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Phones

Information: 796-6120

Tech Ed Fax: 796-6571

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way (TEC1)

Juneau, AK 99801

Staff

Pete Traxler

Associate Dean, Career Education for Juneau Programs; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Juneau Campus

Mike Bell

Director of UAS Center for Mine Training

Phone: 796-6140

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Biography:

Dayna Mackey

Administrative Manager, Career Education

Phone: 796-6121 Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Juneau Campus

Elizabeth Spence

Program Coordinator, Career Education

Phone: 796-6128 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Hendrickson Bldg, 205

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/healthscience/index.html

Other:

Contact for Health Science programs, including: Certificates, HIM Coding Specialist, Healthcare Privacy, Pre-Nursing Qualification, and Pre-Radiologic Technology  --also—AAS, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, and Nursing through UAA.

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Automotive Technology

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Fax: 796-6571

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Ragan Burns

Automotive Technology Adjunct

Phone: 796-6120

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Automotive

Technical Education Center

Daniel Hildebrand

Automotive Technology Adjunct

Phone: 796-6120 Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Juneau Campus

Ray Kaiser

Automotive Technology Adjunct

Phone: 796-6120 Fax: 796-6571

Email:

Juneau Campus

Construction Technology

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Fax: 796-6571

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Robin Gilcrist

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6141

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Construction

Technical Education Center, TEC 223

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ct/

Biography:

Ms. Gilcrist was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she received an Associates of Arts in drafting Technology. Robin moved to Hawaii in the early eighties and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii before leaving for Alaska. Ms. Gilcrist has worked as a drafter and designer since 1980 in California, Hawaii and Alaska, working for large architectural firms as well as small construction businesses. Since moving to Juneau in the fall of 1993 she has been working full-time designing custom homes, remodels and additions. Ms. Gilcrist owns her own residential design business, Interline Design. She also is actively involved in creating affordable housing through volunteer work with Housing First and Habitat for Humanity.

Pete Traxler

Associate Dean, Career Education for Juneau Programs; Assistant Professor, Construction Technology

Phone: 796-6139

Email:

Juneau Campus

Pat Hughes

Adjunct - Construction Technology

Phone: 747-7730

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Construction

Education:

AAS in Architectural and Engineering Drafting Technology and a BS in Science and Technology, both from UAA.

Biography:

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.
I have a 100 ton US Coast Guard Skippers License. I have been teaching Construction Tech full time since 1991.

Diesel Technology

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Tom Dolan

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Power Technology

Phone: 796-6123

Email:

Juneau Campus

Larry O'Loane

Assistant Professor of Power Technology

Phone: 228-4566

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Environmental Technology

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Tim Anderson

Assistant Professor, Environmental Technology

Phone: 747-7755 Fax: 747-7753

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Environmental Technology

Fisheries Technology

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Reid Brewer

Associate Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7799

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

Jim Seeland

Assistant Professor, Fisheries Technology

Phone: 747-7742

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Fisheries Technology

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Education:

B.Sc. degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the U. of Missouri/Columbia

Other:

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.

David Felts

Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7705

Email:

Sitka Campus

Student Success Center

Health Sciences

Address

Hendrickson Bldg

11120 Glacier Highway

Juneau, AK 99801

Christine J. Urata

Associate Professor and Program Head, Health Sciences

Phone: 796-6125 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Bill Ray Center, Rm. 120C

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/healthscience

Education:

  • B.S.N. Pacific Lutheran University
  • M.S.N. University of Washington

Elizabeth Spence

Program Coordinator, Career Education

Phone: 796-6128 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Hendrickson Bldg, 205

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/career_ed/healthscience/index.html

Other:

Contact for Health Science programs, including: Certificates, HIM Coding Specialist, Healthcare Privacy, Pre-Nursing Qualification, and Pre-Radiologic Technology  --also—AAS, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, and Nursing through UAA.

Suzanne Malter

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Phone: 796-6131

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Tracy Hirayama

Adjunct Faculty - CNA

Phone: 228-4537 Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education

http://

Biography:

Ms. Hirayama graduated from East Central University in Ada, OK with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and also studied Japanese at the University of Hawaii. She recently worked as a Registered Nurse at Ketchikan General Hospital and was a Registered Nurse at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Clint Farr

Adjunct, Medical Sciences

Phone: 465-5127

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

Courses Taught:

Intro to Environmental Health

Biography:

Clint Farr is a lifelong Alaskan (mostly) with a bachelors and masters degree in Environmental Health. He has 6 years experience working with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation working on environment and health concerns surrounding air pollution. Clint has, at one point or another, worked in environmental consulting, Americorps, bled chickens, substitute teaching, and inspecting restaurants. Clint’s professional interests lie primarily with disease control and environmental toxicology. Clint’s personal goals are to scuba dive under the arctic ice pack, write a decent poem, and make a feature length film.

