CTC instructor under investigation is UAA graduate student

Julie Herrmann/ Sun Star Reporter

April 15, 2014

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College instructor who oversaw students injecting themselves with a substance not approved for humans is a graduate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Instructor Sherry Wolf is pursuing her Master of Science degree in nursing science.  A week ago, on Tuesday, April 8, Wolf presented her thesis titled “Homeless Young Adults: Caring for Their Health” at UAA. The following day, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner published an article about the unauthorized injections, stating that UAF will be reviewing its procedures and the Allied Health department of CTC.

Wolf is a registered nurse in the state of Alaska, according to the state of Alaska’s professional licensing records. She was first licensed in March 1990 and her current license was issued in October 2012 and expires in November 2014. She began teaching at UAF in 2006. Her contract with the university expires at the end of this school year and will not be renewed, according to the News-Miner article.

Wolf received generally favorable reviews from students, according to 26 teacher evaluations from 2006 to 2011 published on the Associated Students of UAF’s website. Of the evaluations available on their website, Wolf’s average score was 4.7 out of 5.

There aren’t any evaluations more current than 2011 available.

According to Wolf’s about.me page, she has lived in Alaska for 32 years and is a retired public health nurse. She is a mother and grandmother and loves nursing, teaching, animals and knitting. It also says she is an “FNP student-UAA.” FNP is a common acronym for Family Nursing Practitioner.

Currently, the clinical procedures course only practices on human subjects, according to Christa Bartlett, the Allied Health department chair.

Wolf declined to comment for this article.

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