The following list of institutional changes represents a summary of recommendations written by a self-organized, concerned committee of researchers at UAF and endorsed by individuals in the greater UAF community. We cannot speak for the Alaska Native community but we recommend UAF leadership more proactively seek the inclusion of AK Native voices, and renew their commitment to seek counsel from AK Native leaders. These recommendations are organized under four categories: mandatory leadership training/skills; policy changes; institution-wide research; and specific administrative actions.
With UAF community support from:Brita Irving, Research Scientist, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesDavid Rounce, UAFAurora Roth, UAF Geophysics Alumna, Girls on Ice Alaska InstructorClaudine Hauri, International Arctic Research CenterEmilie Sinkler, PhD Student in GeophysicsErin Pettit, Associate Professor of Geophysics, Director of Inspiring Girls ExpeditionsFederico Covi, Geophysical InstituteStefan Tangen, Master's Candidate, Natural Resources ManagementRobert Busey, International Arctic Research CenterLindsey Parkinson, Master's CandidateBarbara Johnson, PhD Student, Natural Resources and SustainabilityConstantine Khrulev, Research Professional, Geophysical InstituteRawser Spicer, Research Programmer, Geographic Information Network of AlaskaDavid Kreiss-Tomkins, alum, MA in Arctic and Northern StudiesDouglas Cost, School of EducationJohn Harley, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryTracie Curry, PhD CandidateJessica Garron, Research Professional, Interdisciplinary PhD candidateBrandon Boylan, Faculty, Political Science DepartmentMelanie Engram, Water and Environmental Research Center, Institute of Northern EngineeringTina Buxbaum, IARCReba McCracken, PhD StudentChristin Anderson, alum, MS Natural Resources ManagementLaura Oxtoby, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geophysical InstituteBeth Zirbes, College of Natural Sciences and MathematicsStephanie N. Kennedy, PhD Candidate, Environmental Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryJeremy VanderMeer, Alaska Center for Energy and PowerJanelle Badger, Department of Biology and WildlifeAndrew Cyr, PhD student, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesElena B. Sparrow, Education Outreach Director and Research Professor, IARC and SNREJoseph Welch, M.S. Alum, ABR Inc.Katherine L. Anderson, PhD Candidate, Department of Geosciences; University of Alaska MuseumMark Spangler, IABErica Lamb, M.S. AlumSarah Stanley, Associate Professor of EnglishTessa Hasbrouck, MS Department of Biology and WildlifeAmanda Kelley, Assistant Professor, CFOSRose Vining, M.S. Student, Department of Biology and WildlifeBob Bolton, International Arctic Research CenterLouise Farquharson, PhD Candidate, Department of GeoscienceBrenna Carlson, StudentChristina Carr, PhD Candidate, GeophysicsJennifer Curl, MS Candidate, Biology and Wildlife; Mathematics and StatisticsChanda Meek, Associate Professor, Political ScienceMolly McDermott, Alum, M.S. Biological SciencesJessica Girard, Community MemberAlex Thornton, College of Fisheries & Ocean SciencesDina Abdel-Fattah, PhD Student, Natural Resources and SustainabilityKarolina Pavic, Alum, Alaska Department of Natural ResourcesChristopher Bruton, Alum, M.S. GeophysicsHannah Gerrish, Student, Department of Biology and Wildlife; College of Liberal ArtsJeff Benowitz, Research Associate Professor, Geophysical InstituteMeghan Murphy, PIO, College of Natural Science and MathematicsPatrick Terhune, M.S., GeosciencesPatricia Rivera, Facilities Coordinator, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesSine Anahita, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, UAFWilliam Swanson, PhD Student, Environmental ChemistryJessica Cherry, Affiliate Faculty and staff, UAFAnna Liljedahl, Research Associate Professor, Institute of Northern Engineering, UAFJosh Paul, Graduate Student, UAFSarah Fowell, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Director of GeoFORCE AlaskaDebasmita Misra, Professor of Geological