Alaska Native Language Center
Office Hours: Weekdays (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Leon Unruh handles production of printed and electronic materials at ANLC. He came
to ANLC in 2009 after three decades of newspaper editing in Kansas, Texas, and Alaska
and two decades of freelance book editing in a variety of academic and business disciplines.
He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Kansas and is writing
a history of his hometown. He is a co-author of Final Destinations: A Travel Guide for Remarkable Cemeteries in Texas, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana (2000). His most recent book is a novel set in Alaska and Kansas: Dog of the Afterworld (2013).
- Austin American-Statesman (1979-1983)
- Wichita Eagle (1983-1986)
- Dallas Morning News (1986-1990, 1996-1999)
- Anchorage Daily News (1990-1996, 1999-2009)
- Freelance Editor and proofreader for approximately 200 college textbooks and trade
- B.S. Journalism, 1979, University of Kansas.
- Master’s classes in history at Wichita State University, and a variety of classes
Current Research Projects
- 2013. Dog of the Afterworld. Novel. Author.
- 2005-2013. PawneeRock.org. Editor.
- 2000. Final Destinations: A Travel Guide for Remarkable Cemeteries in Texas, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Coauthor.
- Numerous book reviews and travel articles in various newspapers.
- Preparing historical essays about dying towns in Kansas.
Alaska Native Language Archive
John DiCandeloro is the Collections Manager at the Alaska Native Language Archive.
Originally from Oklahoma, John has a background in library science and less commonly
taught languages. His interests include historical sociolinguistics, book history,
and cultural heritage conservation.