President and President-Elect


2014-2015

President Cecile Lardon

Dr. Cecile Lardon is particularly excited about meeting students from all walks of life and from different cultural backgrounds in her classes and working with them on research projects. She is originally from Germany, but has lived in the U.S. since 1985. After almost 15 years in Chicago, she was ready for a new adventure. She came to join the faculty at UAF in the fall of 1999. She received her Ph.D. in community, organizational, and social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.
 

http://www.uaf.edu/psych/faculty/dr.-cecile-lardon/

President-Elect Debu Misra

INFORMATION TO BE ADDED SOON!

2013-2014

President David Valentine

Office:
School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
309 O'Neill Building
PO Box 757140
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7140

907-474-7614 (office)

dvalentine@alaska.edu

David Valentine is a Professor of Forest Soils and Chair of the Department of Forest Sciences in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.   He earned his MSc and PhD from Duke University (1984 and 1990, respectively) in Ecosystem Ecology.   He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University.   During that time, he was also awarded a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Department of Energy, and worked at the Agricultural Research Service.   He joined the UAF faculty in 1996.   His research focuses mostly on boreal forest soil carbon dynamics and how they may be altered by climate change; his work is part of the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research program (NSF- and USFS-funded) and is also supported by McIntire-Stennis funding.   He has supervised several MSc and PhD students.   He has taught courses in soils (introductory and graduate level), decision-making in natural resource management, and environmental ethics.   He is president of the UAF chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate scholarship across all disciplines.

He was elected to the Faculty Senate in 2010, motivated primarily by his desire to contribute to the revision of the UAF Core Curriculum.   He joined the Curricular Affairs Committee, then chaired its subcommittee, the General Education Revitalization Committee (GERC), during spring and summer, 2011.   For his work on GERC, he was honored with the Outstanding Senator of the Year award in spring 2012.   His goals as President-elect are to work with President Reynolds to ensure continued constructive faculty representation and governance as well as to help in the advancement and eventual adoption of a new General Education Curriculum by the UAF faculty.



 

President-Elect Cecile Lardon

Dr. Cecile Lardon is particularly excited about meeting students from all walks of life and from different cultural backgrounds in her classes and working with them on research projects. She is originally from Germany, but has lived in the U.S. since 1985. After almost 15 years in Chicago, she was ready for a new adventure. She came to join the faculty at UAF in the fall of 1999. She received her Ph.D. in community, organizational, and social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.
 

http://www.uaf.edu/psych/faculty/dr.-cecile-lardon/

2012-2013

President- Jennifer Reynolds

Office:
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
209B O'Neill Bldg.
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220

907-474-5871 (office)

jrreynolds@alaska.edu

Jennifer Reynolds is an Associate Professor of Oceanography in UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.   She holds a B.A. in Earth Science from Dartmouth College (1985) and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Columbia University (1995).   After postdoctoral research positions at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, she moved to UAF in 2000.   Jennifer has conducted research on the interplay between submarine volcanism and tectonics at mid-ocean ridge plate boundaries and submarine volcanoes. In recent years her research has also included application of geological oceanography to seafloor habitat studies in the Alaska region, particularly habitat for groundfish and deep sea corals.   She teaches geological oceanography and has supervised graduate students in Oceanography, Fisheries, and Geology.   She also serves as Associate Director of the West Coast & Polar Regions Undersea Research Center, a regional center in NOAA’s Undersea Research Program (NURP).   Jennifer served on the UAF Faculty Senate from 2003-2005 and 2007-present, and has committee experience on the Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee and as chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee.   The Faculty Senate is the formal voice of the UAF faculty, and is the forum for collective decisions, judgements, and initiatives.   Jennifer’s goal is to see that the Faculty Senate plays an active and constructive role in shared governance of the University.

President-Elect - David Valentine

Office:
School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
309 O'Neill Building
PO Box 757140
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7140

907-474-7614 (office)

dvalentine@alaska.edu

David Valentine is a Professor of Forest Soils and Chair of the Department of Forest Sciences in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.   He earned his MSc and PhD from Duke University (1984 and 1990, respectively) in Ecosystem Ecology.   He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University.   During that time, he was also awarded a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Department of Energy, and worked at the Agricultural Research Service.   He joined the UAF faculty in 1996.   His research focuses mostly on boreal forest soil carbon dynamics and how they may be altered by climate change; his work is part of the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research program (NSF- and USFS-funded) and is also supported by McIntire-Stennis funding.   He has supervised several MSc and PhD students.   He has taught courses in soils (introductory and graduate level), decision-making in natural resource management, and environmental ethics.   He is president of the UAF chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate scholarship across all disciplines.