EngineeringMolly Tedesche, PhD Student, IARC and INEKristin Timm, Alum, MSc Interdisciplinary StudiesSandra Boatwright, INEAndrew Johnson, Geophysical InstituteCyndee West, United Academics AAUP/AFT Abel Bult-Ito, Ph.D., University of Alaska FairbanksSean Bemis, Alum (BS & MS in Geology), Research Assistant Professor at Virginia TechOralee Nudson, Geographic Information Network of AlaskaKate Quick, Developmental Education, Interior Alaska CampusCrane Johnson, Alum, Civil EngineeringMark Wipfli, Institute of Arctic Biology, UAFMelanie Lindholm, UAF Dept. of SociologyAlexander Hirsch, Faculty, Political ScienceDara Merz, Field Technician, Alaska Earthquake Center, Geophysical InstituteAndy Aschwanden, Research Assistant Professor, Geophysical InstituteChris Coffman, Professor of EnglishJamie Clark, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology (CLA)Josefine Lenz, Institute of Northern Engineering, UAFBrian Daniels, B.S. AlumJessica F McLaughlin, BS and MSc alum, Department of Biology and WildlifeKailyn Davis, StudentElizabeth Miner, Former StudentTomas Vrba, Staff, EPSCoRKristian Nattinger, studentJed Brown, Alum (BS Physics, BS+MS Math), Asst. Professor at CU BoulderFatima Ochante, Adjunct Professor and AlumnaM. Kayt Sunwood, Retired Director of UAF Women's Center, + Adjunct Instructor Sam Herreid, Alum (BS Geology)Olivia Lee, International Arctic Research CenterDonna Hauser, International Arctic Research CenterMary Maureen Biermann, Adjunct InstructorAllen Bondurant, Research Professional, Water & Environmental Research CenterEva Hewitt, Community memberJenna Zechmann, PhD Student, GeophysicsRosemary Madnick, Office of Grants and Contracts AdministrationMette Kaufman, International Arctic Research CenterErin Shea, Dept. of Geological Sciences, UAABridget Watson, Office of Research IntegrityKathleen McKee PhD Candidate, Dept. of Geosciences and Graduate Research Assistant, Geophysical InstituteSerene Rose O'Hara-Jolley, MaE, UAF Adjunct Dept. Of Early Childhood Education Erin Trochim, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Arctic Research CenterM. Syndonia Bret-Harte, Institute of Arctic Biology & Dept of Biology and Wildlife, UAFHannah Foss, CGI artist, Geophysical InstituteLaura Brosius, PhD Student, Department of Biology and WildlifeJohnse Ostman, UAS Alumni, current UAF graduate affiliation, USGS colleagueAnnie Silverman, Alum, MAKelsey Dean , StudentWilliam Schnabel, College of Engineering and Mines - Institute of Northern EngineeringJennifer Carroll, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural DevelopmentKelsey Gobroski, Geophysical InstituteKaja Brix, NOAA; Affiliate Faculty UAFStephen Arturo Greenlaw , Undergraduate, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesMartin Truffer, Geophysical InstituteDavid Fee, Research Associate Professor, Geophysical InstituteSally Kieper, K-12 OutreachAndy Baltensperger , PhD Biological Sciences Alum, National Park ServiceAmy Kirkham, PhD Candidate, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesLindsey Heaney, IARC and AK CSCSue Mitchell, Geophysical InstituteKathryn Everson, PhD Candidate, University of Alaska MuseumKaren J. Spaleta, Advanced Instrumentation LaboratoryCharla Bodle HR, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesMargaret Cysewski, Geophysical InstituteSarah Mitchell, UAF Department of Theatre & FilmKelly Kealy, Alum, MAAmy May, PhD, COJO Hannah C. Hill, StudentBrenae Baker, Alumni, Department of HistoryTroy Poulsen, Graduate Student, former Teacher's Assistant and Speaking CoachGabriel Wolken, Research Assistant Professor, IARCRyan Toohey, Affiliate Faculty with IARCJen Delamere, Research Scientist, GIMarsha Sousa, Director, Honors Program, UAFHelen (Nanne) Myers, Retired: UA Academic Affairs, WAMI (UAF era)Taryn Lopez, Research Assistant Professor, Geophysical InstituteLeah Wrenn Berman, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and StatisticsNick Konefal, Research Engineer, Alaska Center for Energy and PowerSuzanne Bishop, Rasmuson LibraryMichelle Harbin, Geophysical InstituteElizabeth Green, MS alumAmanda