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Ronald L. McNinch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration

location Office Location: SBPA 136
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • Ph.D., Political Science - Public Administration Emphasis, Georgia State University
  • MPA, Systems Administration, Georgia College 
  • B.S., Criminal Justice, West Georgia College
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Faculty Developer

Ron McNinch is chair of Public Administration and Legal Studies. His primary areas of concentration are public sector employment, research methods, fraud examination, and elections. McNinch’s research interests include administrative and civic behavior as well as aggregate data studies.

In addition to advanced credentials in human resources and fraud examination, McNinch is a specialist in local elections and opinion polling.

In 2009 he was named a “Distinguished Professor of Guam” by the Guam Legislature.

Since 1996, McNinch has served in a number of prominent government roles including:

  • two appointments to the Guam Election Commission Board
  • the Guam Organic Act 50th Anniversary Commission Board
  • four years as executive director of the Guam Peace Officer and Standards and Training Commission
  • two terms as the executive director of the Guam Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Commission.

McNinch has also served as a two-term president of the Guam Chapter of the American Cancer Society and president of two different Rotary Clubs on Guam.

 

John J. Rivera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration

location Office Location: SBPA 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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ABOUT

John J. Rivera is an executive coach, consultant, and professor with more than 15 years of diverse professional, executive, and academic experience. He is a tenured associate professor of public administration with the University of Guam's School of Business & Public Administration, is the Master of Public Administration program director, and is co-founder and director for the Regional Center for Public Policy.

Rivera's expertise and forte is in human capital innovation through agile leadership transformation and organizational development -- specializing in emotional intelligence, personality type, and strategic talent capacity building. Throughout Guam and the region, Rivera has worked with a diverse array of companies from startups to global brands, federal, and public sector to nonprofits. His skill sets are complemented by some of the most prominent talent developmental assessments in the market today. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner and MBTI™ Certified Step III Practitioner, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) Founding Practitioner, the first Certified Manager (CM) Certified Instructor, and was among the first Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i) certified practitioners in Guam.

EDUCATION/credentials

  • Ph.D., Organization and Management - Leadership Specialization, Capella University (Minn.)
  • BBA, PMBA, MPA, University of Guam
  • Executive Certificate in Public Policy for completion of:
    • Cyber Security: The Intersection of Policy and Technology Certificate, Harvard Kennedy School Exec. Ed.
    • Leadership in the 21st Century Program Certificate, Harvard Kennedy School Exec. Ed.
    • Emerging Leaders Program Certificate, Harvard Kennedy School Exec. Ed.
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
  • Certified Faculty Developer (CFD)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Manager (CM)
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (KHS)
  • Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester Pope & Martyr (KSS)
  • L5 Behavioral Governance (L5)
  • Professional of Human Resource Management (PHR)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources – International (SPHRi)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, and III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

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Gena Rojas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration

location Office Location: SBPA Bldg.
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • B.S., Public Administration, University of Guam
  • MPA, Syracuse University (N.Y.)
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies – Public Policy and Social Change, Union Institute & University (Ohio)
Maria Ruane, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

location Office Location: SBPA 118
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • B.S., Economics, San Jose State University (Calif.)
  • M.A., Economics, San Jose State University (Calif.)
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Riverside

BIOgraphy

Dr. Maria Claret M. Ruane is a tenured professor of economics at the University of Guam within the School of Business & Public Administration. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from San Jose State University (Calif.) and a doctorate in economics from the University of California, Riverside. 

She has previously served as the resident development economist for the University of Guam Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives and also as the resident development economist and research contributor/supervisor for the UOG Regional Center for Public Policy.

She has 29 years of experience in international macroeconomic development and is trained in quantitative approach to analyze available data and, when necessary, design methodologies to address limitations in data.

Dr. Ruane has written several socio-economic studies at regional, national, and international levels, including:

  • RCPP’s "Guam Economic Report" for 2018 and 2019

  • “Factors that Explain Corruption in the 50 States of the United States of America: A Regression Analysis,” published in the double-blind, peer-reviewed, internationally circulated journal Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Perspectives

  • A 20-equation simulation model to analyze the effect of development aid on a recipient economy.  

Her other work includes the generation and analysis of much-needed economic and business indicators and analysis in Guam, including:

  • consumer and business confidence survey

  • corruption perception

  • buying local behavior

  • local spending multiplier

  • effect of exchange rate changes on tourist arrivals to Guam

  • local farmer and village residents surveys in the context of the One Village-One Product approach to Guam’s economic development.

She believes that research is a search for the truth and aims at developing local capacity in Guam to produce ethical, relevant, and impactful economic research and analysis.

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Administrative Assistant, Guam Small Business Development Center

location Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 148
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Annette T. Santos, DBA

Dean / Associate Professor of Management

location Office Location: SBPA Bldg., 2nd Floor, Dean's Office
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Guam
  • MBA, University of Guam
  • DBA, Strategic Management, Alliant International University (Calif.)
Fred R. Schumann, Ph.D.

Professor of Global Resources Management

location Office Location: SBPA 224
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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ABOUT

Fred R. Schumann is a Professor of Global Resources Management in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. Dr. Schumann teaches courses in International Tourism and Tourism, Policy, Planning & Development, and other tourism-related courses in the university’s business program. He oversees the University of Guam’s International Tourism and Hospitality Management program and serves as graduate faculty member in the University’s Professional MBA program.

Dr. Schumann holds a B.A. from Western State College in Colorado, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a PhD from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He has participated in various tourism-related economic revitalization projects with the University of Guam’s Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives (PCEI). Some of the PCEI projects he has worked on, either as team member or project director, include: Guam 2011 CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy), Hagatna Revitalization Project, and Guam’s One Village One Product (OVOP) initiative. These projects were supported by Guam Economic Development Authority (CEDS) and U.S. Economic Development Authority (Hagatna Revitalization and OVOP).

Dr. Schumann is active in educating the community about the benefits of a well-managed tourism industry. He serves as Board Member of Guam’s Tourism Education Council (TEC) and Guam Sports Events, Inc. (GSEI).

Curriculum Vitae

 

CREDENTIALS

  • B.A., History, Western Colorado University
  • M.A., Asian Studies, University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., Asia Pacific Studies – Tourism and Hospitality, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan)

 

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Assistant Professor of International Tourism Management

Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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ABOUT

Tanmay received his doctorate in Leisure behavior and Environmental studies (minor) from Indiana University Bloomington, USA in July 2021. He holds a M.Sc. in Environment and Development (Tourism) from King’s College London, UK and a B.Sc. in Hotel and Hospitality Administration from Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi. He has worked extensively for a leading think tank in the area of sustainability in India & Kuwait. Tanmay’s research interests include sustainability in tourism and hospitality and tourism development in emerging economies.

CREDENTIALS

  • Ph.D., Leisure Behavior & Environmental Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
  • M.Sc., Environment & Development (Tourism), King’s College London
  • B.Sc., Hotel & Hospitality Administration, Institute of Hotel Management Pusa (India)
Martha G. Suez-Sales

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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CREDENTIALS

  • DBA, Liverpool University (England)
  • PMBA, University of Guam
  • B.S., Business Administration – Accounting, San Diego State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ethics for tax practice
  • International financial practices of small- and medium-sized enterprises
  • Innovative educational techniques
  • Effectiveness of tax incentives and global competitiveness
  • Cultural and gender diversity in the accounting profession and education
  • Practice-based action research and action learning
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IT Operations Support Technician

location Office Location: SBPA Bldg., Rm. 220A
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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