Active Listening for Active Leading

I am the newly appointed Dean for the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), and this past year has been one of personal firsts: It was my first appointment as a university Dean, and the first time moving my family to live in Alaska.

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Soundless: Breaking Down Barriers

Imagine yourself sitting in the audience at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Fall Commencement ceremony of 2018. Five hundred students have finished their hard work and are getting their degrees, ready to start a new chapter of their lives. Every one of them has their own unique story to tell.

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Food Waste: Let’s Get Rid of It

W e will be the first generation to leave our children the legacy of a world that is in worse shape than when we were born. That’s a pretty daunting statement, but I’m afraid it’s true. And, if you read the reports being released by a wide range of expert climatologists, it is a pretty… Read more »

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Transformation of a Leader

Ask any superintendent in the field of public education and they will tell you the job of leading a school district is not only unique in structure and objective, it is also genuinely difficult work. To do it well requires courage, tenacity and resilience

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Creativity Paves the Way to Self-Sufficiency

If you had told me 17 years ago when I came to work for Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) that one day I’d be talking about how to create the world’s first indigenous-developed video game, I never would have believed you.

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Focusing on Primary Education

What is our biggest development challenge today? This is my favorite question to ask my economic policy class, one that I teach around the world to various age groups in different cultural settings.

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A Culture of Global Possibilities

What other campus can claim to be the birthplace of both the atomic bomb and the free speech movement? How many universities have elements tagged with their name? What other institution offers degrees in financial engineering and campanology?

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