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Richard Adams
Location: Japan
Mr. Adams holds a B.Phil. in philosophy from Heythrop College, a B.S. in psychology from Spring Hill College, an M.S. in psychology, and an M.P.A. in economics from Jacksonville State University. He taught at Spring Hill College and Jacksonville State University before joining the faculty of University of Maryland University College in Europe. While in Europe for more than ten years Mr. Adams taught at numerous locations in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey, the Azores, Iceland, Bahrain, Sicily, the United Kingdom, and Kosovo. He also taught in UMUC's program in Montevideo, Uruguay, administered from Europe. Mr. Adams is a veteran of about seven years with the U.S. Army military police, including service in Germany. He joined the UMUC program in Asia in August 2003 and has taught in Iwakuni, Kanto, and currently teaching in Misawa.

Alexandra Albrecht
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Albrecht holds a B.A. in Korean language from Keimyung University, a B.S. in sociology from University of Maryland University College, and an M.A. and Ph.D., both in sociology, from the University of Oklahoma. She taught for UMUC in Korea and Okinawa during academic year 1984-85 and from 1990 to 1992, offering courses in Korean language, mathematics, and sociology. She rejoined the faculty in 1996. Dr. Albrecht has additional teaching experience at the University of Oklahoma and at the secondary level. Since 1996 she has taught for UMUC throughout Korea from Pusan to the DMZ, at Misawa and Sasebo in Japan, and in the UMUC Online Learning program.

Marcia Allen
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Marcia Allen received her B.A. in English with a minor in Asian Studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She has taught English composition, literature, and Japanese literature for the University of Maryland University College in the Asia Asian Division She has co-authored an English textbook called Write Into the Future for Japanese high school students as well as created a software product called Marcia Allen's TOEIC Preparation Course. Ms. Allen currently teaches courses in the UMUC online learning program

Christopher Ames
Location: Japan
Dr. Ames earned his B.A. in philosophy from Allegheny College and his M.A. in East Asian studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ames has completed graduate work and certificates in Japanese studies, public administration, managerial economics, distance education management and communication. He has completed professional training in a U.S. Government Public Affairs Officer's Course and a Simultaneous Interpretation Course in Okinawa. He has served for several years as Chief of Media Relations with the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa. His publications include articles on Japanese film and on Okinawan history, culture, and education. He has received various fellowships to support his research, including a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Okinawa and has served as a researcher at the Institute for Research in Humanities at Kyoto University. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1999 and has taught courses in Asian studies, history, and sociology all over Okinawa, and more recently in the Kanto region of mainland Japan. Dr. Ames served as the Japan area director from July 2007 through July 2009. He became the Academic Coordinator in the Office of the Associate Dean in September 2011.

Kisho Azama
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Azama received his B.S. in law from Chuo University and went on to earn both a B.S. and M.S. in political science from Utah State University. He has taken additional graduate work toward the doctorate. Mr. Azama has taught for Los Angeles Community Colleges, the U.S. Army Education Centers in Okinawa, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of the Ryukyus, offering courses in areas including Japanese language and culture, American government, and international political relations. He has contributed to various publications, including a full section in an encyclopedia of political parties in Asia and the Pacific published by Greenwood Press. Mr. Azama joined the UMUC faculty in 1988 and has taught in Okinawa and in the online learning program.

Itza Baker
Location: Guam
Ms. Baker took her BA in Spanish from Methodist College and her MSHR in human relations from University of Oklahoma. Ms. Baker has taught Spanish at the primary and secondary school levels for more than ten years. She joined UMUC Asia in 2007.

Alan Beckham
Location: Japan
Mr. Beckham received his B.A. in philosophy from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and his M.A. in mathematics from St. Louis University. He took additional graduate work in philosophy at Memphis State University and in mathematics and education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has taught at Nashville State Technical Institute, St. Louis University, and the Forest Park Campus of St. Louis Community College. Mr. Beckham also holds a Tennessee Teacher License, and has taught middle school and high school mathematics at several public schools in the greater Nashville area. He has several years of professional employment experience as a graphic designer. He has taught in the Tokyo area since joining the UMUC faculty in 2001.

Alexander Blonna
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Blonna earned his B.A. in social Science from Montclair State College, and continued to earn an M.A. in political science and a second M.A. in English, both from California State University at Chico. He has taught at Butte Community College, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Central Texas College, and in the PACE program aboard several different U.S. Navy vessels. In addition, Mr. Blonna has taught at the secondary level and has a variety of experience in health center administration. He joined the Asian Division faculty in 1992, teaching initially in Korea, and subsequently for eight years in Okinawa. One of UMUC's most experienced faculty members in Online Learning, he has taught continuously in that program since 1996.

Andrew Boone
Location: Korea
Dr. Boone holds a B.S in economics from the University of Arizona and a M.S. and Ph.D., also in economics, from the University of Houston. He taught at several institutions including Houston Community College, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and joined UMUC Europe in 1992. He then joined The American International University of Germany, UMUC's campus at Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, where he taught for an additional five years and also served as Department Chair for business and economics. Since joining UMUC in Asia, Dr. Boone has taught in Korea, Iwakuni, and in the Tokyo area and has served various administrative roles including Academic Director for business/management and economics, Area Director, Korea, and Associate Dean. After three years as a full time faculty member, he returned to the position of Associate Dean in the fall of 2012. He currently works out of the UMUC Asia Yongsan office in Seoul, Korea.

Daniel Broudy
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Broudy holds a B.S. in English writing from Slippery Rock University with emphases in composition and rhetoric. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Republic of Panama. His second Army assignment was at Fort Huachuca, Arizona where he developed training strategies and manuals for UAV and JSTARS imagery systems, and began work on an M.A. in English with Norwich University. Subsequent assignments took him to the Korean Analysis Center in Seoul and then to NPIC in Washington, D.C. where he tested emerging digital imagery technologies. Dr. Broudy left active duty in the fall of 1994 to join the UMUC faculty, teaching for a year at Kunsan Air Base in Korea. Since then he has been teaching throughout Okinawa. His doctorate is in applied psycholinguistics from Deakin University in Australia, and his research interests lie in sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, rhetoric, communication theory, developmental psychology, and epistemology.

Lowell Brubaker
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Brubaker's Ph.D. in psychology is from the University of Texas at Austin. His bachelor's and master's degrees, also in psychology, are from Juniata College and Western Reserve University, respectively. He held the rank of full professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College for thirteen years and at Nagasaki Wesleyan University, where he is currently teaching, for another sixteen years. He has published extensively and has held a number of professional positions to include visiting scientist at the Tennessee Academy of Scientists and visiting professor to the Fujian Education Institute in Fucho City, China. He likewise has received several academic fellowships such as the N.D.E.A. and Russell Sage Fellows. Dr. Brubaker began teaching with the Asian Division at Sasebo in 1999 and also teaches in the online learning program.

Yuko Brubaker
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Brubaker earned her bachelor's degree from Seijo University in Tokyo and a graduate-level certificate in teaching Japanese as a second language sponsored by the city of Fukuoka in Kyushu. In addition, she successfully completed a simultaneous translation program at the Language Laboratory of Inoue (Fukuoka). Before joining the UMUC Asia faculty in 1998, Ms. Brubaker taught Japanese language for the Sony Corporation and for language institutes in Nagasaki and Taipei, as well as serving as a translator for an international economic conference in Japan. In 1995 the Japanese Ministry of Education awarded her the Takase prize for her work in teaching and translating.

Charles Brumfield
Location: Korea
Dr. Brumfield joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1996 after teaching for three years in UMUC's European Division, at centers in Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, the Azores, the Netherlands, and Bosnia. He also taught in Europe in the 1960's, and at several other institutions including many years at California State University, Hayward. In Asia he has taught at numerous locations in Korea, Japan, and Okinawa, as well as in Singapore and Bangkok and in the UMUC online learning program. Dr. Brumfield holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.S. in economics from the University of Southern Mississippi, an LL.B. from La Salle University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Carolina, and has a wide range of business experience.

Elizabeth Cena
Location: Guam
Elizabeth Cena took her BS in business administration in 1979 from Polytechnic University of the Phillipines. She took her BL (Bachelor of Laws) from the Univerisity of the East/UP in 1987, and her MS in management from Troy State University in 2004. Ms. Cena joined UMUC Asia in March, 2009.

Charles Chance
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Chance earned his M.S.A. in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University and his bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in computer studies and psychology from Regents University in Albany, New York. His professional experience includes 20 years of active duty service with the United States Navy. Mr. Chance is a member of the Information Resource Management Association of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fleet Reserve Association, and the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program. He joined the UMUC faculty in January 2003 and has taught in Sasebo and in the online learning program.

Wol-Yong Chung
Location: Korea
Dr. Chung earned his B.A. in English literature from Kyungpook National University, M.A. degrees in education from Seoul National University and Yonsei University, and his Ph.D. in English language and literature from Sejong University. He has taught at Seoul National Industrial University, the Korean National College of Physical Education, and Kyunghee University. Dr. Chung joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1986 and has taught courses in Korean language and culture at numerous locations in Korea.

Susan Clark
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Clark holds an honors bachelor's degree in English and French from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She took additional graduate work at the University of South Queensland in Australia, and received a Certificate in digital production for graphic design from the University of Washington in Seattle. Ms. Clark has extensive professional experience as a librarian at institutions including the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Public Library; the Seattle Public Library; and in Japan at Lakeland College Japan, the International School of the Sacred Heart, and the Tokyo American Club. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in October 2004.

Isidra Coloma
Location: Guam
Dr. Isidra Coloma took her BBE in business education in 1989, her MBE in business education in 1998, and her DEM in educational management in 2003 from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Dr. Coloma has several years' experience in higher education: she served as the dean of the College of Business and Information Technology at St. Jude College and as registrar at Southville Foreign University. Dr. Coloma joined UMUC Asia in January, 2009.

