Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

University Directory


President –  Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson; B.Ed., University of Alaska Southeast; J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law.
Provost - Dr. Hilton Hallock; B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Vermont; C.A.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Chief Advancement Officer - Vacant
Chief Finance Officer -Sheila King; B.S., University of Texas at Dallas; Certified Public Accountant in Alaska. 
Dean of Students - Ben Hahn; B.A., Western Washington University; M.Ed., Oregon State University. 
Registrar – Michelle Wheeler
Director of Financial Services – Scott Graves
Director of Admissions - Toni Riley

Director of Information Technology – Vacant
Facilities/Property Manager – Kathy Mincks


DEBORAH AJANGO, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.S., University of Wisconsin Madison; M.S., University of Wisconsin Madison.

NATHAN ANDERSON, Visiting Faculty of Institute of Culture & Environment; B.S., Alaska Pacific University; M.S., Dartmouth College.

ANDREA ANDRASCHKO, Visiting Instructor of Business; B.A., University of North Carolina; B.S., University of North Carolina; M.B.A., Wayland Baptist University.

DEE BARKER, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; B.S., University of Victoria (B.C.) Canada; M.S., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

ROMAN J. DIAL, Professor of Biology and Mathematics; B.S., M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D., Stanford University.

JESSIE DOWNES, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Nursing Program Director; B.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing; M.S., Chamberlain University/DeVry School of Management; D.N.P., Chamberlain University. 

KRISTIN ENGLISH, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; B.S., University of Arizona; M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

MEGAN FARROW, Assistant Professor of Nursing; B.A., Georgia Highlands College; B.S.N., University of West Georgia; M.S.N., Walden University.

LINCOLN GARRICK, Assistant Professor of Business; B.S., Wayland University; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University.

JASON GECK, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; B.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.S., Alaska Pacific University.

RENEE GEORG, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.C.P., Alaska Pacific University.

FARRAH GREENE-PALMER, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; PsyD., University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

BRAD HARRIS, Associate Professor of Marine Biology; B.S. Texas A&M; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.

BEVERLY HOLMES, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Management; Corporate Programs Director; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University.

VICTORIA HYKES STEERE, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies; B.A., Colby College; J.D., University of Iowa; L.L.M., University of Washington.

KEVIN JONES, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology; B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Catholic University of America.

MICHAEL KAPLAN, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.A., Reed College; M.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Washington.

AMANDA L. KING, Associate Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences; MSES Director; B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University.

ROBERT A. LANE, Professor of Psychology; Counseling Psychology Graduate Program Director; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S., University of LaVerne; Ph.D., The Union Institute.

ERIN LARSON, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D. Cornell University.

EEVA LATOSUO, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; B.S., Western Washington University; M.S., University of Helsinki. 

ALEX LEE, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; A.B., Dartmouth College; M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder.

BETH LEONARD, Research Professor of Indigenous Studies; B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.Ed., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

JANICE LITTLEBEAR, Assistant Professor of Education; CO-OP Director; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.Ed., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

SHARON LIND, Research Associate Professor of Business and Indigenous Studies; B.S., Warner Pacific College; M.B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D. Univeristy of Alaska, Fairbanks.

MEREDITH MARCHIONI, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies; B.A., Drew University; M.A., American University; M.A., Florida International University; Ph.D., Florida International University. 

PAMELA A. MASLYK, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Co-Director, Institute of Culture & Environment; B.A., Slippery Rock University; M.S. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

GINA MILLER, Assistant Professor of Writing; B.A., Washburn University; M.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

NORA MILLER, Assistant Professor of Psychology; B.A., Hamilton College; M.S.C.P, Alaska Pacific University.

RACHAEL MILLER, Associate Professor of Business; B.A., Kent State University; M.B.A., Colorado State University.

STEPHANIE MORGAN, Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Institute of Health & Wellness; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S., Portland State University; Ph.D., Saybrook University.

MARIANNE MURRY, Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., West Texas A&M Canyon; M.S.N., Texas A&M Corpus Christi; D.P.N., American Sentinel University. 

OBED NYARIBO, Associate Professor of Business; MBA Director; B.S., National American University; M.B.A., Metropolitan University; D.B.A., Walden University.

DAVID ONOFRYCHUK, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Composition; Co-Director Early Honors; B.A. University of St. Thomas; M.F.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

ROSANNE PAGANO, Assistant Professor of Writing; MAP Director; B.A. in English, Albertus Magnus College; M.J., University of California, Berkeley; M.A.P.P., University of Pennsylvania.

TIMOTHY M. RAWSON, Professor of History; Co-Director Early Honors; B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

ANNETTE REARDEN, Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S., Marquette University; M.S.N., University of Alaska, Anchorage. 

MICHAEL REED, Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., Alaska Pacific University. 

ERIC REDDING, Associate Professor of Music; B.S., University of Mary; M.M., Central Washington University.

