Associate Professor, Legal Studies & Public Administration
Professor, Human Resource Management & Graduate Faculty Coordinator
Dr. Richard Colfax, Ph.D., GPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRMP, SPHR-I, PHR, CM, CHRP
Dr. Richard Colfax, Ph.D. has extensive university teaching and international work experience in both Japan and Guam. The tenured (full) Professor of Human Resource Management and Management, he teaches undergraduate BBA and graduate PMBA and MPA courses. He coordinates and advises the Human Resource Management (HRM) undergraduate program which is certified & aligned with the SHRM national academic initiative.
Major current responsibilities include: SBPA Faculty Mentor, UOG Crisis & Disaster Team advisor and Advisor to various student organization including the award-winning SHRM Student Chapter, Student Veteran’s Organization, Sigma Beta Delta Honor, and Pohnpei Student Organization. He previously served as Graduate Faculty Coordinator, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair; IRB compliance Chair, and Professional MBA (PMBA) Program Chair.
He is professionally certified in Human Resources from SHRM & HRCI; Risk & Crisis Management from FEMA/EMI and PATA International; and the EQ/EQ-I, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC-flex.
Dr. Colfax continues to collaborate with SBPA colleagues on research - publication efforts and presents at local and international conferences.
Dr. Colfax privately provides international human resource-management-business consulting services including federal contract partnering facilitation, performance evaluation development, business/market research & analysis, critical thinking and management team development. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has worked, consulted, trained and taught across the Asia-Pacific Region.
Associate Professor, Accounting
Dr. Doreen Crisostomo is an associate professor of accounting at the University of Guam, where she has taught since 2005. She currently serves on the Finance and Budget Committee of the Association of Government Accountants and a reviewer to the Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award Program of the Government Finance Officers Association.
Dr. Crisostomo has worked in government service for over 25 years, including time spent as the deputy superintendent of finance and administration for GPSS; comptroller of GPA; controller for the Guam Housing Corporation; deputy/chief fiscal officer, and finance analyst in the Legislature; chairperson of the Finance and Planning Committee for the GMH Board of Trustees; and senior vice president of the Association of Government Accountants. She also serves the community in other ways, including through supporting fundraising efforts for educational purposes, natural disasters relief, and finance work.
She has published articles on topics of government accounting, accounting systems and pedagogy. In recognition of her work, she has received several awards from the Association of Government Accountants, including the Platinum Level Chapter Recognition Award, while she was president of the AGA Guam Chapter and the Platinum Regional Vice President Award. She has also been awarded the UOG Community Awareness Award for research, and was a nominee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award.