Frank Concilus
Location: Korea
Dr. Concilus is a veteran of the UMUC faculty in Asia, teaching for many years at locations throughout Korea, and occasionally in Japan. He earned his B.A. in anthropology, linguistics and sociology from Colgate University, his M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in English with a concentration in linguistics and rhetoric at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation was about Korean identity constructions. Dr. Concilus has taught at Harvard University, Sophia University in Tokyo, and at Ajou University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. His initial experiences in Korea were with the U.S. Peace Corps, teaching at Pusan National University and at the secondary level in Pusan. He has carried out varied research in Korean culture, notably Korean Shamanism, resulting in a number of publications and presentations at professional conferences. Dr. Concilus also teaches a number of Online Learning courses. Dr. Concilus serves as FAC representative for Asia.

Timothy Cooper
Location: Japan
Mr. Cooper received a B.A. in economics from Albion College, an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit, with emphasis in accounting and finance, and a J.D. from Emory University, with emphasis in corporate, taxation and business law. He has taught at Commonwealth College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hampton University, Saint Leo College, and Averett College. Mr. Cooper has many years of professional experience in both the accounting and legal fields with various firms, and in private legal practice, in California, Michigan, Washington, D.C., and other areas of the United States. During 1992/93 he spent several months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia. He joined the UNUC faculty in 1999 and has taught at numerous different locations in Korea, Okinawa, and mainland Japan.

Jefferson Cronin
Location: Guam
Mr. Cronin earned his B.S. in American Political Studies and Dramatic Arts from Davis and Elkins College, and his terminal M.F.A. in Theatre from The Ohio State University. He has taught at The Ohio State University and the University of Guam. He has several years of teaching and supervisory experience at the middle and secondary school levels. In the worlds of theatre and film he has diverse professional experience as an actor, teacher, writer, consultant, producer, and director. Mr. Cronin has also been a newspaper editor, columnist and critic and a producer for PBS. He has taught for UMUC in Guam, and in the online learning program, since October 1996.

Tess Crotty
Location: Okinawa
Ms. Crotty holds a B.S. in economics from Gannon University and an M.Phil., also in economics, from George Washington University. She has taught at Gannon University, James Madison University, and George Washington University, and has varied experience in research and analysis in the financial field, having served as a financial economist with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. Ms. Crotty joined the Asian Division faculty in 1988, teaching at locations in the Tokyo area, Okinawa, Misawa, Iwakuni, and Singapore in her first several years. She returned to Okinawa in 1994 where she has taught since then, also offering courses in the UMUC online learning program.

James Cummings
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Cummings earned his B.S. in dairy science and microbiology from Louisiana State University, where he continued to earn his D.V.M. in veterinary science from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a veteran of service as an officer in the U.S. Army, gaining professional experience in veterinary medicine through assignments in the Veterinary Corps at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa; and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. He also has experience in private veterinary practice in Okinawa. Dr. Cummings joined the UMUC Asian Division faculty in 1996 and has taught at locations throughout Okinawa as well as in the UMUC online learning program.

Michael DeJong
Location: Japan
Mr. DeJong holds a B.A. and M.A. from York University in Toronto, Canada. His graduate degree in communication and culture focused primarily on issues involving media framing, political economy, and the construction of objectivity. Mr. DeJong has more than two decades experience as a broadcast journalist. He has worked as TV anchor, reporter, writer, and producer at NHK, Tokyo and at CBC, CTV, and Global Television in Canada. Mr. DeJong has also taught at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and conducts private media training workshops for corporate clients.

Asuka Dow
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Hojo-Vanderhyde received her B.A. in French Studies from Seinan Gakuin University and her M.A. in East Asian Studies, with specialization in Japanese Language Pedagogy, from the University of Toronto. She also studied linguistics at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Hojo-Vanderhyde taught Seinan Gakuin University, the University of Toronto, McMaster University and North York Heritage School. She also has professional experience as an instructor of English working with both adults and children, and as a translator and interpreter. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2005 and has taught in the Tokyo area and in Sasebo.

David Eakin
Location: Korea
Dr. Eakin holds a B.A. in psychology, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English, all from Arizona State University. Before joining UMUC Dr. Eakin held teaching appointments at the University of Mississippi, Auburn University, and McNeese State University. In addition to authoring a number of professional publications, he also served as an editor with Prentice-Hall, where he helped develop high school grammar and composition textbooks. Dr. Eakin joined the UMUC faculty in the 1989-90 academic year. His initial Asian Division assignment was in Korea, and he has remained there, having offered classes at numerous different locations throughout the peninsula.

Hiromi Edwards
Location: Japan
Mrs. Edwards earned her B.A. in Asian Studies from University of Maryland University College and her M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park, in the program offered in Okinawa and administered by UMUC. She has taught Japanese for UMUC at Iwakuni since 1999. Ms. Edwards is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Okinawa Psychology Association.

Tom Ewing
Location: Japan
Dr. Tom Ewing earned his first BS in Philosophy and second BS in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a MS in astronomy from University of California, and a PhD in physics from Michigan State University. Dr. Ewing has taught at several different institutions, including: Michigan State University, Alma College, Central Michigan University, Lansing Community College, and Olympic College. He has experience in private business as the owner of a computer software company. He joined UMUC Asia in 1993 and has taught in Korea, Japan, and Singapore. He has also taught for UMUC Europe. He received the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.

Joy Felix
Location: Japan
Ms. Joy Felix too her BS in psychology from Southwestern University and her MA in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University. She has taught English at the primary, secondary, and university levels in several different countries, including Cambodia, China, and now Japan. Ms. Felix joined UMUC Asia in August 2009.

Teresa Fernandez
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Fernandez holds a B.A. in quantitative methods from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.S. in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has taught at North Harris College, Houston Community College, and Montgomery College, all in Texas, and has varied college-level administrative experience. Ms. Fernandez has extensive teaching experience in programming and other computer-related fields, making use of a number of different programming languages. She also had several years of professional employment with the IBM Corporation. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in January 2002, teaching in the online learning program.

Frances Fister-Stoga
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Fister-Stoga received her B.A. in English and German from the University of Massachusetts with a scholarship for study at the University of Freiburg (Germany). She completed graduate work (M.A) in comparative and English Literature at McGill University, Montreal; in education (M.Ed.) at the Université de Montreal; and in applied linguistics (M.A.)at Concordia University. Ms. Fister-Stoga also holds a degree in English and Composition (M.A.) from Morehead State University and a post-graduate diploma in Education and Research from the prestigious University of Bristol (U.K.). She earned a certificate in Peace Education from Columbia University Teachers College and is on the board of a UNESCO project (Linguapax). Ms. Fister-Stoga has taught at numerous institutions in Canada, Poland, Austria, and Slovenia. She held the position of sole American foreign lecturer at the University of Tokyo. She joined the UMUC faculty in 2001 and has taught in the Tokyo area and the online learning program. She is currently visiting lecturer at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Daved Forde
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Forde received his B.B.A. in business administration from Kent State University and his M.A. in English from San Diego State University. He also completed a certification program in English as a Second Language at San Diego State. Mr. Forde taught at Maui Community College, and during several years of residence in Thailand has taught and tutored English at the American University Alumni Language Centre and at the New International School of Thailand. He also has a range of business experience. He has taught in Bangkok since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1993. Mr. Forde received the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.

Asao Fukuyama
Location: Japan
Mr. Fukuyama received his B.A. in English and education from the University of the Ryukyus and took graduate work in business administration at Michigan State University. He holds a California community college teaching credential as well as a Government of the Ryukyus teaching certification for secondary-level English, and taught in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. Mr. Fukuyama has several years of experience in the business world as a hotel manager, training coordinator, sales manager, and English teacher, and served as a personnel specialist for U.S. Air Force and Army civilian personnel offices. Before joining UMUC he taught for Los Angeles Metropolitan College in Okinawa. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1984 and has taught courses in Japanese language and culture regularly since then at locations throughout Okinawa.

Akira Furugen
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Furugen received his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego, and his M.S., also in mathematics, from West Texas State University. He has taught at West Texas State University and Okinawa Kokusai University, and at the secondary level in both the United States and Okinawa. Mr. Furugen joined the Asian Division faculty in 1985 and has taught regularly since then at most of the Maryland sites in Okinawa, handling mathematics courses from introductory algebra through calculus. Mr. Furugen received a Teaching Recognition Award in 2012.

Douglas Gaines
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Gaines holds a B.S. in computer studies from University of Maryland University College, taking many of his UMUC courses while stationed in Okinawa. He went on to earn an M.S. in management from Troy State University (Pacific Division). As a member of the United States Air Force, Mr. Gaines served as an Air Force instructor while in Okinawa. He also co-authored two publications: "Reengineering for a QAF: A Look at the Composite Wing of the Future" and "Reengineering for Tomorrow's Air Force: How to Build an Organizational Decision Support System." Mr. Gaines joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1998, teaching at various locations in Okinawa, and began teaching in the online learning program shortly afterward. He has continued teaching online online learning courses following his relocation to the United States.

David Garretson
Location: Korea
Mr. Garretson earned his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University, studied for a year at the London School of Political Science and Economics, and subsequently earned his M.A. and did additional graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. During several years of service in the U.S. Department of State he was Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate and then at the Embassy in Suva, Fiji; served in the Bureau of Intelligence, Office of External Research; and was a Vice Consul in Thailand, Vietnam, and Niger. Mr. Garretson joined the Asian Division faculty in 1974 and has taught in Taiwan, Thailand, Okinawa, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, Diego Garcia, Kwajalein and for an extended period in Korea.

