Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Conference Committees

Local Steering Committee

  • Zeynep Kilic, Associate Prof. of Sociology (UAA), Co-Chair
  • Rachael Miller, Assistant Prof. of Business (Alaska Pacific University), Co-chair
  • Elizabeth Hodges Snyder, Associate Prof. of Public Health (UAA), Co-chair
  • Dr. Gary Ferguson, Consultant  (Healthy Communities)
  • Andrea Schmidt, Convention Sales Manager (Visit Anchorage)
  • Chris Pavadore, APU, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Kyla Byers, Arctic Harvest Deliveries
  • Andy Mergens, Senior Director, Student Nutrition, Anchorage School District
  • Pamela Kaueiyakul, Pipeline Director, Launch Alaska

Programming Committee

  • Molly Anderson, Prof. of Food Studies (Middlebury College)
  • Raymond Anthony, Prof. of Philosophy (UAA)- local committee
  • Jennifer Berg, Director of Graduate Food Studies Program (New York University)
  • Rachel Black, Visiting Assistant Prof. of Anthropology (Connecticut College)
  • Daniel Block, Prof. of Geography (Chicago State University)
  • Paul Burger, Regional Hydrologist, National Parks Service Alaska
  • Tracey Burke, Prof. of Social Work (UAA) - local committee
  • Sally Carraher, Assistant Prof of Anthropology (UAA) - local committee
  • Dayna DeFeo, Director of CAEPR, Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy
  • Katie Dentzman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crop & Soil Sciences (Washington State University)
  • Beth Forest, Professor, The Culinary Institute of America
  • Iklim Goksel, Ethnographer and Independent Scholar of Rhetoric, Gender, & Turkish Studies
  • Zeynep Kiliç, Associate Prof. of Sociology (UAA) - local committee
  • Rachael Miller, Assistant Prof. of Business (Alaska Pacific University) - local committee
  • Marcy Ostrom, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (Washington State University)
  • Elizabeth Snyder, Associate Prof. of Public Health (UAA) - local committee
  • Caroline Brock, Associate Prof. of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri

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