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2018 - 2019 FACULTY SENATE MEMBERS

*Please see Article III of the constitution for information concerning membership

President

Robin Gilcrist

Associate Professor and Program Head of 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.

President Elect

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

Past President

Megan Buzby

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6240

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 231, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, Adams State College, CO. M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, Colorado State University, CO.

Other

Megan started at UAS in Fall 2009. In addition to teaching mathematics, probability, and statistics, she is interested in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Her research interests include applications of probability modeling, in particular with respect to ecology and biology, as well as numerical and error analyses.

Outside of academics, Megan enjoys most things active and done with friends. At the top of the current list is trail running, volleyball, and Latin dancing. When time allows, she also enjoys cooking & baking, watching movies, and catching (& gutting) fish.

Business/PADM Senator

Julie Hamilton

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6101Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 109, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science - Accounting

University of Alaska Southeast, Master of Business Administration

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Courses Taught

ACCT 100 Recordkeeping for Small Businesses

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCT 310 Income Tax for Individuals

ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II

BA 160 Principles of Banking

Other

Awards

Harold T. Caven Professorship

UAS Faculty Excellence in Service

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (Alaska)

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Work Experience

Arthur Young, Phoenix, AZ, College Intern

Deloitte & Touche, Seattle, WA, Staff - Audit & Tax

Elgee, Rehfeld & Mertz, CPAs, Juneau, Staff - Audit & Tax

Wolfe & Hamilton, CPAs, Juneau, Owner

Juneau Youth Services, Juneau, Director of Finance

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Controller

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Juneau, Chief Financial Officer

Career Education Senator

Justin Fantasia

Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6132

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, Rm. 206, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education Senator

Scott Christian

Secondary MAT Program Administrator

Phone: 796-6563

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, HA 104, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/education/programs/mat-secondary.html

Education

Ph. D. Interdisciplinary Studies: Culturally Responsive Teaching - University of Alaska Fairbanks

M.A. English - Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English 

B.A. English and Secondary Education - University of Montana

Biography

Scott Christian was a classroom teacher in rural Alaska for twelve years before moving to Juneau in 1996.  At that time he was a research associate for the Annenberg Rural Challenge as part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education documentation effort.  He also taught and supervised teachers for the UAS Secondary Master of Arts in Teaching program.  His teacher research book, Exchanging Lives: Middle School Writers Online was published by NCTE in 1997.  In 1998 he became the Director of the Professional Education Center at UAS where he wrote and administered the first PITAAS (Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools) and ARCTIC (Alaska Reform in the Classroom through Technology Integration and Collaboration) grants.  He also worked closely with Middlebury College and UAS administration and faculty to bring the Bread Loaf School of English to the Juneau Campus.  The Professional Education Center also worked collaboratively with statewide UA faculty, school districts and the Dept. of Education and Early Development to build the Education Technology certificate and Master's degree programs, as well as the Reading Endorsement program.  After leaving PEC, Scott served as the Director of the Alaska Distance Education Consortium, and the Director of the Assessment and Western Governor's University.  He returns to UAS as the Program Administrator for the Secondary Master of Arts in Teaching Program.  He arrives in Juneau with his wife Phuong, who works as an investment analyst for Enterprise Community Partners and their daughter Elsie who attends the Juneau Community Charter School.

Humanities Senator

Richard F. Simpson

Assistant Professor of Humanities, Geography and Environmental Studies BA Coordinator

Phone: 796-6437Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm. 212, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Library Senator

Jonas Lamb

Associate Professor of Library Science, Public Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6440

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 202, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing & Literary Arts: Poetry, University of Alaska Anchorage (in progress, expected Dec 2018)

M.S., Library and Information Sciences, Drexel University (2008)

B.A., General Studies, University of Michigan (2003)

Affiliations

American Library Association, member

Association of College and Research Libraries, member

Alaska Library Association, member

American Association of University Professors, member

Courses Taught

Humanities 120

Humanities 491- One Campus, One Book Internship (org supervisor)

Library and Information Literacy Instruction in Natural Sciences and Health Sciences courses

Library and Information Literacy Instruction in Humanities and Education courses (interim)

Biography

When not juggling work, kids, poems, and 100 year old houses, Jonas enjoys skiing, softball, hockey, hiking, kayaking and turning the up the volume.

Other

  • One Campus One Book Committee, Chair (AY15-Present), Co-Chair (AY13-AY14) 
  • UAS Alt-Textbook and Open Educational Resources Project coordinator (AY15-Present)
  • First Year Experience Committee (AY15-Present)
  • Library Liaison to School of Career Education and Natural Sciences Department. (AY13-Present)
  • Interim Library Liaison to School of Education (Summer Semester Only)
  • Interim Library Liaison to Humanities Department (AY16, Fall)

Natural Sciences Senator

Sonia A. Nagorski

Assistant Professor of Geology

Phone: 796-6580Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Courses Taught

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience

Social Sciences Senator

Lora E Vess

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

Phone: 796-6152Fax: 796-6152

Email:

Juneau Campus Senator

Kathy DiLorenzo

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6418Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 133, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Doctor of Arts in Political Science–2007
Idaho State University MPA –2004
Idaho State University BS Political Science – 2001 

Biography

Kathy DiLorenzo grew up in the Western states of Nevada, California, Washington, and Idaho, and is particularly interested in western and rural issues. She is currently completing her Doctor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration and Public Law from Idaho State University. She completed her Masters of Public Administration in 2004. While completing her education Kathy worked as the primary quantitative analyst for Partners for Prosperity, non-profit organization that acquired a substantial grant to study and eradicate poverty in the 16-county region of Southeastern Idaho. Her areas of research include the bureaucracy, constitutional and public law, poverty, minority and at-risk populations.

Ketchikan Campus Senator

Teague Whalen

Associate Professor of English & Communication

Phone: 228-4514Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, Room 513, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

M.F.A., Northern Michigan University; B.A., University of Michigan. Teague Whalen specializes in creative writing, composition, communication, and literature.

Biography

Raised by two passionate educators and two feisty younger sisters, Teague quickly learned that summers meant time to travel America's blue highways and to romp through small towns and national forests by bicycle, canoe, skis, and foot, followed by nights spent sleeping in a tent and usually with close friends in tow. Teague's college teaching ventures have transformed the classroom into kitchens, lakes, mountain tops, and tents when he was a Lecturer I for the University of Michigan's New England Literature Program for two spring terms in rural Maine. While a teaching fellow for Northern Michigan University, he pioneered an outdoor ecocomposition course in the wild Upper Peninsula (U.P.). When he could no longer "Say yeah to the U.P., eh?" he wondered how Alaska compared to the great-lake state. Used to two-tracks and lakes, pine-riddled hills, and weather that could change any minute, he found his mother was right (as a good mother tends to be) when she said that Alaska was like the U.P. on steroids. He has not been disappointed yet, and when he finds Ketchikan raining too much, he keeps his fingers busy composing lofty poems of a bluer heart or stories of longing for a drier hue. When that doesn't work, he takes up his axe planed out of Sitka spruce and gets down to picking away the steel strings in search of a cloudy love song.

Sitka Campus Senator

Joel A. Markis

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7760

Email:

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

101H, Sitka Campus

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

Education

B.S. Montana State University

M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks

 
 

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