Contact information for department, staff, and faculty

Department

Department

Phone: 907-474-7609
Fax: 907-474-7244
Email: uaf-polisci-dept@alaska.edu

Mailing address

P.O. Box 756420
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6420

Physical address

Gruening Building
6th floor
RM 603 C/D

Faculty

Dr. Brandon Boylan, Ph.D.

Dr. Brandon Boylan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

GRUE 603-A

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander Keller Hirsch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

GRUE 601-B

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Amy L. Lovecraft, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy L. Lovecraft, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science

GRUE 602-B

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Chanda L. Meek, Ph.D.

Dr. Chanda L. Meek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

GRUE 604-A

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Jeremy Speight, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeremy Speight, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department Chair

GRUE 602-A

Curriculum Vitae

Former Faculty

Dr. James N. Gladden (retired 2010)

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Gladden has a B.A. and a Ph.D. from Indiana University and an M.A. from the University of Houston. He came to the UAF faculty in 1985 and taught courses on environmental policy and politics, ethics and social issues, and the history of Western and American political ideas.  Dr. Gladden was a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria, serving as a senior lecturer at the University of Jos. He taught courses in public policy and federalism, and worked on a rural development project. 

 

Dr. Gerald McBeath (retired 2014)

Dr. Gerald McBeath (retired 2014)

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) McBeath was educated at the University of Chicago (BA, social sciences, 1963; MA, international relations, 1964) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., political science, 1970). He joined the UAF faculty in 1976 after teaching at Rutgers College and the City University of New York. His publications include about 55 journal articles and 14 books, the most recent of which are Education Reform in the American States (McBeath, Reyes & Ehrlander, 2008), The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska (McBeath, Berman, Rosenberg & Ehrlander, 2008) and Environmental Change and Food Security in China (McBeath & McBeath, 2010). 

 

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg (faculty member, 1993-2014)

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg (faculty member, 1993-2014)

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, USA. He holds a Ph.D. and Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before joining the IIT faculty, he spent twenty years in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he served multiple terms as department chair. He has held visiting professorships at St. George’s University in Grenada (West Indies) and the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Buenos Aires. His research and teaching interests include the relationship between economic globalization and sustainable development and accountability in global environmental governance. He has co-authored two books with major academic published in the United States and the Netherlands, and has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and chapters in edited volumes. He has been co-principal investigator on two grants from the US National Science Foundation, and has won several commendations and awards for his teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.