1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99835
Fall SemesterMon-Thurs: 8am-9pm
General Operating Hours
Mon and Wed: 8am-7pm
Tue and Thu: 8am-8pm
Appointments for Advising, Testing and Tutoring are highly recommended.
Instructional Design Regional Director
Phone: 747-7725 , Fax: 747-7768
B.S. Physics, Wisconsin; Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University.
At UAS since 2004. Supports faculty in design and development of e-Learning courses. Teaches Physics by distance delivery.
Student Success Center
Becky has a B.S. in Math Education from BYU-Idaho. She first got an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering, then shifted her emphasis to Math Education as she completed her Bachelor of Science.
She taught college algebra at BYU-Idaho for a year and a half, then taught college math via online instruction for 3 years. She taught middle school math for 3 years, and high school math for 2 years in class and 5 years online. Rebecka also taught at Idaho State University for 2 years as an adjunct math professor before moving to Sitka from Blackfoot, Idaho.
The Student Success Center feels lucky to have such an accomplished math teacher on our staff, helping our students succeed!
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences - CNA Program
Phone: 747-9476 , Fax: 747-7731
Career Education: Health Sciences
Shelley graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing. She has worked in a wide range of areas including Coronary Care Unit at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio; Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department at SEARHC, long-term and rehabilitative care at Sitka Community Hospital, primary care at Sitka Medical Center, and Critical Care Transport for Guardian Flight Medevac Services.
Shelley is currently obtaining a Masters degree from Frontier Nursing University in their Family Nurse Practitioner program.
University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Research interests include prenatal programming metabolic and reproductive disorders, programming of the stress axis, neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive behavior and fertility, and the physiology/epidemiology of gestational weight gain in humans. I am interested in the physiological consequences that environmental disruption during important developmental stages can have on adult health. In particular, I am interested in how the hypothalamus is programmed during its development.
Abbott DH, Bruns CR, Barnett DK, Dunaif A, Dumesic DA, Tarantal AF (2010) Experimentally-induced gestational androgen excess disrupts glucoregulation and stimulates growth in fetal and neonatal female rhesus monkeys J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:2038-2049
Dumesic DA, Patankar MS, Barnett DK, Lesnick TG, Hutcherson BA, Abbott DH. (2009) Early prenatal androgenization results in diminished ovarian reserve in adult female rhesus monkeys. Hum Reprod 2009.
Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Levine JE, Padmanabhan V, Dumesic DA, Jacoris S, Tarantal AF. (2008) Endocrine antecedents of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in fetal and infant prenatally androgenized female rhesus monkeys. Biol Reprod Jul; 79(1):154-63.
Barnett DK, Bunnell, TM, Millar RP and Abbott DH. (2006) Gonadotropin-releasing hormone II stimulates female sexual behavior in marmoset monkeys. Endocrinol 147(1):615-23.
Abbott DH, Bruns CM, Barnett DK, Dumesic DA (2006) Fetal programming of polycystic ovary syndrome. In: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 2nd Edition. W.G. Kovacs and R.L. Norman (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 262-287.
Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Bruns CM, Dumesic DA. (2005) Androgen excess fetal programming of female reproduction: a developmental aetiology for polycystic ovary syndrome? Hum Reprod Update 11(4):357-74. Review.
Abbott DH, Fong SC, Barnett DK, Dumesic DA (2004) Nonhuman primates contribute unique understanding to anovulatory infertility in women. ILAR 45(2):116-131.
Barnett DK, and Abbott DH. (2003) Reproductive adaptations to a large-brained fetus open a vulnerability to anovulation similar to polycystic ovary syndrome. Am J Hum Bio 15:296-319.
Abbott DH, Barnett DK, Colman RJ and Schultz-Darken NJ. (2003) Aspects of basic biology and life history of common marmosets important for biomedical research. J Comp Med 53:339-350.
Barnett DK, Kimura J, Clayton MK and Bavister BD. (1997) Glucose and phosphate toxicity in hamster preimplantation embryos involves disruption of cellular organization, including distribution of active mitochondria. Molec Reprod Dev 48:1-11.
Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1996) Inhibitory effect of glucose and phosphate on the second cleavage division of hamster embryos: is it linked to metabolism? Human Reprod 11:177-183.
