Faculty

Mary F. Ehrlander, Ph.D.

Mary F. Ehrlander, Ph.D.

Co-director of Arctic and Northern Studies

Professor of History

GRUE 613 B

Courses taught by Dr. Ehrlander:

  • HIST 131/132 - History of the U.S.
  • ACNS 201 - The Circumpolar North
  • HIST 404 - Modern Scandinavia
  • HIST 434 - Canada: 1867 - Present
  • HIST 483/ACNS 683 - 20th Century Circumpolar History
  • HIST/ACNS 600 - Perspectives on the North

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Brandon Boylan, Ph.D.

Brandon Boylan, Ph.D.

Co-director of Arctic and Northern Studies Associate Professor of Political Science

Associate Professor of Political Science

GRUE 603 A

Courses taught by Dr. Boylan:

  • PS 203 - Peace, War and Security
  • PS 323 - International Political Economy
  • ACNS 601 - Research Methods/Sources in the North
  • ACNS 652 - International Relations of the North
  • ACNS 668 - Government and Politics of Russia

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Daryl Farmer, Ph.D.

Daryl Farmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Courses taught:

  • Intermediate Fiction and Nonfiction Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Nature and Travel Writing
  • Graduate Writing Workshops
  • Forms of Nonfiction

Research specialties and interests:

Environmental Writing, Literature of the US West and Magical Realism

John Heaton, Ph.D.

John Heaton, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Courses taught:

  • History of Alaska Natives
  • American Film history

Research specialties and interests:

Native American economics and culture, Native American history

Eric Heyne, Ph.D.

Eric Heyne, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Courses taught:

  • Alaskan and Northern Canadian Literature
  • Images of the North

Research specialities and interests:

Alaskan and northern Canadian literature, American literature and critical theory

Alexander Hirsch, Ph.D.

Alexander Hirsch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:

  • U.S. Environmental Politics
  • Ethics in International Affairs

Research specialties and interests:

Moral conflicts generated over the meaning of public pain; aboriginal peoples living in Western settler societies

Zoë Marie Jones, Ph.D.

Zoë Marie Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Art

Courses taught:

  • Visual Images of the North
  • Alaska Native Art
  • Alaskan Field Artists

Research specialties:

20th Century art, immigrant artistic communities, art created in times of conflict

Amy Lovecraft, Ph.D.

Amy Lovecraft, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:

  • Science, Technology and Politics
  • Government and Politics of Canada

Research specialties and interests:

Policy research: wildland fire, sea ice, marine mammals, freshwater systems & transnational environmental regimes; Environmental political theory addressing rapid change and the far North.

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Chanda Meek, Ph.D.

Chanda Meek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Courses taught:

  • Arctic Politics and Governance
  • Government and Politics of Russia
  • US Environmental Politics

Research specialties and interests:

Resilience of Northern social-ecological systems, natural resource & environmental policy & politics, human dimensions of wildlife mgmt., indigenous-state power-sharing arrangements, cross-scale policy implementation

James Ruppert, Ph.D.

James Ruppert, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Alaska Native Studies

Courses taught:

  • Images of the North

Research specialties and interests:

Alaska Native Studies; Oral Narratives; Travel Narratives

Jennifer Schell, Ph.D.

Jennifer Schell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Courses taught:

  • Literature of Alaska and the Yukon Territory

Research specialties and interests:

Alaskan maritime literature; science writing about arctic ecosystems; ecogothic literature; extinction narratives; animal studies; and print culture

Professor Emeritus

Terrence M. Cole, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Judith S. Kleinfeld, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Gerald (Jerry) McBeath, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

William Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus