About Our Faculty and Staff


Dr. John Heaton

photograph of Professor John Heaton

Department Chair and Professor

605B Gruening Building

907-474-6508

jwheaton2@alaska.edu

Dr. Heaton is a historian who teaches and researches Amerian Indian history, the American West, and the United States. He is currently the Executive Director of the Western History Association and holds the  Arthur T. Fathauer Chair of History.


Dr. Sine Anahita

photo of Dr. Sine Anahita, Alaska's fiddling sociologist

Associate Professor in Sociology

702C Gruening
907-474-6515

sine.anahita@alaska.edu

Dr. Anahita teaches and researches organized inequalities--how organizations, states, and institutions organize social inequality based on race, class, sex, sexuality, gender, age, spatiality, looks, dis/ability, and other markers of difference. During Fall 2015, she is teaching Social Movements, Social Change; Human Sexualities Across Cultures (F2F); and Social Problems.

Dr. A is Alaska's fiddling sociologist, and is the Chapter Representative for Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the international sociology honor society.

Visit Dr. Anahita's website 


Dr. David Kadanoff

photo of Dr. Melanie Arthur and her dogs

Term Assistant Professor

704A Gruening
907-474-5387

dkadanoff@gmail.com

The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome Dr. Kadanoff to UAF! In Fall 2015, Dr. Kadanoff will be teaching SOC 100X, Individual, Culture, and Society. In Spring, 2016, Dr. Kadanoff will also teach SOC 202 Sociology of Popular Culture.


Andrea Greenberg

photo of Andrea Greenberg

Term Assistant Professor

702-A Gruening

907-474-5411

argreenberg@alaska.edu

Ms. Greenberg is teaching SOC 100X, Individual, Culture, and Society, as well as Deviance and Social Control and Research Methods in the Social Sciences. She  is the faculty advisor to the Students of Change (SoC) Club, a student organization open to all interested UAF students.


 


Dr. Kara Dillard

Assistant Professor

kndillard@alaska.edu

Dr. Dillard (Ph.D., Kansas State University) is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and is a professionally trained public issues facilitator. Her published academic work focuses on the mechanisms of successful citizen-based deliberation and understanding of how facilitators, by the means of their discursive choices, influence the content and quality of deliberative talk in public forums. She has a background in National Issues Forums (NIF) style deliberations, having convened and facilitated over forty community dialogues on topics ranging from health care costs, economic security, mental health care, and the mission of public education. Her research has been featured in Journal of Applied Communication Research and International Journal of Communication.

During Fall 2015, Dr. Dillard is teaching Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences and Human Sexualties Across Cultures. Both of these classes are eLearning classes.


Patty Seifert

Administrative Assistant

702 Gruening

907-474-5494

plseifert@alaska.edu

Ms. Seifert is our Administrative Assistant. She loves to help students locate the resources they need. She can help you with general inquiries about the department, assist you in finding an adviser, or tell you the location of your professor's office. 
 

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