Sitka Campus

John Ingman

Instructional Designer

Phone: 907-747-7725

Email:

Room 204, Sitka Campus

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. 

Max Cottrell

Academic Coach: Math

Phone: 907-747-7717

Email:

Student Success Center

Room 226B, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Jasmine Shaw

UAF Cooperative Extension Program Assistant

Phone: 907-747-9440

Email:

Sitka Campus

Kimberly Davis

Academic Affairs Faculty Support Office Manager

Phone: 907-747-7709 Fax: 907-747-7731

Email:

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.L.A. University of Alaska Southeast Juneau 2017

Emy Roles

Testing and Student Services Coordinator

Phone: 907-747-7721 Fax: 907-747-7793

Email:

Student Success Center

Room 226B, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday

Education:

  • A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast
  • B.B.A. University of Alaska Southeast

Affiliations:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter President (2018-present)
  • SHRM Student Chapter Treasurer/Social Media Director/Vice President (2017-2018)
  • SHRM Student Chapter President (2018-2019)

Courses Taught:

Stained Glass

Meredith Redick

Tutor: Science, Writing

Phone: 907-747-7786

Email:

Student Success Center

Room 226, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.A Molecular Biophysics and Biochemitry and B.A English Literature

Anna Laffrey

Recruitment and Outreach, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 907-747-7758

Email:

Career Education: Applied Fisheries

, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Katelyn Sill

Academic Advisor

Phone: 907-747-7707

Email:

Student Success Center

, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • M.A. International Education
  • B.A. International Studies
  • B.A. Creative Writing

Affiliations:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Sean Demello

Maintenance Specialist

Phone: 907-747-7724

Email:

Facilities Services

, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Eleyna Rosenthal

SUPPORT Specialist

Phone: 907-747-7772

Email:

Student Services

Sitka Campus

Education:

B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland (2015)

Marjean Ragsdale

Student Accounts Specialist

Phone: 907-747-7739

Email:

Room 105, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • M. Ed. Early Childhood Education, UAS Juneau Campus (2012)
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Sheldon Jackson College (2005)
Faculty

Amy K Samuel

Associate Professor and Program Director, Medical Assisting

Phone: 907-747-7748

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • A.S. Whatcom Community College
  • B.A. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • M.Ed University of Alaska Anchorage

Liz Zacher

Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: 907-747-7710

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.F.A. The Hartford Art School
  • M.F.A. Ohio University

Marnie Chapman

Professor of Biology

Phone: 907-747-7702

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

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.

Jon Martin

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 907-747-7752

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education:

B.S., M.S. Portland State University

Jan Straley

Professor of Marine Biology

Phone: 907-747-7779

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.S. University of Washington Seattle
  • M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kitty LaBounty

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 907-747-9432

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.S. University of Washington
  • M.S. University of California at Riverside 

Ellen Chenoweth

Adjunct, Biology

Phone: 907-747-7791

Email:

Room 112, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Office Hours:

Available upon request.

Education:

Ph.D. in Fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Research:

  • Chenoweth, E.M., 2018. Bioenergetic and economic impacts of humpback whale depredation at salmon hatchery release sites (Doctoral dissertation).  Link here

Affiliations:

University of Alaska Fairbanks Research Advising and Mentoring Professional

Courses Taught:

  • Current Topics in Marine Research
  • Research Practicum
  • Introduction to Stable Isotope Research

Biography:

Ellen grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College.  She got her start working with humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Park summers during college.  After graduation,  Ellen moved to Sitka in 2009 to work in Jan Straley's Cetacean-Human Interaction Lab.  In August she earned her Ph.D in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which she completed while studying in Sitka and Juneau. Her dissertation focuses on the bioenergetic and economic impacts of humpback whales feeding on juvenile salmon at hatchery release sites.  Ellen enjoys sea kayaking, camping, astronomy and usually plays 3rd base in the Sitka city softball league.  As a Research Advising and Mentorship Professional with the UAF BLaST program she mentors students in research.

Paul Bahna

Adjunct, Biology

Phone: 907-747-7749

Email:

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • M.D. DPH, Ain Shams University, Egypt 
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Darcie Ziel

CNA/HIM Assistant Professor

Phone: 907-747-9476

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Room 114, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Greg Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Construction Technology

Phone: 907-747-7730

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Sitka Campus

Math Trafton

Associate Professor of English

Phone: 907-747-7723

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Sitka Campus

Education:

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder

M.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S. in Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Courses Taught:

  • WRTG 104 Composition Studio
  • WRTG 111 Writing Across Contexts
  • WRTG 211 Writing and the Humanities
  • ENGL 261 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 362 Memoir Writing
  • ENGL 419 Major Authors: Hitchcock
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: The Art of the Love Letter
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: The Art of the Ghost Story
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Flash Fiction
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Scriptwriting
  • ENGL 461 Advanced Creative Writing: Postmodernism
  • HUM 120 A Sense of Place: Alaska and Beyond

