Executive Director, Pacific Division of AAAS
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
PhD in Biology, 1976, University of California at Santa Barbara
MA in Biology, 1971, UC Santa Barbara
BA in Cellular and Organismal Biology, 1969, UC Santa Barbara
General Biology (Bi101, 102, 103)
Coordinator, General Biology Laboratory (Bi101L, 102L, 103L)
Since 1980, Dr. Christianson has been at Southern Oregon University, coordinating and teaching in the General Biology program for non-majors. He has also taught in the introductory sequence for biology majors, Marine Biology and Diversity of Life.
Dr. Christianson acted as chair of the Biology Department during spring term 1996 while Frank Lang, the chair of the department, was on sabbatical leave. In winter term 1997 Dr. Christianson was elected chair of the department by his colleagues, with his term beginning on 1 July 1997 and concluding on 16 June, 2003.
In June 2001, Dr. Christianson was elected Executive Director of the AAAS, Pacific Division, with a term of three years to commence on 15 June 2002. In January 2002, the Executive Committee of the AAAS, Pacific Division, upon the resignation of the Executive Director, appointed Dr. Christianson Interim Executive Director until his three year term began in June. In October 2004 Dr. Christianson's term was Executive Director was extended by the Executive Committee. The Pacific Division currently has an agreement with SOU to host the Division through June 2012.