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A list of faculty at College of Liberal Arts & Social Science

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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Japanese

Office Location: HSS Bldg., Rm. 120D
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Japanese           

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 3rd Flr., Rm. 318F
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Psychology

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 220E
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923

Expertise

Psychology
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About

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. 

EDUCATION

2009 Ph.D. in Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota 

2002 M.A. in Psychology, University of Oregon

 

 

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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.

EDUCATION

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

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University of Guam

Instructor, Communication

Office Location: EC Bldg., 1st Flr., Rm. EC111
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Geography
Pacific Islands Climate Science Coordinator, Center for Island Sustainability

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 220C
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Associate Professor, Sociology/ Micronesian Studies  

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 220E
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Dr. Amy Owen

Associate Professor, Geography

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 209
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Degrees Earned: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (2003)
  • Master of Science in Ecosystems Biology (1991)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (1988)

Interests

  • Culture change patterns in young adults
  • Improving teaching course delivery
  • Building ecologically resilient lifestyle and economy.

Courses

  • World Regional Geography
  • Special Topics in Geography (i.e. Earth's Future)
  • Economic Geography  

Select Publications: 

  • Owen, A. (2012) Causes and Trends in Culture Change Today:  CHamoru and Filipino Societies on the Island of Guam.  In Psychology of Culture, eds. G. R. Hayes and M. H. Bryant, Nova Science Publishers.  ISBN: 978-1-62257-274-8.
  • Owen, A. (2011) Culture Change Dynamics in the Mariana Islands.  Pacific Asia Inquiry, Vol. 2:165-194.
  • Owen, A. (2010) Guam Culture, Immigration and the US Military Buildup.  Asia Pacific Viewpoint Vol. 51(3):304-318.
  • Owen, A., Jankowski, P., Williams, B. & Wulfhorst, J.D.  (2008) Improving public participation in resource protection: case studies in north-central Idaho.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Policy, Vol. 10(3):255-269.
  • Owen, A., Jankowski, P. & Williams. B. (2006). A Social cybernetics approach to community use of spatial data for resource protection: field study on a north-central Idaho Indian Reservation.  Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol. 8(4): 431-450.
University of Guam

Instructor, English

Office Location: EC Bldg., 1st Flr., Rm. 117C
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Professor, History

Office Location: HSS Bldg., Rm. 121B
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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