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University of Guam

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Division of Humanities

Office Location: Tan Lam Pek Kim English & Communication Building., Rm. 118E
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • Ph.D. Anthropology
  • M.A. Social and Political Thought
  • BA (Hons.) Social Science (Sociology)



Dr. Douglas Farrer is Head of Anthropology at the University of Guam. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Guam. Dr. Farrer's research interests include martial arts, the anthropology of performance, visual anthropology, the anthropology of the ocean, psychoanalysis, digital anthropology, and the sociology of religion. He authored Shadows of the Prophet: Martial Arts and Sufi Mysticism, and co-edited Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge: Asian Traditions in a Transnational World. Recently Dr. Farrer compiled "War Magic and Warrior Religion: Cross-Cultural Investigations” for Social Analysis. Currently he is researching Brazilian jiu-jitsu and learning scuba diving.

University of Guam

Professor, Sociology 

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 3rd Flr., Rm. 318D
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Kirk Johnson was raised for most of his childhood in the mountains of Western India where he attended an International Baha’i School with students from over 34 different countries. This experience had a profound and indelible impact on his life, world view and the course of his future career. He returned to the United States for University at the age of 17 and found himself drawn to the social sciences. After earning his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada he moved to the polar opposite side of the world (a tropical island in the Pacific) where he now lives in a little cottage with his beautiful wife Sarah and their son Aidan, a stone’s through from the tranquil blue ocean. And when he is not building tree houses or forts with his son, or tending his garden or bumming on the beach, he works at the University of Guam as a professor of Sociology.
 
He has lived on Guam since 1998 and has served as Director of the Bali Field School for a decade and a half. Traveling to Bali, Indonesia with students and scholars for the past fifteen years has been the most rewarding part of his job, allowing him the opportunity to connect with others in ways that a classroom setting makes difficult. And though this project keeps him up late into the night planning and fundraising throughout the year, he knows that one glimpse of a student standing in the middle of a rice field on their first morning in Bali or watching their spirit transform as they sit on a dirt floor in a remote village and laugh and talk and sing with children and families that seem to live a life so radically different from their own, allowing them to reflect deeply on the social, economic, and geo-political forces that have created such vast differences in wealth in the world today, makes it all worth it. Kirk’s areas of research and academic interest include development and social change, globalization, mass media, culture, religion and education, human ecology and sustainability.
 
Kirk is also very involved in learning about the nature of capacity building and community development among diverse Pacific island communities and his work and service as a Baha’i takes him to communities throughout Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia to learn how village communities at the grassroots are endeavoring to empower children and junior youth, are striving to foster the devotional life of their families and communities and how indigenous peoples from varied backgrounds are learning to take charge of their own material and spiritual destinies. To learn more about any of this work and to get involved in these efforts please write to him at kirkjohnson99@gmail.com  

 

EDUCATION

  • BA - Sociology, Fort Hays State University, 1990
  • MA- Sociology, Ohio University, 1992
  • MA - International Development, 1992
  • Ph.D. - Sociology, McGill University, 1998

 

Bali Field School

Click on the links below to find out more about the Bali Field School, an annual course that is held each year over spring break.

 

Student Research and Service

 

Casting Our Net: Rediscovering Community in the 21st Century (Documentary Produced by the 2007 Bali Field School) - 5 Part Series.

This Documentary has been screen at three International Academic Conferences as well as in Bali, Indonesia.

University of Guam

Associate Professor, Global Resources Management

Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 224
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • PhD, 2006, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • MA, 1990, University of Oregon
  • BA, 1981, Western State College of Colorado

Fred R. Schumann, PhD, is Associate Professor of Global Resources Management in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. He has been active as a business executive in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. working with various multinational retail and hospitality firms. Dr. Schumann’s primary research has been in the field of international tourism and trends in consumer spending. He has extensive experience in luxury and specialty retail, with groups such as DFS Guam and The Athlete’s Foot Group, Inc. (TAF). At TAF, he was responsible for 196 retail stores in 17 countries/territories as Franchise Director for the Asia Pacific region. 

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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Political Science
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 216
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Michael Jon Stoil, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science and Military Science at the University of Guam. He received his PhD in political science from the George Washington University in 1979, while working for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organizational Affairs. Between 1979 and 2007, he served as a research consultant to Federal agencies in such fields as counterterrorism, emergency management, substance abuse control, and defense-related topics. His primary specialty was innovative research methodology, including advanced survey, focus group, and interview/interrogation techniques, and meta-analysis of multiple independent statistical studies. From 1991 until 2007, he also served as Washington Editor for Medquest publications, writing monthly columns on policy affecting mental health, substance abuse, and geriatric care.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 1979, George Washington University