College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Below is a list of faculty at the college. If you are looking for someone in another school or college try the campus directory.
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 gained BA in art education and printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (2000). I earned MFA in printmaking at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan (2005), and PhD in Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, NZ (2015). Her artwork has been exhibited internationally at nineteen independent and numerous group exhibitions, including the Tallinn Triennial of Drawing (2012), Kyoto Art Festival (2012, 2014), the 2nd International Mokuhanga Exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts (2014), and at Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri (2014/2015). Irena exhibited in Croatia, Japan, Korea, USA, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Australia and New Zealand. She presented at Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference in Dundee (2013) the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference in Tokyo (2014), the 4th International Printmaking Workshop and Symposium at Elam (2015), and Impact 9 International Printmaking Conference at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Irena is an Assistant Professor of Art at 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
Associate Professor, Geography