Our Team

The Department of Tribal Governance is constantly growing our team to build expertise and reach new communities. We are a statewide program that understands the unique differences in tribal governance across the state. Contact us to let us know how we can best serve your education goals and community needs.

Michelle Demmert, J.D.

Michelle Demmert, J.D.

Assistant Professor

Kevin M. Illingworth, J.D.

Kevin M. Illingworth, J.D.

Professor

Debra O'Gara

Debra O'Gara

Assistant Professor

Carrie Stevens, M.I.I.M

Carrie Stevens, M.I.I.M

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Laurie Trotta

Laurie Trotta

Program Coordinator

Laura Zimin, M.A. (Alutiiq)

Laura Zimin, M.A. (Alutiiq)

Assistant Professor

Bristol Bay Campus


Affiliate Faculty

Jessica Black, Ph.D (Gwich'in)

Jessica Black, Ph.D (Gwich'in)

Associate Professor

Siġvanna (Meghan) Tapqaq, J.D. (Iñupiaq)

Siġvanna (Meghan) Tapqaq, J.D. (Iñupiaq)

Affiliate Professor

 
 

Image at top: Drying salmon at Pawik (title taken from image). National Geographic Society Katmai expeditions photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA-hmc-0186-volume8-6599.