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Geraldine S. James, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Advanced Education & Research Services

location Office Location: SOE 208G
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Argosy University (Hawaii)
  • M.Ed. University of Portland (Oregon)
  • B.A. Secondary Education – Mathematics, University of Guam


  • Master School Administrator, Guam Department of Education
  • Master Educator, Math 6-12, Guam Department of Education


Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education (SOE). She joined SOE in August 2011 and is an alumna of the University of Guam. She is currently the Program Chair for the M.Ed. School Administration and Supervision program and the Division Chair for SOE’s Advanced Education and Research Services. She is also graduate faculty for the M.Ed. Innovations in Teaching and Learning (InTaL) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs and core faculty for the Ed.D. in Academic and Instructional Leadership program.

Her professional career includes nine years as a Professor of Practice and Adjunct Professor for Argosy University/Hawaii’s doctoral education programs, teaching graduate students in Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa and chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Additionally, she was an Associate Dean at the Guam Community College for five years and worked for the Guam Department of Education for 25 years as a high school math teacher, school administrator, and Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Improvement.

William Jeffery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Archaeology and Micronesian Studies

location Office Location: HSS 120A
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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 Dr. Bill Jeffery has been working as a maritime archaeologist for over 30 years. In 1990, Bill was a member of an Australian team that trained some of China’s first maritime archaeologists. Since 2002, he has been working on various aspects of maritime archaeology in Hong Kong and more recently the training of a number of local divers, and the implementation of maritime archaeology research and excavation projects, the first such projects to be conducted in Hong Kong. Bill’s background in maritime archaeology is in Australia, where after studying with the Western Australian Museum, he formulated and coordinated a maritime heritage program for a state government agency, Heritage South Australia from 1981-2001. He went onto working with the Federated States of Micronesia National Historic Preservation Office and completing a PhD in maritime archaeology at James Cook University. He is a consulting maritime archaeologist to ERM Hong Kong, and Research Associate with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has implemented various types of archaeological and heritage investigations in Australia, the Pacific region, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and various countries in Africa. Bill has lectured in cultural heritage preservation, maritime archaeology and conducted maritime archaeology field schools with Flinders University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Guam and James Cook University in addition to teaching Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training programs in eleven different countries.


Some current activities and project work can be seen at:



AN 462, Spring 2016: Advanced Field Methods Archaeology



  • A.D., Surveying, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma, Maritime Archaeology, Curtin University (Australia)
  • Ph.D., Maritime Archaeology, James Cook University (Australia)
Colleen Jennings, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance

location Office Location: EC 118A
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Colleen Jennings recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Iowa and is pleased to join the Fine Arts faculty at the University of Guam. She comes to UOG with diverse national and international experiences. Previously, Colleen taught at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.  

She has sung for King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a command performance featuring his compositions. She appeared with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Colleen sang in Myanmar on a US Embassy sponsored concert tour and sang for the heads of state of the nations of Asia and Oceania at the ASEAN Summit. She also sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Georges Delnon in Milan, Italy.  

She appeared as Mimì in The University of Iowa School of Music’s 100th Anniversary production of La Bohème. Colleen appeared with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre as Young Artist in productions of L’elisir d’amore, Madama Butterfly and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, where she also served as the understudy for the title role.Colleen appeared with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra of Jackson, Michigan singing Italian arias and duets. Colleen has appeared as soprano soloist in Westminster Fine Arts series productions of Poulenc’s Gloria, PDQ Bach’s The Seasonings, Orff’s Carmina burana and the American premiere of John Tavener’s Fall and Resurrection.

Colleen received a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine.


  • B.A., Sociology, The College of St. Catherine (Minn.)
  • M.M., Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Drake University (Iowa)
  • DMA, Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, The University of Iowa
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location Office Location: Administration Business Office Building
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Adjunct Instructor of Women & Gender Studies and Sociology

location Office Location: HSS 205
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
  • tel Tel: (671) 735-2870
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  • B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Elon University (N.C.)
  • M.Ed., Counseling and Guidance, University of Guam
James Ji

Assistant Professor of Management

location Office Location: SBPA 232
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • B.A., Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • PMBA, University of Guam
  • MAT, University of Guam
  • DBA, Management, Argosy University, Hawaii


Dr. James Ji Jr. officially joined the University of Guam in August 2020 but has taught courses at UOG since 2013. He is also a licensed realtor and the general manager of J.J. Pacific Development Corp. He previously served as an advisor to the Public Policy Institute under the speaker of the 35th Guam Legislature. 

