John Davies, vice chair of the board, was appointed in 2015 by Governor Walker. Regent Davies has a long career in public service, including 10 years in the Alaska Legislature and seven years on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. For the past 12 years he worked as a researcher at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, where he carried out research on public policy related to energy efficient building techniques for cold climates. He also worked for 12 years as the state seismologist and as a research associate for the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys and the UAF Geophysical Institute.
Regent Davies holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College, and Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
PO Box 81781
Fairbanks, AK 99708
907-388-0193 (cell) 907-474-4927 (home)