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2019-2020 Curriculum Committee Members

Chair (non-voting)

Colleen McKenna

Professor of Information Systems

Phone: 796-6349Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 113, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Courses Taught

Management Information Systems, Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, and Database Management Systems

Business and Public Administration

Michael Boyer

Associate Professor of Law Science

Phone: 796-6347Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069Fax: 796-6383

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 105, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) University of Oregon School of Law (2000)

  • Master of Science-Management (MS-Mgt) Texas A&M Commerce (2011)

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (B.L.A.) University of Alaska Southeast (1997) magna cum laude

Mike has been a UAS student, staff member (research assistant), adjunct professor, and is currently Associate Professor of Law Sciences. He teaches a variety of courses using multiple formats and delivery methods and serves on a variety of university and community boards. He is married (Karina Reyes) with three children.

Research

His research interests include legal ethics and interdisciplinary studies involving law and politics, law and literature, and legal history.

Publications

Boyer, M. L. (2015). Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices from Move In to Move Out. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press ​

Michael L. Boyer, Atticus Looks At Fifty, 12 U.MD. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class. 356 (2012) View 

Michael L. Boyer Confronting the Economic Problem of the ‘Free Lawyer': The Assumptions Behind an Unrestricted Cash Transfer in Lieu of the Legal Services Corporation, The Erasmus Journal of Law and Economics, April 2007

Michael L. Boyer, Survival Technique: Integrating a Legal Studies Minor Into Your Program, The Paralegal Educator vol. 19, No. 1,Winter 2005.

Clive S. Thomas, Michael L. Boyer & Ron Hrebenar, Interest Groups in State Court Elections: A New Era and Its Challenges, in Judicature vol. 87 No. 3, Nov-Dec. 2003 135 (2000).

Reprinted in Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature 53 (Elliot Slotnick ed., 3d ed., Congressional Quarterly Press 2005)

Michael L. Boyer, Pro-And Anti-Gun Control Interest Groups, in Research Guide to U.S. And International Interest Group, 266 (Clive S. Thomas Editor (Praeger 2005).

Michael L. Boyer, Contract as Text: Interpretive Overlap in Law and Literature, 12 S. Cal. Interdisc. L. J. 167 (2003)

Numerous columns, letters, and conference papers in various print and online formats

Forthcoming Scholarship

Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 17 "The Judiciary" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Clive S. Thomas & Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 5 "Intergovernmental Relations" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Courses Taught

Professor Boyer teaches Introduction to Law, Business Law, Torts Contracts, Legal Writing, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and other law courses at UAS.

Biography

Professor Boyer received his B.L.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska Southeast in 1997 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2000 (top 15%). He is a member of the California Bar and on the UAS Alumni Board. Professor Boyer is a volunteer attorney in the summer months, and his hobbies include organic gardening and playing with his son, River.

Career Education

Neil Voelckers

Assistant Professor, Power Technology

Phone: 796-6129

Email:

Education

Susan M. Andrews

Assistant Professor of Education

Phone: 796-6412Fax: 796-6059

Email:

Alaska College of Education

Hendrickson Annex, 101E, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

M.Ed. - National- Louis University

B.S. Ed.  - Southwest Texas University

Other

 

Humanities

Liz Zacher

Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: 747-7710

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Sitka Campus

Education

B.F.A. The Hartford Art School

M.F.A. Ohio University

Library

David B. Cox II

Assistant Professor, Technical Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6345

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Rm. 203, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

MSLIS from Syracuse University, 2013 BA in History from University of Denver, 2007

Affiliations

Alaska Library Association Member

Biography

David was hired as the library Serials Assistant in November 2013, adding Electronic Resources to the position October 2014. In April 2017, David became the Technical Services Librarian.

Natural Science

Brian Blitz

Professor of Mathematics & Program Coordinator

Phone: 796-6506

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 207, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.S. University of Chicago; M.S. Northern Arizona University; Ph.D. Washington State University.

