8110 Jewel Lake Road Anchorage, AK 99502 | 907-245-9231
Dr. Antje Carlson
Chair of the Humanities Department
Classes: Speech/Composition, U. S. Literature, Mythology/British Literature, World Literature, Yearbook
Other duties: International Student contact, Social Media and website administrator, campus photographer
Other duties: Social Media Director, Website Administrator, Lumen Flash Publisher, Campus Photographer
Since 2009 I have enjoyed teaching English at Lumen Christi High School and working with an inspirational and dynamic team of colleagues. I have about 20 years of teaching experiences that I spent half and half teaching at the university level and at Lumen Christi.
Originally born, raised, and educated in Germany, I have lived most of my adult life overseas. After a decade of working for Lufthansa in Germany and Saudi Arabian Airlines in Saudi Arabia, my family settled down in Alaska in 1994 and I decided to return to academia to earn my credentials at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and Union Institute and University (UIU) in Cincinnati, OH. My academic studies and interests have always focused on language learning and teaching and in the spirit of that focus, I committed to create a public charter school, Rilke Schule, a K-8 German immersion school in Anchorage.
I very much believe in lifelong learning, cultural understanding, and critically reflective-thinking and therefore strive to prepare my students for college and beyond. In class I nudge students to read, listen, reflect, and participate only to realize that our thinking—like our writing—is a ‘rough draft’, a work in progress. My professional goal for my students is to make them resilient and curios learners, young adults who learn from setbacks and ask questions.
In my free time I am a passionate reader but you will also find me and the family in the great Alaska outdoors camping, hiking, collecting mushrooms and taking photos that can be seen on my Facebook page: Antje Carlson Photography. I love German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP) and my two GSPs, Myra and Merry (Christmas), do their best to keep me up and running. Last year we adopted a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon named Sabaka; she also goes by Woolly Mammoth) to the merriment. Not surprising, I am also the administrator of a big international GSP Facebook group through which I commit to fundraising projects for GSP rescue/shelter organizations nationwide. And whatever time is left I dedicate to my other passion: Photography and I publish my photos on Facebook under ”