STEVEN RUBINSTEIN, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; MSOEE Director; B.S., Guilford College; M.S., Minnesota State University. (Sabbatical Fall 2020 semester)

CHORON RYAN, Instructor of Health Science; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.A., Yale Divinity School; B.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

JOE SARCONE, Assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health; Environmental Public Health Director; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

DAVID SCHEEL, Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (Sabbatical 2020-2021)

YASO G. THIRU, Professor of Accounting and Management; Director, Institute of Business & Public Policy; Chartered Global Management Accountant; Certified Management Accountant; Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green State University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate Institute.

PAUL F. TWARDOCK, Professor of Outdoor Studies; Director, Institute of Culture & Environment; B.S., Western Illinois College; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University.

IAN WILLIAMS, Visiting Faculty of Institute of Culture & Environment; B.S., University of Oregon; M.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Bangor, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom. 

NATHAN WOLF, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; B.S., University of St. Andrews; M.S., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Ph.D., University of Wyoming.


MARILYN R. BARRY, Professor of English, 2011

RAGHBIR S. BASI, Professor of Management, 1999

REGINA A. BOISCLAIR, Professor of Religious Studies, 2018

JIM BROWN, Professor Environmental Science, 2010

DIANA CALDWELL, Associate Professor of Education, 2005

ROBERT D. CRAIG, Professor of Social Sciences, 1998

ELLEN COLE, Professor Counseling Psychology, 2010

MEI MEI EVANS, Professor of English, 2019

JANE L. EVANSON, Professor of Education, 1995

CHARLES B. FAHL, Professor of Environmental Science, 2003

MARK FALLER, Professor of Philosophy, 2016

CHARLES C. FRISBEE, Professor of Education, 1968

ORCUTT W. (JACK) FROST, Professor of Humanities, 1991

KIM S. KJAERSGAARD, Professor of Psychology, 2017

CAROLE LUND, Professor of Business Administration, 2018

JIM MAHAFFEY, Associate Professor, 1992

LUZ RIVAS McDADE, Assistant Professor of Human Services, 1996

KAREN MCCAIN, Assistant Professor of Education, 2018

DAVID F. McGIVERN, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies, 2014

LORETTA M. MILLER, Professor of Education, 1968

THEODORE MUNSCH, Professor of Education, 2010

RUSTY MYERS, Professor of Environmental Science, 2015

JANET L. PRANGE, Professor of Education, 1993

ESTHER BETH SULLIVAN, Associate Professor of Theater and Communication, 2018

EDITH M. TAYLOR, Instructor of Management, 1998

STANLEY CARL TOBIN, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, 2019

ROBERT T. WILKINSON, Professor of Humanities, 2012

JOHN PRICE WOODS, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, 1976


JEANETTE BROOKS, Registrar Emerita, 2006

2020-2021 Board of Trustees


Ethan Schutt, Chair
Jim Roberts, Vice Chair
Gerald Moses, Secretary
Jason Hart, Treasurer

Susan Anderson Edna Apatiki Margie Bezona
Matt Carle Trigg Davis LeeAnn Garrick
Mia Heavener Chris Hodel Willie Kasayulie
Don Keil Leah Pili Kimberly Strong
Tabetha Toloff Joe Williams, Jr.  Tina Woods, Ph.D.

Trustees Emeriti

Hugh Ashlock Robert Atwood* Eunice Beene*
Mary Bettis Carl Brady, Jr.* Larry Carr*
Larry Cash Roger Chan Andrew Eker
John Eng Charlie Fahl Patricia Heller
Frederick Hood Jr., M.D. Karen Hunt V. Louise Kellogg*
Arthur Kelly Sue Linford* Bonnie Mehner
Frances Mlakar Father Steven Moore* John K. Overbey
Robert Pease Leah Peterson* Raymond Peterson
Ed Rasmuson John Seawell* Barbara Dadd Shaffer
Govenor William Sheffield Jan Sieberts John Wannamaker
Gordon Wear Reverend A.C. Wischmeier Eric Wohlforth
John Woods, M.D.    

Honorary Trustees

Robert Atwood* Larry Carr* Joe Hays
Harusuka Imamura James Kross  

APU Foundation 2020-2021 Board of Directors Officers

Chris Swalling, Chair
Jan Sieberts, Vice Chair
Jeff Leonard, Secretary
Trigg Davis, Director
Eric Wohlforth, Director
Ethan Schutt, APU Board Chair
Val Davidson, APU President
LeeAnn Garrick

2020-2021 Elder Council Members

Phyllis Adams Edna Apatiki Barbara Fleek 
Michael Harper Adelheid Herman Fred John, Jr
Willie Kasayulie Jim LaBelle, Sr Edna MacLean, Ph.D.
Mary Ann Mills Joseph Senungetuk Carol Smith
Joe Williams, Jr Justin Wilson  

* Deceased