Research and Creative Activities Committee
A Faculty Senate sub-committee
The Committee for Research & Creative Activities serves as the institutional node for strategically addressing research-related issues and advancing research-related activities within UAS, including its Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses. Its members — a cross section of staff and faculty in critical components and departments, including the Vice Provost for Research, staff in grants & budget departments, and Faculty Senate representatives — function as a task force to address the following priorities:
- Aligns research & creative activities (RCA) within the UAS Strategic Plan, and works to ensure accreditation standards are met
- Serves as a means to communicate information about RCA between administration and faculty, faculty and students, and other key components of the university system
- Functions as a transparent mechanism to systematically raise, track & resolve RCA issues
- Provide a visible basis for statewide representation and accountability for RCA matters
- Advances opportunities for students to engage in RCA
- Tracks impacts of RCA on students, student success, faculty, and the institution
- Works to serve as a clearinghouse of information about research events, opportunities, and accomplishments of relevance to UAS students and faculty
Jim Powell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration - Alaska Coastal Rainforest CenterProfile and contact info
Grants AdministratorProfile and contact info
Erica Hill, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Effective January 15, 2020, Erica will be serving as program director for Arctic Social Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, VA. While she maintains her employment with UAS, she is not currently teaching any courses or accepting any advisees. She can be reached via her UAS email.Profile and contact info
Assistant Professor of ScienceProfile and contact info
Jan Straley, M.S.
Professor of Marine BiologyProfile and contact info
David Tallmon, Ph.D.
Professor of BiologyProfile and contact info
Grant Proposal CoordinatorProfile and contact info
Thomas F. Thornton
Dean of Arts & Sciences; Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored ProgramsProfile and contact info