Contact Us

Aviation Technology Division

Division Administration


Ralph Gibbs, Associate Professor
P:  907.786.7208


Aviation Maintenance Technology

Michael Chamberlain, Lab Technician
P: 907 786 7242

T.J. Manolas, Aircraft Technology Stores Manager 
P:  907.786.7248

Connor Paulson, Lab/Support Technician
P: 907.786.7213

Flight Operations

Greg Stoddard, Chief Flight Instructor
P:  907.786.7231

Russell Brown, Technician
P:  907.786.7225

Andrew Gichard, Flight Operations Manager 
P:  907.786.7203

Office Management and Administration

Mary Paye, Office Manager
P:  907.786.7204

Rosalie Miller, Administrative Assistant
P: 907.786.7200

Barbara Farmer, Fiscal Technician
P:  907.786.7207

Simulations Unit (ATC & Flight)

Andrew Gichard, Simulations Manager
P:  907.786.7203

Michael Workman, Simulation/IT Engineer
P:  907.786.7228

Student Services

Chelsea Cooley, Academic Advisor
P:  907.786.7250

Division Faculty

Aviation Administration & Management

James Derry, Assistant Professor
P: 907.786.7217

Raymond Weber, Assistant Professor
P: 907.786.7220

John Wight, Associate Professor
P: 907.786.7215

Air Traffic Control

Sharon LaRue, Associate Professor
P:  907.786.7218

Allen Hoffman, Assistant Professor
P:  907.786.7219

Aviation Maintenance Technology

David Helmso, Assistant Professor
P: 907.786.7223

Paul Herrick, Professor
P:  907.786.7211

Lou Nagy, Professor
P:  907.786.7214

Keith Norton, Assistant Professor

Professional Piloting

Mark Madden, Professor
P:  907.786.7216

Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility

Peter Olsson, Associate Professor
P:  907.786.7234

Contact Information

UAA Aviation Technology Division
2811 Merrill Field Drive
Anchorage, AK99501
United States
Tel: (907) 786-7200
Fax:  (907) 786-7202


8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


Please contact Chelsea Cooley, Aviation Technology Division academic advisor, at

  • Call 907.786.7200 to schedule an advising appointment or group tour

Campus Map


The Aviation Technology Complex is located on Merrill Field Drive in Anchorage, approximately 2.2 miles from the UAA campus.

Lat/Long: 61 12 48.7620N / 149 50 40.0070W

Aviation Technology Complex on Merrill Field

If you have never visited us before, the easiest way to find us is to start from 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Drive east on 5th, turn right on Airport Heights, then take another right on Merrill Field Drive. The first building you see driving onto the airfield is our building.

From the main UAA campus, the best way to reach the Aviation Technology Center is to turn onto Lake Otis Parkway from Providence Drive and drive north on Lake Otis until you reach the end of the road at Merrill Field. Turn right on Debarr Road, left on Airport Heights Drive, and left again on Merrill Field Drive.