Associate Professor of Public Administration
John J. Rivera is an executive coach, consultant, and professor with more than 15 years of diverse professional, executive, and academic experience. He is a tenured associate professor of public administration with the University of Guam's School of Business & Public Administration, is the Master of Public Administration program director, and is co-founder and director for the Regional Center for Public Policy.
Rivera's expertise and forte is in human capital innovation through agile leadership transformation and organizational development -- specializing in emotional intelligence, personality type, and strategic talent capacity building. Throughout Guam and the region, Rivera has worked with a diverse array of companies from startups to global brands, federal, and public sector to nonprofits. His skill sets are complemented by some of the most prominent talent developmental assessments in the market today. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner and MBTI™ Certified Step III Practitioner, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) Founding Practitioner, the first Certified Manager (CM) Certified Instructor, and was among the first Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i) certified practitioners in Guam.