CRCD Academic Council Members

Julie Maier Council Chair

Julie Maier has lived in Alaska for 23 years, after a life as an Air Force dependent when she lived in eight different states, Germany, and Greece. She has worked for CRCD for seven years including five as an Assistant Professor of Science at Interior-Aleutians Campus and two as an Assistant Professor of Developmental Mathematics, where she currently works. She has served as the Division head for the Science Division, Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the CRCD Academic Council, and as a member on the UAF Faculty Senate Curriculum Review Committee. She received her BS and MS in Biology from Midwestern State University in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and her Ph.D. in Wildlife Management from UAF in 1996. She has 17 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is currently working with a student on a project looking at the use of parasite control methods in sled dogs in rural Alaska and on her own project investigating geophagy in snowshoe hares and the effects on hare population cycle amplitude and frequency. She is currently serving as a Project ACCCESS fellow in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) during which she is conducting a project to investigate methods to improve student success in developmental mathematics .  She currently lives in Fairbanks with her husband, Hilmar Maier, children Josef and Jessica, one cat, two dogs, and a small flock of chickens.

Shawn Russell Vice-Chair

Shawn Russell has lived in Alaska for fifteen years. She has worked in the healthcare field for more than twenty years, including eight years with CRCD where she has worked cross-regionally as an Assistant Professor of Allied Health developing and delivering e-learning curriculum for UAF's healthcare programs. She has served as the Chair of the Allied Health Department and as the Head of several Allied Health Certificate and Occupational Endorsement programs. She has served on the Academic Council since 2009, serves on the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, and serves on numerous committees addressing the needs of the healthcare workforce in Alaska and the needs of Alaska's rural campuses in serving their culturally and geographically diverse student bodies. She is a Certified Professional Coder, has a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University , and has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. She is a Kuskokwim Campus faculty member and currently lives in Southcentral Alaska with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.

Linda Curda past Council Chair

Andy Anger Applied Business, Paralegal, and Accounting

Bill Barnes Computer & Information Technology Systems

Gara Bridwell Social & Human Development

Brian Ellingson - Process Technology

John George Emergency Services and Public Safety

Robyn Henry - Social & Human Development

Mike Hirt Indigenous, Community & Tribal Programs

Ed Husted - Applied Business, Paralegal, and Accounting

Kevin Illingsworth - Indigenous, Community & Tribal Programs

Galen Johnson Construction Management & Drafting Technology

Jenny Bell Jones - Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development

Check Kuhns - Emergency Services and Public Safety

Ben Kuntz - Arts & Letters

Thane Magelky - Construction Management & Drafting Technology; Industrial Maintenance & Transportation

Brian Rasley - Science

Todd Radenbaugh - Science

Mahla Strohmaier - Arts & Letters

Keith Swarner - Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Jane Weber - Developmental Education

Roger Weggel - Aviation & Trade Technologies

Cathy Winfree - Allied Health

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