Mary F. Ehrlander, Ph.D.

Director of Arctic and Northern Studies
Professor of History
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756460
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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Courses taught by Dr. Ehrlander:
HIST 131/132 - History of the U.S.

NORS 201 - The Circumpolar North
HIST 404 - Modern Scandinavia
HIST 434 - Canada:  1867 - Present
HIST 483/NORS 683 - 20th Century Circumpolar History
HIST/NORS 600 - Perspectives on the North

Brandon Boylan, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Arctic and Northern Studies
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756460
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Courses taught by Dr. Boylan:
PS 203 - Peace, War and Security

PS 323 - International Political Economy
NORS 601 - Research Methods/Sources in the North

NORS 652 - International Relations of the North
NORS 668 - Government and Politics of Russia

Terrence M. Cole, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Director, Office of Public History
P.O. Box 756460
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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Courses taught by Dr. Cole:
HIST 100x - Modern World History

HIST/NORS 464/661 - History of Alaska
HIST/NORS 481/681 - Polar Exploration and its Literature

HIST/NORS 490/690 - Researching/Writing Northern History

Professor Emeritus

Judith S. Kleinfeld, Ph.D.

Gerald (Jerry) McBeath, Ph. D.

William Schneider, Ph.D.

Affiliated Faculty

Diana Di Stefano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Courses taught:  Environmental History;  Perspectives on History;  North American Disasters

Research specialties and interests: Environmental, American West, and Disaster history

John Heaton, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Executive Director of the Western History Association

Courses taught: History of Alaska Natives;  American Film history

Research specialties and interests:  Native American economics and culture, Native American history

Eric Heyne, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Courses taught:  Alaskan and Northern Canadian Literature; Images of the North

Research specialities and interests:  Alaskan and northern Canadian literature, American literature and critical theory

Alexander Hirsch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:  U.S. Environmental Politics;  Ethics in International Affairs

Research specialties and interests: Moral conflicts generated over the meaning of public pain;  aboriginal peoples living in Western settler societies

Zoë Marie Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art

Courses taught:  Visual Images of the North, Alaska Native Art, Alaskan Field Artists

Research specialties: 20th Century art, immigrant artistic communities, art created in times of conflict

Brian Kassof, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Courses taught:  Imperial Russia 1700-1917; Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

Amy Lovecraft, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:  Science, Technology and Politics;  Government and Politics of Canada

Research specialties and interests:  Policy research: wildland fire, sea ice, marine mammals, freshwater systems & transnational environmental regimes; Environmental political theory addressing rapid change and the far North.

Chanda Meek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:  Arctic Politics and Governance; Government and Politics of Russia;  US Environmental Politics

Research specialties and interests: Resilience of Northern social-ecological systems, natural resource & environmental policy & politics, human dimensions of wildlife mgmt., indigenous-state power-sharing arrangements, cross-scale policy implementation

James Ruppert, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Alaska Native Studies

Courses taught: Images of the North

Research specialties and interests:  Alaska Native Studies; Oral Narratives; Travel Narratives

Jennifer Schell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Courses taught: Literature of Alaska and the Yukon Territory

Research specialties and interests:  Alaskan maritime literature; science writing about arctic ecosystems; ecogothic literature; extinction narratives; animal studies; and print culture

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