May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 APU Catalog 
2021-2022 APU Catalog

University Directory


Interim President – Dr. Hilton Hallock; B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Vermont; C.A.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Acting Academic Dean - Stephanie Morgan; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S., Portland State University; Ph.D., Saybrook University.
Chief Advancement Officer - Laurie Evans-Dinneen; B.S. & B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Oregon.
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; B.L.A., University of Alaska Southeast; M.A., Western Michigan University. 
Director of Financial Aid – Scott Graves; B.S., Drake University; M.A., University of Iowa.
Director of Admissions - Toni Riley; B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Ed.D., Candidate Grand Canyon University. 
Director of Information Technology – Kent English; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas.
Facilities/Property Manager – Kathy Mincks


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

ELAINE ALVEY, Assistant Professor of Education; Education Director; B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A.T., Washington State University; 

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.

CARRIE BARR, Assistant Professor of Nursing; A.D., Georgia Highlands College; B.S.N., University of West Georgia; M.S.N., University of West Georgia.

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.

DIANE DROUTMAN, Associate Professor of Nursing; B.S.N., Northeastern University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix; Ph.D., University of Phoenix.

WILLIAM ELLIOTT, Assistant Professor of Writing; B.A., University of Puget Sound; Ph.D., University of California, Davis. 

KRISTIN ENGLISH, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; Corporate Programs Director; 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;  MBA Director; B.S., Wayland University; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University.

JASON GECK, Associate 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; Director, Institute of Business & Public Policy; 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, 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.

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; Co-Director, Institute of Culture & Environment; 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 MURRAY, 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; B.S., National American University; M.B.A., Metropolitan University; D.B.A., Walden University.

DAVID ONOFRYCHUK, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Composition; MFA Director; B.A. University of St. Thomas; M.F.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

ROSANNE PAGANO, Assistant Professor of Writing; B.A. in English, Albertus Magnus College; M.J., University of California, Berkeley; M.A.P.P., University of Pennsylvania. (Sabbatical 2021-2022)

TIMOTHY M. RAWSON, Professor of History; MAP Director; 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. 

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. 

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.

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

AMMIE TREMBLAY, Associate Professor of Nursing; A.S.N., Edicson College; B.S.N., Geiorgia Southern University; M.S.N., Georgia Southern University. 

PAUL F. TWARDOCK, Professor of Outdoor Studies; 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

2021-2022 Board of Trustees


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

Susan Anderson Edna Apatiki Margie Nelson
Matt Carle Trigg Davis LeeAnn Garrick
Mia Heavener Willie Kasayulie Don Keil
Leah Pili Kimberley Strong 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 2021-2022 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
Hilton Hallcok, Interim APU President
LeeAnn Garrick

2021-2022 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