Professor of English
Professor of 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).
Professor of Social Work
Dean / Professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies
James D. Sellmann was born and raised in the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y. He was awarded bachelor's degrees in psychology and philosophy from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and master's degrees in Asian religions and comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was awarded a doctorate in Chinese philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has published more than 60 articles in various peer-reviewed books and journals, such as "Asian Philosophy" and "Philosophy East and West." His book "Timing and Rulership in Master Lü's Spring and Autumn Annals," was published by State University of New York Press in 2002. He is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam. He enjoys cooking and hiking.
Assistant Professor of International Tourism Management
Tanmay received his doctorate in Leisure behavior and Environmental studies (minor) from Indiana University Bloomington, USA in July 2021. He holds a M.Sc. in Environment and Development (Tourism) from King’s College London, UK and a B.Sc. in Hotel and Hospitality Administration from Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi. He has worked extensively for a leading think tank in the area of sustainability in India & Kuwait. Tanmay’s research interests include sustainability in tourism and hospitality and tourism development in emerging economies.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor, Extension & Outreach / Director, Center for Island Sustainability and UOG Sea Grant
Dr. Austin Shelton joined the faculty of the University of Guam (UOG) in 2016 as an assistant professor of extension and outreach. He later received appointments to concurrently serve as the director of the UOG Center for Island Sustainability and UOG Sea Grant. Shelton is an Obama Leader Asia Pacific, a Micronesia Conservation Coalition Tide Changer Educator, and one of 50 Under 40: Emerging Leaders in the Government of Guam. Shelton locally advances the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Together with the Office of the Governor of Guam, he co-chairs Guam Green Growth (G3), the island’s most comprehensive action plan ever created to achieve a sustainable future.
Shelton grew up on the shore of Guam observing environmental degradation and was inspired to become a marine and environmental scientist. Shelton now conducts research to revive island ecosystems and builds STEM capacity in Pacific Islander communities through the coordination of student research experiences and science fairs. Shelton oversees a portfolio of grants from Sea Grant (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR, NSF INCLUDES, Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hawaii-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, and the Northern and Southern Guam Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Shelton collaborates regionally and internationally as a trustee of the Micronesia Conservation Trust; co-chair of the U.S. Climate Strong Islands Network; steering committee member of the U.N. Local2030 Islands Network; and representative to the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes, and National Sea Grant Association. Locally, he is an appointed member of the Governor of Guam’s Climate Change Resiliency Commission, Aquacultural Task Force, and Islandwide Beautification Task Force; member of the Guam Legislature’s Council on Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience; and Vice President of the Guam Science and Discovery Society.