Tom Marsik Remembers Todd Radenbaugh

Tom Marsik Remembers Todd Radenbaugh

Tom Marsik, associate professor of sustainable energy at ACEP, wrote this remembrance.

“The death of Dr. Todd Radenbaugh, a highly respected colleague and my friend, at the age of 56 is a sad thing. But thinking about his life also brings another feeling — inspiration. It’s the type of inspiration that all of us can use to make the world a better place. He was the perfect example of somebody who thinks globally and acts locally. He was an amazing individual dedicated to serving his community.

“Dr. Radenbaugh was professor of environmental science at the Bristol Bay Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The UAF Bristol Bay Campus is an Alaska Native-serving institution located in the community of Dillingham in Southwest Alaska. Dr. Radenbaugh worked tirelessly to study the ecosystems of the region, strengthen the sustainability of local communities, and develop science programs for Alaska Native and rural students. After battling with cancer for a long time, he knew his last day was coming but continued serving underrepresented students till the very end. The first class he missed was the one on the day he died, Oct. 26, 2020.” 

Read the full memorial piece by Tom Marsik at


Todd Radenbaugh studying the ecosystem of Nushagak Bay. Photo courtesy of UAF Bristol Bay Campus.