Stephen Garrigues
Location: Korea
Dr. Garrigues holds the position of Professor at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea, where he has been teaching since 1986. He did his BA in Japanese history at Sophia University in Tokyo, and both his MA (Colorado State University) and PhD (Lucknow University, India) are in cultural anthropology. He has been teaching classes in Anthropology, Sociology, and Asian Studies for UMUC in Korea since 1985. Most of his life has been spent in the Asia-Pacific region, including 7 years in Japan, 4 years in India, 6 years in Tonga, and over 25 years in Korea. His research interests are in intercultural communication, comparative semantics, and ethnomusicology. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Garrigues is a passionate photographer.

Michael Giuliano
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Giuliano earned a B.S. in health care management from Southern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has held managerial positions in sales and public facilities and is currently a health care manager and contracting officer for the U.S. Navy. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2001 and has taught in Okinawa and in the online learning program.

Stephen Grady
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Grady earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Chapman University and has a master's from Bowie State University in Administrative Management. Mr. Grady has served in a broad spectrum of IT related jobs in both the military and the private sector including systems analysis, customer service management, and network administration. Prior to his experience with UMUC, Mr. Grady taught for the University if Phoenix. Mr. Grady joined the UMUC faculty in 2000, shortly before retiring from the United States Air Force.

Mark Greer
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Greer received his B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and his M.A. in political science from Wayne State University. He subsequently earned an M.A. in geography from the University of Wyoming, and has taken additional work in geology and atmospheric science at several institutions. Mr. Greer has taught at Wayne State University, Central Wyoming College, and for more than twenty years at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, teaching in the fields of geography, geology, and political science, and handling a number of administrative responsibilities. The recipient of several teaching excellence awards, he was involved in a variety of service activities on his campus and in the state of Wyoming. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in August 2000 he has taught at numerous locations in Okinawa, Korea, and the Tokyo area, and in the UMUC online learning program.

Brian Grimm
Location: Japan
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Kari Harris
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Harris received a B.A. in international studies and art from Virginia Wesleyan College and an M.B.A., with a concentration in international business finance and international negotiation, from American University in Washington, D.C. She has employment experience with the International Research and Exchanges Board in Washington, D.C., and with NATO's U.S. headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, and has additional experience in hotel and restaurant management. Ms, Harris has gained perspective on global politics and business by residing in and traveling to numerous different countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. She joined the UMUC faculty in 2003 and has taught in Sasebo and in the online learning program.

Michael Harris
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Psychology from the Oklahoma State University and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. He now serves as Ulchi Focus Lens Exercise Director at Osan Air Base.

Robyn Harris
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Harris holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She has held professional positions as a staff tax consultant, staff auditor, staff accountant and C.P.A. with Deloitte and Touche in Oklahoma City; Van Gelden, Inc., also in Oklahoma City; and Quick and McFarlin, P.C., in Omaha, Nebraska. Ms. Harris joined the UMUC faculty in Korea in 2002 and has taught at Camp Humphreys, Osan, Yongsan, and Camp Howze.

Christen Harrison
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Christen Harrison received his BS in botany and his MS in botany and genetics from Brigham Young University. He took his PhD in plant physiology from University of Minnesota in 1974. Dr. Christen also holds a secondary education teaching certificate from Brigham Young University, which was awarded to him in 1980. Dr. Harrison has decades of experience teaching science. He joined UMUC in 1985.

Daniel Hart
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Hart received his B.S, in General Business, and a J.D., and a M.B.A. in Finance from De Paul University. He was an options trader on the floor of the CBOE before going into teaching. He taught for eight years at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he also got a CPA. He also taught for six years at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky where he was associate professor and coordinator of the accounting program. Dr. Hart has been with UMUC-Europe in Germany, Iceland, and Italy, and joined UMUC Asia in 2006.

Paul Hartmann
Location: Korea
Dr. Hartmann earned his B.S. in Earth Science with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University. He then went on to the University of Rhode Island for a Ph.D. in Oceanography, specializing in organic geochemistry. His dissertation was on the sources, transport and fate of organic contaminants in estuarine sediments. For his postdoctoral research he studied possible chemical reasons for the decline of trout populations in Swiss rivers at the Swiss federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology. He has taught geology and oceanography at Norwich University in Vermont and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and joined the UMUC Asian Division faculty in 2009, teaching in Korea.

Kristie Hill-Cummings
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Hill-Cummings took her BS in general biology from North Carolina Central University and her PhD in microbiology from Meharry Medical College. She has nearly ten years experience teaching science at the university level and was awarded the 2007 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Tidewater Community College. Dr. Hill-Cummings joined UMUC Asia in January, 2008.

Susan Hirata
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Hirata received her B.S. in business and management from University of Maryland University College, her M.S.Ed. in education and counseling psychology from the University of Southern California, and her Ph.D. in educational psychology with minors in adult education and Asian studies from Cornell University. At Cornell she served as a graduate teaching assistant and as an assistant conference coordinator for the Asian American studies program. She has taught at Okinawa Christian Junior College and developed seminar courses for an evening extension division for adults, the College of International Cultural Studies of Meio University in Nago, Okinawa, and Okinawa Kokusai University. She was also a substitute teacher for the World Education Center in Naha from pre-school level to adult level and for DoDDS from K-6 in Okinawa. Dr. Hirata first taught for UMUC in 1989, and in recent years has taught primarily in the online learning program.

Katherine Hitchcock
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Hitchcock holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, a M.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her PhD in Psychology from Capella University. Her research interests are in the areas of biopsychology, evolutionary psychology, and attachment theory. Term 3 1999-2000 was Dr. Hitchcock's first term teaching with UMUC.

John Hoernig
Location: Korea
Mr. Hoernig holds a B.S. and M.S., both in English education, from Buffalo State College. He took additional graduate work (27 hrs) in communications and English education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught at Canisius College, Niagara Community College and Genesee Community College, and has also taught at the secondary level. Mr. Hoernig was employed for several years in internal and community relation's positions with the Erie County, New York, Health Department. He has taught throughout Korea, as well as two terms in Tokyo, and four terms in Germany and Azores since joining the UMUC faculty in 1994.

Betty Hoffman
Location: Okinawa
In his book Beyond the Tanabata Bridge, William Rathbun writes that Betty Hoffman has been an enthusiastic and unrelenting patron in Okinawan art circles for over twenty-five years. Ms. Hoffman joined the UMUC faculty in 1980 and brought to the program many years of experience with the Okinawan art scene. She earned a B.A. in commercial art from the University of Washington and also studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. She has done media consulting for National Geographic and CBS and served on the Okinawa Prefecture Human Resources Development Foundation and the Okinawa International Foundation. In addition, she is the former resident director of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. Ms. Hoffman translated and coedited Southern Breeze, a collection of photographs of Okinawa, published in 1998. In 2001 she received a special award from the Governor of Okinawa Prefecture in recognition of her contributions to international exchange and understanding. She also coordinated Okinawa Now, an exhibition of textiles and ceramics at Long House Reserve in East Hampton, New York.

Christopher Howard
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Howard earned his B.S. in management information systems from Campbell University in North Carolina and his M.S. in information systems management from Touro University International. Earlier he earned an Associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force. He also completed several military training courses in fields including supervision, management, and information systems management. Mr. Howard served as Chief of Communications Operations at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. At Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, he held positions as Senior Project Manager and as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Technology Officer. He is currently Director of Education at the Erwin Center for Professional Military Education at Kadena. In this position he directs all educational operations, supervising instruction, evaluation, counseling and progress of students. Mr. Howard joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2005.

Jon Huer
Location: Korea
Dr. Huer holds a B.A. in sociology from California State University at Los Angeles, and an M.A. and Ph.D., also in sociology, from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught at Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis, the University of Alabama, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Huer's many books and other publications cover a wide range of topics in American culture and institutions, as well as topics such as Third World development. His most recent books are American Paradise, Auschwitz, USA, and Call from the Cave, and has just completed a book manuscript on labor and human nature. His current research is on the use irony as a teaching tool in social science and the humanities. He has taught primarily in Korea, and also in Misawa, Okinawa and Singapore and the distance education program, since joining the UMUC faculty in 1994. Dr. Huer also served as UMUC Asia Academic Coordinator for Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology during the1996-2003 period.

Gary Hunt
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Hunt holds a B.A. and M.A. in communication from California State University, Fullerton, and a Ph.D. in communication and management from Purdue University. He has taught at several institutions including the University of Redlands, California State University at Los Angeles, Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, the University of Idaho, Murray State University, and most recently at Western Oregon University, where he also served as Provost. Dr. Hunt's many publications range from technical articles in professional journals to textbooks in public speaking and communication. He also has extensive consulting experience. He joined the UMUC faculty in 1997 and served as Area Director for Korea from January 1998 until May 2006 before returning to full-time teaching.

Frankie Ishizaki
Location: Guam
Mr. Ishizaki took his BA in chemistry from the University of Guam in 1971 and his MS in forensic chemistry from University of Pittsburgh in 1973. He work as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigations for nearly thirty years and has taught forensic science and law enforcement courses at the university level. Mr. Ishizaki joined UMUC Asia in 2002.

David Jenkins
Location: Japan
Mr. Jenkins earned a B.A. in literature from The American University, an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He has taught at several different institutions including San Francisco State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. Overseas he taught at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman; Palacky University in the Czech Republic; and most recently at the College of Micronesia in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Mr. Jenkins received a Playwrights Fellowship for study at the University of Arizona. His own plays have been produced in Arizona and California and at Southwest Missouri State University. He has taught in the Tokyo area and Misawa since joining the UMUC faculty in 2003.

