University Honors College Advisory Board | University Honors Council
Task Force on Undergraduate Research & Scholarship | University Honors Student Advisory Board

The University Honors College governance structure consists of four advisory groups appointed by the Honors College Dean.


University Honors College Advisory Board

The University Honors College Advisory Board is an external community advisory body to the Honors College Dean.

Chair: Sarah Barton

Margie Brown
Larry Cash
William Clark, MD
Chris Dyke, MD
Sharon Gagnon, Ph.D
Alex Hills, Ph.D.
Diane Kaplan
Bill McKay
Brian Meissner
Tom Nighswander, MD                     
Deena Paramo, Ph.D
Wendy Redman
Marilyn Romano
Rita Sholton


University Honors College Council

The University Honors College Council serves as the primary governance body for the College. It advises the Honors College Dean in all matters including curriculum development, program review, and assessment.


Task Force for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship

"Creating an institution of first choice for Alaskans requires the development of an institutional culture of discovery--research and creativity-- at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Discovery, engagement, and accountability are central to the success of UAA as an institution of first choice. Incorporating discovery into the entry level of higher education represents a paradigm shift meant to engage students in the process of critical thinking, inquiry, and systematic research early in their experience to help mold objectivity, creativity and civic responsibility in our graduates."

-- Task Force Recommendation (2002)

The Task Force on Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is charged with making recommendations to the Dean for creating and implementing opportunities for the following:

  • Fostering undergraduate research as an integral element of the undergraduate experience at UAA
  • Promoting a culture of inspired learning and engaged teaching through the integration of research and scholarship across the curriculum
  • Developing, highlighting and supporting an active pool of faculty mentors across all UAA schools and colleges
  • Developing approaches to enhance and coordinate existing undergraduate research and scholarship  programs and the funding for those programs
  • Promoting the participation of students and faculty mentors in the Undergraduate Research  & Discovery Symposium
  • Providing leadership to advance faculty opportunities and incentives to integrate research/creative activities inside and outside of their classrooms

2014-2015 Task Force for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship

Chair: Eric Murphy, Honors College Director of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship and Associate Professor, Psychology
Faculty Associate: Sharyl Toscano, Associate Professor, Nursing

Stephanie Bauer, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Jonathan Alevy, Assistant Professor, Economics
Anna Bjartmarsdottir, Assistant Professor, Consortium Library
Deborah Boege-Tobin, Associate Professor,Biological Sciences, Kenai Peninsula College
Page Brannon, Associate Professor, Consortium Library
Gwen Lupfer-Johnson, Associate Professor, Psychology
Jennifer McFerran-Brock, Assistant Professor, Engineering
Francisco Miranda, Associate Professor, Languages
Anthony Paris, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Troy Payne, Assistant Professor, Justice
Raymond Anthony, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Joel Condon, Assistant Professor, Architectural & Engineering Technology
Martin Cenek, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Steve Konkel, Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Herminia Din, Professor, Art
Mouhcine Guettabi, Assistant Professor, Economics
Ronald Spatz, Professor, English
Yasuhiro Ozuru, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Nadine Parker, Assistant Professor,  Nursing
Kenrick Mock, Professor, Computer Science
Carrie King, Associate Professor, Dietetics and Nutrition
Brian Partridge, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Human Services, Kenai Peninsula College
Donna Aguiniga, Assistant Professor, Social Work
Ganhua Lu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Polly Bass, Assistant Professor Natural Sciences, MatSu College


University Honors Student Advisory Board

The University Honors Student Advisory Board (UHSAB) advises the Dean of the University Honors College concerning academic and student activities issues and integrates the student voice into the vision and development of the College.

Qualifications for UHSAB Membership:

Members of the Board are UHC students selected by the Dean of the University Honors College. Students must be of good character and possess strong leadership skills and school spirit. They must maintain a 3.3 GPA or higher. Once a student is a member of the Board, she/he must regularly attend Board meetings and advance Board initiatives.