Biography:

Dr. Trafton began teaching at UAS in 2013. Before that, he taught at the University of Colorado, where he earned his degree in Comparative Literature. His dissertation, “The Ghostmodern: Revisionist Haunting in Turn-of-the-Century American Literature (1887-1910),” explores complexities in American ghost literature and how a shift in some treatments of literary haunting prefigure a corresponding shift from Realism to Modernism and beyond. Beyond ghost stories, Dr. Trafton is interested in such topics as flash fiction, the modern love letter, cinema, feminist studies, the avant-garde, and postcolonialism.

In the classroom, Dr. Trafton is committed to empowering students through rigorous interdisciplinary exercises that challenge students according to their interests and their abilities. He strives to support students in developing the experience, confidence, and skills to discover their voice and to use it effectively. Conversely, in all of his classes, he also challenges his students to widen their analytical perspectives and to listen thoughtfully before speaking.

Dr. Trafton has deeply valued his time in Sitka, and he sees himself henceforth as a lifelong Alaskan. He enjoys the ocean, the lush vegetation, the closeness to the natural world, and the closeness to the community. He lives in Sitka with his wife and his daughter, along with the family pets—dog and rabbit.

Joel A. Markis

Associate Professor and Program Director

Phone: 907-747-7760

Email:

Career Education: Applied Fisheries

Room 101H, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

https://uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/fisheries/index.html

Education:

  • B.S. Montana State University
  • M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Affiliations:

  • Past President - American Fisheries Society, Alaska Chapter
  • Sitka Fish & Game Advisary Council
  • University of Alaska Diving Control Board Member
  • Scuba Educators Dive Instructor
  • Public Safety Diver
  • Divers Alert Network Instructor

Courses Taught:

  • FT S120 Fisheries of Alaska
  • FT S188 Basic Scuba Diving
  • FT S189 Advanced Scuba Diving
  • FT S194 Fisheries Policy Practicum
  • FT S211 Fisheries Management Techniques
  • FT S212 Fisheries Management Techniques Lab
  • FT S122 Alaska Salmon Culture I
  • FT S222 Alaska Salmon Culture II
  • FT S270 Freshwater Ecology
  • FT S272 Fisheries Management, Law and Economics
  • FT S288 Scientific Diving
  • FT S291 Fisheries Technology Internship
  • OCN S101 Introduction to Oceanography

Biography:

Growing up in Southcentral Alaska, Joel was continuously exposed to the outdoors and fisheries. After graduating from Bartlett High School in Anchorage, he pursued a growing passion for fisheries by attending Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where he honed his skiing and fly fishing skills, but also received a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management. During his senior year at MSU Joel participated in the National Student Exchange attending Florida International University in Miami Florida. While at FIU Joel studied marine biology and tropical ecology and tied it all together attaining his Master SCUBA Diver certification. After graduating, the newfound knowledge allowed Joel to work various fisheries jobs all over Alaska, traveling to exotic places all under the context of 'work.' After spending time in places like Katmai, Aniakchak, Kenai Fjords, Denali, the Tongass, and Wrangell St. Elias he decided to pursue a graduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he used SCUBA to study the nearshore fish and habitat complexity in Kachemak Bay.

Before coming to the UA system, Joel worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, helping manage sportfish resources in southcentral Alaska and then working as a research fisheries biologist with the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer, AK. While there he studied marine ecology and questions pertaining to fish habitat use in the nearshore environment. Joel also coordinated a nationwide water quality and meteorological monitoring project and worked on hardshell clam recruitment and growth studies focused on determining the timing of spawning, recruitment and growth of pacific littleneck clams.

Joel has been with the Fisheries Technology Program since 2013 when he was an outreach coordinator and adjunct faculty at the Homer, AK campus. Since moving to Sitka, AK in 2014 Joel has worked into a tenured track position and now directs the Fisheries Technology Program. In his free time, Joel enjoys backcountry skiing, fishing, sailing, is an avid SCUBA diver and dive instructor, and generally likes spending time outside. He is passionate about teaching and Alaskan fisheries. Joel currently lives in Sitka with his two young daughters and wife Courtney.

Angela Bowers

Assistant Professor

Phone: 907-747-7742

Email:

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

Room 101G, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Lauren Wild

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology

Phone: 907-747-7799

Email:

Room 101B, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm or by appointment.

