Technology Support Groups
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2013-2014 TLTR Members
TLTR members are appointed by the UAS Provost, Dr. Rick Caulfield, and represent students, faculty, staff, and University departments. Current members are listed below. You can send an e-mail to any TLTR member by clicking on their e-mail address.
Instructional Support/Technology Tutor
Phone: (907) 228-4507
Learning and Testing Center
Associates of Art from Seattle Central Community College
Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Alabaman Birmingham
CIOS 100, CIOS 101A & 101B, CIOS 110A, CIOS 105, CIOS 132A. CIOS 135, CIOS 193A, ACCT 100 and ACCT 222
Kimberly Schulte has been teaching and working in computer/technology related fields throughout the past 10 years. After completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the University of Alabama, Kimberly worked for several years in Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources, and Business Management positions. In the evenings Kimberly managed the computer lab at UAS-Ketchikan and eventually was hired as Computer Lab Instructional Technician. Today she supports UAS faculty, students, & staff with technology needs and teaches basic Word and Excel courses. Kimberly previously managed the campus Learning Center and still serves as the Testing Specialist there.
Kimberly has lived in New Mexico, Washington, & Alabama, but has spent most of her life in Ketchikan. She has traveled to all of the continental United States, been to a handful of European Countries, attended school in Japan on the exchange program, and vacationed several times in South American countries. Kimberly has two small children that add vibrancy to her life.
Assistant Professor of Geophysics
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. Geophysics, 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. Geophysics, 2006, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Curriculum Vitae (see Jason's personal site)
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology
M.S. Biology University of St. Joseph (Focus: Human Biology) 2008
UA President’s Award for Outstanding Distance Educator in Alaska (2001)
BIOL 111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Past Courses Taught:
Microbiology, Natural History of Alaska, Intertidal Biology, General Biology, Biology & Society,
I’m originally from Northern California and lived in Bethel and Skagway before moving to Sitka in 1992. I enjoy helping students build a firm foundation in the topic that will serve them well in their careers. I am active in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). As part of HAPS I helped develop standards for undergraduate human anatomy and physiology courses taught in the US and Canada. I am committed to quality eLearning opportunities and developed and delivered the first distance science courses offered by UAS. As Sitka’s lab director I currently help oversee the lab support portion of UAS Sitka Distance Science courses which have grown to involve multiple faculty members and currently serve over 200 students each semester. I believe it is important to give back to my community by doing what I can to enrich science literacy, assist in community-based scientific research, and help create science-related opportunities for everyone, especially K-12 students.
I am particularly interested in the ecology and functional anatomy of intertidal organisms, especially with respect to predator-prey relationships. I am also very involved in marine invasive issues and research, particularly with respect to invasive tunicates. I am a member of the Alaska Marine Invasive Species subcommittee and the Didemnum vexillum Rapid Response Team.
Vice Chancellor for Administration
Phone: 796-6570 , Fax: 796-6276
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.
Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology
Career Education: Construction
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.
Instructional Design Regional Director
Phone: 747-7725 , Fax: 747-7768
B.S. Physics, Wisconsin; Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University.
At UAS since 2004. Supports faculty in design and development of e-Learning courses. Teaches Physics by distance delivery.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: 228-4559 , Fax: 225-3624
Arts and Sciences Department
Ann Spehar earned a Masters in Applied Economics at Seattle University in Washington State where she also earned two undergraduate degrees in economics and math at the University of Washington. She holds a Master in Education in curriculum and instruction from Montana State University and has two years of study toward a doctorate degree in economics at Washington State University and the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Ann Spehar is currently an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Alaska Southeast. She is responsible for designing, developing and instructing online asynchronous courses in Money and Banking, International Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and principles courses.
Spehar’s field of interest is the theory of the endogenous business cycles. She has studied the 1930’s U.S. ‘Great Depression’ extensively, and has compared it to the 2008 financial crisis. Spehar has recently published two papers on that topic in the World Economics Journal. She has also published in the International Journal of Wilderness International Journal of Wilderness.
Spehar has also worked as a consultant in industry, with areas of expertise in mathematical modeling, software engineering and project management. She worked 15 years at the Boeing Company, supporting clients that included Bell Laboratories, AT&T Long Lines, McDonnell Douglas and Hanford Nuclear Facility. She served in executive leadership at the Boeing Company in Seattle and received over 700 hours of Boeing Company training when that company was expanding its territory beyond aviation into computer timesharing services to the world. At the time, Boeing Computer Services (BCS) provided cutting edge computer engineering consultation to 148 government and commercial customers.
Ann Spehar was born in Fairbanks, Alaska “before it was a state” where her father served as editor of the Fairbanks Daily News Minor and headed up AP for Alaska. She has recently moved from Montana with her husband Alex and Australian Shepherd Montana.
Associate Professor of Accounting
BA - Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
(Economics, Accounting & Business Admin.)
MBA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Keenan-Flagler School of Business
JD - University of Arizona at Tucson
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
CGMA - AICPA
Member Alaska Bar (Attorney)
Anselm's experience includes positions as the Chief Financial Officer for the Alaska Retirement Systems, Dep. Commissioner Dept. of Administration, CFO and CIO in a managed Hospital Corporation of America hospital, Alaska Treasury Comptroller, Legislative Audit and Computer Audit Manager, Controller for the City & Borough of Juneau, Senior Auditor with an International CPA Firm.
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Information Literacy Librarian
Andrew McDonough , Student Representative