Other

Brian has been at UAS since 2000. He enjoys teaching all levels of mathematics courses. His specialized areas of interests include geometry, graph theory and algebra.

Outside of academics, Brian is a golf enthusiast (ball and disc) who enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and snowboarding.

Social Science

Robin Walz

Professor of History

Phone: 796-6433Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 228, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. History, University of California at Davis (1994)
M.A. History, San Francisco State University (1988)
B.A. History, Whitworth College (1979)

Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Bonjour! I’m pleased that you have found your way to this page. Teaching is my life vocation, and I’m pleased to have found my way to a public university such as UAS. I teach a wide array of courses, including surveys in World History, lower-division orientation seminars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, upper-division courses in the Holocaust, Modern European Intellectual History, and the History of Gender and Sexuality, and senior-level seminars on History and Popular Culture.

My areas of research specialization are modern European intellectual history and the history of popular culture in modern France. Recently, Routledge published my Modernism textbook (2nd ed., 2013) in its “Seminar Studies in History” series. I wrote “Surrealism and Film” for Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, last updated 2015). The University of California Press published my Pulp Surrealism: Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris (2000), a groundbreaking work that bridges high-low cultural divides between French avant-garde movements and popular culture. I write scholarly essays on French crime fiction, most notably “The Rocambolesque and the Modern Enchantment of Popular Fiction” on the criminal-turned-avenger Rocambole in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age (eds. Joshua Landy and Michael Saler, Stanford University Press, 2009). I am also a great fan of bande dessinée (French comics) and recently published the article, “Putain de guerre! Teaching Jacques Tardi’s WWI Graphic Novels”, for Fiction and Film for French Historians (2014). My current book project is “Shady Detectives, Elegant Criminals, and Dark Avengers,” a cultural history of French crime writing, 1815-1950.

As a scholar of popular culture, I also make periodic contributions to trade press publications. I translated “Death of Nick Carter,” a crime parody by Surrealist Philippe Soupault, from French into English for the literary review McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, issue 24 (2007). I have also written introductions to French crime book reissues, “The Genius of Crime” for the classic 1911 French crime thriller, Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain (Dover, 2006), and “Vidocq: Rogue Cop” for the Memoirs of Vidocq: Master of Crime (AK Press, 2003). I also devour contemporary French crime fiction. Some of my favorite French polar (“hardboiled” crime) writers are Léo Malet, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Claude Izzo, and Fred Vargas. I also have a special fondness for the St. Cyr/Kohler crime series by Canadian author J. Robert Janes, set during the Nazi Occupation of France.

Professionally, I am an active member in French historical societies, currently the Vice-President of the Western Society for French History, previously co-editor of the Journal of the Western Society for French History (2011-2015), and currently the Assistant Editor of H-France Forum (Society for French Historical Studies). I also share my scholarly interests in history and popular culture with the Juneau community, through the UAS “Evening at Egan” and “Sound + Motion” lecture series, recently “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Borg? The Ecological Imperative in the Age of Cybernetic Organisms” (2014) and “Viewing the Elephant Man” (2016). When not engaged in academic matters, for musical pleasure I play cello in the Juneau Symphony Orchestra.

Sitka (non-voting)

Kitty LaBounty

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-9432

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S. University of Washington

M.S. University of California at Riverside 

Ketchikan (non-voting)

Matthew Pawlus

Assistant Professor of Science

Phone: 228-4557

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology

Paul Bldg, 510, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Provost's Office

Anita Hazell Parrish

Assistant to the Provost | Faculty & Academic Affairs

Phone: 796-6147Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Provost Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 208, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Resource Management, Pennsylvania State University

Hours

8:30 - 5:30 M-F

Karen Carey

Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies

Phone: 796-6147Fax: 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

Registrar's Office

Faculty Senate President

Heather L Batchelder

Associate Professor of Education

Phone: (907) 796-6029Fax: (907) 796-6550

Email:

Alaska College of Education

Hendrickson Annex, Rm. 106, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

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

Education

M.A., Ph.D. - University of Central Florida

B.A. - University of Florida

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