Subject Matter Expert Directory

The University of Guam Subject Matter Experts Directory is a searchable listing of academic scholars and practitioners who are knowledgeable and experienced in specific topical areas.

What is a subject matter expert?

A subject matter expert or "SME" is a professional or academic scholar who has a demonstrated expertise in a topical area based on their academic or professional credentials and professional experience.

The experts listed in this directory showcase the broad range of expertise areas at the University of Guam.

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Note: Default Directory listing is displayed in alphabetical order, based on last name
Subject Matter Expert
Yoshito Kawabata, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Irena Keckes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art / Chair of the Division of Communications, Media & Fine Art

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Barry (Yong Sang) Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Water Engineering

Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

Romina King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography / Lead of the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center

Western Pacific Tropical Research Center

Kenneth G. Kuper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, CHamoru Studies, and Micronesian Studies

Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC)

Mari Marutani, Ph.D.

Professor of Horticulture

Western Pacific Tropical Research Center

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Views and opinions expressed by a Subject Matter Expert are their own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the University of Guam.