John J. Rivera

John J. Rivera, PhD

Program Chair; Assistant Professor, Public Administration

location  Office Location:  SBPA Bldg., Rm. 138
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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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.


  • BBA, PMBA, MPA, University of Guam
  • Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University (Minn.)
  • Certified Manager
  • Certified Faculty Developer
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Professional of Human Resource Management
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources – International
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional


  • MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioner (Levels—Steps I, II, & III)
  • CPI™
  • EMP™ Founding Practitioner
  • EQ-i 2.0®
  • FIRO®
  • KGI®
  • MMTIC®
  • PMAI®
  • Strong®
  • TIPS™
  • TKI®

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