Program Chair; Assistant Professor, Public Administration
John J. Rivera is executive coach, consultant and professor with more than 15 years of diverse professional and academic experience.
John's expertise and forte is in leadership development and strategic capacity building through human capital innovation. His solid track record and strong portfolio are complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessments in the market today. He is one of only a few hundred MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioners, with competency in all Levels—Steps I, II, & III. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner, Certified Step III Practitioner, EMP™ Founding Practitioner, and was among the first EQ-i certified practitioners. Other certifications include the EMP™, EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TIPS™ TKI®, and Strong®.
Throughout Guam and region John has worked with a diverse mix of organizations/companies to grow strategic, organizational and leadership capacity. He is best known for his proficiency with assessments, extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, and transformational leadership qualities.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Program Chair for SBPA’s MPA/PMBA Program. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the newly formed Regional Center for Public Policy.
Professor, Global Resources Management
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).
Vice President, Administration & Finance