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Promotion and Tenure

2016 Promotion and Tenure Awards

Each year the University of Alaska Anchorage honors members or our faculty who have earned promotion and/or tenure. It is the essence of our mission at UAA to inspire learning. The promotion and tenure of these faculty members represents their advancing scholarship and capacity to inspire our students.

  • Richard Adams

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Process Technology, and granted tenure

    Kenai Peninsula College - Community and Technical College

    University of Washington, M.S.E. (1974)

  • Donna Aguiniga

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Social Work, and granted tenure

    College of Health

    University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. (2010)

  • Deborah Boege-Tobin

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Biology

    Kenai Peninsula College - College of Arts and Sciences

    University of Missouri-St Louis, Ph.D. (2005)

  • Tracey Burke

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Social Work

    College of Health

    University of Washington, Ph.D. (2003)

  • Jason Burkhead

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, and granted tenure

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Colorado State University, Ph.D. (2003)

  • Kori Callison

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Human Resources Management, and granted tenure

    College of Business and Public Policy

    University of Houston, Ph.D. (2012)

  • Khrystyne Duddleston

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Biological Sciences.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Ph.D. (1993)

  • James Fitterling

    Granted tenure.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Georgia State University, Ph.D. (1986)

  • Kyle Hampton

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Economics, and granted tenure.

    College of Business and Public Policy

    George Mason University, Ph.D.  (2003)

  • Cambid-J Choy

    Granted tenure

    Kenai Peninsula College - College of Arts and Sciences

    University of Kentucky, M.F.A. (1991)

  • Patrick Dulin

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Psychology

    College of Arts and Sciences

    University of Utah, Ph.D. (2000)

  • Gloria Eldridge

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Psychology

    College of Arts and Sciences

    University of Manitoba, Ph.D. (1991)

  • Chad Farrell

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Sociology

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. (2005)

  • Steven Godfrey

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Art

    College of Arts and Sciences

    New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, M.F.A. (1996)

  • Songho Ha

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, History

    College of Arts and Sciences

    State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D. (2003)

  • Scott Hamel

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, and granted tenure

    College of Engineering

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D. (2011)

  • Elizabeth Hodges (Snyder)

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Public Health, and granted tenure

    College of Health

    University of Florida, Ph.D. (2009)

  • Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Business Administration, and granted tenure

    Kodiak College - College of Business and Public Policy

    Keller Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. (2007)

  • Maria Ippolito

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Psychology

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Bowling Green State University, Ph.D. (1998)

  • Gail Johnston

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Developmental Studies

    Community and Technical College

    University of Oregon, Ed.D. (2005)

  • Gökhan Karahan
     

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Accounting, and granted tenure

    College of Business and Public Policy

    University of Mississippi, Ph.D. (2001)

  • Carrie King
     

    Granted tenure

    College of Health

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Ph.D. (2013)

  • Bettina Kipp Lavea
     

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Counseling

    Kenai Peninsula College – Student Affairs, Arts and Sciences

    Alaska Pacific University, M.S. (1997)

  • Jeffrey Laube

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Process Technology, and granted tenure

    Kenai Peninsula College - Community and Technical College

    University of Alaska Anchorage, M.S. (2014)

  • Marie Lowe

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Public Policy, and granted tenure

    College of Business and Public Policy/ISER

    Columbia University, NY, Ph.D. (2006)

  • Christine Michel

    Granted tenure

    College of Health

    University of Notre Dame, Australia, Ph.D. (2008)

  • Virginia (Jenny) Miller

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Public Health, and granted tenure

    College of Health

    Tulane University, Ph.D. (1993)

  • David Morrison

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Computer Networking Technology, and granted tenure

    Community and Technical College

    American Intercontinental University, M.A. (2010)

  • James (Randy) Moulic  

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Computer Systems Engineering, and granted tenure

    College of Engineering

    Polytechnic Institute of New York, Ph.D. (1986)        

  • Marianne Murray

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Nursing, and granted tenure

    College of Health

    Texas A&M University, M.S.N. (2009)      

  • John Nofsinger

    Granted tenure

    College of Business and Public Policy

    Washington State University, Ph.D. (1996)

  • Maureen O'Malley

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Nursing

    College of Health

    Rush University, Ph.D. (2002)

  • Irasema Ortega

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Science Education, and granted tenure

    College of Education

    Arizona State University, Tempe, Ph.D. (2011)

  • Jifeng Peng

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and granted tenure

    College of Engineering

    California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (2009)

  • Karl Pfeiffer

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Sociology

    College of Arts and Sciences

    South Dakota State University, Brookings, Ph.D. (1993)

  • Michael Robinson

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Library Science

    Consortium Library

    Florida State University, M.S. (1991)

  • Andre Rosay

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Justice

    College of Health

    University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D. (1999)

  • Kelly Smith

    Promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology

    Community and Technical College

    University of Alaska Anchorage, M.S. (2013)

  • Kendra Sticka

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition, and granted tenure

    College of Health

    Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant/University of Alaska Anchorage, M.S./M.Ed. (0)

  • Christina Stuive

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Counseling, and granted tenure

    Kenai Peninsula College - Student Affairs, Arts and Sciences

    Western Michigan University, Ph.D. (2013)

  • Sharyl Toscano

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Nursing

    College of Health

    Boston University, Ph.D. (2002)

  • Richard Trotter

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Business Administration

    College of Business and Public Policy

    University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1976)

  • Jervette Ward

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, English, and granted tenure

    College of Arts and Sciences

    The University of Memphis, Ph.D. (2011)

  • Paul White
     

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Anthropology, and granted tenure

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Brown University, Ph.D. (2008)

  • John Wight
     

    Promoted to the rank of Professor, Aviation Technology, and granted tenure

    Community and Technical College

    The Trinity College and University, M.B.A. (1991)

  • Annie Zeng
     

    Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Languages, and granted tenure

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Brigham Young University, Ph.D. (2005)