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APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
APU 2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Directory



Administration

President – Don Bantz
Academic Dean - Tracy Stewart
Chief Finance Officer - Deborah Johnston
Dean of Students - Ben Hahn
Director of Enrollment Management/Registrar – Michelle Wheeler
Director of Student Financial Services – Phong Moua
Director of Information Technology – Michael Baker
Facilities/Property Manager – Kathy Mincks

Faculty

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

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.

ELOISE J. BROWN, Visiting Instructor of Environmental Science; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ph.D., University of Western Australia.

LESLIE CORNICK, Professor of Marine Biology; 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, Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration; B.S., Creighton University; M.S., University of LaVerne.

BEVERLY DENNIS, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Management; 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.

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; Director of Early Honors Program; B.A., Harvard University; M.A., St John’s College; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

SUE FALLON, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Indiana University; M.P.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; Ph.D., Indiana University.

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

RENEE GEORG, Associate Professor of Human Services; Co-Chair of Psychology Department; Co-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.

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

CAROL HOWARTH, Associate Professor of Finance; Director of the Master of Business Administration and Corporate Programs; B.A., Whitman College; M.B.A., University of Chicago.

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

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

MARA KIMMEL, Walter J. Hickel Assistant Professor of Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship; B.A., University of California; M.S., University of Alaska Fairbanks; J.D., University of Minnesota Law School.

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

KIM S. KJAERSGAARD, Professor of Psychology; Co-Chair of Psychology Department; Co-Director of Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program; B.A., M.S., University of Alaska Anchorage; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

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, Associate Professor of Outdoor Studies; Co-Chair of Outdoor Studies Department; B.S., Western Washington University; M.S., University of Helsinki.

CAROLE LUND, Professor of Business Administration; 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 (on sabbatical leave 2015-2016).

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

EBONY McCLAIN-OWENS, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S. University of Southern New Hampshire; Ph.D., Capella University.

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

GINA MILLER, Assistant Professor of Writing; Director of Writing Program; 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.

STEPHANIE MORGAN, Assistant Professor of Statistics in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology; Lead faculty for Business Administration and Management Degree; B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage; M.S., Portland State University.

DAVID ONOFRYCHUK, Assistant Professor of Writing; 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; MAPP, University of Pennsylvania.

RAY PASTORINO, 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 (on sabbatical leave fall 2015-2016).

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

DAVID SCHEEL, Professor of Marine Biology; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

T. SCOTT SMELTZ, Visiting Instructor of Math; B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Alaska Pacific University.

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; Chair of Business Administration Department; 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 (on sabbatical leave 2015-2016).

PAUL F. TWARDOCK, Professor of Outdoor Studies; Chair of Outdoor Studies Department; B.S., Western Illinois College; M.B.A., Alaska Pacific University (on sabbatical leave 2015-2016).

JENNIFER P. WITTER, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

FACULTY EMERITI

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

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

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

STAFF EMERITA

JEANETTE BROOKS, Registrar Emerita, 2006

2015-2016 Board of Trustees

Officers

Harry McDonald, Chair
Trigg Davis, Vice Chair
Andrew Eker, Secretary
Father Steven Moore, Treasurer
 

Hugh Ashlock Carl Brady, Jr. Roger Chan
Tyra Chandler Trigg Davis Andrew Eker
John Eng Katherine Gottlieb Robbie Graham
Wes Heinold Pat Heller Chris Hodel
Karen Hunt Archbishop Francis Hurley Donald Keil, Jr.
Sue Linford Harry McDonald Patti McGuire
Bonnie Mehner Jason Metrokin Lottie Michael
Father Steven Moore Edward Rasmuson John Niles Wanamaker
Terry Welch 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 2015-2016 Board of Directors Officers

Chris Swalling, Chair
Jan Sieberts, Vice Chair
David McGuire, M.D., Secretary
Jan Sieberts, Treasurer

Members:
Don Bantz
Jeff Leonard 
Harry McDonald
Jason Metrokin
Father Steven Moore
Eric Wohlforth


* Deceased