Affiliates

A number of UA faculty members from the Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses often work with ISER and have agreed to be ISER affiliates. The broad expertise of the affiliates - who range from historians to wildlife biologists - greatly expands ISER's research capacity.


Terry Chapin is a professor of ecology with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and in 2004 he became the first Alaskan named as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Stanford University. His research focuses on the resilience of regional systems in the face of changes in climate, economics, and culture. His work has been widely published.

Terrence Cole is a professor of history and director of the Office of Public History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Washington. His research and writing on the history of Alaska includes an analysis of the state's economic history, a study of the first 75 years of the University of Alaska, and a book on Fairbanks' early days. He has several times been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Brad Griffith is with the U.S. Geological Survey, assigned to the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is also an associate professor of wildlife ecology. He holds a Ph.D. in forestry, wildlife, and range sciences from the University of Idaho. Much of his recent research examines the effects of climate change on caribou and other wildlife.

Lee Huskey is a professor of economics with the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include Alaska's rural economy and frontier economies. He teaches a wide range of UAA economics courses and also helped develop a program to train high-school teachers to teach economics.

Lance Howe is an assistant professor of economics in the Economics Department, College of Business and Public Policy, at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California. His research focuses on topics in economic development (e.g. risk pooling, cooperation, and migration) and experimental economics. He teaches a wide range of economics courses and is the director of the UAA Experimental Economics Lab.

Terry Johnson is a marine recreation and tourism specialist with the University of Alaska's Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. He holds a master's degree in marine resource management from the University of Washington and has long studied and taken part in Alaska's fisheries and in ecotourism. His work includes books about commercial fishing in Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region.

Judith Kleinfeld is a professor emeritus of psychology and former director of the Northern Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is also a professor of psychology. She holds an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is nationally recognized for her research on Alaska education issues—especially Alaska Native education—as well as her studies of children and adolescents with fetal alcohol syndrome. Her work has been widely published in books, journal articles, and newspaper columns.

Gary Kofinas is an associate professor of resource policy and management at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and director of the Resilience and Adaptation IGERT Program. He holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies in resource management. He has a special interest in the effects of climate change on people and wildlife in the Arctic—and in how communities can deal with change.

Claudia Lampman is the compliance officer for UAA's Research and Graduate School and also has a long history of teaching psychology at the graduate and undergraduate level. She holds a Ph.D. in applied social psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. Her research interests include the well-being of children and adolescents, especially their mental health.

Stephen Langdon is a professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He holds a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University. He has for decades studied public policy issues related to Alaska Natives; his special interest is pre-contact, historic, and contemporary fisheries of the Tlingit and Haida people of southeast Alaska.

Amy Lovecraft is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and co-coordinator of the North by 20/20 Forum, examining Alaska's changing social and ecological systems. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in political ecology, including study of the connections between science and politics in environmental policymaking.

Gerald McBeath is a professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. For 30 years he has studied Alaska politics and government; his specific research interests include the state and local politics of Alaska, federalism, Native politics, and politics of circumpolar northern states. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska.

Paul Ongtooguk is an assistant professor of secondary education with the College of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He holds an M.A. in curriculum and teacher education from Michigan State University. He is a veteran Alaska Native educator whose research focuses on making Alaska Native history and culture a part of standard school curriculum in Alaska and on improving teacher preparation, especially for those who plan to teach in rural schools.

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