Jin-Ah Jeon
Location: Korea
Ms. Jeon holds a B.S. in computer science from Dankook Univrsity in Seoul, Korea, and an M.S., also in computer science, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she took additional graduate work in computer science after completing her master's degree. At both Dankook University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas she gained teaching experience while serving as a teaching assistant. Ms. Jeon has been employed as a computer engineer and software developer. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in Korea in August 2000 and has taught regularly since then, in the fields of computer and information science (CMIS) and Information Systems Management (IFSM), teaching at Osan Air Base, occasionally at Camp Humphreys and at Yongsan in Seoul, as well as in the online learning program.

Elden Johnson
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Johnson earned a B.S. in transportation from the University of Baltimore, a B.A. in history from Sophia University, and an M.A. in international affairs, also from Sophia University. The title of his master's thesis is ¿Katsu Kaishu and Saigo Takamori in the Meiji Restoration.¿ Mr. Johnson served as a traffic manager for the U.S. Navy for a number of years. He is an active member of the educational community and has presented lectures in Japanese. His principal area of interest is modern Japanese history. Mr. Johnson has taught at Sophia University, and has taught with UMUC since 1970, primarily in the Tokyo area, and also in the UMUC online learning program. Since 1990 he has served as a UMUC academic advisor, working closely with students and planning and coordinating with Education Center Staff.

James Johnson
Location: Japan
Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.S. in international business from the University of South Carolina, and has studied toward a Ph.D. in management information systems at Auburn University. He has taught at Durham Technical Community College, Central Texas College, the University of South Carolina, Concordia International University in Brazil, Auburn University, and at Upper Iowa University. Mr. Johnson has had a range of other employment including experience in financial fields. He has several publications in the area of Global Information Systems. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1996 he has taught in Guam, Misawa, Korea, Iwakuni, and the Tokyo area, and in the online learning program.

Keith Johnston
Location: Korea
Mr. Johnston received a B.A. in music theory and literature from Seattle Pacific University, and a B.M. and second B.A. in music composition from the University of Washington. He also earned an M.F.A. from Princeton University where he then took further graduate work in music composition. In addition he has extensive training and professional experience in computer and information systems. Mr. Johnston taught computer courses for Central Texas College in Korea and served for several years as a senior administrator with the college's programs in Korea. Before joining UMUC he served as an Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP) Counselor in Korea, employed by the firm of Research Consultants, Inc. Since joining the UMUC faculty in 2002 he has taught in Iwakuni and Korea.

Yasushi Kakuta
Location: Japan
Mr. Kakuta began teaching with UMUC Asia in 1987, after a successful career as an officer in the Japanese Air Self Defense Force. He earned his bachelor's degree at the National University of Utsunomiya and holds several certificates in meteorology and languages from Japanese service schools. One of his primary responsibilities in the military was to conduct classes for both Japanese and American officers and he was often called upon to play a key part in assisting the latter in learning the language and culture of Japan. Mr. Kakuta has taught at Misawa since joining the UMUC faculty.

Kathleen Kalina
Location: Online Learning
No biography is Ms. Kalina completed a B.A. in Speech & Theatre Secondary Education with a minor in Japanese language at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Masters in Education (with a specialization in instructional technology) through UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology. Her professional experiences include student teaching at IU, serving as academic advisor and coordinator for several years with UMUC Asia in Japan, teaching adult ESL courses, and doing freelance translation and editing work. She currently lives in Cairo and teaches with UMUC Asia’s online learning.

Alexander Kalinin
Location: Korea
Dr. Kalinin received his M.S. in Thermal Physics from Moscow Energy Institute, his M.S. in Mathematics from Moscow State University, a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Institute for High Temperatures, and his Sc.D. in Physical and Mathematical Science from Lebedev Physical Institute. He has over 25 years experience working as a research scientist and professor with leading institutes of the USSR Academy of Sciences, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and the Academy of Natural Economy. Dr. Kalinin has also authored more than 60 publications, inventions, essays and contributions to books in the field of Thermal Science / Energy Studies/ Applied Math. He is a member of the Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics and American Physical Society and was a professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University in California before joining UMUC Asia in 2009.

Akiko Kanai
Location: Japan
Ms. Kanai earned her bachelor's degree in English literature from Kyoritsu Women's University in Tokyo, Japan, and received a certificate in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language from the International Education Training School in Tokyo. She completed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test, authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture, and administered by the Association of International Education. Ms. Kanai is a member of The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in Tokyo, Japan. She has been teaching for UMUC Asia in the Tokyo area since 1989.

Moriaki Kanai
Location: Japan
Mr. Kanai has a M.A. in Japanese bilingual education and international cooperation studies from Kyorin University in Tokyo and a B.A. in English from Dokkyo University in Saitama, Japan. He has extensive experience teaching English at a number of Japanese high schools. He also has experience teaching at the secondary and college levels in New Zealand. Since 1995 Mr. Kanai has taught Japanese at the Yokota Middle School and Yokota High School. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in January 2004 and has taught in the Tokyo area.

Mary Beth Kardatzke
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Kardatzke received her Ph.D. in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, her M.B.A. from Sam Houston State University in Texas, and her B.S. in business from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, also in Texas. Before she began teaching for University of Maryland University College, Dr. Kardatzke taught various management and business courses along with personal finance for the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD) located in the northern part of Houston, Texas, and was a Professor of Management at Montgomery College. She began teaching for UMUC Asia's online learning program in January 2003.

Robert Kayl
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Kayl received a B.A. in Electric Management from the Southern Illinois University and a M.S. of Human Relations from Oklahoma University. He has worked a number of years in Computer Maintenance Career Field doing hardware and software maintenance, and as a Unix System Administrator and Software Developer. He is currently working as an Oracle Database Administrator and Java Application Developer. Mr. Kayl has been with UMUC since 1997.

Hak-Sun Kim
Location: Korea
Dr. Kim holds a B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, an M.Ed. in Teaching Languages - English from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, and a Ph.D. in International Studies majoring in Korea and East Asia at Sogang University, Seoul. Dr, Kim was a Korean Language instructor for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in Korea and became the first certified Oral Proficiency Interview tester in Korean of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She served in the International Studies program at Ewha Womans University while teaching English, and also taught at the Language Research Institute at Seoul National University. Dr. Kim is a veteran of the UMUC Asia faculty. She has taught Korean language and culture courses since 1981 at various locations in Korea, and served as the Academic Director for Korean Language from mid-2000 to July 2011.

Hyun-Sook Kim
Location: Korea
Ms. Kim received her B.Sc. and M.Sc., both in mathematics, from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Earlier she studied mathematics at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. A paper based on her M.Sc. thesis was published in the journal Mathematical Bioscience. Before joining Maryland Ms. Kim taught at Simon Fraser University. She also taught at Ajou University in Suwon, Korea. Earlier she had several years of employment experience in the accounting field in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1986, Ms. Kim has taught at more than 20 installations throughout South Korea as well as in the Online Learning Program.

Miso Kim
Location: Korea
Dr. Kim took his BA British-American Language and Culture, his MA and PhD in TESOL from Jeonju University. Dr. Kim has over ten years experience teaching English as a second language. He joined UMUC Asia in 2009.

John Klock
Location: Japan
Mr. Klock holds a B.S. in range management from Colorado State University; an M.A. in international affairs, with specialization in Southeast Asia; and an M.S. in botany, both from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He was a Fulbright scholar with the University of Mataram in Indonesia, where he taught and performed research on agricultural water management. He also has extensive international development experience. He recently spent a year in eastern Afghanistan with USAID where he worked with Afghan farmers in Kunar province. He has worked with UNESCO in Northern Luzon, Philippines, where he also served earlier as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has spent time with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Colorado and Wyoming. He is a trained mediator, and in Oregon, he managed a community dispute resolution program. He has several publications; some of his research has focused on forest management practices among the Ifugao tribal group in the Philippines and water management in Lombok, Indonesia. Mr. Klock first taught with the Asian Division from 1993 to 1997, at sites in Korea and Okinawa. He rejoined the faculty in 1999 and again in 2002, teaching in Misawa, Iwakuni, and Sasebo, and since 1999 in the UMUC online learning program. Mr. Klock joined UMUC Asia again in 2013, from his most recent teaching assignment with Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon.

Yoko Kmetz
Location: Japan
Ms. Kmetz has been teaching Japanese language for UMUC at Misawa since 1980. In addition to her experience with UMUC, Ms. Kmetz has taught at Misawa American High School and at the Sollars Elementary School on Misawa Air Base, and has carried out a number of language programs for various military commands. She collaborated on a book entitled Exploring Tohoku and has translated several works into Japanese and English for the city of Misawa. She holds her bachelor's degree from Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo.

Michiko Kumada
Location: Japan
Ms. Kumada earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Tokyo Kasei University and a M.S. in Education from the University of New England, Maine. She holds middle-and secondary-level teaching certificates in fine arts and in Japanese language from Tokyo Kasei and Nihon University. She also holds professional-level cultural certificates in the Japanese Koto (traditional musical instrument) and in Japanese Ikebana (flower arranging). Ms. Kumada has taught at Tokyo Kasei University and the Texas Military Institute, and in the DoDD schools. She joined UMUC Asia in 2004 and has been teaching at Yokosuka.

Laurie Kuntz
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Kuntz earned her B.A. in English and education from Baruch College of the City University of New York and her M.F.A. in writing, poetry, and literature from Vermont College. During several years of overseas residence before joining UMUC she worked with refugees from Southeast Asia, primarily in the Philippines and Thailand. Her experience included teaching English and writing in different contexts up to the college level. Ms. Kuntz has published extensively; her book of poetry, Somewhere in the Telling, was published by Edwin Mellen Press. Her chapbook of poems, Simple Gestures, was published by Texas Review Press in 2000 and won the 1999 Texas Review Poetry Chapbook competition. Many of her poems have been published in literary journals online as well as in book format. In 2002 her poetry was adapted into a one-act play and performed by UMUC students during National Women's month. She joined the UMUC faculty in 1992 and has taught in Misawa and in the online learning program.

