Dr. Mary Childers Mangusso
Associate Professor of History, Emerita
Dr. Mary Childers Mangusso has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1966 to 1969 and 1974 to 2010.
She has demonstrated both professional aptitude and personal enthusiasm as a teacher, mentor and guide to countless undergraduate and graduate students; and developed history courses for distance delivery as well as for the Honors Program; and served on and chaired several committees for graduates in the northern studies program; and received the 2002 Robert Piacenza Award for her teaching in the Honors Program; and was a nominee for the 2004 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award.
She has made significant contributions to her profession through her research in Alaska history, which resulted in numerous published articles and conference presentations; and was co-editor for the publications An Alaskan Anthology: Interpreting the Past; and Interpreting Alaska’s History: An Anthology.
She has served both the University and the community through her valued participation on numerous committees including the Alaska Historical Commission, the Alaska Historical Society and the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society; and served as a consultant on projects including those sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum and Alaska Native Foundation, Alaska Public Radio and Television, History Day, Tanana-Yukon Historical Society.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Mary Childers Mangusso for her contributions to the State of Alaska and the University.