UAS has three new arts and sciences faculty

The University of Alaska Southeast welcomes three new arts and science faculty members: Keith Cox, Mique’l Dangeli and Michael Navarro.

Dr. Keith Cox has joined UAS as an assistant professor of marine fisheries in the Department of Natural Sciences. For the past three years, Cox has served as the director for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering (ANSEP) program at UAS and has taught microbiology in the department. Cox’s doctorate is in fish physiology and bioenergetics from West Virginia University. He also holds a master’s of science degree in aquatic ecology from Texas State University and a bachelor’s of science in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana. He will continue to support the ANSEP program and teach biology courses.

Dr. Mique’l Dangeli has joined UAS as an assistant professor of Alaska Native studies in the Department of Humanities. Dangeli comes to UAS from Vancouver, British Columbia, where she has been an artist-in-residence at the Scotiabank Dance Center, the Protocols and Performance Consultant for the Indigenous Performing Art Alliance, and Curator-in-Residence for Full Circle First Nations Performance’s Talking Stick Festival. Dangeli’s doctorate is in art history from the University of British Columbia; she also holds a master of art degree in art history from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s of arts degree in art history from the University of Washington. All of her programs of study have had a strong Northwest Coast Arts focus.

Dangeli was born and raised in Metlakatla. She belongs to the Eagle Clan. Dangeli brings faculty expertise for developing new courses in Alaska Native Studies and Northwest Coast Art to UAS. She will also teach Tsimshian language courses to increase the offering of Alaska Native Languages at UAS.

Dr. Michael Navarro has joined UAS as an assistant professor of marine fisheries in the Department of Natural Sciences. Navarro comes to UAS from California State University Monterey Bay where he has been a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in ocean sciences for two years. Navarro’s doctorate is in biological oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego; he also holds a master of science degree in biological science from California State University Fullerton and a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the University of California Los Angeles.

Navarro brings faculty expertise for developing new courses in marine fisheries at UAS. He will also teach biology courses and supervise undergraduate research to support the growth of UAS’ marine biology and environmental science baccalaureate programs.

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