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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Directory


President – Don Bantz

Interim Academic Dean - Tracy Stewart

Chief Finance Officer - Deborah Johnston

Dean of Students - Kelly O’Brian Smith

Director of Admissions – Jennifer Jensen
Registrar – Donna Dougherty
Director of Student Financial Services – Jo Holland
Director of Information Technology – Michael Baker
Facilities/Property Manager – Kathy Mincks


KAREN BAKER, Instructor in Education; Director, Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Education; B.S., University of Maryland; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

LINDA BLACK, Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Education Department; B.S., Lewis & Clark College; M.A., Washington State University; Ed.D., University Southern California.

REGINA A. BOISCLAIR, Professor of Religious Studies; Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology; B.A., Anna Maria College; M.S., Simmons College; M.Div, S.T.M., Yale University; M.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

AMANDA LYNN BOOTH, Assistant Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences; B.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Ph.D., Stanford University.

JOHN BUTLER, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., The University of Michigan; M.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ed.D., The University of Michigan.

LESLIE CORNICK, Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Statistics; B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

KATHLEEN CRONEN, Instructor of Health Services Administration; B.S., Creighton University; M.S., University of LaVerne.

BEVERLY DENNIS, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; MBA, Alaska Pacific University.

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

DOROTHY SHEPARD DUNNE, Associate Professor of Human Services; Lead Faculty for Human Services; B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University; Ed.D., Boston University.

CLAUDETTE ENGBLOM-BRADLEY, Associate Professor of Education; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., University of Connecticut; Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education.

MEI MEI EVANS, Associate Professor of English; B.A., Hampshire College; M.F.A., Vermont College; Ph.D., University of Washington.

MARK FALLER, Professor of Philosophy; B.A. Harvard University; M.A., St John’s College, Annapolis; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

SCOTT FREDRICKSON, Professor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship; A.A., Fullerton Community College; B.A., California State University Fullerton; M.B.A., Pepperdine University; D.A., University of Northern Colorado.

JASON GECK, Instructor in Environmental Science; B.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.S., Alaska Pacific University.

RENEE GEORG, Assistant Professor of Human Services; Director of Master of Science in Counseling Psychology; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania; M.S., Alaska Pacific University.

VIRGINIA G. GOLSAN, Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Trevecca University; M.Ed., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

BRAD HARRIS, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology; B.S. Texas A&M, College Station; M.S., Ph.D.,  University of Massachusetts-School of Marine Science, New Bedford.

CARL M. HILD, Associate Professor of Health Services Administration; Chair, Business Administration; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco.

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

JEFFREY L. ICKES, Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services; B.A., Grove City College; M.Ed., Slippery Rock State University; Ph.D., Kent State University.

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

KIM S. KJAERSGAARD, Professor of Psychology; B.A., M.S., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

MEGAN BOLTWOOD KRUPA, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Policy and Planning; B.A., Prescott College; M.S. University of Montana, Missoula; Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

ROBERT A. LANE, Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology; B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; M.S., University of LaVerne; Ph.D., The Union Institute.

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

DALE LEHMAN, Professor of Economics; Director, MBA Programs; B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A., Ph. D., University of Rochester.

MICHAEL LOSO, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences; Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

CAROLE LUND, Associate Professor in Business Administration; Lead faculty for Undergrgraduate Business Degrees; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.Ed., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ed.D., National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois.

PEGGY V. MARCINIEC, Associate Professor of Education; B.S., Illinois State University; M.S. Northern Illinois University; Ed.D., Northern Illinois University.

PAMELA A. MASLYK, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator of Math Placements; B.A., Slippery Rock University, PA; M.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks.

KAREN A. McCAIN, Assistant Professor of Education, Director, Master of Arts Program; B.S., Towson University; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University.

ANN McCOY, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Idaho.

DAVID F. McGIVERN, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies;  B.A., M.A., University of Alaska Anchorage (on sabbatical Fall 2011).

LUKE MEHL, Instructor in Physical Science and Mathematics;  B.S., Carleton College; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program; M.S., University of California, Santa Barbara.

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

STEPHANIE MORGAN, Instructor of Statistics in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology; B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage; M.S., Portland State University.

RICHARD L. MYERS, Professor of Environmental Science; B.S., University of Toledo; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology.

DAVID ONOFRYCHUK, Visiting Instructor in Writing; B.A. University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN); MFA, University of Alaska Anchorage.

