1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99835
(or by appointment)
Testing and Tutoring
(or by appointment)
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.
Associate Professor, Biology
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)
Assistant Professor, 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.