Barnett DK, Kimura J, Bavister BD. (1996) Translocation of active mitochondria during hamster preimplantation embryo development studied by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Dev Dynamics 205, 64-72.
Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1996) What is the relationship between metabolism of preimplantation embryos and their developmental competence in vitro. Molec Reprod Dev 43, 105-143.
Barnett DK and Bavister BD. (1992) Hypotaurine requirement for in vitro development of golden hamster one-cell embryos into morulae and blastocysts, and production of term offspring from in vitro fertilized ova. Biol Reprod 47, 297-304.
B111: Anatomy and Physiology I
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Biology
M.S. Biology University of St. Joseph (Focus: Human Biology) 2008
UA President’s Award for Outstanding Distance Educator in Alaska (2001)
BIOL 111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Past Courses Taught:
Microbiology, Natural History of Alaska, Intertidal Biology, General Biology, Biology & Society,
I’m originally from Northern California and lived in Bethel and Skagway before moving to Sitka in 1992. I enjoy helping students build a firm foundation in the topic that will serve them well in their careers. I am active in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). As part of HAPS I helped develop standards for undergraduate human anatomy and physiology courses taught in the US and Canada. I am committed to quality eLearning opportunities and developed and delivered the first distance science courses offered by UAS. As Sitka’s lab director I currently help oversee the lab support portion of UAS Sitka Distance Science courses which have grown to involve multiple faculty members and currently serve over 200 students each semester. I believe it is important to give back to my community by doing what I can to enrich science literacy, assist in community-based scientific research, and help create science-related opportunities for everyone, especially K-12 students.
I am particularly interested in the ecology and functional anatomy of intertidal organisms, especially with respect to predator-prey relationships. I am also very involved in marine invasive issues and research, particularly with respect to invasive tunicates. I am a member of the Alaska Marine Invasive Species subcommittee and the Didemnum vexillum Rapid Response Team.
Assistant Professor, Health Information Management
Career Education: Health Sciences
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), from the University of South Dakota.
Medical Terminology (HIM 135) and Pathophysiology (HIM 270)
Adjunct - Construction Technology
Career Education: Construction
AAS in Architectural and Engineering Drafting Technology and a BS in Science and Technology, both from UAA.
I was born and raised in Sitka. I'm a second generation carpenter. I have worked both residential and commercial construction, new construction and remodeling, doing the design work on virtually all of my projects.
I was in the Carpenter's Union in Anchorage for several years. Self employed as a contractor for several years before I started teaching.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences - Math
B.S. in Mathematics, Northern Michigan University; M.S. in Mathematics, Western Washington University; M.S. in Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
At UAS since 1996
Assistant Professor, Fisheries Technology
Career Education: Fisheries Technology
B.Sc. degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the U. of Missouri/Columbia
I was employed 5 years in a large trout production facility in Washington state and moved to Prince Wm. Sound, AK in 1980 to work at a large Pacific salmon enhancement facility. In 1982 I moved to Sitka to work for Northern SE Regional Aquaculture and help develop the Medvejie Salmon Hatchery. I left NSRAA in 2003 but remained in Sitka, AK where I still reside and enjoy working with students and helping to develop the Fisheries Technology Program for UAS. In the summer months I operate Sitka Sound Tours using the 27’ Quiet Mon to show visitors around beautiful Sitka Sound, relating information about the vibrant fisheries that Alaska enjoys and getting to meet new people on a daily basis. Sportfishing for king salmon takes precedence over nearly all other activities during the summer months. Camping, hiking and hunting get squeezed in as alternative activities when not fishing... it’s a tough life.
Assistant Professor, Law Enforcement
Career Education: Law Enforcement
Dave Sexton earned a Bachelor's Degree in Community Studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, a Master's Degree in Justice Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Dave has designed, written, and taught dozens of online and on-campus criminal justice classes for community colleges in Washington, Oregon and California. He is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Law Enforcement Department with the University of Alaska Southeast in Sitka.
Dave has 28 years of law enforcement experience, 17 as a working police chief, specializing in tourism-recreation oriented destination communities with the added flair of high seasonal population fluctuations and high customer service expectations. Certified as a peace officer on the highest attainable levels offered in both Alaska and Washington, he recently directed the police training and standards division of the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He has managed and directed two large highly competent and capable specialized private security forces, one in extreme rural and one in extreme urban settings. He has extensive training and experience in emergency management.