Staff and Advising

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Eileen's House Program Manager and Academic Advisor

Tim Murphrey recieved his BA in English with a minor in Alaska Native studies, as well as his M.Ed. at UAF.  He was a teacher in the FNSBSD for eight years, and has taught for the University for that time, as well.  He is currently working on his Ph.D., focusing on program evaluation.

He is the Program Manager for the Eileen Panigeo MacLean House, and is also an academic advisor, targeting those students from the North Slope who are new to UAF.  Visit the Rural Student Services page to make an advising appointment with Tim.

Contact Tim at 907-474-6042 or email

Shenai Simeon, Resident Director

Shenai's hometown is Aniak. She is a senior in the Rural Development and Yup’ik bachelors programs.

Contact her at the RD phone 455-3769, or the dorm duty phone 455-3903.

Lance Thompson, Resident Assistant

Lance Thompson is from right here in Fairbanks. He is working on his degree in Civil Engineering.

Contact Lance at the dorm duty phone, 455-3903.

Heather Hopson, Resident Assistant

Heather's hometown is Barrow.  She is working on her degree in Rural Development. She also serves as the Student Representative on the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation side of the dorm's Management Team.

Contact Heather at the dorm duty phone, 455-3903.

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