Campus Leadership Directory
Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D., graduated from All Saints Cathedral School on St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He earned a B.S. in history from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S.A. in human resources management from Central Michigan University, an M.A. in English from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. He served 22 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served on the faculty of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, as a Senior Military Fellow of the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, and as Vice Director of the National Defense University Press.
Formerly, he was President of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Prior to PLU, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Krise was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and has published numerous articles and other works, including Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777 (1999) and Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream (2018).
Dean, School of Business and Public Administration
Center for Island Sustainability Associate Director
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Director, Integrated Marketing Communications
As Director of Integrated Marketing Communications at the University of Guam, Macapinlac oversees the university’s advertising, public relations, website and social media and harnesses new media and communication technology to promote the university’s brand. He launched its “No Place Like Home” advertising campaign, designed and developed a new UOG website, established a growing social media presence and created new student life experiences such as the annual President’s Cup competition.
Born and raised in Guam, Macapinlac graduated from high school in 1996 from Harvest Christian Academy where he was a merit award recipient. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an Advertising / Public Relations concentration from Pensacola Christian College and in 2005, he earned a Professional Master of Business Administration from the University of Guam.
Macapinlac enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel and their three children, Lilya, Kian and Rhys. He is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and particularly enjoys a medium-rare rib-eye steak.
Director of MARC, Acting Director; Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
Interim Associate Director, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center Professor/Nutrition Specialist
Interim Dean, EMSS, Registrar
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Associate Professor, English