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UAS Celebrates 2018 Faculty Promotions and Tenure

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Alaska
Date of Press Release: August 22, 2018

It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotion and/or tenure of our esteemed faculty. Please join UAS as we congratulate them.

Dr. Andrea Dewees has been promoted to Associate Professor of Spanish with tenure in the Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences on the UAS Juneau Campus. Dr. Dewees holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish, from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She also holds a State of Alaska Professional Teacher Certificate in World Language and was recently elected President of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Institute for Justice, a statewide human rights organization.

Dr. David Noon has been promoted to Professor of History in the Department of Humanities, School of Arts & Sciences on the UAS Juneau Campus. Dr. Noon holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in History/English from James Madison University.

X’unei Lance Twitchell has been promoted to Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages with tenure in the Department of Humanities, School of Arts & Sciences at the UAS Juneau Campus. Professor Twitchell is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization from the Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai’i, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a B.A. in English with a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Dr. Math Trafton has been promoted to Associate Professor of English with tenure in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Sitka Campus. Dr. Trafton holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, an M.A. in Comparative Literature, an M.A. in English-Creative Writing, a B.S. in Computer Science, and B.A. in English-Creative Writing, all from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ernestine Hayes has been promoted to Professor of English with tenure in the Department of Humanities in the School of Arts & Sciences on the UAS Juneau campus. Professor Hayes holds a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a B.L.A. in Communication from the University of Alaska Southeast. She was also awarded the 2017 Alaska Writer Laureate.

Contacts:

Keni Campbell

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6509