John grew up in rural Pennsylvania but has lived in Alaska for most of his adult life. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication and a MFA in art with a focus on ceramics. John has taught English in Japan through the JET Program; and, at the university level, he has taught drawing, ceramics, Alaska Native art history, and our department’s interdisciplinary capstone. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs camping, fishing, cooking, and traveling.
Originally from Florida, Libby earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in behavioral science and modern language. She participated in interdisciplinary research examining behavioral and linguistic components of primary education in Botswana, where she taught in rural communities. She is presently pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Outside of her academic pursuits, Libby enjoys reading, cooking, parenting two cats and a dog, spending quality time with her family, and supporting Liverpool Football Club.
Courtney, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, recently made the move to Alaska. She
holds a degree in English from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Public Administration
from the University of North Georgia. Specializing in guiding individuals through
their professional journeys and aiding in strategic academic decisions, Courtney has
accrued valuable experience in diverse roles within higher education including academic
advising and career consulting.
Outside her professional endeavors, Courtney is an avid traveler and cook. Additionally, she's a college football fan and enjoys spending quality time with family, friends, and her dogs.
Trent Sutton serves as Vice Provost, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Dean of General Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA). Trent completed his undergraduate education (B.S.) in Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, and received a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Sciences from Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to UAF in 2007, Trent held faculty positions at both Lake Superior State University (1996-2001) and Purdue University (2001-2007). During his time at UAF, Trent held positions as a Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Fisheries and as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.