University of Alaska Southeast

Kevin Maier

I choose to live and teach in Juneau because I love it here. There are opportunities to get outside pretty much all year round. We're able to take students out and really explore our unique environment. This is the perfect place to explore the human relationship to the natural world. There are interesting decisions we are making every day about resources, salmon, trees, tourism and oil exploration in Alaska, things that aren’t happening any where else. I'll take my students out to Auke Lake behind campus or to forest service cabins. This semester we are reading John Muir's Travels in Alaska in my Literature and the Environment class. We'll spend the weekend at a cabin discussing that book and trying to figure out what John Muir experienced and how it is different from what we’re experiencing today. And that’s something you can't do anywhere else.

— Kevin Maier (view bio)

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