Liberal Studies Faculty
Matthew Bowes, Term Instructor, Liberal Studies, email@example.com
Gabrielle Barnett, Assistant Professor of Humanities, teaching for the Department of Theater and Dance as well as the Liberal Studies program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Barnett holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. Her academic writing has appeared in Technology and Culture and Theatre. Her non-academic writing has been published in the Arts section of the Anchorage Daily News, POL, Next Stage, and Wild Voices. A resident of Girdwood, in 1995 she co-founded Turnagain Arm Conservation League, a grassroots organization devoted to protecting the Turnagain Arm region's natural heritage, and educating local communities about the values of a health eco-system. She has worked for many Anchorage-based theater organizations, including the Anchorage Opera, Alaska Repertory Theater, Out North Theatre and Alaska Theater of Youth as scenic artisan, director, dramaturg, perfomer, writer, and designer. Most recently she created and performed a one woman show – GroundZero—for Out North's Under 30 program, and co-created "Moving North" an improvisational dance research project linking movement and place, for UAA's International Polar Year program. She continues to develop her own improvisational dance practice, and facilitates contact improvisation events in and around Anchorage.
Courses regularly taught: HUM A211, HUM A212, DNCE A370.
Phyllis A. Fast, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Liberal Studies, email@example.com
Dr. Fast has taught at UAA since Fall, 2004. Prior to that she taught in the Alaska Native Studies Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1995 to 2004. 2004 she taught for the Department of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Born and raised in Anchorage, Fast graduated from East Anchorage High School. She received a BA in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, an interdisciplinary M.A. in Anthropology and English on Alaska Native Literary Forms from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University in 1998. After receiving her first degree from UAF, Fast studied both western and Alaska Native art, and developed a career as a gallery artist in Anchorage. Her research interests are related to Alaska Native peoples, literary, visual and performative arts, as well as areas of transnational political and social economy as it relates to indigenous peoples, particularly in the area of gender relations. She is the author of Northern Athabascan Survival: Women, Community and the Future. Fast's most recent artwork is on display at Two Spirits Gallery until November 30th. Proceeds from some of the work will go to UAA's project, Anchorage's Diverse Voices.
Courses regularly taught: ANTH A200, ANTH A270, ANTH A360, ANTH A437, ANTH A439, LSSS A111
Sarah Gerken, Associate Professor, of Biological Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah received her B.A. in Marine Biology (1992) and her M.S. in Marine Science (1995) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine, Orono (2000).
Martha Hatch, Assocaite Profossor, Biological Sciences, Program Directior for Liberal Studies, email@example.com
Professor Hatch is returning to full-time faculty status after working the past nine years as the College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Finance and Operations. During her years in administration she continued to teach on a part-time basis, but now looks forward to concentrating on her research and teaching interests.
Ann Jache, Term Assistant Professor, Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org
William Jamison, Term Instructor, Philosophy, email@example.com.
Mr. Jamison completed his B.A. in Philosophy (1973) and M.A. in Philosophy (1978) at West Chester University and then the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Montery, CA graduating in 1979 from the Russian Course.
Bill then enjoyed a career studying and translating languages (with proficiencies in Russian, German and French) for the US Army in Berlin, Germany; the National Security Agency in Maryland; San Angelo, Texas; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Fort Richardson, Alaska and Kunia, Hawaii, retiring (SFC) in August 1994. Since Spring Semester 1995, he has been teaching Philosophy at the University of Alaska, and occasionally Alaska Pacific University, Charter College, and the Anchorage School District. His interest is primarily in studying philosophy, the humanities, the nature of language and human culture and passing on this interest to others both on campus and in the community. Bill and his wife Donna live in Eagle River. They have four children all of whom live, study, and work in Anchorage.
Kimberly J. Pace, Term Assistant Professor, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, December, 1991.
ABD Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. (Political Science)
Faculty Director of Model United Nations of Alaska
Director of Women's Studies
COURSES IN THE HOPPER:
Introduction to American Government
Fran Pekar, Term Instructor/Coordinator, Biological Sciences, email@example.com