Gary Laugel
Location: Korea
Dr. Laugel received his B.A. in psychology from Kent State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Washington State University. Dr. Laugel has taught at Washington State University and the University of Idaho, and is a member of the American Psychological Association. His academic background includes biological psychology and the evolutionary basis of behavior, along with social psychology, experimental methodology, and statistics. He has been with the University of Maryland for over two decades and has taught at a variety of locations in Japan and Korea, as well as extensively online. He has also taught in an English-teaching exchange program at Northwest Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. For years he was Academic Coordinator for Social Science, and later for Psychology while that position existed in UMUC Asia.

David Layfield
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Layfield took his BA in political science from Nottingham Trent University, his MA in political philosophy from University of York, and his PhD in political science from University of Nottingham. He has taught political science at the university level since 2003. Dr. Layfield joined UMUC Asia in November 2008. His interests include International Political Economy, Environmental Politics, and North-East Asia.

Hyung Dae Lee
Location: Korea
Dr. Lee took his Ph.D. in American history from Ohio University, specializing in American intellectual history. Dr. Lee has taught at several institutions in Korea, including Yonsei University, Korea University, and Seoul Women’s University. Dr. Lee has published a number of articles based on his research, one of them a study of Reinhold Niebuhr's place in American intellectual life, which he also addressed in his Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Lee has been with UMUC Asia since 1999. His recent publications include American Intellectual Tradition and Multiculturalism(2004) and American Intellectuals and the Search for Unity(2012).

Lynda Leitner
Location: Korea
Ms. Lynda Leitner has a BA in History and Journalism from California State University Northridge and an MA in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento, where her research examined the effects that television violence and the portrayal of stereotypical images have upon viewers. Thanks to a Rotary International Fellowship, Ms. Leitner's doctoral studies were completed at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, where she wrote a biography of John Almon, a powerful printer, journalist, bookseller and political factotum in London at the time of the American Revolution. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, elected official, community activist, campaign coordinator and teaches Speech, Communication Studies and History. Ms. Leitner’s favorite activity (besides reading) is traveling, which she was able to indulge while teaching for UMUC’s European Division in Germany, Turkey, Iceland, Great Britain, South America and Portugal and now Asia.

Kenneth Levitt
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Levitt earned his B.A. in psychology and business from the State University of New York in Oneonta, his M.A. in industrial psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey, and his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology, also in New Jersey. He taught for several years at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. Since joining the UMUC faculty in 1994 Dr. Levitt has taught a wide range of courses in psychology and in business and management, in Korea, Okinawa, Misawa, and the Tokyo area, and currently in the UMUC online learning program.

Lance Limoges
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Limoges holds a B.A. in geography, geology, and anthropology from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in geography from Miami University, and a Ph.D., also in geography, from the University of Florida. He has taught at several institutions including Miami University, the University of South Florida, and Pennsylvania State University. He also taught at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where he developed the university's program in geography and urban-regional planning. Dr. Limoges has carried out a wide variety of research resulting in academic publications and presentations at professional conferences. He spent a number of years in private business as the owner and president of a retail philatelic corporation. He has taught in Korea and Okinawa since joining the UMUC faculty in 2002.

Frederick Logan
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Logan received a B.A. in philosophy and sociology from Elmhurst College, an M.A. in English literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor, and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Alberta. He has taught at the University of Windsor and the University of Alberta, and at several other institutions including Keio University and Hosei University in Japan. An experienced writer and journalist, Dr. Logan has published on a wide range of topics and also has extensive experience as an editor, speech writer, and copy writer. He joined the Asian Division faculty in 1991 and has taught at installations throughout the Tokyo area, and in the online learning program. He served for several years as UMUC Asia Academic Director for English and Communication.

Larry Lustig
Location: Korea
Dr. Lustig earned his B.A. in English literature from Stetson University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University. His primary research and teaching interests are in the fields of government and politics and political philosophy. He has taught at the University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Auburn University, and Tougaloo College as well as with the U.S. Navy's Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) aboard Navy vessels. Dr. Lustig has lived for an extended period in Korea, including active-duty military service as an interrogator-linguist with the U.S. Army and as a TOEFL instructor with the U.S. Peace Corps. He once placed first in a Korean language speech contest for foreigners sponsored by The Korea Herald. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1988 and has taught since then at Yongsan and numerous other sites in Korea.

Lisa Mathews
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Mathews earned an M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University and a B.A. in history and Asian studies from Grinnell College. Her degree program at Grinnell included a year of study at Waseda University in Tokyo. Ms. Mathews has been a research fellow at the Ryukyu University on Okinawa and has worked as a translator and cross-cultural management consultant. She has published in Okinawa Minzoku Kenkyu (in Japanese) and also in Studies in Continuing Education.

Kazue Matsuoka
Location: Okinawa
Ms. Matsuoka earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of the Ryukyus and a M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services in the Maryland graduate counseling program offered in Okinawa. She holds a Japanese teaching credential from Tokyo International College, and took additional undergraduate work from UMUC in Okinawa. She has participated in a variety of professional development workshops both in Japan and in the United States. Before joining UMUC Ms. Matsuoka had experience teaching Japanese language at the Okinawa International Center and the psychology of education at the University of the Ryukyus. She has taught throughout Okinawa since joining the UMUC faculty in 1999.

Grover McCall
Location: Online Learning
Mr. McCall holds a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. He has a wide range of professional experience in the computing field, including three years of service as an intelligence/communications officer at the National Security Agency; an additional three years as a senior engineer for Army Intelligence in Germany, working on a computer-controlled communications system; and employment as a systems engineer on the Strategic Defense Initiative for Teledyne-Brown in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. McCall has taught in Okinawa and Korea, and in the UMUC online learning program, since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1992.

Leon McCrillis
Location: Guam
Dr. McCrillis earned his B.A. from La Verne College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Riverside. His graduate background is broad, with concentrations in Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe, and Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American and Medieval Literature. His dissertation was on 'The Demonization of Minority Groups during the Central Middle Ages.' Among his awards and honors are two NDEA Fellowships and a Chancellors Patent Fund Grant for research at the British Museum and the Warburg Institute. After teaching in the Chapman College PACE program aboard U.S. Navy vessels and the University of California at Riverside, Dr. McCrillis joined the Asian Division faculty in the Philippines in 1983. He relocated to Guam in 1992, where he has taught since then.

Philip McCue
Location: Online Learning
Mr. McCue received a BS in Engineering from Long Beach State University, Long Beach, California and an MBA from The University of Houston in Houston, Texas. His Masters work focused on Management Information Systems (MIS). He has taught on a full time basis for 10 years and is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology at Montgomery College near Houston, Texas USA. Prior to teaching, he was employed by Bechtel Corporation and IBM Corporation.

Jeanne McDowell
Location: Online Learning
Ms. McDowell holds a B.S. and M.S., both in biology, from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. While a student at Old Dominion she worked full time in the Genetics Department at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Ms. McDowell joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1990, teaching until 1998 at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, and since 2000 with the UMUC online learning program. While in Japan she worked extensively with Japanese students, both by teaching English conversation and also through working in continuing education programs at community centers.

John McMillan
Location: Japan
Mr. McMillan holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in computer systems management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. A retired officer in the U.S. Navy, he gained much technical, computer-related and management experience during his career, along with extensive training experience; his most recent Navy assignment was as Commander Fleet Training Group Western Pacific at Yokosuka, Japan. In the business world Mr. McMillan has been a self-employed technology and management consultant; Vice President of Universal Distributing of Nevada, a high-tech manufacturer and distributor; and Vice President for Operations and later President of Regency International Trading Company, a Tokyo-based systems firm. He joined the Asian Division faculty in 1998 and has taught throughout the Tokyo area and in the UMUC online learning program.

Phyllis Medina
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Medina holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Oklahoma State University, where she had previously earned her B.S. in psychology, with minors in business administration and Spanish, and her M.S. in psychology. She taught at Oklahoma State, with experience in introductory psychology, experimental psychology, and quantitative methods. She held internships at The Center for Applied Cognitive Studies in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at Joy Reed Belt & Associates, a human resources consulting form in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ms. Medina joined the UMUC faculty in October 2000, teaching in Okinawa at Kadena AB and Camp Foster and in the graduate counseling program, and since 2002 via DE.

Christopher Melley
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Melley started teaching with UMUC Europe, in Germany, in August 1984. After learning German more deeply he completed the Ph.D. in philosophy at the Universität des Saarlandes, in 1991, and stayed in Germany teaching English and philosophy with UMUC. He became involved in bio-ethics discussions in Germany and has been active in the European Society for Philosophy and Medicine, based in The Netherlands. Dr. Melley transferred to UMUC Asia in 2008 and is in Okinawa, where along with teaching philosophy and composition courses, he pursues his interest in learning the Japanese language. Dr. Melley serves as FAC representative for Asia.

Momoe Miyagi
Location:
Ms. Miyagi holds a Master of Online Learning degree from the University of Maryland University College Graduate School and earlier earned a B.S. in business and management from UMUC. Her first baccalaureate was a B.S. in health sciences from the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa. She also studied in the United States where she earned an A.S. degree in respiratory therapy from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. She holds a certification in Japanese language instruction from the International Language Center. Ms. Miyagi has worked as a medical technologist in Okinawa, a respiratory therapist in Tucson, Arizona, and as an instructor in the U.S. Army Head Start Program. She joined the UMUC faculty in 1986 and has taught a wide range of courses in Japanese language and culture in Okinawa, as well as in UMUC's online online learning programs. Ms Miyagi is involved in community activities and is a member of the board of directors of the Okinawa Prefecture UNESCO Association. Ms. Miyagi received a Teaching Recognition Award in 2013.

