Welcome, new CLASS faculty!

Welcome, new CLASS faculty!

Welcome, new CLASS faculty!


The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences welcomes the following new full-time faculty members in the 2019-2020 academic year: 


 Hunter FineHunter H. Fine, Ph.D.

Fine joins the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences as an assistant professor of communication. He comes from Humboldt State University in California, where he has been a lecturer in the Communication Department since 2013. He has also taught communication and speech classes over the past 13 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois University, San Francisco State University, Berkeley City College in California, and Cañada College in California.

  • B.A., Industrial Arts, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., Speech Communication, San Francisco State University
  • M.A., Communication Studies, San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University

 Paul FlemingPaul F.J. Fleming, Ph.D.

Fleming has been hired in a new capacity under the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. He now serves as associate professor of experimental psychology, a transition from his previous role teaching clinical psychology. Fleming completed his clinical training at the University of Manchester Medical School and did a period of clinical practice at The Institute of Psychiatry in London before completing his doctorate in experimental psychology at the University of Wales.

  • B.A., Applied Psychology, University College Cork (Ireland)
  • M.S., Applied Psychology, University of Manchester (England)
  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Wales


 Rita SharmaRita Sharma, Ph.D.

Sharma joins the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences as an assistant professor in the undergraduate psychology program as well as in the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychology and mental health, most recently as a psychological assistant in the clinical practice of Dr. Hope C. Lujan, where she has worked since 2014. She also has previous teaching experience as a teaching assistant at Alliant International University in San Diego.

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Guam
  • M.A., Psychology, Alliant International University (Calif.)
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University (Calif.)


 Nicholas ZautraNicholas G. Zautra, M.A.

Zautra joins the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences as an instructor of philosophy and critical thinking. He comes to Guam from Indiana Bloomington University, where he taught courses in biological and medical ethics, oral communication, critical thinking, and philosophy the past six years. He is completing his joint doctorate in history and philosophy of science and cognitive science at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • B.A., Psychology, Arizona State University
  • M.A., Applied Ethics and the Professions: Biomedical and Health Ethics, Arizona State University