Research Associate I
Lani is a sea turtle biologist with UOG Sea Grant to conduct turtle monitoring and observation. Her work space is primarily at the beaches within Andersen Air Force Base.
Senior Academic Counselor, ADA Specialization
Professor, Educational Research & Foundations
I am currently a tenured, full professor in Foundations & Educational Research at the School of Education, University of Guam. I am also the Chairperson of the FERHS Division, Chair of the SOE Graduate Faculty Committee, and Chair for the graduate Special Education Program. In my roles, I am a member of the SOE Academic Affairs Committee with 2 votes due to my dual role.
I have a long history of working with grants in Special Education, particularly Personnel Preparation (OSEP), Health; EHDI programs (HRSA) and database development (CDC). I was immersed in grantsmanship from 1985 to the present and during my 19 years with the UOG Guam Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (Guam CEDDERS). I have taught extensively in the School of Education, Foundations and Special Education since 1983.
I have had numerous research articles and presentations which have been presented at the local, regional, National, and International level conferences. I continue to strive to improve education on Guam and throughout the Pacific region. A new direction in research, at the current time, is conducting studies to compare the performance of students in K-12th who were educated in "charter schools" versus those educated in "public or private schools."
Recreational Sports Coordinator