Seawolf Advisory!

Good news, Seawolves! The Administration/Humanities Building is officially open for normal business and classes as of Monday, Oct. 14. Thanks to faculty and staff for their flexibility working from temporary locations and students for their flexibility attending courses in alternate classrooms.

Special thanks to our amazing Facilities and Campus Services team and partners AMC Engineers, Vannoy Electric, North Form and Lake View for their work to get the building back up and running so quickly. 

Faculty & Staff Directory

Automotive Technology

  • David Palececk


     David Palececk

    David Palececk

    Assistant Professor

    David Palecek is Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology, having recently joined UAA from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in South Carolina. Prior to his teaching career David spent 17 years as an ASE Certified Master technician and Nissan Master Technician. David is a first-generation college graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina and an AAS from Midlands Technical College.

  • Kelly Smith



    Kelly Smith

    Assistant Professor
    ADT 203C

  • Randal Smith



    Randal Smith

    Term Instructor
    ADT 203A

Welding & Nondestructive Testing Technology

  • Greg Russo


     Greg Russo

    Greg Russo

    Term Instructor
    GHH 111A

    Gregory Russo, Instructor of Welding and NDT, has served at UAA since 2017, having previously served as an instructor and later as Quality Assurance Manager for Northern Industrial Training. Greg has worked a variety of large-scale construction projects under US Naval Architecture; during his time with Northrup Grumman in Mississippi he was one of a small number of crews selected to repair the USS Cole after she suffered a terrorist attack in Yemen. He holds numerous certifications through the American Welding Society, (AWS) the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and is currently pursuing degrees through UAA.

  • Eli Van Ringelenstein


     Eli Van Ringelenstein

    Eli Van Ringelenstein

    Assistant Professor
    GHH 111B

    Eli Van Ringelenstein is Assistant Professor of Welding & NDT, having previously served as Instructor since 1998. He holds numerous certifications through the American Petroleum Institute, (API) the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), plus an AAS in Welding Technology.

Diesel Power Technology


Automotive & Diesel Power Technology - Physical Location

(ADT) Auto Diesel Technology Building
2460 West Campus Drive
Anchorage, AK  99508
United States
Tel: 907-786-6475
Fax: 907- 786-4637


Welding & Nondestructive Testing Technology - Physical Location 

(GHH) Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Rm 111
3300 Seawolf Drive
Anchorage, AK  99508
United States
Tel: 907- 786-1800
Fax: 907- 786-4637




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