Melissa Withers

Adjunct Faculty - CNA

Phone: 228-4537

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Deb Davis

Adjunct Faculty – CPR/First Aid

Phone: 228-4537

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Biography:

Ms. Davis graduated from DePaul University in Greencastle, IN, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She recently worked as a staff RN at Peace Health in Ketchikan, Alaska and as an Instructor of Health and Safety Services in Juneau, Alaska. She is an instructor of CPR & First Aid programs and is certified by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Sandi Kelly

Adjunct, Health Sciences - 1st Aid & CPR

Phone: 796-6128

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Paul Kelly

Adjunct, Health Sciences - EMT

Phone: 796-6128

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Shelley Adams

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences - CNA Program

Phone: 747-9476 Fax: 747-7731

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Education:

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.

Bob Love

Outreach Specialist for Health Care Industry

Phone: 747-7777

Email:

Sitka Campus

Student Success Center

Health Information Management

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

Leslie Gordon

Associate Professor, Health Information Management/HIM Program Director

Phone: 747-9474

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Rose Goeden

Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Phone: 747-7718

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Health Sciences

Education:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA), from the University of South Dakota.

Courses Taught:

Medical Terminology (HIM 135) and Pathophysiology (HIM 270)

Cheryl Stromme

Academic Advisor

Phone: 747-7781

Email:

Sitka Campus

Student Success Center

Law Enforcement

Address

Sitka Campus

1332 Seward Avenue

Sitka, AK 99835

David Sexton

Assistant Professor, Law Enforcement

Phone: 747-7745

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Law Enforcement

Education:

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.

Courses Taught:

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.

Biography:

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.

Marine Transportation

Phones

Information: 228-4568

Toll Free: 888 550-6177

Fax: 225-3895

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

600 Stedman Street

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Diana Chaudhary

Maritime Coordinator

Phone: 228-4568 Fax: 225-3895

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center, Room 107

Office Hours:

8 am - 1 pm

Education:

1983: Bachelor of Science. California Maritime Academy, Nautical Industrial Technology.

USCG License:
Third Mate, Unlimited
100 Ton Master
Able Seaman Unlimited

Affiliations:

Delta Kappa Gamma

Courses Taught:

Master 100 Ton/OUPV
Master 200 Ton Upgrade
Able Seaman
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Boating without the Boys
First Aid/CPR/AED for the Mariner

Biography:

Ms. Chaudhary worked as an Adjunct Professor for UAS from 2006-2008 and joined UAS as part-time Maritime Coordinator in 2008. She keeps the department running smoothly and is instrumental in scheduling and marketing of classes.  If you have a question about a class, or would like to schedule a special class, give her a call and she will do her best to help you. 

Neil Nickerson

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation

Phone: 796-6153 Fax: 796-6577

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education

Technical Education Center

Education:

1996: Master of Arts, Naval War College, Newport RI
1983: Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

USCG Licenses:
Master of Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans
Master Any Towing Vessel Upon Oceans
Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

Master 100T/OUPV
Master 200T Upgrade
Basic Safety Training
Able Seaman
Crowd Management
Crisis Management
RFPNW
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Radar Operator - Original & Upgrade
Apprentice Mate - Steersman

Biography:

Captain Nickerson is our Juneau based Maritime Professor.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program and through his efforts has expanded the UAS Maritime presence in Juneau immensely.

Captain Nickerson is a retired USCG officer and has many years of command experience aboard a variety of USCG Cutters.  Upon his retirement from the USCG, he worked as a Mate aboard towing vessels with Crowley Maritime in Valdez and as a relief Mate/Chief Mate for the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Captain Nickerson also was the owner/operator of Alaska Sailing Charters, commanding a 49 ft ketch on expedition, sightseeing and dinner charters.  In his spare time, Captain Nickerson enjoys surfing, kayaking and travel - especially to destinations with big waves!

Dale Miller

Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation

Phone: 228-4575 Fax: 225-3895

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center, Room 108

Education:

USCG Licenses:
Master 1600 Tons Inland and Near Coastal
Master 200 Tons upon Oceans
Mate 500 Tons upon Oceans
Master 25 Tons Auxiliary Sail

Publications:

Capt. Miller's Online Radar Refresher course was the first of its kind in the Nation.  This USCG approved course enables mariners to study online material at home and when ready, come to either UAS Ketchikan or UAS Juneau to take the test.

