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2016-2017 Curriculum Committee Members

Colleen McKenna

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6349Second Phone:

Email:

SOM: Information Systems

Novatney Bldg, Rm 113, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Courses Taught

Web Foundations, Web Authoring

Alison Ziegler

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 228-4563

Email:

Psychology

Paul Bldg, room 508, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan

William Urquhart

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: 228-4527Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences Department, Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Sociology

Paul Bldg, Room 505, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

Ph.D., MA, Tulane University
B.S., Oregon State University

William Urquhart’s recent doctoral dissertation on school violence and bullying includes ethnographic and statistical studies at a remote Western Alaska village and at an inner-city high school in pre-Katrina New Orleans.  This work emphasizes the importance of social account conversations in defining peer group norms for retaliation in disadvantaged areas, and will soon be published in book form as a monograph.  His other research interests include Alaskan social problems such as alcoholism and domestic violence, and organizational behavior perspectives on workplace violence.  Currently, he is investigating the effect of climatic temperature variation on seasonal domestic violence rate cycles in northern states.  He enjoys teaching distance education classes, and some of his course offerings include Theory and Research in Criminology, Social Psychology, and Alaska Social Problems; Deviant Behavior, Organizational Behavior, and Environmental Sociology.

Biography

Bill was born and raised in Ketchikan, following four generations of Alaska commercial fishermen, prospectors, and pioneer women.  His interest in sociology was piqued through his early experiences commercial fishing with his family, where he observed social change affecting the organizational structure of the industry.  Since returning to Alaska from New Orleans in 2002 for dissertation research, Bill has lived in several areas of the state, including time working as an educator and wrestling coach in Western Alaska and in Fairbanks. 

In addition to serving as an instructor at UAS, Bill is an independent consultant to several Alaska school districts, working with student information systems and federal and state data reporting.  Bill also plays the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes; he is the Lead Bagpiper with Ketchikan’s Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums, and also performs at select solo engagements.  Bill enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Frankie, a science teacher in Ketchikan, and their small children, Liam, Neila, and Torran.

Other

Advising contact for all distance-based students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.

Caroline Hassler

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Technical Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6345Fax: 796-6302

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 203 - Technical Services, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

M.L.S., University of Maryland (1996)
A.L.M., Harvard University Extension School (1996)
B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1987)

Biography

Caroline is the Technical Services Librarian at Egan Library. She lived in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston prior to moving to Juneau in 2007.  She works behind the scenes at the library to build the collection of print and electronic resources.   Please let her know if you have a recommendation!

Heather L Batchelder

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6029Fax: 796-6550

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, Rm. 106, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

M.A., Ph.D. - University of Central Florida

B.A. - University of Florida

Heidi Pearson

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Phone: 796-6271Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Anderson Bldg, Rm 205C, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/naturalsciences/biology

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2008
B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

Research


Go here to learn about my marine mammal research lab, BREACH, and read the latest updates from the field.


Courses Taught

Biology of Marine Mammals (lecture and lab)
Cetacean Behavior and Behavioral Ecology (lab)
Conservation and Biology of Marine Birds and Sea Turtles (lecture)
Ecosystem Ecology and the Global Environment (lecture)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and lab)
Introduction to Biology (lecture and lab)
Marine Birds and Mammals (lecture and lab)
Marine Mammals and Ecosystem Change (seminar)
Marine Mammal Field Research Methods (lecture and lab)
Prospects for Planet Earth (lecture)

Jon Martin

Assistant Professor, Biology

Phone: 747-7752

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Sitka Campus

Education

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

John Blanchard

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6340Second Phone:

Email:

School of Management

Novatney Bldg, Rm 121, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Master in Business Administration from the University of Toledo, 1979 Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Dayton, 1975ABD, College of Education, Community College Leadership Program, Oregon State University

Other

Certified Public Accountant – State of Oregon Certificate #5419

Certified Management Accountant

Math Trafton

Assistant Professor, English

Phone: 747-7723

Email:

Arts and Sciences Department

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S., B.A., M.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder

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.

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