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Have a Question?  Our team of academic advisors are dedicated to serving both local and distance students from greeting to graduation.  For friendly assistance with your questions call one of our advisors below!'

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Louie Scott

Arts & Sciences Outreach Advisor

Phone: 228-4565


Student Services

Ziegler Bldg, 203B, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

William Urquhart

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: 228-4527Fax: 225-3624


Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Paul Bldg, Room 505, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus


  • Ph.D., MA, Tulane University
  • B.S., Oregon State University


Bill Urquhart teaches courses in sociology, general social science, humanities,  and multicultural education.  As a sociologist, his teaching interests include social problems, deviant behavior, social psychology, education, and criminology, with special focus areas in juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and social problems relevant to Alaska.  Dr. Urquhart primarily teaches online and serves as the Distance Coordinator for the online Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree program. He is also the Project Director for a Title III grant for Alaska Native Serving Institutions titled "Strengthening Arts & Sciences eLearning Communities."  Dr. Urquhart was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, from a family long involved in commercial fishing.  After graduating high school, he continued on to Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and eventually to Tulane University, where his PhD focused on bullying and conflict resolution among high school students in New Orleans and in a village in Western Alaska. Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Frankie, who is a high school science teacher, and their four children, Liam, Neila, Torran, and Kinsey.  Bill plays the bagpipes with Ketchikan's Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums, and spends spare time fishing, hunting, and gathering with family.  


Advising contact for all distance-based students in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree

Stephen Florian

Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication

Phone: 907-228-4550


Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Paul Bldg, 506, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus


Steve Florian comes to Ketchikan from sunny southern California, where he taught composition, business writing, and academic first year experience classes at California State University Northridge for five years; he also received his MA in Rhetoric and Composition from CSUN. He has also taught composition and critical thinking at Los Angeles Valley College and New York Film Academy. At one time a returning student himself, Steve’s main area of research interest is in retention and persistence among college students. He is currently working on a dissertation in that field through the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has presented papers at academic conferences across the United States and in Australia, on such diverse topics as protest rhetoric, the rhetoric of surfing, and the commerce of virtue in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews.

Steve was an actor in Los Angeles for many years before joining the ranks of academia. He still enjoys watching movies, as well as fishing, hiking, reading, traveling, and playing tee ball with his wife and young daughter.

Academic Advising Ketchikan

  • (907) 225-3624  (Fax)
Ziegler Bldg 
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska
Mon-Fri8am - 5pm
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