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Overview

A key element of UAS’ leadership structure is the Provost’s Council which currently meets twice per academic year. This entity consists of academic leaders, including the Provost, Academic Deans, the Library Director, extended Campus Directors, the Registrar, the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Faculty Senate President. The UAS Provost’s Council serves as a key forum for strategic planning and cross-institutional coordination, supporting the Provost in ensuring the quality of all academic programs and services. It also works to ensure integration of student services, enrollment management, and academic functions across the university.

Executive Provost's Council  is a subset of Provost Council that meets monthly to address academic matters.  The Executive Provost Council consists of the two extended Campus Directors, the Library Director, and the three Academic Deans.

For more information contact the Provost's Office at (907) 796-6147.

Karen Carey

Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies

Phone: 796-6147Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Provost Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 209, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. School Psychology, University of Nevada
  • B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University

Thomas F. Thornton

Dean of Arts & Sciences; Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Phone: 907-796-6518Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Steve Atwater

Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education

Phone: 907-796-6050

Email:

School of Education

Hendrickson Annex, 101B, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

Atwater joined UA in Nov. 2014 after five years as superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, where he was named Alaska’s 2013 Superintendent of the Year. Prior to his work for KPBSD, Atwater taught secondary education and served consecutively as head teacher, curriculum coordinator and superintendent for the Lake & Peninsula School District in King Salmon, AK.

Atwater’s experience with the Alaska education system extends to his own professional training, as he earned both his master’s in education and his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Pete Traxler

Executive Dean, Career Education; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Elise Tomlinson

UAS Library Dean, including the Learning, Testing, & Writing Centers, & the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)

Phone: 796-6467

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.elisetomlinson.com

Education

BFA, University of Alaska Anchorage; 
MLIS, University of Hawaii Manoa;
In Progress: MPA, University of Alaska Southeast

Courses Taught

LS110 - Library Resources and Information Literacy

LS111 - Library Information Literacy for Distance Students

Biography

Hired by the UAS Egan Library in 1999 as an Assitant Professor of Library and Information Science, Elise has worked in school, public, special, and academic libraries for the past 30 years.  She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, in 2006, and became the Regional Library Director for UAS in 2012.  In 2016 she also began overseeing the Juneau campus Learning, Testing, and Writing Centers and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Her position title changed to UAS Library Dean in 2018.  Outside of librarianship, Elise is a painter and a photographer who exhibits regularly in Juneau.  She also loves to spend time with her family skiing, sailing, and playing musical instruments.  Come by and say hello the next time you're in the library!

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Priscilla Schulte

Ketchikan Campus Director, Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

Phone: 228-4515Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Ketchikan Director's Office

Ziegler Bldg, Room 116A, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

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

Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Dr. Schulte specializes in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures, sociocultural change, and archaeology of southeast Alaska.

Biography

Priscilla Schulte has been teaching on the Ketchikan campus since 1980 and has been teaching distance classes for over ten years. Most of her students are in southeast Alaska, but some are from as far away as Connecticut. Priscilla has taught summer classes on the Juneau campus as well as distance delivery classes by video and audio conference to the Juneau campus. She teaches primarily lower division anthropology and sociology classes, as well as multicultural education classes.

Priscilla started her teaching career by teaching anthropology at Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) now located in Tsaile, Arizona. Her anthropological fieldwork in Arizona and Chicago sparked her interest in completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. During her years of living and teaching on the Navajo Nation, she began her doctoral work at the University of New Mexico which she completed after her move to Alaska in 1980.

Priscilla’s research and teaching interests are in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures (primarily of southeast Alaska), and Native American culture change. She produced the video, “The Bear Stands Up,” which has aired on public television. Her most recent research has focused on the totem pole carvers of the CCC era. She is an adopted member of the Tongass Brown Bear clan of the Tlingit people. She is the mother of two daughters who have inspired and encouraged her in her research and teaching.

One of the most exciting events of Priscilla’s teaching year is the annual fieldtrip coordinated with the Forest Service to do archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork with local Native elders, cultural teachers, and UAS students. The field trips focus on the survey and inventory of important cultural sites located in southern southeast Alaska.

Leslie Gordon

Sitka Campus Director

Phone: 747-9474

Email:

Career Education: Health Sciences, Sitka Director's Office

Sitka Campus

Education

A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast

B.A., M.S. College of Saint Scholastica

Kristen Handley

Institutional Effectiveness Director

Phone: 907-796-6231

Email:

Institutional Effectiveness

Hendrickson Bldg, 210, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • A.A. Social Science, Butte Community College (2008)
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University - Sacramento (2011)
  • M.S. Applied Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Stout (2013)

Affiliations

Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Association of Institutional Research and Planning (PNAIRP) 

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.

 
 

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