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Meet the Faculty and Staff

Your APU professors know that the world’s oceans are the best textbook of all

Getting to know APU’s marine biology faculty is like armchair travel to some of most challenging, remote, inviting, endangered and productive marine regions in the world.

From Antarctica to Alaska’s arctic Beaufort Sea, from the Alaska Native villages of Prince William Sound to the Atlantic’s storied Georges Bank fishery, our Marine Biology Program faculty have built their careers by following their curiosity across Alaska and around the world.

Our knowledge and experience will inspire you.

Study natural resource policy with a former commercial fisherman-turned-professor who once captained an oil spill response vessel. Learn scientific diving from a former fireman who explores submerged caves and enjoys mapping coves.

Investigate benthic ecology with an APU professor who’s lived among African lions and explored the sea from a submersible. Consider marine mammal physiology with a dedicated triathlete who’s known since fifth grade that ocean science would be her life’s work.

Marine biology at Alaska Pacific University attracts professors and instructors like these committed to funded research, productive scholarship and real-world issues.

At APU, our marine biology professors and instructors know the value of learning while doing. Let us show you how.

Brad Harris

Bradley Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

David Scheel

David Scheel, Ph.D.

Professor of Marine Biology
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Eloise Brown

Instructor and Diving Safety Officer

Leslie Cornick

Leslie Cornick, Ph.D.

Professor of Marine Biology


Robin Bartlett

Administrative Assistant for ES/OS