Alaska Native Faculty & Staff

Alaska Native Faculty & Staff 

The University of Alaska Anchorage strives to support its unique and diverse community by employing faculty who come from a myriad of different backgrounds. UAA recognizes and values the diversity of our unique location in Southcentral Alaska, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiak, and Eyak peoples. 


Faculty 

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Edgar Blatchford
Associate Professor, Journalism & Communications and Alaska Native Studies

Jeane Breinig

Jeane T'áaw xíwaa Breinig
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alaska Natives & Diversity

Matthew Calhoun

Matthew Calhoun
Assistant Professor, Engineering

Dalee Dorough

Dalee Sambo Dorough
Senior Scholar and Special Advisor on Indigenous Arctic Programs 

Matthew Gho

Matthew Gho
ANSEP Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Acceleration High School 

Tom Harman

Tom Harman
Associate Professor, Math and College Preparatory & Developmental Studies

Beth Leonard

Beth Leonard
Professor, Director
Alaska Native Studies

Jordan Lewis

John P Lewis
Associate Professor, WWAMI School of Medical Education
Tribal Affiliation: Unangax/Aleut, Native Village of Naknek

Kat Milligan-Mynre

Kat Milligan-Myhre
Assistant Professor, Biology
Tribal Affiliation: Inupiaq

Michele Yatchmeneff

Michele Yatchmeneff
Assistant Professor, Engineering
Tribal Affiliation: Unanagax (Aleut)

Cheyrl Wilga

Cheryl Wilga
Associate Dean of Math, Natural Science, and Social Science
Professor, Biology
Tribal Affiliation: Dena'ina Athabascan, Kenaitze Tribe

Maria Williams

Maria Williams
Professor, Music and Alaska Native Studies
Tribal Affiliation: Tlingit

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Amber Christensen Fullmer
Assistant Professor, Human Services 
Tribal Affiliation: Inupiaq


Term Faculty

Agatha John Shields

Panigkaq Agatha John-Shields
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Education 
Tribal Affiliation: Yup'ik

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Sharon Lind
Term Assistant Professor, Business Administration 
Tribal Affiliation: Aleut

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Paul Ongtooguk
Assistant Professor, Education
Tribal Affiliation: Iñupiat


Adjunct Faculty

Shirley Kendall

Shirley Kendall
Adjunct Faculty, Alaska Native Studies

Marie Meade

Marie Meade
Adjunct Faculty, Alaska Native Studies

Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart

Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart
Adjunct Faculty, Kenai Peninsula College

 

Peggy Azuyak

Peggy Azuyak
Adjunct Faculty, Kodiak College 


Staff

Audrey Alstrom

Audrey Alstrom, P.E.
Regional Director, ANSEP 
Tribal Affiliation: Alakanuk

Michael Bourdukofsky

Michael Bourdukofsky, P.E.
Chief Operations Officer, ANSEP 

Janelle Foss

Janelle Foss
Fiscal Technician

 

Victoria Hillwig

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Tribal Affiliation: Inupiaq
 

Stephanie Sanderlin

Stephanie Sanderlin 
Student Success Facilitator, RRANN
Tribal Affiliation: Yup'ik and Unangan, Curyung Tribe 

Josephine Mattison

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikayla Savikko
University Success Manager, ANSEP 

 

Amber Sims
Amber L. Sims

Transition Advisor, Native Student Services
Tribal Affiliation: Deg Hit’an Athabascan 

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Eric Somerville
Database Administrator, ANSEP
Tribal Affiliation: Yup'ik

Yosty Storms

Yosty Storms
Regional Director, ANSEP 
Tribal Affiliation: Inupiaq, Native Village of Unalakleet

 

Dean Towarak

Dean Towarak
Accounting Manager, ANSEP 

Cheryl Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Turner
Office Manager, Native Student Services

Michael Ulroan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ulroan
Regional Director, ANSEP 
Tribal Affiliation: Cup'ik, Qissunamiut Tribe (Chevak)

  

Thecla Ulroan

Thecla Ulroan
Fiscal Coordinator, ANSEP