Mark Monahan
Location: Korea
Dr. Monahan received his B.S.F.S. in international relations from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and his M.A. in Oriental studies from the University of Arizona, returning to Georgetown to earn his Ph.D. in Asian studies. He also studied at the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies. Dr. Monahan first taught for the Asian Division in 1989 in Korea, and has taught there regularly, as well as in Okinawa, since 1991. He taught at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and also taught and held a number of administrative and advising positions at Yonsei University in Korea. A retired officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, his professional responsibilities during his military career were often related to his specialized knowledge of Asia, including military matters, and to his language proficiency in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

Ralph Mora
Location: Japan
Dr. Ralph Mora took his BA in psychology from City College of New York. He took his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. Dr. Mora has taught psychology for UMUC's European and Asian divisions. In addition to teaching for UMUC Asia, Dr. Mora is active in his field: he has served as a clinical director at the Keller Army Community Hospital Counseling Center, as the department head of the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at US Naval Hospital in Sigonella, Sicily, and as program coordinator of Exceptional Family Member Sercices in Vicenza, Italy. Dr. Mora rejoined UMUC Asia in June 2009.

Yoko Morimoto
Location: Guam
Ms. Yoko Morimoto took her BA in Japenese literature and education from Tezukayama Gakuin University and her MEd in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been teaching Japanese at the secondary and university levels for over ten years. Ms. Morimoto joined UMUC Asia in 2008.

Guy Moyer
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Moyer, Collegiate Professor, holds a B.A. in Russian and economics, an M.A. in teaching Russian, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in English education, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has “highly qualified” Illinois teaching certification in English, Russian, and economics and has experience teaching Russian at the secondary school level. Since 1995 he has taught English at the college level—at the University of Illinois, in UMUC’s joint Russian-American program in Vladivostok, Russia, and more recently in UMUC’s Asian Division. He has for a number of years taught a variety of English courses for UMUC, to include English composition, British literature, American literature, business writing, technical writing, and creative writing. Dr. Moyer joined UMUC’s Asian Division in 1999.

James Mraz
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Mraz is a graduate of University of Maryland University College, having earned his B.S. in business and management and accounting. He went on to earn an M.S. in business administration from Boston University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. A veteran of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Mraz retired in 1989 as a gunnery sergeant. He also had several years of experience as a civilian financial officer at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Mr. Mraz has taught for Craven Community College in Cherry Point, North Carolina; Central Texas College; and Park College in Arlington, Virginia. He taught in the Statewide programs of University of Maryland University College from 1987 to 1991, and began teaching for the Asian Division at Iwakuni in 1991.

Kevin Murphy
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Murphy holds a B.S. in English education and psychology, a M.A. in creative writing, and a Ph.D. in creative writing and modern American literature, all from Florida State University. He taught at Florida State University and in the PACE program aboard U.S. Navy vessels and has lived in Alaska where he worked with English tutorial programs for Native Americans. Dr. Murphy originally joined UMUC Asia in 1991 and taught for four years in Okinawa, Japan. He transferred to UMUC's European Division, teaching through 1999 at several sites in Germany, Spain, Italy, and Iceland. He rejoined UMUC Asia in 2001 and has taught primarily in Okinawa and in the online learning program. In 2010, Dr. Murphy was recognized by the University system of Maryland as a Regent’s Award winner in Teaching Excellence and most recently, was selected as the Academic Coordinator, Okinawa in September 2011.

Hiroyuki Nishikawa
Location: Japan
Mr. Nishikawa received his bachelor's degree in language and literature education from Waseda University in Tokyo. He has worked in special language programs for the city of Hachinohe, Japan, and is currently teaching in Hachinohe Technical High School in the same city. He has been teaching for UMUC at Misawa Air Base since 1986. Mr. Nishikawa has been recognized by the city of Hachinohe for his major contributions to cultural understanding and by Misawa Air Base commanders for building cultural bridges between the military and the local community. He has completed several seminars and workshops in language teaching.

David Norris
Location: Korea
Mr. Norris holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond, and a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English and English education, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. He received the Alfred E. Lyon Scholarship in Marketing during his senior year at the University of Richmond, which included a three-month stint on the Philip Morris executive training program. Before joining UMUC, he taught at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and in the afloat PACE program with City Colleges of Chicago, teaching on four different ships. During his tenure with UMUC, he received the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award. Mr. Norris has a range of editing and reporting experience including two years editing publications at VCU. His poetry has been published in a number of different journals. This year, he published a book of poems titled A Private Showing. Since joining UMUC in Asia in 1987 he has taught at numerous locations throughout Korea.

Richard Olmo
Location: Guam
Mr. Olmo received his B.S. in geology from York College of the CUNY, his M.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and a second M.A. in geology from Brooklyn College of CUNY, and took additional graduate work in anthropology at the University of Oregon. He has taught at Brooklyn College, Grossmont Community College, and the University of San Diego, and for extended periods at Southern Oregon University and the University of Guam. With teaching, research, and professional interests in both geology and anthropology, Mr. Olmo has been an exploration geologist with Phillips Uranium Corporation in New Mexico, Utah, and other western U.S. States; served as a land-use and urban planning specialist with a consulting firm; and was associated with International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., with responsibilities ranging from office management to project management to conducting geo-archaeological investigations. He joined the UMUC faculty in Guam in 1999.

Douglas Ostrom
Location: Japan
Dr. Ostrom earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Washington in Seattle and his Ph.D., also in economics, from the University of Michigan. He also studied at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo. Dr. Ostrom has taught at Dartmouth College, Williams College, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and The George Washington University. His experience includes service with organizations including the Japan Economic Institute and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He has a number of professional publications and joined the UMUC faculty in 2006.

David Owen
Location: Online Learning
David Owen earned his B.S. in Business and Management from University of Maryland University College in Asia while serving on active duty with the U.S. Air Force; his M.S. in Management and his M.S. in International Relations from Troy University. David is currently a doctoral candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale majoring in Comparative Politics, Asian History, and Public Administration. His dissertation that is currently am on pace to finish by mid-2010 analyzes the causes of voter turnout in Thai provinces. David started teaching with the University of Maryland's Asian Division in the 1999-2000 academic year at the Bangkok campus. Since 2000, he has been an adjunct instructor for the University of Maryland University College's Asian Division. David is qualified to teach in several areas, including business, government, history, international politics, and political science. He has maintained the rank of full instructor at Bangkok University from 1998 to 2000 and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2005. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at Shinawat University and Kasetsart University in Thailand and Dong Hua University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. His research interests focus on political participation in developing democracies and political interest in authoritarian regimes. David Owen's articles have appeared in Asian Politics and Policy and several Thai journals. Email: dowen@asia.umuc.edu

Richard Paritzky
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Paritzky earned his B.A. in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his M.A., in student personnel work in higher education, from George Washington University, and returned to the University of Maryland, College Park, to earn his Ph.D. in counseling. He has taught at Montgomery Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and at Virginia Tech University in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Paritzky has many years of professional experience in counseling, having served at the institutions where he has taught, at the Family Therapy Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and for many years in an independent practice in Virginia. He has several publications and has made numerous presentations at professional conferences. After joining UMUC Asia in August 2000 he taught in Okinawa, primarily in the graduate counseling program, and more recently in the online learning program.

Kijun Park
Location: Korea
Mr. Park received a B.A. in political science and an M.P.A. in foreign affairs and national security, both from Yonsei University in Korea, and an M.S. in telecommunications and network management from Syracuse University in New York. The title of his M.S. project was "Home Networking Systems on Wireless Grids." While at Syracuse University he gained experience as a consultant in the interactive media lab at the university's Maxwell School. Mr. Park also has varied experience as a computer consultant in Korea. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty during academic year 2005-2006.

Dale Paxman
Location: Online Learning
Experienced with UMUC overseas, Mr. Paxman taught in the European Division in the 1970s, primarily in Germany, later joining UMUC in Asia in 1986 after teaching for several years at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific and his M.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mr. Paxman also holds the Magistère (M.A. equivalent) in French language and culture from the University of Paris. Before joining the European Division he worked as a translator and librarian in France, and as a teacher of English and English Studies program director in Morocco. He has taught for many years in Okinawa and in the UMUC online learning program.

John Philips
Location: Japan
Dr. Philips earned his Ph.D. in history and his M.A. in African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. His B.A. in history is from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Philips has research interests in African and Islamic studies, and in Middle Eastern history and politics. He has published in the Journal of American Studies, the Journal of African History, African Studies Review, the Middle Eastern Studies Bulletin, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, and others. Dr. Philips has been a Fulbright scholar (University of Sokoto), and has received research grants from the National Geographic Society, the Japanese Ministry of Education, and other agencies. He has taught in Misawa since joining the UMUC Asia faculty in 2004.

Gyongyi Plucer-Rosario
Location: Guam
Ms. Plucer-Rosario initially taught with UMUC from 1984 to 1992 after receiving her M.S. in marine biology from the University of Guam. Her B.A. in humanistic ecology is from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She has special interests and publications in the field of marine ecology. Ms. Plucer-Rosario has served as the senior researcher on numerous federal projects studying the effects of development on rare and endangered corals and coral reefs. Her 1982 Hard Coral Survey was an influential study of the damage to coral from tourism and development. In 1985 she pioneered a Maryland special topics course called "The Coral Reef Ecosystem." Since rejoining UMUC Asia in 1999, Ms. Plucer-Rosario has served as a Guam Program manager, has taught both onsite and via the Online Learning Program. She was the recipient of the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. She was selected as the Academic Coordinator, Guam in September 2011.

