Provost and Executive Dean, Career Education - Richard Caulfield
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
Dr. Caulfield earned a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and BA and BS degrees in Political Science and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.
Rick began his university teaching career in 1985 at the university’s Bristol Bay Campus. He rose the rank of full professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks working with the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development. His research interests in took him to Greenland, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, and Russia. He has published two books and numerous other professional publications. He has served on national and international science steering committees and boards, including the NSF Oceans-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions Scientific Committee, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, and the University of the Arctic.
Prior to coming to UAS, Caulfield directed UAF’s Tanana Valley Campus in Fairbanks. TVC fulfills UAF’s community college mission by focusing on workforce development, academic preparation, and lifelong learning. In this capacity he served on the Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium, UA Allied Health Alliance, and “Putting Alaska’s Resources to Work” steering committee. Rick also worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence, conducting research in Alaskan villages.
A 35-year Alaska resident, Rick has combined academic and professional interests with experience in commercial fishing, flying, sailing, home construction, dog mushing, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits.