Movers and Shakers for Sept. 12
Judith Daxootsú Ramos has joined the University of Alaska Southeast School of Arts and Sciences as Project Coordinator for the Haa Yoo X’atángi Deiyí: Our Language Pathway, which is an immersive language program which provides scholarships to scholars across Southeast Alaska who plan to teach their language. She taught for the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development UA Fairbanks. She is a co-curator for the American Museum of Natural History’s renovation of the Northwest Coast Hall. She holds a master’s degree in teaching-adult education as well as a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She is working on her Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies on Traditional Knowledge of Tlingit Seal Hunting. Earlier this year Ryan Wark joined UAS as the Director of Equity and Compliance. His responsibilities at UAS include Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity issues, the American Disabilities Act/504 requirements, and Clery Act compliance. Prior to joining UAS, Wark served as a staff sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, an investigator for the Montana Innocence Project, a criminal investigator for the Montana Office of the State Public Defender-Missoula, and an investigator for the Lane County Public Defenders. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana in sociology with a dual focus in criminology and inequality and social justice. Following an upcoming thesis defense, Wark will soon hold a master’s degree in conflict and dispute resolution from the University of Oregon School of Law. Dr. Mary Lou Madden was hired as interim director for the School of Education at the beginning of July. Madden has served UAS in many capacities over the years, most recently as the Education program evaluation consultant. She earned a master of education degree in education leadership from UAS. She also holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D in economics from American University.
Coffman Engineers Inc. announced that Anchorage mechanical engineer Scott Patterson has earned the National Association of Corrosion Engineers Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist Certification. Patterson has supported integrity management and corrosion control engineering work, including developing advanced integrity management analysis tools and solutions for many major clients. He has also worked on performing critical stress analysis and destructive testing of specialized downhole drilling tools. Patterson is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont with dual bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and mathematics. He joined Coffman as an intern in 2012.