Engaged Faculty

Tim Jester Tim Jester


Elementary Education



Dr. Tim Jester is completing research on education in cultural populations. He has been working on this project entitled "Intercultural Field Experiences in Alaska Native Village Schools." from 2007-2011. The study is looking at pre-service teachers cross cultural field experiences. Results will be used to prepare teachers to teach indigenous students in Alaska. Dr. Jester has completed collecting his data and is in the process of completing manuscripts.


Michael Sobocinski is an Assistant Professor of Human Services, College of Health and Social Welfare. In 1985 received his M.A. from the University of Denver then in 1992 received his Ph.D. Spring 2011 semester, Dr. Sobocinski teaches the course Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling II. He was awarded the 2009 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award for his project, "Promoting Positive Development in At-Risk Youth", collaborating with community partners such as Alaska Children's Services, Covenant House, and Volunteers of America. Dr. Sobocinski serves as one of the 2010-2011 UAA Faculty Senators.