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Overview

A key element of UAS’ leadership structure is the Provost’s Council which is currently meeting twice per semester. This entity consists of academic leaders, including the Provost, Vice Chancellors, academic deans and associate deans, extended campus directors, and 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 smaller group of Deans and Academic Directors which congregates monthly.

For more information contact the Provost's Office at (907) 796-6486.

Karen Carey

Provost

Phone: 796-6486Fax: 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

Deborah Lo

Dean, School of Education

Phone: 796-6551

Email:

School of Education

Juneau Campus

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

Karen R. Schmitt

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

Phone: 796-6518Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Pete Traxler

Executive Dean, Career Education; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Vickie Williams

Dean, School of Management; Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: 796-6363Second Phone:

Email:

SOM: Business

Novatney Bldg, Rm 103, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Fordham University - MBA Finance
Pennsylvania State University - BS Accounting

Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (New York)
Chartered Global Management Accountant

Publications

Williams, V. and Starnes, L. “Audit Selection: Increasing the Efficiency of Sales Tax Administration.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of Allied Academies Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies. (1997).

Williams, V.L. “Catch Me If You Can.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies International Academy for Case Studies. (1997).

Dye, J.L. and Williams, V.L. “Testing the Quality of Environmental Disclosures”.
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies Academy of Accounting and Finance. (1997)

Dye, J.L. and Williams, V.L. “Down with the Titanic.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies International Academy for Case Studies. (1996).

Dye, J.L. and Williams, V.L. “The Case of the Refried Bean.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the International Academy for Case Studies. (1996)

Williams, V.L. and Dye, J.L. “Going Concern Determinations: User Expectations Versus Reality.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies Academy of Accounting and Finance. (1996)

Dye, J.L. and Williams, V.L. “What a Waster: The Theory and Reality of Environmental Cleanup.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies Academy of Accounting and Finance. (1996)

Dye, J.L. and Williams, V.L. “A Case of Fowl Play.”
Accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Allied Academies International Academy for Case Studies. (1996).

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants (AKCPA)
Glacier Swim Club Board

Other

Currently Teaching at UAS
Introduction to Accounting I and II
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting I and II
Computer Automated Accounting

Awards

UAS Faculty Excellence in Advising, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award for Accounting Excellence from Alaska Capital Chapter of Association of Government Accountants, 1999

Experience
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK - Assistant Professor of Accounting and Chair of Accounting Program

Williams Accounting Consulting Services, Juneau, AK: Provided accounting services and contract CFO work for small non-profits

City of Petersburg, Petersburg, AK - Acting Finance Director

City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau, AK – Deputy Treasurer

City and Borough of Juneau, Juneau, AK – Treasurer

Citicorp, New York, NY – Director of Financial Reporting and Systems for U.S. Consumer Banking Group

Citicorp, New York, NY – Assistant Director Financial Reporting U.S. Consumer Banking Group

Citicorp, New York, NY – Financial Analyst, Individual Bank Sector Financial Control

Arthur Andersen & Co., New York, NY – Auditor

Joe G Nelson, J.D.

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Phone: 796-6100Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Novatney Bldg, Rm. 205, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Biography

Born in Mount Edgecumbe, AK, Joe was raised as a commercial fisherman in Yakutat. He is a member of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear) clan, eagle moiety of the Yakutat Tlingit tribe. After graduating Yakutat High School, Joe attended college in Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from UCLA in 1996 and earned his Master of Arts in American Indian Studies in 1998. In 2001, he received a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.

Joe is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the Sealaska Board of Directors, and the Juneau Lions Club.

Michael Ciri

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Phone: 796-6570Fax: 796-6276

Email:

I.T. Services

Hendrickson Bldg, 111, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Michael Ciri was raised in the wilderness by wolves and dropped in front of the Mourant Building in 1982 to fend for himself. And he fended well. He went from student to student employee to a regular employee in computing in 1986. He became director of Information Technology and Media Services in 2000.

He is UAS educated, receiving an AA in 1988, a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1994 and received his master's in Public Administration in 2007. He also holds the record for most consecutive years of living in student housing and is in the UAS mascot hall of fame as the original "Spike" the whale.

