Kimberly Martus has accepted a position as assistant professor with the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Under the terms of her appointment Martus will work to ensure that the efforts of the UAA Justice Center and the Alaska Native Justice Center in the areas of Alaska Native justice and legal issues are complementary. Her UAA responsibilities will also include teaching and expanding the academic curriculum in the area of Native justice concerns. The position is being jointly funded by UAA and the Alaska Native Justice Center.
John Monfor, President of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Native Justice Center,
states, "While the Alaska Native Justice Center will certainly miss the guidance Ms.
Martus has given the Center on a daily basis, we look forward to the expansion of
the Alaska Native Justice Center network and this new and exciting link with the UAA
Martus "is looking forward to developing projects between the respective justice centers that will substantially improve the status of Alaska Natives in state and tribal justice systems."
John Angell, Director of the UAA Justice Center, remarks that "Kimberly Martus has
great expertise in Native American and justice system relations. Her acceptance of
this position will strengthen our instructional programs and increase the university's
capacity to fulfill its land-grant obligation to aid in enhancing the quality of life