Courses Taught:

Master 100 Ton/OUPV
Master 200 Ton Upgrade
Western Rivers of Alaska OUPV
Basic Safety Training
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Able Seaman
Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
Crowd Management
Crisis Management & Human Behavior
Radar Observer and Renewal
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
Apprentice Mate - Steersman

Biography:

Captain Miller is a hawespiper, beginning as an Ordinary Seaman, working his way up to Able Bodied Seaman and then Mate/Relief Master on various coastal freighters, and Alaska Marine Highway vessels as well as a 25,000 ton container ship. He was employed for eight years as a Chief Mate / Relief Captain aboard the M/V Polar Venture, a 151 Ton (669 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter and the M/V Sea Trader, a 360 Ton (1200 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter. In his off time he has filled in as Mate aboard several tugboats and as Captain on small passenger vessels.

Captain Miller is currently the Marine Transportation Department Head and lead professor of Marine Transportation at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus.  He is USCG approved to teach almost every Maritime course that the University offers and has been the driving force behind the rapid expansion of the program, increasing the Marine Transportation Department's curriculum offerings more than four-fold in his 10 years as department head.  For recreation, Captain Miller enjoys hiking and sailing his 24 and 30 ft sailboats throughout Southeast Alaska.

Robert K. Rice

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Education:

USCG Licenses:

  • 200 Ton Master, Steam or Motor Vessels upon Near Coastal Waters
  • Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Crowd Management
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman
  • Able Seaman
  • Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
  • Master 100 Ton/OUPV

Biography:

Captain Rice has been employed as an adjunct instructor with UAS Ketchikan since 2007 and has brought a wealth of practical, hands-on experience to the program.  He enjoys taking on challenges and is always ready, willing and able to teach new classes and curriculum.

Captain Rice made his way up the hawespipe, starting out with the Alaska Marine Highway System in 1994 as a steward and retiring as Bosun of the M/V Malaspina.  In addition to his time with AMHS, Captain Rice has been seasonally employed in the Cruise Industry as Master of small passenger tour vessels.  He is currently employed by Allen Marine as relief Master for their fleet of catamarans, working on various vessels carrying from 60 to 150 passengers.  For fun, Captain Rice enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing and relaxing at his remote cabin.

Ben Hastings

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Education:

Sea School, Seattle WA
Allen Hancock Junior College: Santa Maria, CA

USCG Licenses:
Master 100 Tons Steam or Motor Vessels Upon Inland Waters
Able Seaman, Unlimited

Courses Taught:

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Crowd Management
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman
  • Able Seaman
  • Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
  • Master 100 Ton/OUPV

Biography:

Captain Hastings has taught as an adjunct at UAS Ketchikan for over 15 years.  His corporate knowledge and wealth of experience in a variety of teaching situations is invaluable to the marine transportation department.

Captain Hastings is retired from the Alaska Marine Highway System after spending 38 years at sea, where he worked as Bosun for over 10 years. His depth of maritime knowledge and experience is a huge asset to the Marine Transportation Department.  Captain Hastings has most recently been employed as master for Allen Marine Tours, operating the 78 foot catamaran, St. Nona, which is licensed to carry up to 150 passengers.  On a personal note, Captain Hastings loves to travel and is a big fan of the Chicago Bears. 

Byron "Dick" Rice

Maritime Adjunct Professor

Phone: 228-4568

Email:

Ketchikan Campus

Career Education: Marine Transportation

Technical Education Center

Affiliations:

USCG 100 Ton Master Near Coastal License

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) Instructor

Alaska Boating Safety Instructor

Rescue 3. International Instructor

Emergency Medical Technician I

American Canoe Association Certified Sea Kayak Instructor

Courses Taught:

100 Ton Master/OUPV

OUPV Guide Restricted to the Fresh Waters and Rivers of Western Alaska

Biography:

Captain Rice brings over 30 years of maritime experience to the UAS Marine Transportation Program.  His specialty is small boats and he is the Owner/Operator of Back Country Sports, guiding clients full time on the rivers, lakes and oceans in Alaska.  He has been an Adjunct Professor with UAS for over 5 years and is our distance specialist, traveling to remote communities as far North as Barrow to teach our 100 Ton Master course.  He is well known for his can-do attitude and ability to respond flexibly to challenging situations!

Welding

Phones

Information: 796-6120

Email

Address

Technical Education Center

1415 Harbor Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Allen Puckett

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

Phone: 747-7711

Email:

Sitka Campus

Career Education: Welding

Glenn Ramsey

Maintenance/Welding Adjunct

Phone: 796-6130

Email:

Juneau Campus

Career Education

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