Assistant Professor, Nutrition
Research & Extension Interests:
Chair, Micronesian Studies Program; Associate Professor, Sociology/Micronesian Studies Program
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.
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.
Assistant Professor, English
Pauline Felicia Baird is a native of Guyana. She is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ph.D. Rhetoric and Writing Program).
For her dissertation project— “Towards a Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Caribbean Rhetoric: African Guyanese Women from the Village of Buxton Transforming Oral History”—she engaged in a long-term study of African Guyanese women from her village. Her research interests include Caribbean Rhetoric, African Diaspora women’s story-making practices, cultural rhetorics, oral history, archival research, multi-modal composition, and writing studies.
She is a Scholars for the Dream (2014) awardee. This research award was granted by the Conference on College Communication and Composition.
Her passions include teaching and travelling. Over the course of her life, she has managed to combine the two and has taught and lived in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America, Palau, and Japan before coming to the University of Guam.
Division Chair, Professor/Extension Specialist
Agricultural Economics & Sustainable Agriculture
Extension Agent III
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Research Interests include but not limited in:
Assistant Professor, Physiology/ STEM Education
Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology
Hobbies: gardening, hiking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding
Instructor, Elementary Education and MARC Editor
KishaBorja-Quichocho was recently hired as the Editor for the Micronesian Area Research Center and an instructor in the School of Education. She also teaches courses in the Division of English and Applied Linguistics.
She received a BA in English from Hawai'i Pacific University, an MA in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and an MA in Teaching from the University of Guam. Kishahas taught secondary level Language Arts courses in the GDOE.
Her research interests focus on Chamoruidentity, Pacific literature curriculum, and culturally relevant teaching. One interesting fact is that Kisha is also a host in the first Chamoru program for children called "Nihi!". She enjoys spending time with her daughter Lina'la'.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Dr. Camacho received a doctorate in Postsecondary and Adult Education in August 2007 from Capella University; a master of education in Special Education in May 1994 from UOG; a master of science in Speech Language Pathology in December 1989 from the University of Hawaii-Manoa; and a bachelor of arts in communication in May 1987 from UOG.
Camacho has over 25 years in the field - working as an educator and speech-language pathologist. She has written and received numerous grants and proposals to build education on Guam - from early childhood education to adult and career-technical education. She has also presented at regional national conferences in the field.
Professor, Human Resource Management/Management; Graduate Faculty Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Dr. Francis Dalisay was raised on Guam and is a graduate of Father Duenas Memorial School and UOG (BA, Communication, 2000, summa cum laude, class valedictorian). He completed graduate degrees (MA, 2006; PhD, 2010) at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
Dalisay served as a faculty member at Cleveland State University and was most recently an Assistant Professor at the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
He also taught at UOG and WSU. Dalisay is a prolific communication-effects scholar and his research has been published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, New Media & Society, Communication Research, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, among others.
Dalisay’sresearch has also won awards from the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Central States Communication Association.
Instructor, Social Work
Tressa P. Diaz, received her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work at the City University of New York and is currently a PhD candidate at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work (MBTSSW) at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
Tressa is a doctoral scholar under the University of Guam-University of Hawai`i Cancer Center U54 Partnership. Her research focus is on the social determinants of cancer disparities and access to quality healthcare among Chamoru and other Micronesian communities in the Pacific.
She is dedicated to community-centered research, cancer survivorship, and the preservation of indigenous resources. Her doctoral research is on access to care and barriers to colorectal cancer screening among Chamoru on Guam.
Her hobbies include: reading, tennis, and playing guitar.
Associate Professor, TESOL
Dr. Evelyn Doman is the former Director of the English Language Centre at the University of Macau.
Evelyn received her doctorate in Applied Linguistics (with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition) from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has taught ESL and EFL for the past 20+ years at various universities in Korea, Japan, the United States and Macau.
Her research interests include learner autonomy, Processability Theory, focus on form instruction, and teacher beliefs. She is particularly interested in the flipped language classroom and ways to promote independent learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Division of Humanities
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.
