Mike Sfraga

Co-Lead Scholar

Dr. Michael Sfraga
Vice Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Professor of Arctic Policy, School of Natural Resources and Extension


Dr. Sfraga is a geographer with a focus on the geography of Arctic landscapes, Arctic policy, and the impacts and implication of a changing climate on the social and political regimes in the Arctic. Dr. Sfraga has served as a faculty member, department chair, and Associate Dean in the UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension, where he lead a comprehensive revitalization of the geography program. These changes included the creation of degree programs in Circumpolar North and Pacific Rim Studies, Geographic Information Systems and Technologies, and Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies. Dr. Sfraga currently serves in a Cabinet level position as Vice Chancellor, with duties and responsibilities across a broad range of programs, initiatives, and services. Dr. Sfraga is co-director of the University of the Arctic Institute for Arctic Policy and a member of the Board of Directors, Institute of the North.