Paula Martin

Sitka Campus Director

Phone: 747-7704Fax: 747-7768

Email:

Sitka Director's Office

201A, Sitka Campus

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.

Lisa Hoferkamp

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 796-6538Fax: 796-6447

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Anderson Bldg, Rm. 313, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Exposure Research Laboratory - USEPA, Athens, GA
Kinetic studies of the anaerobic attenuation of munitions compounds

  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Synthesis and X-ray structural characterization of catalytically active transition metal clusters
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Development of polymer modified electrode surfaces derived from Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Research

Study of the natural environment from a chemical viewpoint offers fascinating research topics ranging from basic research on poorly understood natural processes to applied research investigating the effects of human activities on various ecosystems and remediation efforts. The pristine system of forests and waterways proximate to the University of Alaska Southeast are ideal natural laboratories for these types of studies.

My research centers on the transport, deposition and attenuation of heavy metal and organic pollutants in high latitude environments. Heavy metal studies in my lab include characterization of the iron, lead and copper species associated with high organic carbon soils under anaerobic conditions.  An increasing presence of ocean-going vessels at Alaskan ports has also raised concern about environmental levels of tin.  The chemical interactions of tin with environmental matrices (e.g. microbial communities) profoundly influence its mobility and toxicity.   These metals have become common features of the southeastern Alaska topography and identifying the specific form of these metals under various environmental conditions provides valuable insight into their transport properties. Organic pollutants, on the other hand, are typically associated with industrialized areas and as such have limited local sources at higher latitudes. Atmospheric transport and to some extent urbanization however, have provided for detectable levels of numerous synthetic organic chemicals in the arctic hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Studies aimed at quantifying levels of organic pollutants and their attenuation products in high latitude regions are also pursued in my laboratory. Of particular interest to me are halogenated organic contaminants and their redox chemistry in the environment.  Once these pollutants reach higher latitudes, I study their transformations as they interact with the abiotic and biotic environment of southeastern Alaska and how the contaminant’s environmental impact is controlled by those interactions.  Both heavy metal and organic pollutant studies involve the use of state of the art analytical instrumentation including atomic absorption spectrometry and mass spectrometry. Collaborations with the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast biologists continue to support and strengthen my contaminant studies. In addition to contaminant studies, I conduct ongoing research into the habitat remediation and restoration potential of created wetlands. Collaborative efforts with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife have led to the development and continued study of two created wetlands in the Mendenhall valley. Results from this project have shown these landscape features serve as moderators of groundwater intrusion and stormwater runoff, provide for carbon sequestration and contaminant retention and allow for significantly improved habitat. All of my research projects at the University of Alaska Southeast have benefited from the contributions of my undergraduate research assistants.

Courses Taught

The chemistry courses that I teach at the University of Alaska Southeast include general, organic and environmental chemistry.
The laboratory portion of Environmental Chemistry focuses on analytical methods used in environmental analyses.

The UAS Natural Science department is well equipped for gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry and ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectroscopy. I have taught Special Topics courses on contaminant attenuation in the natural environment and wetland chemistry. All of these courses provide valuable insight into natural processes and provide a foundation for understanding natural systems and the impacts of contemporary societies on those systems.

Lower Division:

  • CHEM 103 - Introduction to Chemistry I
  • CHEM 105 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 106 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 193 - ST: Chemistry Recitation
  • CHEM 297 - IS: Chem Lab
  • CHEM 397 - IS: Chemical Research

Upper Division:

  • CHEM 341 - Organic and Biological Chemistry I
  • CHEM 450 - Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 497 - IS: Environmental Chemistry
  • ENVS 491 - Environmental Science Internship
  • ENVS 492 - Seminar: Contaminant Attenuation in Natural Systems
  • ENVS 498 - Research in Environmental Science
  • ENVS 498 - Research: Mobility of Metals

Elise Tomlinson

Regional Library Director

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 

Courses Taught

LS110 - Library Resources and Information Literacy

LS111 - Library Information Literacy for Distance Students

Biography

Hired by the UAS Egan Library in 1999, Elise has worked in school, public, special, and academic libraries for the past 25 years.  She became the new Regional Library Director for UAS in 2012.  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!

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