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
Dr. Paul Fleming joins the University of Guam as an Associate Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Fleming was born in Cork, Republic of Ireland and completed his first degree in Applied Psychology there. He then completed his clinical training at the University of Manchester Medical School. Following a period of clinical practice at The Institute of Psychiatry in London he moved to Wales to complete a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Since then, Dr. Fleming has worked at combining clinical practice and education, and his most recent work was with the National Health Service in the UK as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
Dr. Fleming loves music of all sorts, fiction, and poetry - particularly North American fiction and poetry.
Associate Professor of English, Division Chair Division of English & Applied Linguistics
Professor, Soil Science
Assistant Professor, Groundwater Hydrology
Outside interests: Married to UOG student, Analin Habana (business major)
New dad: Lil' Nate arrived 26 July 2015
Assistant Professor, Field Experience Coordinator
Physical Education, (Program Coordinator)
Associate Professor, Management Information System
Kevin K.W. Ho is an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Public Administration, University of Guam. Kevin’s research interests include electronic service, information systems strategy, social media, green information systems, sustainability management, and electronic government.
He is an associate editor in International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering, and editor board memberin International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, and Journal of Communication and Education.
His research has been published in Computers in Human Behavior, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Global Information Management, among others.
My major research interests focus on Electronic Service. I have particular interests in using theories in risk, trust, value co-creation, and technology adoption as the basis for empirical research and practitioner enquiry related to the design of E-service.
Currently, I am working on projects in investigating how the development of trust and value co-creation in social media affect purchase intention of online consumers, and how different design attributes of E-service website affect its adoption. I also conduct research on the E-government and E-learning adoption and green information systems and sustainable management.
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Research Interests include but not limited in:
Hobbies - avid tennis player, scuba diving, and snow skiing (hope to travel to both S. Korea and Japan for that winter sport)
Assistant Professor, Administration & Supervision (Program Coordinator)
Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and the Program Chair for the Masters in Education School Administration and Supervision Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Argosy University/Hawaii’s doctoral education programs teaching graduate students in Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa and chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Before coming to the University of Guam, Dr. James was an Associate Dean at the Guam Community College. Her professional career also includes over 25 years with the Guam Department of Education as a high school math teacher, school administrator, and Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Improvement.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Dr. Bill Jeffery has been working as a maritime archaeologist for over 30 years. In 1990, Bill was a member of an Australian team that trained some of China’s first maritime archaeologists. Since 2002, he has been working on various aspects of maritime archaeology in Hong Kong and more recently the training of a number of local divers, and the implementation of maritime archaeology research and excavation projects, the first such projects to be conducted in Hong Kong. Bill’s background in maritime archaeology is in Australia, where after studying with the Western Australian Museum, he formulated and coordinated a maritime heritage program for a state government agency, Heritage South Australia from 1981-2001. He went onto working with the Federated States of Micronesia National Historic Preservation Office and completing a PhD in maritime archaeology at James Cook University. He is a consulting maritime archaeologist to ERM Hong Kong, and Research Associate with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has implemented various types of archaeological and heritage investigations in Australia, the Pacific region, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and various countries in Africa. Bill has lectured in cultural heritage preservation, maritime archaeology and conducted maritime archaeology field schools with Flinders University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Guam and James Cook University in addition to teaching Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training programs in eleven different countries.
Some current activities and project work can be seen at:
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Colleen Jennings recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Iowa and is pleased to join the Fine Arts faculty at the University of Guam. She comes to UOG with diverse national and international experiences. Previously, Colleen taught at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
She has sung for King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a command performance featuring his compositions. She appeared with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Colleen sang in Myanmar on a US Embassy sponsored concert tour and sang for the heads of state of the nations of Asia and Oceania at the ASEAN Summit. She also sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Georges Delnon in Milan, Italy.
She appeared as Mimì in The University of Iowa School of Music’s 100th Anniversary production of La Bohème. Colleen appeared with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre as Young Artist in productions of L’elisir d’amore, Madama Butterfly and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, where she also served as the understudy for the title role. Colleen appeared with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra of Jackson, Michigan singing Italian arias and duets. Colleen has appeared as soprano soloist in Westminster Fine Arts series productions of Poulenc’s Gloria, PDQ Bach’s The Seasonings, Orff’s Carmina burana and the American premiere of John Tavener’s Fall and Resurrection.
