November 5, 2021
The Institute for Social and Economic Research organizes virtual presentations of
three candidates for his post of director. Everyone will address themselves to “The director of ISER
Role in solving key Alaska political issues over the next decade. ”
UAA community members and the public are welcome and must register
Questions can be directed to Dr Marie Lowe, Chair of the Research Committee: [email protected].
About the candidates
Dr Diane Hirshberg is acting director and professor of educational policy at ISER. It also serves as
UArctic Academic Vice-President, and sits on the Arctic Research Consortium of
the American Council. His research interests include the analysis of education policies,
education, circumpolar education issues and the role of education in
development. She studied the internship experiences of Native Alaskan students,
teacher supply, demand and turnover, including the cost of teacher turnover in Alaska,
co-author of the education chapter for the Arctic Human Development Report II, and
co-edited “Including the North: a comparative study of policies on inclusion and
Equity in the Circumpolar North. Dr Hirshberg currently teaches at the Masters in
UAA College of Business and Public Policy Public Policy Program. She has a
Doctor of Education from UCLA, Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University
and two bachelor’s degrees from UC Berkeley.
Dr Scott Barclay is the principal of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at New College
of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. He has previously
served (in different rotations) as program director in the area of ââsocial behavior and
National Science Foundation Department of Economics. He held positions
at Drexel University, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), University at Albany,
University of Washington and University of California Santa Cruz. His ongoing research
the project explores the interplay of political, demographic and social movement factors
that influence the deployment of the law. His research has been published in Law & Society
Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Political Research Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics
and Law and Politics. His research results were directly referenced in the New
York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. He got his doctorate in politics
sciences from Northwestern University and its bachelor’s degree from the
from Queensland to Australia.
Dr Carly Urban is associate professor of economics at Montana State University, researcher
at the Institute for Social Studies (IZA) and a faculty affiliated with the Center for
Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been visiting
Researcher at the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,
where she established a research program that spawned eight funded research projects. She
has written several peer-reviewed articles, appearing in journals such as Journal of
Financial Economics, Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Preventive Medicine,
and Journal of Consumer Affairs. Dr. Urban’s research largely focuses on how the public
policies influence behavior. In addition to doing research, she enjoys communicating
research results to policy makers and practitioners. She holds a doctorate. and MS of
the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs
from George Washington University.
The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska for 60 years. He resides
with the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
ISER’s multidisciplinary teams study almost all of the major public policy issues
Faces of Alaska. His main areas of research are economics and tax policy,
health, arctic communities, natural resources and education.
This press release was produced by the University of Alaska Anchorage. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.