Barry Pollick
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Pollick holds a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in communication from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in communication studies from Kent State University. He has taught at Cleveland State and Kent State and also has teaching experience at the secondary level. Dr. Pollick has varied experience as a professional writer, having been employed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland's East Side News, has been a radio talk show host, and has authored or coauthored four publications, including the 2010 book Rhetorical Rape: the Verbal Violations of the Punditocracy, co-written by Dr. Dan Broudy. Since joining the UMUC faculty in 1996, he has taught in Korea and Misawa and more recently in Okinawa.

Erik Poole
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Poole received his B.S. in communications media (Summa Cum Laude) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He has taken additional graduate work toward a doctorate in instructional technology. He has widely varied employment experience in instructional design and related fields such as video producer and Web designer at Bloomsburg University, Five Star Development Inc., Duffs Business Institute and Interactive Media Corporation in Pennsylvania, and at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Mr. Poole joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2004, teaching in the online learning program.

Neal Proctor
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Proctor earned his B.S. in history and business from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and his M.S. in marketing communications from the University of Northern Iowa. He did additional graduate work in marketing and management at Southwest Texas State University and the University of Central Texas. He has taught at a number of different institutions, including the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Southwestern University, Southwest Texas State University, St. Edward's University, and Temple Junior College. Mr. Proctor has extensive business experience in the marketing and management of various types of real estate properties, and also has experience as a marketing consultant. Since joining UMUC in 1992 he has taught in Misawa, Kwajalein, Korea, and Okinawa.

David Ramsey
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Ramsey holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in English composition, both from California State University at San Bernardino. He took his Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a research emphasis in assessment of student writing and portfolios. Dr. Ramsey has taught at Cal State San Bernardino, Miami University, Mt. San Jacinto Community College and Crafton Hills Community College, and in the PACE program aboard U.S. Navy vessels. He has carried out linguistic research as part of a Miami University program aimed at assisting the Miami Indian Tribe of Oklahoma in considering ways to revive the extinct language of the Tribe. He has taught at Misawa, the Kanto Plain, and in the online learning program, since joining the UMUC faculty in August 2003.

Patsy Reece
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Reece received her A.S. in business administration and her B.S. in management and marketing from Mercy College in New York, and her M.S. in information technology management from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. She has received certifications as a Software Test Engineer (CSTE) and a Software Quality Analyst (CSQA). Before joining UMUC in Asia, Ms. Reece was a software consultant for companies such as AT&T, NationsBank (now Bank of America), Rochester Gas and Electric, Bank One, First Union (now Wachovia), Duke Power, Norfolk General Hospital and R.J. Reynolds. She has online teaching experience with several institutions including UMUC Asias DE program since 2003.

Hyoik Ryu
Location: Korea
Dr. Ryu holds a B.S. in microbiology from Seoul National University, and an M.S. in veterinary microbiology and a Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology (immunology), both from Iowa State University. He also earned an M.B.A. in human resource management from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Ryu is a currently a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Yeungnam University in Daegu. His varied experience includes a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas, service as a senior scientist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and two years as a professor at the Central America Health Sciences University, Belize City, Belize. He has also managed his own biotech firm, has published a number of scientific papers, and holds several patents. Dr. Ryu has taught in the Daegu and Busan area since joining the UMUC Asia faculty in 2001.

Janice Sacherer
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Turner received her B.A. in history and M.A. in anthropology from San Francisco State University. Her Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology and ethnolinguistics is from the University of Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - Sorbonne). Dr. Turner taught in UMUC's European Division from 1975 to 1977; after teaching briefly in the Asian Division, she taught again in Europe, rejoining the Asian Division in 1982. She has taught regularly since then, primarily in Okinawa. Throughout her long overseas residence Dr. Turner has remained active in anthropological research, spending over five years conducting field work in Nepal and other Himalayan regions, and publishing extensively. She has delivered numerous guest lectures and served as a consultant on various projects dealing with the Himalayan region.

Edwyn Saiki
Location: Japan
Mr. Saiki earned his B.Ed. in secondary education from the University of Hawaii, and subsequently earned an M.A. in management and supervision from Central Michigan University. During 22 years in the U.S. Air Force he gained broad experience teaching military-related subjects. Mr. Saiki has taught at Central Texas College, and more recently at Kyorin University in Tokyo. During his military career he had extensive experience in morale, welfare and recreation, military food services, and club management. He also served as a Guidance Counselor and Acting Education Services Officer at Yokota Air Base. Mr. Saiki joined the Asian Division faculty in 1989 and has taught at Yokota Air Base and Sasebo Naval Base.

Marc Schiffman
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Schiffman received his B.A. in American Literature from George Washington University and a M.F.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts. During his time with University of Maryland University College, he has traveled to many countries around Asia where he eventually settled into Thailand and became the Department Head of English at an international college. Mr. Schiffman has been with UMUC since 1992 and has taught in Okinawa and Korea. Mr. Schiffman began teaching via the online learning program for UMUC Asia in 2001.

Dennis Shah
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Shah earned a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Baroda in India, an M.S., also in electrical engineering, from the University of Saskatchewan, and an M.S. in computer science from New York Institute of Technology. He has taught at the University of Saskatchewan, New York Institute of Technology, Medaille College, and at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. He also has professional engineering experience with an electrical power firm in Ahmedabad, India. Mr. Shah joined the Asian Division faculty in 1996 and has taught in the Tokyo area, Misawa, Korea, and for several years in Okinawa.

Carla Shank
Location: Okinawa
Ms. Shank joined the Asian Division faculty in 1996, and brings many years of teaching experience to the program. She began her teaching career in 1967, and has taught for a number of schools in Colorado and with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. She is a contributing author of numerous articles for Off Duty, the Greeley Tribune, and Sun Publications and is a contributing editor for This Week on Okinawa. Ms. Shank is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where she earned her B.S. degree in elementary education and psychology. She also holds an M.F.A. in education media and journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught for UMUC in Okinawa and in the online learning program.

Woo-Ill Shim
Location: Korea
Ms. Woo-il Shim holds a BA in Korean language Education, an MA in Korean linguistics, both from Sangmyung University, and is currently completing a PhD dissertation in Korean Linguistics at Sungkyunkwan University. She holds Certificates in Korean language teaching and pedagogy and has taught in several universities in Korea, as well as a Korean Language School in Canada and for UNESCO in Korea. She has specialized professional experiences in teaching Korean language in a head start program for US soldiers, as a researcher at the Advanced Information Technology Research Center of Korea, and has published three books on the topic of linguistics and teaching Korean language to foreigners. Since joining the UMUC Asia faculty in 2000, Ms. Shim has been teaching at military installations all over South Korea. She received a Teaching Recognition Award in 2011 and in 2012, she was the recipient of the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award.

Masao Shimoji
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Shimoji received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., all in electrical engineering, from Iowa State University. He has taken additional computer-related work toward a second master's degree from California State University at Chico. Dr. Shimoji has taught at Iowa State University, Gonzaga University, and CSU Chico. He has extensive research experience in digital signal processing (DSP) application development, photonics, electromagnetics and switching power supplies, resulting in numerous publications and two U.S. patents. His research has been supported by grants from organizations in both the US and Japan. Dr. Shimoji first taught for UMUC Asia in 1998 in Okinawa, rejoining the faculty in August 2004, and has primarily taught in Korea and Okinawa.

Koo-Sik Shin
Location: Korea
Dr. Shin holds a B.B.A. from Hongik University, a M.A. in international economics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, a Master of Finance from St. Louis University, and two Ph.D. degrees, one in international management from Dongguk University and another in international relations from Newcastle University. He is currently serving as Director of the Trade Inquiry Office for the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) which briefs all foreign firms coming to Korea, providing information about the business climate and economic trends. Dr. Shin has taught at Kyungin Women's University and the Korea International Trade Institute and has made research trips to numerous locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the US. He joined UMUC Asia in Korea in January, 2000.

Steven Shirley
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Shirley took his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree at Clemson University in political science. He earned his M.A. in political science at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his Ph.D. in international studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation was Guided by God: Religion and Legitimacy in the Philippines. Dr. Shirley has taught at Old Dominion University, including courses dealing with Asia in the world setting. He also taught for Central Texas College including the PACE program aboard U.S. Navy vessels. He has traveled widely in much of Asia. Dr. Shirley is presently a member of the faculty of Thammasat University in Thailand. He joined the UMUC faculty in 2003, teaching in Bangkok and in the online online learning program.

Paul Sidoff
Location: Korea
Mr. Sidoff received his B.S. in biology from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and his M.S. in educational leadership from Troy State University. During a career of more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army he gained a wide variety of experience through military training, including attending the Command and General Staff College, and worked primarily as a military intelligence professional. Mr. Sidoff holds a teaching certificate in Washington State and has attended several different workshops in the United States related to secondary-level science teaching. An experienced teacher at Seoul American High School, he joined the UMUC Asia faculty at Yongsan in 1995.

Jeffrey Simons
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Simons earned a B.A. in history from Ohio University and an M.A. in English from Wright State University. He has taught English and technical writing at several colleges and universities, including two years with the University of Marylands Asian Division in Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea. Mr. Simons has several years experience as a journalist, including two years with the Associated Press at the Albuquerque, New Mexico bureau and has worked as a technical writer and content editor for an educational publishing company in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Simons has also authored three childrens books, published by the Antioch Publishing Company.