He was elected to the Faculty Senate in 2010, motivated primarily by his desire to contribute to the revision of the UAF Core Curriculum.   He joined the Curricular Affairs Committee, then chaired its subcommittee, the General Education Revitalization Committee (GERC), during spring and summer, 2011.   For his work on GERC, he was honored with the Outstanding Senator of the Year award in spring 2012.   His goals as President-elect are to work with President Reynolds to ensure continued constructive faculty representation and governance as well as to help in the advancement and eventual adoption of a new General Education Curriculum by the UAF faculty.



 


2011-2012 Faculty Senate President and President-Elect

President Cathy Cahill


Office:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
182 Reichardt Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

907-474-6905 (office)

cfcahill@alaska.edu

Cathy received a B.S. in Applied Physics from the University of California, Davis (1990), an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington (1994) and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute (1996).  After a Fulbright Fellowship to University College, Galway, Ireland, and a stint as a Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute, she took up her current position as a faculty member at UAF.  Since coming to UAF ten years ago, she's taught courses ranging from general chemistry and chemistry for non-science majors through physical chemistry to graduate atmospheric sciences and environmental chemistry.  She has graduated both Ph.D. and M.S. students and received a UAF award for outstanding undergraduate advising (2002). Cathy has served on Faculty Senate for more than five years and has chaired both the Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (May 2005-May 2007) and the Faculty Affairs Committee (2008-2009).  Having chaired these two very different, committees, she is well aware of the diversity of topics handled by the Faculty Senate and the importance of the Standing and Permanent Committees to the success of faculty and academic programs. She believes that UAF is going to need the full diversity of Faculty Senate to ensure a successful accreditation process and to demonstrate our position as the premier, Ph.D.-granting institution in the University of Alaska system.

President-Elect - Jennifer Reynolds

Office:
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
209B O'Neill Bldg.
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220

907-474-5871 (office)

jreynolds@guru.uaf.edu

Jennifer Reynolds is an Associate Professor of Oceanography in UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.   She holds a B.A. in Earth Science from Dartmouth College (1985) and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Columbia University (1995).   After postdoctoral research positions at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, she moved to UAF in 2000.   Jennifer has conducted research on the interplay between submarine volcanism and tectonics at mid-ocean ridge plate boundaries and submarine volcanoes. In recent years her research has also included application of geological oceanography to seafloor habitat studies in the Alaska region, particularly habitat for groundfish and deep sea corals.   She teaches geological oceanography and has supervised graduate students in Oceanography, Fisheries, and Geology.   She also serves as Associate Director of the West Coast & Polar Regions Undersea Research Center, a regional center in NOAA’s Undersea Research Program (NURP).   Jennifer served on the UAF Faculty Senate from 2003-2005 and 2007-present, and has committee experience on the Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee and as chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee.   The Faculty Senate is the formal voice of the UAF faculty, and is the forum for collective decisions, judgements, and initiatives.   Jennifer’s goal is to see that the Faculty Senate plays an active and constructive role in shared governance of the University.

2010-2011 (and 2009-2010) Faculty Senate President and President-Elect


Past President - Jonathan Dehn

Office:

Geophysical Institute
108G West Ridge Research Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

907-474-6499 (office)

jdehn@gi.alaska.edu
 
Jon Dehn is an Associate Research Professor with the Alaska Volcano Observatory at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He holds a BS (1984) and MS (1987) in Geology from Arizona State University, and is a three time Fulbright scholar to Germany. He received his doctoral degree in natural sciences in Geology, with minors in Geophysics and Computer Science from the University of Kiel, Germany in 1992. Since that time he has worked in the Siberian Arctic with the Liebniz-Insititute for Marine Science and on Hokkaido's volcanoes with the Geological Survey of Japan in Sapporo. He came to UAF in 1997 monitoring Alaska's volcanoes through satellite remote sensing developing new tools to improve prediction and hazard mitigation. Though a research faculty member, he has taught every year at UAF in addition to a strong commitment to outreach efforts at all levels. He also holds affiliate positions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, and is active in research on volcanoes Kamchatka and Italy. Jon was elected to the Faculty senate in 2006, serving on the Faculty Affairs Committee, which he chaired from 2007-2008. He was chosen as President-Elect in 2008. His focus in the Senate has been to include all faculty equally in self-governance, bringing a voice to research faculty at UAF.
President-Elect - Cathy Cahill

Office:
Chemistry and Biochemistry
182 Reichardt Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

907-474-6905 (office)

cfcahill@alaska.edu

Cathy received a B.S. in Applied Physics from the University of California, Davis (1990), an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington (1994) and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute (1996).  After a Fulbright Fellowship to University College, Galway, Ireland, and a stint as a Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute, she took up her current position as a faculty member at UAF.  Since coming to UAF ten years ago, she's taught courses ranging from general chemistry and chemistry for non-science majors through physical chemistry to graduate atmospheric sciences and environmental chemistry.  She has graduated both Ph.D. and M.S. students and received a UAF award for outstanding undergraduate advising (2002). Cathy has served on Faculty Senate for more than five years and has chaired both the Graduate Academic & Advisory Committee (May 2005-May 2007) and the Faculty Affairs Committee (2008-2009).  Having chaired these two very different, committees, she is well aware of the diversity of topics handled by the Faculty Senate and the importance of the Standing and Permanent Committees to the success of faculty and academic programs. She believes that UAF is going to need the full diversity of Faculty Senate to ensure a successful accreditation process and to demonstrate our position as the premier, Ph.D.-granting institution in the University of Alaska system.