Education:

  • PhD in Fisheries, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2020)
  • M.S. in Marine Mammal Science, University of St. Andrews (2013)
  • B.A. in International and Global Studies, Brandeis University (2009)

Research:

Sperm whale interactions with longline fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska, 2009-Present

  • Managing acoustics projects studying sperm whale interactions with fishing activity
  • Testing acoustic and passive deterrents to reduce sperm whale interactions with fishing gear
  • Diet studies: stable isotope techniques with whales, groundfish, and squid in the Gulf of Alaska
  • Tagging studies: satellite tag movements and habitat use of sperm whales

Humpback whale long-term monitoring in Sitka Sound, 2007-present

  • Photo-identification, tissue sampling (diet & genetics), acoustics (social, feeding, and song calls)

Publications:

Wild, L.A., Chenoweth, E.M, Straley, J.M., Mueter, F. (2018). “Evidence of dietary time series in cetacean skin using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios.” Rapid Comm. Mass Spec. 32, 1425-1428.

Wild, L.A., Thode, A.M., Straley, J.M., Rhoads, S., Falvey, D., and Liddle, J. (2017). “Field trials of an acoustic decoy to attract sperm whales away from commercial longline fishing vessels in western Gulf of Alaska.” Fish. Res. 196 141-150. 

Thode, A., Wild, L.A., Straley, J.M., et al. (2016). “Using line acceleration to measure false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) click and whistle source levesl during pelagic longline depredation.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 140, 3941.

Thode, A.M., Straley, J.M., O’Connell, V., Behnken, L., Falvey, D., Mathias. D.K., Wild, L.A., Calambokidis, J., Schorr, G.S., Andrews, R.D., Liddle, J.B., Lunsford, C. (2015). “Cues, creaks, and decoys: using passive acoustic monitoring as a tool for studying sperm whale depredation.” ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72(5) 1621-1637.

O’Connell, V., Straley, J.M., Liddle, J.B., Wild, L.A., Behnken, L., Falvey, D., Thode, A.M. (2015). “Testing a passive deterrent on longlines to reduce sperm whale depredation in the Gulf of Alaska.” ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72(5) 1667-1672.

Straley, J.M., Thode, A.M., O’Connell, V., Behnken, L., Falvey, D., Liddle, J.B., Wild, L.A. (2015). “Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project (SEASWAP): A successful collaboration among scientists and industry to study depredation in Alaskan waters.” ICES J. Mar. Sci. 72(5): 1598-1609.

Wild, L.A., Gabriele, C.M. (2014). “Putative contact calls made by humpback whales (megaptera novaeangliae) in southeastern Alaska.” Can. Bioacoust. 42, 23-31.  

Thode, A., Wild, L.A., Mathias, D.K., Straley, J.M., and Lunsford, C. (2014). “A comparison of acoustic and visual metrics of sperm whale longline depredation.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135(5), 3086-3100.

Wild, L.A., Straley, J.M., Witteveen, B., Mueter, F.J. (2020). "Exploring variability in depredating sperm whale diets in the Gulf of Alaska through stable isotope analysis." Royal Soc. Open Sci. 7: 191110.

Affiliations:

SMM (Society for Marine Mammalogy)

AFS (American Fisheries Society) Alaska Chapter

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Courses Taught:

Biology 193 - Introduction to Stable Isotope Techniques in Research

Biology 294 - Stable Isotope Analysis in Ecological Research Practicum

FT 120 - Fisheries of Alaska

FT 274 - Fisheries Biology

OCN 101 - Introduction to Oceanography

Biography:

Lauren was born and raised in Sitka, in Southeast Alaska. She spent most of her childhood on the water and in the mountains, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and exploring the outdoors. After graduating from Sitka High School she attended Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a B.A. in International and Global Studies, and a minor in Mathematics. During a study abroad semester in Madagascar, Lauren became interested in marine science and whale research, so she began volunteering for Jan Straley, a professor of Biology and whale researcher at the UAS Sitka Campus. In 2009 she returned to Southeast Alaska and was hired by Professor Straley as a research technician on the Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project (SEASWAP), a collaborative project of fishermen, scientists, and fisheries managers working to better understand sperm whale interactions with commercial longline fishing vessels. Throughout her tenure with SEASWAP, Lauren worked as an acoustic technician and obtained a master’s degree in Marine Mammal Science at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, where she studied with some of the top sperm whale acousticians in the world. SEASWAP also introduced her to the world of fisheries in Alaska, and she became fascinated with the cultural and career importance of this field. She went back to school and received her Ph.D. in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, graduating in May 2020. Lauren grew up around the fishing industry in Sitka, with many family and friends earning their living on the water. In her free time, Lauren can be found hiking, camping, fishing, or hunting with family, friends, her husband Evan, and her dog Nysa.

