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2020 - 2021 FACULTY SENATE MEMBERS

*Please see Article III of the Constitution in the UAS Faculty Handbook for information concerning membership

President

David Hoogland Noon

Professor of History

Phone: 796-6329Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 215, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Dr. Noon earned his degree in American Studies and teaches all periods of U.S. history. He is particularly interested in the period between the Civil War and World War I; the history of race and social science; and contemporary debates about empire in American history.

Biography

David Noon has taught U.S. history on the UAS Juneau campus since Fall, 2002. His dissertation, “This is (Not) a Child: Race, Gender, and ‘Development’ in the Child Sciences, 1880-1910,” displays the full range of Dr. Noon's research interests in history, which include developmental psychology, criminology, medicine, and the social construction of race and gender. More recently, Dr. Noon has written about the use of World War analogies in contemporary political rhetoric, cold war historical memory in the fiction of Don DeLillo, and the work of neoconservatives and Christian prophecy writers in the war on terrorism.

Curriculum Vitae

President Elect

Andrea L. Dewees

Associate Professor of Spanish, Humanities Department Chair

Phone: 796-6008Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Past 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

Business/PADM Senator

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

https://uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/bpa/index.html

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 Senator

Justin Fantasia

Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6132

Email:

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, Rm. 206, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

Assistant Professor, Justin Fantasia joined the UAS Construction Technology program in 2014. Mr. Fantasia hails from the Boston area and attended the University of Massachusetts earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology.  After completing his degree, Justin worked as an outdoor educator, wilderness guide, and carpenter. In 2003 he moved to Alaska to serve as an Amercorps Member working with at risk youth on public lands projects throughout the state.  He spent over ten years at a local non-profit managing a Conservation Corps and Construction Training programs.    

As an experiential educator and builder, Justin has led students in the construction of over 12 affordable homes in the Juneau community. Through his appointment at UAS he serves as the Construction Manager for the Juneau House Build Partnership, a collaboration with the Juneau Housing Trust and Juneau School District to build affordable housing and provide hands-on learning to students.  

Justin is a small business owner, licensed contractor, active community member and alpine adventurer. He is a volunteer board member of the Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association, Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association and governor appointed to the Serve Alaska Commission.  He is a certified OSHA outreach trainer and Carpentry and Core Curriculum Instructor through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. When not in the classroom or on the jobsite, Justin can be found in the mountains; climbing rocks and ice, skiing, running with his pup, or camping with his family. Alpine endeavors includeascents in the Alaska Range, Wrangell-St. Elias, Brooks Range, Coast Range, and abroad. He isthankful to have found a career and community he is passionate about. 

Education Senator

Greg Sampson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (907) 796-6140

Email:

Alaska College of Education

Hendrickson Annex, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

Dr. Greg Sampson is a social and behavioral scientist, primarily working in the special education program at AKCOE. His areas of interest are in educational assessment and diagnostics, psychometric research, and learning interventions. Sampson has extensive experience as both an educational practitioner and a researcher.
PhD: Oregon State University    

Humanities Senator

Kevin Krein

Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 796-6362

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Soboleff Bldg, 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Biography

In addition to working as academic director of Outdoor Studies, Kevin also teaches philosophy at UAS. Kevin's primary philosophical work is in the areas of philosophy of nature and the environment and philosophy of mind. His outdoor interests are centered around alpine skiing and ski mountaineering. Kevin brings over 10 years of experience of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering in the Chugach, Alaska, and Coast ranges of Alaska. His accomplishments include a ski descent of Denali from summit to base camp.

Library Senator

Jennifer Ward

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services Librarian

Phone: 796-6285

Email:

Egan Library

Egan Library, Room 204, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

M.L.I.S., University of Hawaii (2001)

A.L.B., Harvard University (1995)

Biography

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Other

Librarian Liaison to Education and Management.

Natural Sciences Senator

Sonia A. Nagorski

Assistant Professor of Geology

Phone: 796-6580Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Courses Taught

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Geological Resources and the Environment
  • Geology 393: Field Geology - Death Valley
  • Environmental Science/Geography 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science/Geography 102: Earth and Environment
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience

Social Sciences Senator

Daniel Monteith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: 796-6413Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 221, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University. Dr. Monteith specializes in ethnohistory, economic anthropology, cultural ecology pertaining to subsistence, Tlingit art and oral narratives, and archeology of Southeast Alaska; his geographical areas of interest include Alaska, the Russian Far East, and Siberia.

Biography

Dan grew up in Seattle, Washington and went to the University of Chicago for a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago. While in Chicago he worked at the Field Natural History Museum and Oriental Institute Museum. As a student his summers were spent working in the fishing industry in Bristol Bay. This experience led him to his current research, which is an anthropological study of the Bristol Bay fishery.Daniel has a wide range of practical experience. In 1992-93 he was employed by the Forest Service as an archeologist in the Ketchikan area of the Tongass National Forest. He then worked for the Tongass Tribe on a federal project; and during 1995-96 in the Economic Development Center at the UAS- Ketchikan Campus. In 1998 he became the Executive Director of Historic Ketchikan. Curriculum Vitae

Juneau Campus Senator

Forest J Wagner

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies

Phone: 796-6361Fax: 907-796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 214, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

For more information, please see my Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Courses Taught

Outdoor Leadership (ODS 243, 244, & 245) and Field Expedition Sequences (ODS 444 & 445); ODS 116, Intro to Rock Climbing; ODS 117, Intro to Ice Climbing; ODS 118, Avalanche Evaluation and Assessment; ODS 205, Backcountry Navigation & Travel; ODS 221, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue; ODS 222, Mountaineering.

Biography

Forest has been coordinating and teaching in the outdoor studies program since 2006. He loves skiing, climbing, and spending time outside.  Forest’s academic interests are human narrative, northern identity, and sense of place.

Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 2–5 p.m. (may vary due to field schedule)

Ketchikan Campus Senator

Rod Landis

Professor of English

Phone: 228-4547Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, Room 507, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

Education

M. Litt., Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English; M.A., University of Georgia. Rod specializes in Victorian and American nineteenth-century literature. His research focuses on the way Gothic themes and figurations transform texts from the Victorian century.

Biography

Rod began teaching at UAS Ketchikan in 1992, became visiting faculty in 1995 and was hired as Asst. Professor of English in 1996. He was the sole English faculty at that time; today Rod heads a local Humanities department of three full-time and half a dozen adjunct faculty. In addition, Rod is senior faculty for the regional English department and is in his third year of serving as Director of Composition and Assessment for all of UAS. Rod teaches an upper-division literature course online every semester, and also teaches composition, humanities and theatre courses, both online and locally.

Sitka Campus Senator

Jon Martin

Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 747-7752

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Sitka Campus

Education

B.S., M.S. Portland State University

 
 

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