Staff

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Leon Unruh

Editor
Alaska Native Language Center

ldunruh@alaska.edu | 907-474-6577

Office Hours: Weekdays (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Brooks 427


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).

Newspapers

  • Austin American-Statesman (1979-1983)
  • Wichita Eagle (1983-1986)
  • Dallas Morning News (1986-1990, 1996-1999)
  • Anchorage Daily News (1990-1996, 1999-2009)

Books

  • Freelance Editor and proofreader for approximately 200 college textbooks and trade business books.

B.S. Journalism, 1979, University of Kansas.

Master’s classes in history at Wichita State University, and a variety of classes at UAF.

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


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Sarala Puthuval

Collections Manager
Alaska Native Language Archive

sputhuval@alaska.edu | 907-474-7436

109 Rasmuson Library


Sarala Puthuval is collections manager of the Alaska Native Language Archive. Her current project is to improve the accessibility and findability of materials in ANLA's vast collection. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Washington Seattle in 2017, specializing in the southern and eastern Mongolian dialects spoken in China, as well as the historical study of language contact, endangerment, and revitalization. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Inner Mongolia University from 2014 to 2015.


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Michael Lowe

Office Coordinator
Alaska Native Language Center
Linguistics

mjlowe@alaska.edu | 907-474-7874

Brooks 411