Joel Markis is a Fisheries professor and dive instructor at UAS Sitka. He outlines the dive course offerings and the UAS dive program, which includes a basic and advanced scuba diving course this fall, as well as a semester-long diving intensive in the spring (Alaska Dive Semester).
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Dec 30, 2020 | Local News
While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many schools and colleges to innovate ways to teach students remotely, one University of Alaska Campus was already there. UAS Sitka has degree programs in Fisheries Technology -- with almost all of the lectures, assignments, labs, and exams packed into a single iPad.
Today's morning interview is with University of Alaska Southeast faculty member Joel Markis, assistant professor of fisheries technology. Marcus discusses the fisheries technology program -- moved last year from Ketchikan to Sitka -- and a recent $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor designed to expand the program statewide.