RESEARch interests

His previous research focused on cultural and generational distinctions regarding commitment levels in management. The primary focus of his research includes new forms of leadership and management with the intention of assisting the public and private sectors on Guam. Other research interests include technology-based education and management, an area that has become more relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hui Jiang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Aquaculture

location Office Location: ALS 215
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923


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Research interests

  • The interactive relationship between nutrition, genetics and health in aquaculture practices
  • Implementing environmentally-friendly husbandry technologies
  • Improving nutrient efficiency via shrimp genetic


  • B.S., Ecology and Environmental Biology, Ocean University of China
  • M.S., Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University

Selected publications

  • Gong, H., 2017. How does Penaeus vannamei cope with low salinity water? Aquaculture Magazine 43: 68-70.
  • Gong, H., 2017. Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP): an Emerging pathogen in shrimp aquaculture. Aquaculture Magazine 43: 66-67.
  • Jang, I.K., H. Gong., 2016. Growing marine shrimp in the Sahara Desert. Aquaculture Magazine 42: 54-56.
  • Gong, H., 2015. RNAi in shrimp immune defense system. Aquaculture Magazine 41: 46-49.
  • Gong, H. 2015. Specific pathogen free Penaeus vannamei breeding program at the University of Guam. Aquaculture Magazine 41: 72-73.
  • Gong, H. 2014. Prebiotics in shrimp aquaculture. Aquaculture Magazine 40: 62-64.
  • Gong, H. 2014. Probiotics in shrimp aquaculture. Aquaculture Magazine 40: 60-61.
  • Gong, H., J.W. Brown. 2012. Using yellowfin tuna roe in a shrimp maturation diet. World Aquaculture 43: 48-52.
  • Gong, H., D.H. Jiang, F. Alig, A.L. Lawrence. 2012. Effects of dietary protein level and source on the growth and survival of two genetic lines of specific-pathogen-free Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei. Aquaculture 338-341: 118-123.
  • Gong, H. 2010. Promoting health management of shrimp aquaculture on Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Asian Fisheries Science 23: 447-461.
  • Ciobanu, D.C., J.W.M. Bastiaansen, J. Magrin, J.L. Rocha, D.H. Jiang, N. Yu, B. Geiger, N. Deeb, D. Rocha, H. Gong, B.P. Kinghorn, G.S. Plastow, H.A.M. van der Steen, A.J. Mileham. 2010. A major SNP resource for dissection of phenotypic and genetic variation in Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Animal Genetics 41: 39-47.
  • Gong, H., A.L. Lawrence, D.H. Jiang. 2003. Effect of dietary phospholipids on the choline requirement of Litopenaeus vannamei juveniles. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 34: 289-299.
  • Jiang, D.H., A.L. Lawarence, W.H. Neill, H. Gong. 2000. Effects of temperature and salinity on nitrogenous excretion by Litopenaeus vannamei juveniles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 253: 193-209. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-0981(00)00259-8
  • Gong, H., A.L. Lawrence, D.H. Jiang, F.L. Castille, D.M. Gatlin III. 2000. Lipid nutrition of juvenile Litopenaeus vannamei: I. Dietary cholesterol and de-oiled soy lecithin requirements and their interaction. Aquaculture 190: 305-324.
Kirk D. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

location Office Location: HSS 318D
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Kirk Johnson in Bali with students
Dr. Kirk Johnson was raised for most of his childhood in the mountains of Western India, where he attended an International Baha’i School with students from over 34 different countries. This experience had a profound and indelible impact on his life, world view, and the course of his future career. He returned to the United States for university at the age of 17 and found himself drawn to the social sciences while an undergraduate at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. After earning his baccalaureate degree, he moved to Ohio University, where he earned two master’s degrees in sociology and in international development. Dr. Johnson’s doctoral research while at McGill University in Montreal Canada took him back to the mountains of his youth where he explored the influence of television on the lives of villagers in India.  

He then moved to the Pacific, where he has worked at the University of Guam as a professor of sociology for the past two decades. Dr. Johnson has served as director of the Bali Field School, a community development project, since 2004, providing students an opportunity to explore, through a cross-cultural lens, the dynamics between tradition and modernity, globalization and the survival of indigenous peoples and cultures, and highlights the complexity and tensions of social change in the 21st century. His work and service has taken him throughout the Pacific to island nations including Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, and New Zealand. His work in Asia has been primarily in India and Indonesia. 

He has published numerous books and journal articles, given over 30 conference presentations around the world focusing on research in the areas of development and social change, religion and education, human ecology, and sustainability. Dr. Johnson’s ongoing work in the Pacific Asia region has allowed him to learn firsthand about the processes of community development and capacity building at the grassroots in many different settings. 

Professional history


  • B.A., Sociology, Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
  • M.A., Sociology and International Development, Ohio University
  • Ph.D., Sociology, McGill University (Canada)

Bali Field Schoolstudent praying in bali

Click on the links below to find out more about the Bali Field School, an annual course that is held each year over spring break.

Student Research and Service


The 2007 Bali Field School produced a five-part documentary series titled "Casting Our Net: Rediscovering Community in the 21st Century." It has been screened at three international academic conferences as well as in Bali, Indonesia.




Randall D. Johnson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Music / Director of The Latte Tones

location Office Location: Fine Arts Building #124
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • B.M., B.A., M.M., D.M.A., University of Washington
Rachel Jolley

Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology

location Office Location: SCI 108
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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  • Ph.D., Forest Ecology (Biogeochemistry), Auburn University (Ala.)
  • M.S., Botany and Range Ecology, Brigham Young University (Utah)
  • B.S., Conservation Biology (Wildlife Biology), Brigham Young University (Utah)
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