Associate Professor, Mass Media
Dr. Raymond Anderson joins the University of Guam as Associate Professor of Mass Media in the Communication department. Raymond was born and grew up on another island, the island of Jamaica, far away in the Caribbean. For the past 17 years he has lived with his family on mainland USA and he is looking forward to revisiting island life, but now on Guam.
Raymond has a diverse background with working experiences in marine sciences, business, communication, film and media arts. His love of the dramatic arts and helping Christian theater ministries led him to switch directions from his day job of managing Jamaica’s largest fish farming operation to completing a PhD in Communication and Media Effects at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He went on to teach at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. At George Fox, Raymond was instrumental in helping the Cinema and Media Communication major grow significantly into the vibrant program that now exists.
For the past four years Raymond has been at Sterling College in Kansas where he developed yet another media program that included various concentrations including Cinema Production, Public Relations and Multi-Media. This was his first time living in the Mid-West and he and his wife are ready to move back closer to the ocean. He is an avid swimmer and snorkeler and would like to get back into SCUBA diving.
Prior to joining the University, Andre was a Project Manager for Cabras Marine Corporation for 5+ years where he contributed or managed multiple company expansion projects.
Justin graduated from Missouri Valley College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a dual concentration in Business Administration and Marketing.
Justin is also known for his accolades in sports as a current Guam Track and Field National Athlete as a Hammer Thrower. He has competed collegiately in the National Track and Field Championships, has won multiple international competitions representing Guam for the Hammer Throw, and is working towards a chance to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Associate Professor, Anthropology/Micronesian Studies
David Atienza received a PhD in Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006. He has taught history, philosophy, anthropology and applied linguistics at different institutions and universities in Spain. Dr. Atienza's research interests are focused on Cultural Identity Processes, Speech Analysis, Linguistic Anthropology, and Ethnohistory. He has published the book, Viaje e Identidad: La Genesis de la Elite Quichwa-Otavalena en Madrid, a multilocal ethnography product of fieldwork conducted in Otavalo, Ecuador and Spain or La Violencia del Amor, an edited volume focused on different perspectives on human violence. Dr. Atienza has recently published the articles “Death Rituals and Identity in Contemporary Guam” and “Embodied silent narratives of masculinities Some perspectives from Guam Chamorros” and he is working in ethnohistorical interpretation of the Mariana history with articles like “A Mariana Islands History Story” or “Priests, Mayors and Indigenous Offices: Indigenous Agency and Adaptive Resistance In the Mariana Islands (1681 -1758)”, among others.