Vice Chancellor for Research
Mark Myers began working as the vice chancellor for research in January 2011.
A UAF alumnus, Myers previously worked as the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act coordinator for the State of Alaska. Before that, he was the director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Myers holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in geology from UAF. His career as a geologist and policymaker spans more than three decades, and includes work as a geologist for ARCO Alaska and the State of Alaska. From 2001 to 2005, he served as director of the state Division of Oil and Gas. Prior to his geology career, Myers served in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve as a pilot and intelligence officer.
As vice chancellor for research, Myers oversees administration of UAF’s $123-million-per-year research enterprise and supervises the university’s research institutes.