ASHRAB Member Biographies
Dean Dawson, State Archivist
Dean Dawson has served as Alaska State Archivist since October 2009 and served the state for nearly 30 years. He became a records analyst in 1994 and administered the Records & Information Management Program for several years. Prior to that he accessioned, processed and researched archival holdings as a reference associate for five years. He attained a certified records manager credential in 2002 and holds a BA from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Judy Bittner, Deputy Coordinator
I have served as Chief of the Alaska Office History and Archaeology, (Department of Natural Resources) and as State Historic Preservation Officer since 1984. As Historic Preservation Officer, I serve as an ex-officio member and Deputy Coordinator of the AHRAB. I am also a board member or ex-officio board member of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Cook Inlet Historical Society, Alaska Association of Historic Preservation and Alaska Historical Society. My family first came to Alaska during the Gold Rush, and I grew up in Anchorage where my father’s family settled in 1915. I received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and an MA in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin.
Zachary R. Jones
Zachary R. Jones was born in Logan, Utah. He obtained a BA in History from Utah State University in 2006, a MA in Comparative History from the College of William & Mary, Virginia in 2008, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives & Records Administration from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2009. In 2007 Jones became Head of the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Special Collections Research Center Library, which collects Alaska Native historical records. Jones also teaches evening classes on history and archival science at UAS as an Adjunct Instructor of History.
Gladi Kulp of Juneau, retired as Head of the Historical Collections, Alaska State Library and Acting Archivist of the State of Alaska. She currently serves on the board of the Alaska Historical Society and was a member of the Native Advisory Board of the Alaska Digital Project. She received a B.A. in English from Kings College, Briarcliff, NY, an M.Ed. from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and an MLIS, with an emphasis in archival studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. Her wish is to inspire others to appreciate and value our state and local history.
Dennis Moser is the Head of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at the Rasmuson Library of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Formerly the Digital Resource Librarian at the William Coe Library of the University of Wyoming, he received his library degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to attending library school, he worked as a rare books conservator at the University of Michigan, the University Club of New York, and the University of Texas Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
Bruce Parham of Anchorage, retired as Director of the National Archives at Anchorage in 2011, after 22 years of federal service with the National Archives & Records Administration. He currently serves on the board of the Cook Inlet Historical Society. He received a BA in History from Western State College, Gunnison, CO, an MA in Library Science with an emphasis in archives-manuscripts administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA in History from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He also holds a Certified Archivist certificate (emeritus) from the Academy of Certified Archivists. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists, Northwest Archivists, Cook Inlet Historical Society, and the Alaska Historical Society.
Megan K. Friedel
Megan K. Friedel is Archivist at Archives & Special Collections at the Consortium Library of the University of Alaska Anchorage, a position she has held since 2010. She holds an MS in Library & Information Science and an MA in History, both from Simmons College, and received her BA from Amherst College. Prior to coming to Alaska, she held positions as archivist at the Oregon Historical Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Friedel also serves on the board of the Northwest Archivists and is a past member of the Oregon State Historical Records Advisory Board.
LaRue Barnes is the director of the Native Village of Eyak Cultural Center in Cordova. She has been a tribal government improvement planner, a visiting professional at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and an assistant coordinator with the Prince William Sound Infant Learning Program. Barnes is an ordained minister who attended Bethel Temple Bible School. She has been actively involved in historical records keeping as a member of the Museums of Alaska Board of Directors, Western Museums Program Committee, Alaska State Library Archives and Museums Committee, and Foraker Group Operations.
Toby Allen has been the Records Management Supervisor for the Municipality of Anchorage since 2005. Allen is a member of ARMA International; has served as a Director, Treasurer and President of the Greater Anchorage Chapter of ARMA; and, is a member of AIIM, the global community of information professionals. He received a BA in Political Science and English from the University of Puget Sound and High School Language Arts Teaching Certification from University of Oregon. He holds his ecmp (enterprise content management practitioner) certification from AIIM. Allen is in the process of taking the 6-part CRM exam through the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
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