Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325


Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508


Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

Jenny Bell Jones, M.A.

Jenny Bell-Jones, Métis, is an Assistant Professor with DANSRD. She holds BA and MA degrees in Rural Development and an AAS in Paralegal Studies. Before joining DANSRD, Jenny had a successful career in heavy industrial construction management. Her experience included welding instruction, welding inspections and code compliance, workforce supervision, and contractor liaison. She has experience with rural alternative energy planning and development. Most recently Jenny Bell has served as Academic Program Chair and is actively involved in curriculum development for the Alaska Native Studies program including a Masters in Legal Studies. Her academic fields of expertise center on international Indigenous law and politics and especially in subsistence related matters and Federal Indian law and policy in Alaska.