The University of Alaska Southeast welcomes new marine fisheries professors: Keith Cox and Michael Navarro in the Department of Natural Sciences
Dr. Keith Cox has joined UAS as an assistant professor of marine fisheries in the Department of Natural Sciences. For the past three years, Cox has served as the director for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering (ANSEP) program at UAS and has taught microbiology in the department. Cox’s doctorate is in fish physiology and bioenergetics from West Virginia University. He also holds a master’s of science degree in aquatic ecology from Texas State University and a bachelor’s of science in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana. He will continue to support the ANSEP program and teach biology courses.
Dr. Michael Navarro has joined UAS as an assistant professor of marine fisheries in the Department of Natural Sciences. Navarro comes to UAS from California State University Monterey Bay where he has been a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in ocean sciences for two years. Navarro’s doctorate is in biological oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego; he also holds a master of science degree in biological science from California State University Fullerton and a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the University of California Los Angeles.
Navarro brings faculty expertise for developing new courses in marine fisheries at UAS. He will also teach biology courses and supervise undergraduate research to support the growth of UAS’ marine biology and environmental science baccalaureate programs.