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2014 - 2015 FACULTY SENATE MEMBERS

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

President

Kevin Krein

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Outdoor Studies

Phone: 796-6362

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 214

Juneau Campus

Biography:

In addition to working as academic director of Outdoor Studies, Kevin also teaches philosophy at UAS. Kevin's primary philosophical work is in the areas of philosophy of nature and the environment and philosophy of mind. His outdoor interests are centered around alpine skiing and ski mountaineering. Kevin brings over 10 years of experience of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in the Chugach, Alaska, and Coast ranges of Alaska. His accomplishments include a ski descent of Denali from summit to base camp.

President Elect

Maren Haavig

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6353 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

SOM: Business

Novatney Bldg, Rm 115

Juneau Campus

Business/PADM Senator

Charla A. Brown

Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

Phone: 796-6310 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

SOM: Business

Novatney Bldg, Rm 111

Juneau Campus

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Social Psychology (Ph.D.) - Brigham Young University
  • Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.S.) - Lamar University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) - Lamar University

Research:

  • Strategic Growth & Change Management - Business Case Study, Backcountry.com
  • Gender Role Behaviors - Dissertation, Brigham Young University
  • Team Behaviors - Thesis, Lamar University
  • Global Trends/Influences - Correlation Department - Corporation for the President
  • Qualitative Analysis - Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment - Brigham Young University
  • Success Factors - Public Engagement - Lamar University

Affiliations:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Board Member, University Relations (Juneau)
  • Academy of Management - Member
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators (OBTS) - Member
  • Utah Women’s Higher Education Network (UWHN) - Board Member & Chair of Communications & Marketing Committee.
  • Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters - Session Moderator, Business Division - 2013 Annual Conference

Courses Taught:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (BBA)
  • Principles of Human Resource Management (BBA)
  • Labor-Management Relations (BBA)
  • Business & Society (BBA)
  • Executive Development (MBA)
  • Markets & Marketing (MBA/BBA)
  • Organizational Effectiveness (BBA)
  • Organizational Change (MBA/BBA)
  • Leadership (MBA)
  • Alignment of Strategy, Structure, Processes, People, and Rewards (MBA)
  • International Context Tour to China (MBA)
  • Business Plan Thesis Projects (MBA/BBA)

Other:

Leadership Experience:

  • Department Chair - University of Alaska Southeast - School of Management - Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship (2013-Present)
  • Principal Consultant (Founder & Owner) - Northern Solstice Advisors (2010 - Present)
  • Vice President - Career Step - Provo, UT (2010)
  • Division Director - Backcountry.com (Liberty Media) - Park City, UT (2005-2009)
  • Program Manager - Devon Energy/Ocean Energy - Oklahoma City, OK/Houston, TX (2001-2003, 2009)
  • Manager - Enron - Houston, TX (1997-2001)
  • Manager - Continental Airlines - Houston, TX (1995-1997)

Honors & Achievements:

  • Alfred P. Sloan, Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Honorable Mention Award 
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for Large Businesses, State of Utah & American Psychological Association
  • A.P.S., Inc., Individual Special Performance Bonus Award in Human Resources 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society            

Global Exposure:

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, St. Martin/St Maarten, Switzerland

Career Education Senator

Tim Anderson

Assistant Professor, Environmental Technology

Phone: 747-7755 Fax: 747-7753

Email:

Career Education: Environmental Technology

Sitka Campus

Education Senator

Heather L Batchelder

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6029 Fax: 796-6050

Email:

Humanities Senator

Ernestine Hayes

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: 796-6432 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 222

Juneau Campus

Library Senator

Jennifer Ward

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6285

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 204

Juneau Campus

Education:

M.L.I.S., University of Hawaii (2001)

A.L.B., Harvard University (1995)

Biography:

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Other:

Librarian Liaison to Education and Management.

Natural Sciences Senator

Megan Buzby

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6240

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math

Soboleff Bldg, Rm 210

Juneau Campus

Education:

B.S. 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.

Social Sciences Senator

Amanda K. Sesko

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: 796-6436 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, Rm 216

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/socsci/

Education:

Ph.D. Social Psychology (2011); Minor in Quantitative Psychology (2008), University of Kansas
M.A. Social Psychology, University of Kansas (2007)
B.A. Psychology; Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Biography:

My research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice, and social judgment with an emphasis on intersections of social categories (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity). In my primary line of work I investigate the effects of prototypical standards of race and gender on social perceptions and judgments of individuals. Specifically I am interested in understanding the processes and outcomes of invisibility as a unique form of discrimination that may characterize groups that do not fit race and gender prototypes – e.g., Black women (Sesko & Biernat, 2010).  My work thus far has documented such invisibility, conceptualized as a lack of individuation of or lack of differentiation among group members. Invisibility is evident in perceivers’ treatment of Black women (or similarly situated groups) as interchangeable and indistinguishable, such that their individual voices and faces go unnoticed and unheard, relative to White women, Black men, and White men. My dissertation and current line of research focuses on the antecedents (e.g., non-prototypicality, low power, low numerical status), and consequences of invisibility, and in particular strategies to reduce invisibility.

In some other lines of research I focus on evidentiary standards of judgment, particularly of racism, the language people use to talk about members of stereotyped groups, and interpreters’ translation of this language (Biernat & Sesko, under review), and  behavioral indicators of compensatory stereotyping, or tradeoffs between “warmth” and “competence” in evaluations of members of stereotyped groups (Biernat, Sesko, & Amo, 2009). All of these areas reflect my interest in understanding the processes by which stereotypes guide judgment and behavior toward individual members of stereotyped groups. I have additional interests in the study of close relationships, and have examined the role of attachment style on lying and authenticity in relationships (Gillath, Sesko, Shaver, & Chen, 2010) as well as relationship-related regrets (Schoemann, Gillath, & Sesko, under review). I am also a member of the Consortium for Police Leadership and Equity (CPLE; see http://cple.psych.ucla.edu/), a group that brings together police chiefs and social scientists to discuss how social science can inform real-world problems of racial profiling, immigration, and organizational equity. My work with CPLE has focused on organizational equity, and how to assess and improve equity in terms of gender and race representation within police departments.

As a new member of the faculty here at UAS, I am excited to bring my passion and excitement for the field of psychology both in the classroom and to undergraduate research! In my spare time when I am not teaching, analyzing data, or writing, I enjoy running, hiking, camping, and yoga. I am also a huge fan of my dog Shera (the “Princess of Power”).

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Juneau Campus Senator

Lora E Vess

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

Phone: 796-6152 Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, Rm. 203

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/artssciences/socsci

Ketchikan Campus Senator

Colleen Ianuzzi

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 228-4502

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math

Paul Bldg, Rm 509

Ketchikan Campus

Education:

B.S. in Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks; M.S. in Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Other:

Colleen began working at the UAS Ketchikan Campus in 2006. She teaches Math 105, Math 107, Math 108, Math 200 and Stat 273.

Outside of academics, Colleen enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and skiijoring with her dog.

Sitka Campus Senator

Susie Feero

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-9477 Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences

Sitka Campus

 
 

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