This morning, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.
Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.
H. Gunner Deery IIITerm Instructor
Department of Philosophy
I received my BA in philosophy at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI) and my MA in philosophy from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO). In both cases, my emphasis of study was Eastern Philosophy, particularly Buddhism. In my graduate studies, I spent much of my time on Political Philosophy as well as Linguistics and Ethics. I am still interested in all of these topics and continue my own research on them. I have been a substitute teacher in the Anchorage School District for over ten years and I have taught snowboarding for over a decade and a half. I have been a guide for various outdoor activities in Valdez, Girdwood, and Anchorage. I am inspired by the natural history and ecology of this state as well as its exceptional opportunities for mountain biking and world class snowboarding.
Over the last few years, I have developed a few new online courses, Introduction to Logic and Introduction to Philosophy, and began splitting my time between teaching online and in the classroom. This has allowed me to further cultivate my appreciation for the excellent opportunities to mountain bike and snowboard up here. More recently, I have begun to draw all of my various strings of research in Buddhist Epistemology together for a presentation I will give at the Eastern Division of the American Philosophy Association's annual meeting in Washington D.C. from January 6th-9th, 2016. Though this will cut into snowboard time a little bit, I'm certainly looking forward to the experience.