Associate Professor; PhD (linguistics), University of Michigan, 1986. Discourse analysis,
second language acquisition, and contrastive rhetoric.
Email: ffcsb @ uaf.edu
Joel D. Irish
Professor, Curator of Biological Anthropology at the UA Museum; Ph.D. (biological
anthropology), Arizona State University, 1993. Dental anthropology, paleopathology,
human osteology, human variation, bioarchaeology; Africa, Southeast Alaska.
Email: jdirish @ alaska.edu
David C. Koester
Professor; PhD, University of Chicago, 1990. Culture and history, historical and national
consciousness; anthropological study of insult and discursive manipulation of status;
early history of ethnography; energy concepts and discourse; Iceland, Russian Far
East, North Pacific, circumpolar.
Professor, Curator of Ethnology at the UA Museum; Ph.D., University of California
at Berkeley, 1992. Sociocultural anthropology, Native Alaskan, Eskimo and Inuit art
of the historical and contemporary periods.
Email: ffmcl @ uaf.edu
(Former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts), Professor; Ph.D. (social and cultural anthropology), Cornell University, 1987. Linguistic anthropology, socio-legal studies, folklore, Inuit/Yup'ik ethnography, and ritual and symbolism.
Peter P. Schweitzer
Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of Vienna, 1990. Kinship, Social Organization
and Identity Politics; Global Climate Change and Northern Indigenous Communities;
Contemporary Hunting and Gathering Societies; History of Anthropological Theory; Methods
of Historical Anthropology; Siberia, Alaska, Circumpolar North.
Email: ppschweitzer @ alaska.edu
Patricia B. Kwachka
Professor; Ph.D. (linguistics), University of Florida Gainesville, 1981. Sociolinguistics, language acquisition, language shift, and medical communication. (Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts)