Director Marsha Sousa 

Marsha Sousa, PhD

Professor of Biology

Dr. Sousa earned her PhD at Colorado State University in Physiology and Biophysics. Her area of research interest is reproductive physiology of ungulates. She has done research on the regulation of reproductive cycles in sheep, caribou, reindeer, and muskox. Her primary teaching interest is in physiology and human health. Currently she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL F213X – F214X).

Dr. Sousa was at UAF from 1989 – 2010. During that time she taught in both the Biology Department and in Health Programs at the Community and Technical College. In 2010 she moved to the University of Alaska Southeast as the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research. After 4 years away, she returned to UAF as Director of the Honors Program and Professor of Biology.

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Student Services Manager

Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009. During the fall semester of 2006 she studied abroad in Athens, Greece, where her interest in the history of philosophy was truly ignited. After graduating from UAF, Christina continued her studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, earning herself a Master of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Legal Studies in 2011. 

Upon her return to Alaska Christina worked as the Communications Clerk for the Office of Admissions and the Registrar at UAF, familiarizing herself with the recruitment and admissions processes for future students. In 2013 she was offered the position to teach philosophy for the University of Alaska Anchorage's Matanuska-Susitna College. After a few years of residing in Anchorage, she relocated back to Fairbanks, but she continues to teach for UAA in a distance learning format. Christina joined the UAF Honors Program staff in November 2016 and is delighted to be back on the campus of her original alma mater and working directly with Honors students.

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