Meyer, PhD Student, Natural Reaources and Sustainability Julia Terry, Alum (School of Jounalism); MSWJeanne Laurencelle, Alaska Satellite FacilityStefanie Ickert-Bond, Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium UA Museum and Dept. of Biology and Wildlife, UAFChynna Sandgren CLA Alum, Lead Admissions Coordinator, Office of AdmissionsSandra Wildfeuer, CRCD, MathSean Asiqłuq Topkok, Assistant Professor, School of Education Anna Gagne-Hawes, Admissions Counselor, Office of AdmissionsBrianna Gilmore, StudentMary Buchanan, Student Systems & Data Specialist, Office of AdmissionsJane Groseclose, UAF BA and UAF MBA Alum, Communications Coordinator, Office of Admission SE Nicholes, Student AmbassadorMaureen P. Hogan, Professor, School of EducationHelena Burman, Alaska Earthquake Center, Geophysical InstituteBrian Barnes, Institute of Arctic BiologyKristin O'Brien, Associate Professor of Biology and Wildlife/ IABDerek Sikes, University of Alaska Museum, Dept Biology & Wildlife, IABDaisy Huang, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and MinesKnut Kielland, Professor, Dept. of Biology and WildlifeKevin Winker, University of Alaska Museum, Dept Biology & Wildlife, IABAlexis Will, Alum. PhD Biology, Post-Doctoral Fellow National Institute of Polar Research, JapanEllarae Miner, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural DevelopmentEugenie Euskirchen, Institute of Arctic BiologyElisabeth Nadin, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UAFMaite Agopian, E&O Coordinator, ESNM, Geophysical InstituteDavid Koester, Department of AnthropologyVeselina Yakimova, M.S. Student, Department of GeosciencesJeff Freymueller, Professor of Geophysics, Geophysical Institute and Dept. of GeosciencesAngelica Floyd, International Arctic Research CenterRussell Dennis, GraduatePamela Groves, Insitute of Arctic BiologyAlex Iezzi, Geophysics Graduate Student, Geophysical InstituteKelly Drew, IAB/UAFMaya Salganek, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and FilmCarolyn Rosner, International Arctic Research CenterCarie Green, Assistant Professor, School of Education Mareca Guthrie, Assistant Professor of Art, Art Department & Curator of Fine Arts, UA Museum of the NorthHeather Aruffo, UAF Graduate StudentEllen D. S. Lopez, Associate Professor, Psychology DepartmentAlex Alfaro, Graduate Student, English DepartmentGabrielle Vance, Educational Designer, Geophysical InstituteEileen M. Harney, Assistant Professor, Department of EnglishVladimir Alexeev, International Arctic Research CenterCarrie Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and FilmCharles Jones, PhD, INE alumni; Tribal Liaison, NW CSCLena Krutikov, Academic Advising CenterVictoria R. Smith, Academic Advisor, Student Support Services; Graduate Student, Arctic and Norther StudiesStacey Howdeshell, Academic Advising CenterAline Collin, PhD candidate in Chemistry and Biochemistry, GMRA, ASRA mentorDorothy Parkerson, International Arctic Research Center, UAFMark Fahnestock, Research Professor, Geophysical InstituteJoanna Green, UAF/BLaSTSara Wilbur, Institute of Arctic BiologyBrett Biebuyck, Toolik Field StationAmara Simmons, UAF Alum, B.F.A.Matthew Robertson, UAF - SNRECharles Parr, Research Technician, Geophysical Institute Brianna Gray, AlumBill Witte, UAF AlumnusMarc Oggier, Graduate Student, IARCCourtney Carothers, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesFranz Mueter, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesKevin Baird, Fairbanks resident, journalist Ann Olsson, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology and Wildlife , Institute of Arctic BiologyVeronica Padula, Aleut Community of St. Paul IslandCasey Brown, Alaska SeaLife CenterKatherine A. Trahanovsky, PHD Candidate, College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesTom Kurkowski, IARCHeather Dahl, Counseling Program, School of EducationSusan L. Renes, Associate Professor, School of EducationGino Graziano, School of Natural Resources and ExtensionNate Bauer, Director, University of Alaska Press
(We will be adding more signatures on a rolling basis)