Colleen received a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine.
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.
This Documentary has been screen at three International Academic Conferences as well as in Bali, Indonesia.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Yoshito Kawabata is an associate professor with a background in developmental psychology. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in psychology from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.
Yoshi’s research interest focuses on interpersonal relationships and psychopathology and the roles of contextual factors such as schools, neighborhoods, and cultures on these domains.
He is particularly interested in examining risk and protective factors that may influence developmental processes involving parenting, peer relationships, and forms of psychopathology (i.e., anxiety, depression, and aggression) with a cross-cultural and ethnically diverse sample. In another line of research, Yoshi uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative data and analyzes how and why children and adolescents accept or reject intergroup contact or cross-ethnic friendships.
He has supervised undergraduate and graduate students with their thesis and provided considerable support for research and writing. He has enjoyed these mentoring experiences and is excited to work with students at University of Guam.
2009 Ph.D. in Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
2002 M.A. in Psychology, University of Oregon
Assistant Professor of Art
Communication and Fine Arts Division
Irena received her PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (2015), MFA in printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts,Japan (2005) and BA in art education, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2000). Integrating theory and practice has been a key element to her research through which she has been exploring connections between eco-Buddhism and printmaking, extended forms of print and art/craft relationship.
Her practice involves large-scale monochrome woodcuts and print installations. Irena’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in many group and independent exhibitions. She presented at the SGCI Print Conference 2016 in Portland USA, IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference, China (2015), 4th International Printmaking Symposium at University of Auckland, NZ (2015), IMPACT 8 in Scotland (2013) and the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2014).
She exhibited at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Gaum Museum and Isla Centre for the Arts (2016). Irena curated the International Exhibition of Contemporary Print UOG 2016 at Isla Centre for the Arts (2016). Her work is exhibited the International Print Biennial, Northern Print, UK (2016), and SGCI Print Conference 2017 in Atlanta, USA. Irena is an Assistant Professor of Art, University of Guam.
2015 PhD Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2005 MFA Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2000 BA Art Education, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Assistant Professor, Geography
Pacific Islands Climate Science Coordinator, Center for Island Sustainability
Division Chair of Computer Science and Mathematics, Professor
Parallel and Distributed Computing, Sequential and Parallel Algorithms, Computer Networks, Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Computational Geometry.
Golf and Swimming.
Interim Associate Director, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center
Professor, Biology; Editor
Professor, Ornamental Horticulture
Assistant Professor, Special Education & Early Childhood
(Program Coordinator –Undergraduate)
Professor of Education
Dr. Unaisi Nabobo-Baba has worked for the past 27 years in secondary and higher education. In that time, she has worked in Fiji and the Pacific Islands of Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Solomon Is, New Zealand, Australia, Yap, Pohnpei, Rota (CNMI), Guam. Dr. Nabobo-Baba speaks Fijian and Pidgin English fluently and has some understanding of Tongan, Samoan, and Kiribati. She has done work and consultancies/research in the following areas/competencies:
Assistant Professor, Education Foundation
Dr. Dean Olah joined the faculty of the School of Education at UOG after teaching at Campbell University in North Carolina for the past five years. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in music education at the University of Toledo, received a Master of School Administration (MSA) degree from Campbell University and holds a ddegree of Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) from North Carolina State University in the School of Technology Engineering and Design. Additionally, he is a licensed A+ and Network+ Computer Technician, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Trainer (MCT).
With experience working at every level in education including elementary general music, middle and high school band, collegiate and business vocational technology training and administration, as well as university graduate school, he is also a former elementary school principal. His primary areas of scholastic interest are foundational education, instructional technology, vocational studies, educational leadership and music education.
Dr. Olah is an active member of ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association), Epsilon Pi Tau (leading international honors society for technology) and MENC (Music Educators National Conference). He has recently collaborated with a leading educational pedagogue, Dr. Harry Wong, to assist educators integrating technology as a tool in classroom management.