Note:  Cathy Cahill will assume her term as President of the UAF Faculty Senate when the new senate is seated on May 2, 2011, following the adjournment of the 2010-2011 senate.  At that time, Jennifer Reynolds will assume her term as President-Elect for 2011-12.


2008-09 Faculty Senate President and President-Elect


President - Marsha Sousa


Office:
Allied Health
412 TVCC
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
 

Marsha Sousa is an associate professor in the Allied Health Division of Tanana Valley Campus. She received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1982, and remained there as a special assistant professor and director of the endocrine service laboratory until 1989. Marsha has been associated with UAF in one capacity or another since the fall of 1989.  She taught for the Biology Department, and has done research with the colleagues at the Institute of Arctic Biology and the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.  Currently Marsha is the Division Chair and Coordinator of Allied Health Programs at TVC.  The diversity of her faculty experiences at UAF gives her a unique perspective, one that allows her to understand various faculty perspectives and build consensus among those who may have different needs and priorities. 

Marsha was elected to Faculty Senate in spring of 2006, and was elected chair of the Curricular Affairs Committee in the fall.  Her goal as president-elect is to facilitate the incorporation of the faculty’s needs, goals and ideas into the administration of the University.  She believes that the engagement of a wide group of faculty will lead to higher faculty morale and increased commitment to academic and research excellence.

President-Elect - Jonathan Dehn

Office:

Geophysical Institute
108G West Ridge Research Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

907-474-6499 (office)

jdehn@gi.alaska.edu

Jon Dehn is an Associate Research Professor with the Alaska Volcano Observatory at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He holds a BS (1984) and MS (1987) in Geology from Arizona State University, and is a three time Fulbright scholar to Germany. He received his doctoral degree in natural sciences in Geology, with minors in Geophysics and Computer Science from the University of Kiel, Germany in 1992. Since that time he has worked in the Siberian Arctic with the Liebniz-Insititute for Marine Science and on Hokkaido's volcanoes with the Geological Survey of Japan in Sapporo. He came to UAF in 1997 monitoring Alaska's volcanoes through satellite remote sensing developing new tools to improve prediction and hazard mitigation. Though a research faculty member, he has taught every year at UAF in addition to a strong commitment to outreach efforts at all levels. He also holds affiliate positions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, and is active in research on volcanoes Kamchatka and Italy. Jon was elected to the Faculty senate in 2006, serving on the Faculty Affairs Committee, which he chaired from 2007-2008. He was chosen as President-Elect in 2008. His focus in the Senate has been to include all faculty equally in self-governance, bringing a voice to research faculty at UAF.

 

2007-08 Faculty Senate President and President-Elect


President - Jon Genetti

Office:

Computer Science
208B Chapman
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Jon is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science (2001-pres).

He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1993.  His previous experience includes three years (1993-1996) as a visiting assistant professor at UAF and five years (1996-2001) as a research scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.  Since returning to UAF, Jon has been CS program chair (2002-2004), CS department chair (2005-pres), elected to the Faculty Senate in 2004 and chair of the Faculty Affairs committee during the 2005-06 term.

His primary interest in governance is a desire that UAF provides all students with the best education possible.  As admission standards rise, it becomes very tempting to put those who fail to meet the standards into remedial programs and forget about them.  Jon believes that this is unacceptable at UAF and will work for the necessary resources to allow these students to progress towards their goals.

President-elect - Marsha Sousa


Allied Health
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Marsha Sousa is an associate professor in the Allied Health Division of Tanana Valley Campus. She received her Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1982, and remained there as a special assistant professor and director of the endocrine service laboratory until 1989. Marsha has been associated with UAF in one capacity or another since the fall of 1989.  She taught for the Biology Department, and has done research with the colleagues at the Institute of Arctic Biology and the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.  Currently Marsha is the Division Chair and Coordinator of Allied Health Programs at TVC.  The diversity of her faculty experiences at UAF gives her a unique perspective, one that allows her to understand various faculty perspectives and build consensus among those who may have different needs and priorities. 

Marsha was elected to Faculty Senate in spring of 2006, and was elected chair of the Curricular Affairs Committee in the fall.  Her goal as president-elect is to facilitate the incorporation of the faculty’s needs, goals and ideas into the administration of the University.  She believes that the engagement of a wide group of faculty will lead to higher faculty morale and increased commitment to academic and research excellence.

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