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2013-2014 APU Catalog 
2013-2014 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Directory


President – Don Bantz
Academic Dean - Tracy Stewart
Chief Finance Officer - Deborah Johnston
Dean of Students - Kelly O’Brian Smith
Director of Admissions – Carter Caywood
Registrar – Michelle Wheeler
Director of Student Financial Services – Phong Moua
Director of Information Technology – Michael Baker
Facilities/Property Manager – Kathy Mincks


MARTHA AMORE, Instructor of Writing; B.A., University of Michigan; M.F.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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

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 (on sabbatical leave 2013-2014).

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

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

LESLIE CORNICK, Professor of Marine Biology and Statistics; Chair of Environmental Science Department; 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; M.B.A., 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; Chair of Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department; Lead Faculty for Human Services Degrees; B.A., M.A., University of Colorado; M.A.T., Alaska Pacific University; Ed.D., Boston University (on sabbatical leave Fall 2013).

MEI MEI EVANS, 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; Ph.D., University of Georgia (on sabbatical leave Spring 2014).

JASON GECK, Assistant Professor of 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 Program; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; 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; M.S., Ph.D.,  University of Massachusetts.

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

KY HOLLAND, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; B.S., Oregon State Universtiy; M.B.A., University of Phoenix.

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

BETH KERSEY, Associate Professor of Human Services; B.A., Western State College; M.S., University of East Anglia; M.A., University of Sussex; M.R.A., University of San Francisco; M.S., University of Idaho.  

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; Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

ROBERT A. LANE, Professor of Psychology; Director of 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; B.S., Western Washington University; M.S., University of Helsinki.

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

MICHAEL LOSO, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences; Director of 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 of Business Administration; Lead faculty for Business Administration and Management Degree; B.A., Alaska Pacific University; M.Ed., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ed.D., National Louis University.

PAMELA A. MASLYK, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Director of Math Program; B.A., Slippery Rock University; M.S. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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

ANN McCOY, Associate Professor of Education; Chair of Education Department; 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.

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

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

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, Instructor of Creative Writing and Composition; 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.

RAY PASTORINO, Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., University of Iowa; M.S., John F. Kennedy University; J.D., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Saybrook Institute

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; M.M., Central Washington University.

STEVEN RUBINSTEIN, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies; Director of Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education Program; B.S., Guilford College; M.S., Minnesota State University (on sabbatical leave Spring 2014).

CASEY SAENGER, Visiting Assistant Professor in Physical Science and Mathematics; B.S., Bates College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

DAVID SCHEEL, Professor of Marine Biology; Director of Marine Biology Program; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota (on sabbatical leave 2013-2014).

SURESH SETHI, Scholar in Residence; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., University of Washington-Seattle; Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle.

SHARON SIBBALD, Assistant Professor of Writing; B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.A., University of California, Berkeley (on leave 2013-2014).

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

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

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.

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

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

MARY WLADKOWSKI, Assistant Professor of Finance; B.S., Northeastern University; M.B.A., Argosy University, Ph.D., Northcentral University (on leave Fall 2013).

DAVID YU, Visiting Associate Professor of Business; B.A., Central Institute of Finance and Banking; M.A., University of Connecticut; M.B.A., Graduate School of People’s Bank of China; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.


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

ROBERT T. WILKINSON, Professor of Humanities, 2012

JOHN PRICE WOODS, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, 1976


JEANETTE BROOKS, Registrar Emerita, 2006

2013-2014 Board of Trustees


Bonnie Mehner, Chair
Roberta Graham, Vice Chair
John Eng, Secretary
Roger Chan, Treasurer

Will Anderson Hugh Ashlock Mary Bettis
Carl Brady, Jr. Larry Cash Tyra Chandler
Trigg Davis Andrew Eker John Eldred
Charlie Fahl Bob Gillam Katherine Gottlieb
Wes Heinold Pat Heller Chris Hodel
Karen Hunt Francis Hurley Dave Karp
Donald Keil, Jr. Sue Linford Jason Metrokin
Harry McDonald Patti McGuire Lottie Michael
Edward Rasmuson William Sheffield Jan Sieberts
George Walton John Niles Wanamaker Eric Wohlforth

Trustees Emeriti

Robert Atwood Eunice Beene* Larry Carr*
Frederick Hood Jr., M.D. V. Louise Kellogg* Arthur Kelly
Frances Mlakar John K. 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* Larry Carr* Joe Hays
Harusuka Imamura James Kross  

APU Foundation 2012-2013 Board of Directors Officers

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

* Deceased