UAA Emeritus Faculty

scrollAppointment as professor emeritus or emerita is an honor conferred by the Chancellor, on just a small portion of retiring professors who have demonstrated excellence, following consideration of recommendations by the faculty, upon an outstanding retiree of the university.

Board of Regents Policy and Regulation 04.04.070 – Emeritus Status.

Criteria for Candidacy

  • A full-time faculty member who has attained the rank of full professor and who has retired after a minimum of 10 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage immediately prior to retirement may be honored through appointment as Professor Emeritus.
  • Recommendations for conferring emeritus status may be made by the appropriate dean to the appropriate Promotion Committee to be evaluated on the basis of the criteria for promotion to the rank of full professor with the added caveat that the position of professor emeritus is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a retiring faculty member.  The Committee’s recommendations will be forwarded to the Chancellor whose decision is final and non-reviewable.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the Chancellor may confer emeritus status on other meritorious employees who have provided a minimum of 10 years of faithful service of high quality to the institution.

Newest Emeriti

  • Michael Hawfield, Associate Professor Emeritus of History and Political Sciences
  • Helen (He) Liu, Professor Emerita of Engineering
  • Gunnar Knapp, Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • Bruno Kappes, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  • Elizabeth Graber, Professor Emerita of English
  • George Geistauts, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
  • Claudia Dybdahl, Professor Emerita of Elementary Education
  • Stephen Colt, Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • David P. Edgecombe, Professor Emeritus of Theatre
  • John Olofsson, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
  • David Wartinbee, Professor Emeritus of Biology
  • Clay Nunally, Professor Emeritus of English
  • Jerzy Maselko, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
  • Judith Green, Professor Emeritus of Library Science
  • Laura Kelley, Professor Emeritus of Human Services
  • Linda McCarriston, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and Literary Arts
  • Rosellen Rosich, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  • Marcia Trudgen, Staff Emeritus, Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Garry Kaulitz, Professor Emeritus of Art
  • Orson Smith, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
  • Elisha R. "Bear" Baker, Provost Emeritus