Department of Art Faculty

The University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Art, has 10 full-time and 7 adjunct faculty members who teach, inspire, and mentor their students to be critical thinkers, skillful technicians and the brightest possibilities in the field of art. As accomplished artists and scholars, our faculty create and continually stimulate UAA's culture of research and discovery. Beyond the University, UAA's art faculty are leaders in their respected fields, pursuing an engaging array of projects and creating amazing stories – being written here every day.

Garry Mealor
Garry Mealor
Chair, Department of Art
Associate Professor of Art, Drawing, Watercolor

Drawing Program Coordinator
Foundations Program Coordinator

Alvin Amason
Alvin Amason
Term Associate Professor of Art
Alaska Native Art

Alaska Native Art Program Coordinator
Tom Chung
Thomas Chung
Assistant Professor of Art
Drawing, Painting

Painting Program Coordinator
Alanna DeRocchi

Alanna DeRocchi
Term Instructor of Art
Ceramics

Ceramics Technician

Herminia Din
Dr. Herminia Din
Professor of Art
Art Education, Art Appreciation

BFA Program Coordinator
Steve Godfrey
Steve Godfrey
Professor of Art 
Ceramics

Ceramic Program Coordinator

Mariano Gonzales
Mariano Gonzales
Professor of Art
Printmaking, Illustration, Foundations

Printmaking Program Coordinator
Illustration Program Coordinator
Kristy Summers
Kristy Summers
Assistant Professor of Art
Sculpture, 3D Design

Sculpture Program Coordinator
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Riva Symko
Assistant Professor of Art
Art History & Curator, Kimura Gallery

Art History Program Coordinator
Deb Tharp
Deborah Tharp
Associate Professor of Art
Photography

Photography Program Coordinator
 

 

Adjunct Faculty

Rebecca Brubaker
Rebecca Brubaker
3D Design 
Graham Dane
Graham Dane
Beginning Drawing, Foundations
Lance Lekander
Lance Lekander
Graphic Design, Illustration, Foundations
Mike Conti
Michael Conti
Foundations
Steve Gordon
Becky White
Becky White
Art Appreciation, Art History

 

Support Staff

Hallinen
Hans Hallinen
Sculpture Technician, Kimura Gallery Exhibition Installer
Ray Dummar
Ray Dummar
Photography Technician
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