Welcome to UOG's new faculty and administrators!
The University of Guam announces six new full-time faculty members and one new administrator who have joined the university in the Fanuchånan 2021 semester.
They are as follows:
Bamba has been promoted to faculty status as an extension agent II within the university’s Cooperative Extension Service. He has held a staff position at UOG as an agricultural extension associate III since 2005. He coordinates the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program grant and is the UOG representative for the Northern Soil and Water Conservation District and the Farmers’ Cooperative Association of Guam. Bamba holds a master’s in environmental science and a bachelor’s in agriculture, both from the University of Guam.
Garrett joined the University of Guam in September as an assistant professor within the School of Education’s Division of Foundations, Educational Research, and Human Studies. Her prior teaching experience includes the past five years as adjunct faculty at UOG, where she taught courses for nursing students and preservice teachers, and 12 years at the high school level within the Guam Department of Education. She holds a doctorate in education curriculum and training from Northcentral University (Ariz.), a master’s equivalency in education from UOG, a master’s in public health administration from Cardinal Stritch University (Wisc.), and a bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Marquette University (Wisc.).
Gutierrez joined the School of Education in January as an associate professor within the Division of Foundations, Educational Research, and Human Studies. Having taught at UOG in an adjunct capacity from 1996 to 1997, she now rejoins the university from the University of Oklahoma, where she was faculty since 2006, specifically as a graduate faculty member teaching and advising master's and doctoral students. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master’s in higher education from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in public administration and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Guam.
Kleiner joined the School of Health in March as a nursing instructor. She is a registered nurse who holds two master’s degrees — in the areas of family nurse practitioner and health education. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Kleiner comes to the University of Guam from Northern Navajo Medical Center under the Indian Health Service, where she was a nurse educator/lactation consultant for the past nine years.
Lee joined the College of Natural and Applied Sciences in January as an associate professor of computer science. She comes to the University of Guam from Bennett College in North Carolina, where she taught computer science since 1993 and served as the program coordinator since 2018. Her other teaching experience includes Brescia College (Ky.), Peru State College (Neb.), and Chung Joo College (South Korea). She holds a doctorate in science education with a concentration in computer science education and an education specialist degree from Florida Institute of Technology, a master’s in computer science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master’s in industrial engineering with a concentration in computer science from Yonsei University (South Korea), and a bachelor’s in mathematics from Ewha Women’s University (South Korea).
Martin joined the university in December as a risk officer and in January was appointed as interim comptroller. She comes to the university from Docomo Pacific, where she has served as an internal audit manager since 2016. She is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. She earned both her Professional Master of Business Administration and her bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Guam.
Valencia joined the College of Natural and Applied Sciences in August as an assistant instructor for Principles of Biology. She is a biology alumna of the University of Guam, earning her bachelor’s in 2017, and has been teaching biology in the Guam Department of Education for the past two years. She has also been an instructor within UOG’s Guam Gene-ius science program for children.
The University of Guam also announces the following faculty promotions, effective last semester: