Our Team

The Department of Tribal Governance is constantly growing our team to build expertise and reach new communities.

We are a statewide program that understands the unique differences in tribal governance across the state. 


Contact us to let us know how we can best serve your education goals and community needs. 

Aerial shot of the Tanana River

Michelle Demmert, J.D.

Michelle Demmert, J.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Tribal Governance

Kevin M. Illingworth, J.D.

Kevin M. Illingworth, J.D.

Professor

Department of Tribal Governance

Carrie Stevens, M.I.I.M

Carrie Stevens, M.I.I.M

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Department of Tribal Governance

Laurie Trotta

Laurie Trotta

Tribal Governance Coordinator

Interior Alaska Campus

Laura Zimin, M.A. (Alutiiq)

Laura Zimin, M.A. (Alutiiq)

Assistant Professor

Bristol Bay Campus


Affiliate Faculty

Jessica Black, Ph.D (Gwich'in)

Jessica Black, Ph.D (Gwich'in)

Associate Professor

Siġvanna (Meghan) Tapqaq, J.D. (Iñupiaq)

Siġvanna (Meghan) Tapqaq, J.D. (Iñupiaq)

Affiliate Professor

Department of Tribal Governance