Engaged Faculty

Sharon Chamard
Sharon Chamard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
UAA Justice Center
Office location: Justice Center, Library 213
Phone 907-786-1813 / Fax 907-786-7777

Professor Sharon Chamard is researching the social effects of Karluk Manor. Karluk Manor is a housing
first project for chronic inebriates that is scheduled to open its doors in Fairview in mid-November,
2011. Professor Chamard lives in Fairview and is very curious to see how this facility will affect her
neighborhood. The project includes surveying business owners periodically over an extended period of
time to gauge whether this facility changes the social dynamics in the surrounding area of Fairview.

Diane Hirshberg Diane Hirshberg, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Alaska Education Policy Research
Associate Professor of Education Policy
Institute of Social and Economic Research
Office location: Diplomacy Building 507G
Phone 907-786-5413/ Fax 907-786-7738

Professor Hirshberg, along with one UAA student, conducted a survey of Mountain View residents at the
request of the Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT). The survey was intended to collect feedback
on their projects and efforts for revitalization implemented in Mountain View. The project was set up as
a 4-credit independent study for the student and was extended into a Summer service project as well.

kathy_trawver  Kathi Trawver
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office location: Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Suite 106-E
Phone: (907) 786-6915/ Fax: (907) 786-6912
Email: afkrt@uaa.alaska.edu
Professor Trawver received her MSW from the University of Anchorage Alaska in 1998, and a BSW from
the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls. Professor Trawver was 2008 Selkgregg Community
Engagement & Service Learning Recipient for her project working with Project Homeless Connect had
developed a one-stop model utilizing community agencies serving individuals and families experiencing