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Professor of Legal Studies

Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • B.A., Speech and Drama
  • MPA, Governmental Management and Public Administration
  • M.A., Development Communications, Public Information and Public Relations, Broadcast Communications and Journalism
  • DPA, Public Policy, Development Administration, International Administration, University of the Philippines


Guthertz’ focus of research is on public policy and public administration on Guam and in the Western Pacific. She was raised and educated on Guam and has served the University of Guam and the Guam comnunity in various capacities, such as academic vice president, tenured full professor, chair of Public Administraiton and Legal Studies, director of Public Safety, acting chief of police, chair of the Board of Education, and commissioner of the Consolidated Commission on Utilities.

Kathrine J. Gutierrez

Associate Professor / Chair of the Division of Advanced Education & Research Services

location Office Location: SOE 210F
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Guam
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Management, University of Guam


Kathrine Gutierrez, Ph.D., joined the School of Education as an associate professor in January 2021. She is originally from Guam and is an alumna of the University of Guam.

She comes to the University of Guam from the University of Oklahoma, where she was on faculty since 2006. She worked specifically as a graduate faculty member there teaching and advising master's and doctoral students. 

Her higher education work experience includes research (scholarly publications and national/international conference presentations), teaching (graduate coursework), and service activities at the national/international levels. Dr. Gutierrez is interested in continuing research to focus on schools, school community, and culture. Her areas of emphasis are educational leadership and conducting educational research. 

She has experience in teaching online using technology for teaching and learning and earned certificates from the Online Learning Consortium. 

Upon joining UOG, she earned certificates from UOG’s Online Teaching Resources (OTR); and recently in Aug. 2023 completed a Quality Matters workshop earning a certificate for Applying the QM Rubric, re: the 7th edition standards.

She was selected to participate in the 2022 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort, a program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and having received a certificate of achievement, is now a 2022 Cohort alumna. Read more at Past ELP Cohorts - AASCU.

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