Dr. Peter P. Schweitzer
Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus
Dr. Peter P. Schweitzer has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1991 to 2013.
He is a highly regarded and popular Professor of Anthropology and esteemed mentor who taught classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and whose contribution to the curriculum was rich and varied, and who served as Department Head as well as Chair of more than twenty-five graduate committees.
He most recently served as the Director and Principal Investigator for the Alaska EPSCoR project, which brings together research from across the Statewide system; and his own research endeavors pertaining to regional areas such as Siberia and the Russian Far East and topical matters such as the anthropology of climate change and indigenous political movements have resulted in millions of dollars of external funding and more than fifty published articles, six edited volumes and a coauthored book.
His professional service endeavors are equally vast, with numerous University committees as well as activities outside the institution, including President of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, Board Member of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., and a Steering Committee Member of Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Peter P. Schweitzer for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University.