Dr. David M. Blurton
Professor of Justice, Emeritus
Dr. David M. Blurton has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1992 to 2012.
He is a dedicated instructor who holds high standards for himself and the other faculty in the Justice Department. His teaching skills are lauded by students and colleagues alike, and throughout his tenure at UAF he has received numerous awards formally recognizing his outstanding academic advising skills, including the prestigious Carol Feist Advising Award in 2004.
Dr. Blurton has been dedicated to meeting the needs of students and the people of Alaska over the past twenty years. He teaches classes of particular import to the State, including those related to Alaska Native and rural issues. He regularly develops new courses, and was a key collaborator in the development of UAF’s degree program in emergency management.
Dr. Blurton retires from the University with a stellar record of service. He has been Department Chair of the justice program since 1998 and has chaired or served on thesis advisory committees, and served as an external reviewer for doctoral comprehensive examinations in other degree programs at the University. He has energetically pursued and established extensive community partnerships leading to placement for justice students in internships.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. David M. Blurton for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.