Assistant Professor, English
Pauline Felicia Baird is a native of Guyana. She is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ph.D. Rhetoric and Writing Program).
For her dissertation project— “Towards a Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Caribbean Rhetoric: African Guyanese Women from the Village of Buxton Transforming Oral History”—she engaged in a long-term study of African Guyanese women from her village. Her research interests include Caribbean Rhetoric, African Diaspora women’s story-making practices, cultural rhetorics, oral history, archival research, multi-modal composition, and writing studies.
She is a Scholars for the Dream (2014) awardee. This research award was granted by the Conference on College Communication and Composition.
Her passions include teaching and travelling. Over the course of her life, she has managed to combine the two and has taught and lived in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America, Palau, and Japan before coming to the University of Guam.
Human Resources Associate
Mr. Luigi Bansil received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from the University of Guam in Fall 2013. He started working with PIP at the start of the 2019 Fañomnåkan semester. He will work under the English Adventure Program to bring in international students to improve their English skills through classes and other fun and innovative activities. He brings with him over 5 years of Marketing and Sales experience. Bansil enjoys traveling and rooting for his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles.