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John E. Smelcer

John E. Smelcer, publishing company executive. Executive director Ahtna Indian Heritage Foundation, Glennallen, Alaska, since 1996; assistant cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Anchorage, 1994-1996. With United States Army Reserve, 1981-1983.

Background

  • Smelcer, John E. was born on July 2, 1963.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Anthropology, University Alaska, 1987. Modern Language Association in Literature and Humanities, Alaska Pacific University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Greenwich University, Hilo, Hawaii, 1993.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Alaska, Anchorage, 1991-1994, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Anchorage, since 1994. President, chief editor Salmon Run Public, since 1991. Distinguished professor Gorky Institute, Moscow, 1994.

      Visiting American poet University Sydney, Australia, 1996, London, 1998. Poetry editor Rosebud magazine, Cambridge, Wisconsin, since 1996.

    Works

    • In the Shadow of the Mountain
    • An aging Vietnam veteran reflects on his life and the effects of that controversial war in this story of intrigue and adventure set in the early 1970s deep in the Gila Wilderness and the small, sleepy town of Silver City, New Mexico.

    Membership

    Executive director Ahtna Indian Heritage Foundation, Glennallen, Alaska, since 1996. Assistant cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Anchorage, 1994-1996. With United States Army Reserve, 1981-1983.

    Connections

    • Son of charles and Marie (Green) S. Married Pamela A. Maslyk, June 23, 1966. 1 child, Zara Rhyana.
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    Born July 2, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1987
      Anthropology
    • 1991
      Alaska Pacific University
    • 1993
      Greenwich University
    • 1991
      president
    • 1991 - 1994
      Assistant, professor University Alaska
      Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    • 1994
      Assistant, professor University Alaska
      Anchorage, Alaska, United States