ROSANNE PAGANO, Instructor in Writing; B.A. in English, Albertus Magnus College; M.J. in Journalism, University of California at Berkeley.

LEANNE PARKER, Professor of Psychology, beginning Spring 2012; M. Ed., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Montana.

TIMOTHY M. RAWSON, Associate Professor of History; B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

ERIC REDDING, Assistant Professor of Music; B.S., University of Mary, Bismarck; M.M., Central Washington University, Ellensburg.

STEVEN RUBINSTEIN, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies, Director, Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education; B.S., Guilford College; M.S., Minnesota State University.

DAVID SCHEEL, Professor of Marine Biology, Director of Marine Biology Program; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

STEVEN W. SHORE, Assistant Professor of Information Technology; B.M.(Music), State University of New York; M.S., Long Island University.

SHARON SIBBALD, Assistant Professor of Writing, Director, Early Honors Program; B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.A., University of California, Berkeley.

TRACY STEWART, Associate Professor of Leadership and Strategy, Interim Academic Dean; M.S., Pepperdine University; M.A., Ph. D., University of Virginia.

ESTHER BETH SULLIVAN, Associate Professor Of Theater, Chair of Liberal Studies; B.A., Rocky Mountain College; M.A., Washington State University; Ph.D., University of Washington.

YASO G. THIRU, Associate Professor of Accounting and Management; Lead Faculty for Accounting Degrees; Institute of Chartered & Management Accounts, Great Britain; Master of Accountancy, Bowling Green State University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate Institute.

CHARLENE THOMPSON, Visiting Instructor in Human Services; B.A, University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.A., Alaska Pacific University.

NORA TOBIN, Instructor of Psychology; B.A., Hamilton College; M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Alaska Pacific University.

STANLEY CARL TOBIN, Associate Professor of Environmental Science; Chair, Environmental Science Dept., B.S., M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University.

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

ROBERT T. WILKINSON, Professor of Humanities; B.A., University of Hawaii; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Washington State University.

MARY WLADKOWSKI, Assistant Professor in Finance; B.S., Northeastern University, Boston; M.B.A., Argosy University.


MARILYN R. BARRY, Professor of English, 2011

RAGHBIR S. BASI, Professor of Management, 1999

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

JANE L. EVANSON, Professor of Education, 1995

CHARLES B. FAHL, Professor of Environmental Science, 2003

CHARLES C. FRISBEE, Professor of Education, 1968

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

JIM MAHAFFEY, Associate Professor, 1992

LUZ RIVAS McDADE, Assistant Professor of Human Services, 1996

LORETTA M. MILLER, Professor of Education, 1968

THEODORE MUNSCH, Professor of Education, 2010

JANET L. PRANGE, Professor of Education, 1993

EDITH M. TAYLOR, Instructor of Management, 1998

JOHN PRICE WOODS, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, 1976


JEANETTE BROOKS, Registrar Emerita, 2006

2011-2012 Board of Trustees


Trigg Davis, Chair
Dave Karp, Vice Chair
Roberta Graham, Secretary
Roger Chan, Treasurer

Hugh Ashlock Katherine Gottlieb Bonnie Mehner
Mary Bettis Wes Heinold Lottie Michael
Carl Brady, Jr. Pat Heller Edward Rasmuson
Larry Cash Chris Hodel Wlliam Sheffield
Andrew Eker Karen Hunt Jan Sieberts
John Eldred Francis Hurley George Walton
John Eng Don Keil, Jr. John Niles Wanamaker
Charlie Fahl Sue Linford Eric Wohlforth
Bob Gillam Harry McDonald  

Trustees Emeriti

Eunice Beene* Larry Carr* Frederick Hood Jr., M.D.
V. Louise Kellogg* Arthur Kelly Frances Mlakar
John Overbey Robert Pease Leah Peterson *
Raymond Peterson John Seawell Barbara Dadd Shaffer
Gordon Wear Reverend A.C. Wischmeier* John Woods, MD

Honorary Trustees

Robert Atwood* Joe Hays Harusuke Imamura
James Kross    

APU Foundation 2011-2012 Board of Directors Officers

Chris Swalling, Chair
Vacant, Vice Chair
David McGuire, M.D., Secretary
Jan Sieberts, Treasurer
Bonnie Mehner
Steve O’Hara
Trigg Davis
Eric Wohlforth
Roger Chan

* Deceased