I came to UAS for two reasons: the place and the students. The liberal arts environment of UAS reminds me why I became a professor in the first place-- to teach. My students humble me daily with their motivation to use college skills--critical thinking and writing--to better their lives. And the location of UAS affords an incredible opportunity to study the relationship between identity, place, nature, and power, the focus of my research and teaching. The overwhelming beauty of this place belies its colonial history, and I am fascinated by the challenge to understand what this means for me as a teacher and as a member of this community.
— Sarah Jaquette Ray (view bio)