In his spare time, Dr. Olah enjoys playing the trombone and has performed professionally with numerous classical and jazz ensembles in Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and internationally in Europe and the Middle East. He and his wife Molly (an educator and professional violinist) enjoy traveling and outdoor activities such as snorkeling, hiking and tennis.
Associate Professor, Geography
Associate Professor, Marketing
Terrie O’Brien has been teaching Marketing for almost 30 years. She is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Guam, has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at UOG, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and for Chaminade University in Hawaii. While living in Australia she taught Marketing at Monash University in Melbourne for three years, where she undertook doctoral studies in Services Marketing Management. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and her Master’s in Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Finance from University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation she worked in advertising with Doyle, Dane, Bernbach, New York, then ran a small telecommunications company in California. After moving to Guam, 30 years ago, she began providing consulting services to local, national, and international businesses and governments in Marketing Management and Market Research for both local and international companies and continues this today. Her areas of interest and teaching include Marketing Management, Marketing Research, and e-Marketing. She has also worked on various projects for the University such as accreditation coordinator, department chair, internship coordinator, marketing club advisor, and promotional development. She has worked in retailing, banking, promotions, and sales. She enjoys traveling and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Assistant Professor, Public Administration / Program Chair, Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)
John J. Rivera, an INTJ, is an executive coach, consultant and professor with a decade and a half of diverse professional and academic experience.
John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.
Throughout Guam and Region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his expertise with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational/charismatic leadership qualities.
Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Specialization in Leadership - 2012, Capella University
MPA - 2015, UOG
PMBA - 2005, UOG
BBA with a Double Major in Business Management and Finance/Economics, Minor in Human Resource Management - 2001, UOG
Professor, Educational (Foundations & Special Education)
Division of Foundations, Educational Research & Human Services (FEHRS)
I am currently a tenured, full professor in Foundations & Educational Research at the School of Education, University of Guam. I am also the Chairperson of the FERHS Division, Chair of the SOE Graduate Faculty Committee, and Chair for the graduate Special Education Program. In my roles, I am a member of the SOE Academic Affairs Committee with 2 votes due to my dual role.
I have a long history of working with grants in Special Education, particularly Personnel Preparation (OSEP), Health; EHDI programs (HRSA) and database development (CDC). I was immersed in grantsmanship from 1985 to the present and during my 19 years with the UOG Guam Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (Guam CEDDERS). I have taught extensively in the School of Education, Foundations and Special Education since 1983.
I have had numerous research articles and presentations which have been presented at the local, regional, National, and International level conferences. I continue to strive to improve education on Guam and throughout the Pacific region. A new direction in research, at the current time, is conducting studies to compare the performance of students in K-12th who were educated in "charter schools" versus those educated in "public or private schools."
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education (Program Coordinator – Undergraduate Secondary Education; MAT); Division Chair
Associate Professor, Global Resources Management
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.
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Michael Slane, has moved to Guam from the state of Ohio where he was born and raised. He has had a lifelong love of theatre andenjoys both the performance and production/design aspects of the art. He has most recently taught at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and holds a MA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky and a MFA in Scenic Design from Ohio University.
Professor Slane has a great love of animals and has already begun to volunteer for GAIN. He enjoys music, cooking, and the outdoors and looks forward to the many new opportunities that island life will bring.
Professor of Education
(Program Coordinator – Reading)
Associate Professor, Political Science
Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
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.
Ph.D., 1979, George Washington University
Professor, Turf Science
Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry
Dr. Bulan Wu received a masters in Organic Chemistry from Shanxi University, China in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from West Virginia University in
Wu’s expertise is in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry and medicinal chemistry.
Her research interests are in the area of novel synthetic methodology development and synthesis of biologically active small molecules with potential application in medicinal chemistry (anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral) as well as SAR studies.
Wu’s hobbies include cooking, Zumba, yoga, hiking, boating, traveling, watching movies, and playing cards.
Director; Assistant Professor, Art
Professor, Food Science / Extension Specialist