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Rick Caulfield-30 Years

Fact: Rick is a serious sailor

Provost Rick Caulfield receiving his longevity award from Chancellor PughRick has been Provost at UAS since 2010 but has been with the University of Alaska since 1983.  He has a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Conservation of Natural Resources from UC Berkeley, a Master’s in Education from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a Ph.D. in Development Studies/Natural Resources from the University of East Anglia in the U.K.

Prior to coming to UAS, Rick served as Campus Director at the UAF Tanana Valley Campus from 2004-2009, and was a tenured full professor and Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the UAF College of Rural & Community Development.

His academic career has included some world travels. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Greenland in 1995 and again at the University of Waikato in New Zealand in 2002.

He has also lived and worked in quite an array of communities in Alaska, including the Bristol Bay campus in Dillingham and Interior villages including Huslia, Hughes, Allakaket, and Alatna.  Prior to coming to the university he worked for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Division of Subsistence and did research in Arctic Village, Birch Creek, Fort Yukon, Chalkytsik, Rampart, and Venetie.  He and his wife Annie now live on the outskirts of the exotic village of Auke Bay.

Little known facts about Rick:

  • He is a serious sailor and has enjoyed the waters of Southeast since his move here.
  • He is a semi-serious tennis player so watch out for him on the courts.
  • He may be one of the very few people in Juneau who have studied both the Inuit and Maori languages.

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