Susie Feero

Associate Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 907-747-9477

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.A. University of Hawaii - Hilo
  • M.Ed. University of Alaska Southeast

Terissia Bell

Program Director of Health Information Management

Phone: 907-747-7746

Email:

Room 213B, Sitka Campus

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • BBA, University of Alaska Southeast
  • AAS in HIM, University of Alaska Southeast
Certifications:
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), AHIMA
  • Certified Procedural Coder (CPC), AAPC
  • Certified Inpatient Coder, (CIC), AAPC
  • Certified Outpatient Coder, (COC), AAPC

Biography:

Terissia begin her career at Sitka Medical Center working in the medical records department. She took advantage of the opportunity to start working the front desk and then moving to the accounts receivable department. While at Sitka Medical Center she earned her Bachelors in Business Administration and obtained her Certified Procedural Coding Certificate. She worked at Sitka Medical Center for over 20 years and then Terissia took the Health Information Managers job at Sitka Community Hospital where she worked for 5 years. While working at the hospital Terissia obtained her Registered Health Information Administrator certification through AHIMA and passed the exams for her Certified Inpatient Coder and Certified Outpatient Coder through AAPC.
Terissia is excited to start her new career as the HIM Program Director at the University of Alaska Southeast. She hopes to bring real world experiences and examples into the teaching environment and is looking forwarded to directing and teach new students entering the HIM field. 
Terissia has lived in Sitka for over 20 years. She enjoys fishing, boating, camping and spending time with family. She has a husband that works for the Coast Guard as a civilian employee and an adult son that resides in Fairbanks and is pursing an electricians license. The family pet is an 8 year old dachshund who loves to play fetch.

Valerie Barber

Adjunct, Chemistry

Phone: 907-378-4002

Email:

Sitka Campus

Joe Liddle

Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 907-747-7792

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Northern Michigan University
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Western Washington University
  • M.S. in Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Biography:

At UAS since 1996. He covers the majority of the UAS distance mathematics and statistics courses.

Allen Puckett

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

Phone: 907-747-7711

Email:

Career Education: Welding

Sitka Campus

Education:

  • AWS Certification in Welding Education
  • AWS Certification in Welding Inspection

Dave Clarke

Welding Technology Assistant

Phone: 907-747-7711

Email:

Career Education: Welding

Sitka Campus

Roby Littlefield

Adjunct, Alaskan Language

Phone: 907-738-4004

Email:

Sitka Campus

Tommy Joseph

Adjunct, Northwest Coast Arts

Phone: 907-738-3856

Email:

Sitka Campus

Bev Siercks

Adjunct, Mathematics

Phone: 907-518-0263

Email:

Sitka Campus

Martha Wade

Adjunct, Health Information Mgmt

Phone: 907-243-2905

Email:

Sitka Campus

Debi Terry

Adjunct, Psychology

Phone: 907-623-7716

Email:

Sitka Campus

Steve Muntz

Adjunct, Communications

Phone: 641-751-2480

Email:

Sitka Campus

Sara J. Tomczuk

Term Assistant Professor of Support Services

Phone: 907-747-7773

Email:

Juneau Campus

Office Hours:

By appointment

Education:

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Washington
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Washington
  • B.A. Sociology and History, The College of New Jersey

Research:

  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Methods

Publications:

  • Work in progress: “An Ethnic Relations Approach to Romani Activism in Central Europe: Framing, Strategies, and Assessing Potential Threat.”
  • Tomczuk, Sara J. 2019. “Interethnic contact in integrated churches: Mediation without transformation of majority-Roma relations in Central Europe.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 5(1):115-129.
  • Tomczuk, Sara J. 2016. “Contention, consensus, and memories of communism: Comparing Czech and Slovak memory politics in public spaces, 1993-2012.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 57(3):105-126.
  • Helen Brookman, Delphine Grouès, Sandra Forrest, & Sara J. Tomczuk. 2020. “The Pedagogical Value of Co-Creative Education: A Systematic Review of the Evidence for the CREATES Approach.” CREATES Working Paper.

Biography:

Dr. Sara J. Tomczuk holds master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Washington. Informed by literature on intergroup contact and social movements, she investigates interethnic relations, especially the work of ethnic activist organizations. Her work on majority-Roma relations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia examines the intersections of race, inequality, and civil society, aiming to better understand activism in a setting of high social segregation. Further, this expertise informs her approach to teaching and in creating an inclusive learning environment.

Before joining UAS in 2021, Dr. Tomczuk taught sociology and liberal education courses at UW, North Seattle College, and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. From 2018 through 2020, she managed the European grant CREATES, a strategic partnership between six universities aimed at making higher education more co-creative, engaging, and student-centered. Dr. Tomczuk believes innovative pedagogy should be inclusive and universally designed, as well as a collaborative and community-based experience.

John Hartog III

Adjunct, Philosophy

Phone: n/a

Email:

Sitka Campus

Lisa Sadleir-Hart

Adjunct, Health Sciences

Phone: 907-747-5985

Email:

Sitka Campus

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