Former UAA professor sued for numerous Sexual Misconduct claims

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska, and a former professor, are being sued after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Multiple women have accused former UAA Anthropology professor, David Yesner, of decades of abuse. ​

According to the suit, which was filed after a Title-9 report found the claims of nine victims to be credible, Yesner continually received promotions despite the allegation. ​

There were 20 anonymous plaintiffs in the suit who not only alleged the abuse, but claim that the university protected its reputation rather than its students. ​

They claim in the suit that Yesner harassed them, sexually discriminated against them, and retaliated against them if they denied his advancements. ​

Yesner had worked for the University since 1991, and was the Associate Dean of the Graduate School from 2011-2015. ​

His employment ended in 2017 and he is now banned from campus.​

The Plaintiffs are seeking a trial by jury and reimbursement for tuition. ​

They also seek to have Yesner's name removed from their diplomas.