Assistant Professor of Communication
Associate Professor of Experimental 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 Philosophy
Brett A. Fulkerson-Smith, Ph.D., specializes in the history of philosophy with an emphasis on German idealism.His primary research focuses on the philosophical methodologies of Immanuel Kant and J.G. Fichte — and the role of the imagination therein — and can be found in book chapters and scholarly journals like "Kantian Review," "Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain," "Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy," and "Society and Politics."
He also contributes to the scholarship of teaching and learning, having presented on the transformation of physical learning environments in colleges and universities to facilitate deep learning among students, the use of argument maps in college classes, the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, and the Philosophy with Children (PwC) movement.
Before coming to the University of Guam, Dr. Fulkerson-Smith was Professor of Philosophy at Harper College, just outside of Chicago, where he served as a faculty member for more than 10 years.
Professor of History, Micronesian Studies, and CHamoru Studies
Professor of Japanese
Associate Professor of Archaeology and Micronesian Studies
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 of Vocal Performance
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.