Kim Skoog
Location: Guam
Dr. Skoog received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and his M.A., also in philosophy, from the University of Washington. At the University of Hawaii, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy, he specialized in Asian philosophies and Sanskrit. He has published on Asian philosophies and religions and conducts annual study tours to China and Tibet. Dr. Skoog has taught at Frostburg State University in Maryland, the University of Hawaii, Honolulu Community College, Rainer College, and the University of Guam. He has taught a wide range of courses in philosophy since joining the UMUC faculty in Guam in 1990.

Mary Skoog
Location: Korea
Ms. Skoog is a veteran of UMUC overseas who taught in the European Division at several different locations in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey; in the joint program of Irkutsk State University and UMUC at Irkutsk, Russia; and at UMUC's Schwabisch Gmund campus in Germany. She also served in the office of the UMUC Area Director for Central Germany in the Heidelberg headquarters. Ms. Skoog earned a B.A. in international relations and an M.B.A. in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. She had extensive employment experience in Saudi Arabia as a self-employed administrative consultant, an administrative assistant for a major health care project, and recruitment coordinator for a Saudi Arabian armed forces hospital. She was also a self-employed English teacher in Singapore. Ms. Skoog joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2001 and has taught in Misawa, Iwakuni, and several locations in Korea and Okinawa.

Alan Smith
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Smith earned his B.S. in social science from Boise State University and his M.S. in sociology from Utah State University. He has taken additional graduate work toward a Ph.D. in sociology at Colorado State University, carrying out ethnographic research on the structural causes of overexploitation and conflict among organizations involved in small-scale marine fishing along the west-central coast of Mexico. Mr. Smith has taught at Colorado State University and at Missouri Western State College. He has a wide variety of research, consulting and cross-cultural experiences in areas ranging from irrigation management to sustainable agriculture on the Navajo Nation, Arizona, to literacy surveys in the western United States, spending extended periods in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Nepal.

Cardale Smith
Location: Japan
Mr. Smith received his B.S. and M.A., both in political science, from Eastern New Mexico University at Portales, New Mexico, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Clark Atlanta University, working on a dissertation entitled 'Public Policy of Euthanasia in America.' He has taught at Clovis Community College in New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University, and Central Texas College in Korea. Mr. Smith has been a probation and parole officer in Hobbs, New Mexico, and has also been active in politics in New Mexico. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1998 he has taught in Sasebo, the Tokyo area, Okinawa and Korea, and in the online learning program.

Gary Steel
Location: Korea
Mr. Steel earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Master of Applied Linguistics from the Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia. He also earned a graduate diploma in education from the State College of Victoria in Hawthorn, Australia, and a Cambridge RSA TEFL Certificate from Latrobe University in Melbourne. Mr. Steel taught at the secondary level in Australia, for two years at Soong-Sil University in Seoul, Korea, and two years at Kangwon National University in Chuncheon, Korea. A former professional Australian Rules football player, he has varied experience organizing outdoor education programs and mountain trekking expeditions for high school students and adults. At present his play thing is sailing. He joined the UMUC faculty in August 2000 and has taught at several different locations in Korea.

Larry Swink
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Swink received a B.A. in political science (1974) and an M.A. in criminology (1977), both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He took additional graduate work in the graduate school of business at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Mr. Swink has extensive professional experience in law enforcement, having served with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (1977-1981), the Office of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Securities (from 1981-1983), and from 1983-2003 with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He gained extensive experience teaching in-service training courses while serving with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In 1996 he was selected as a Mike Mansfield Fellow (a two-year program). In 1996 he studied Japanese and completed the U.S. State Department's Advanced Japanese Studies Program before moving to Tokyo in 1997. During 1997 he interacted with Japanese police organizations throughout Japan. Mr. Swink joined the UMUC faculty in 2005. In December 2012 he was awarded a M.S. degree in legal studies with a concentration in criminal justice.

Shirley Tamura
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Tamura earned her doctorate in nutrition-epidemiology (DrPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health, and both her master's (MPH) and bachelor's (BS) degrees in public health nutrition and food science & dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has published in the Journal of Nutrition Education, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and the Annals of Epidemiology, as well as other journals, and has contributed to collections of essays on nutrition and epidemiological topics. Dr. Tamura has been a consultant in the areas of nutrition and epidemiology, and is a registered dietitian. She joined the UMUC faculty in 2003 and has taught in the Tokyo area and in the UMUC online learning program.

Noriko Tanabe
Location: Japan
Ms. Tanabe earned her bachelor's degree in language and literature from the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan, and received a certificate in the teaching of Japanese from Kokusai Kaiwa Gakuin, also in Tokyo. She began teaching with the Asian Division in 1989 after conducting Japanese language classes at the Tokyo Culture Center and for officers and enlisted personnel at Yokosuka Naval Base. Ms. Tanabe also has experience in teaching Japanese life and culture to members of the Yokosuka military community through base-sponsored programs.

Eleanor Tedesco
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Tedesco earned a B.S. in business education from Cedar Crest College, a M.Ed., also in business education from Boston University, and an Ed.D. in business education and management from Michigan State University. She took additional graduate work in higher education administration at Northeastern University, and has taught at Northeastern, Plymouth State College, Northeast Louisiana University, Boston University, and the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Tedesco has numerous publications and varied consulting experience. She joined the Asian Division in 1989, teaching in the Philippines, Okinawa, Korea, and the Tokyo area, and also served as Computer Studies Coordinator. Dr. Tedesco has taught for several years in the UMUC online learning program.

Spyridon Therianos
Location: Guam
An Asian Division veteran, Dr. Therianos joined the UMUC faculty in 1981. After teaching briefly in Guam he relocated to Korea where he has taught since then, mostly at Osan Air Base, and in the UMUC online learning program, serving also for a year as Asian Division Mathematics Consultant. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, all in mathematics, and has several publications based on his research in mathematics. Dr. Therianos previously taught at U.C. Santa Barbara and in the PACE program aboard U.S. Navy vessels, through which he traveled extensively throughout the Pacific and East Asia, the Indian Ocean and Africa. He also taught at the Degree College in Athens, Greece during the year he was teaching for PACE. He rejoins the Guam faculty in January 2006.

Ray Thompson
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Thompson holds a B.A. in biology and science education from the University of South Florida and an M.Ed. in science education and marine biology, also from the University of South Florida. He took additional graduate training in chemistry, geology, and oceanography from the University of South Florida and other institutions. Mr. Thompson taught at the middle school level in Florida and has more than 20 years of teaching experience in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Torrejon, Spain; Iraklion, Crete; Yokosuka, Japan; SHAPE, Belgium; and at the Daegu American School in Korea. He joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1995 and taught in Yokosuka, Japan and more recently in the Daegu, Korea area.

Thomas Thompson
Location: Japan
Mr. Thompson received his B.A. in political science and economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and, thanks to a National Science Fellowship, his M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Washington at Seattle. He did some additional graduate work in political science. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1981, his primary teaching responsibilities have been courses in East Asian history, the history of Japan, and contemporary Japanese society, but he has also frequently taught courses dealing in part with the histories of South and Southeast Asia as well as courses dealing with US foreign policy. He has assisted in the design and redesign of some of the university’s courses, and has taught for the most part in the Tokyo area. In recent years, he has published an article on Bronze Age India and a book review of a major work on the hill peoples of mainland Southeast Asia. Mr. Thompson received the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.

Michael Tisher
Location: Japan
Mr. Tisher received his B. S. in computer science and earned two M.S. degrees in mathematics, one from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana and another from Louisiana State University. Mr. Tisher has taught mathematics at Louisiana State University and at McNeese State University. In the latter university, he taught not only to college students but also to children in a developmental math program, and has also worked as a counselor and administrator in a program for gifted children. He has had experience in the scheduling and executing of computer tape and print jobs at the Exxon Computing Services Center in Houston and has experience in the editing and revising of math textbooks. Since joining UMUC Asia in 1999, Mr. Tisher has taught in various locations in Japan and in the online learning program, and received the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award in 2005.

Mieko Toma
Location: Okinawa
Ms. Toma received her B.A. in Asian Studies from UMUC Asia, with an emphasis on the courses in Okinawan and Ryukyuan culture and history made available to UMUC students on Okinawa. Subsequently she earned a certificate in teaching Japanese as a foreign language from the International Center of Language and Culture. Ms. Toma also completed historical guide training offered through the Okinawa Tourist and Convention Bureau. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1987 and has taught courses in Japanese language and culture regularly at all UMUC locations throughout Okinawa.

Duane Vorhees
Location: Japan
Dr. Vorhees holds three degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio: a B.S. and M.A. in American studies, and a Ph.D. in American culture. He taught at Bowling Green State, and also at numerous institutions in Korea, including King Sejong University, Korea University, Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, and Seoul National University. He has published extensively on a wide range of topics. Dr. Vorhees joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1987, and has been teaching in Korea and Japan since then.

Timothy Wagoner
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Wagoner received his B.A. in liberal arts from Seattle Pacific University and his M.A. in education from Chapman College. In addition, he earned an M.Div. in counseling from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion and the psychology of religion from Baylor University. He has taught at Troy State University, the United States Air Force Academy, and Baylor University. A chaplain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Wagoner joined the Asian Division faculty in 1998 and has taught in Okinawa and for several years in the UMUC online learning program.

Thomas Wahl
Location: Online Learning
Mr. Wahl earned his B.A. in humanities from Seattle University where he remained to earn a B.S. in business administration. He subsequently earned an M.A. in communication from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Mr. Wahl taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has also been an instructor at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, providing classes in resume writing and helping departing Air Force members develop their interviewing skills. Mr. Wahl joined the Asian Division faculty in 1998 and has taught in Okinawa and in the online learning program. Mr. Wahl received a Teaching Recognition Award in 2013.

Tomi Wahlstrom
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Wahlstrom received his B.A. in psychology and his M.A. in human resource management from Hawaii Pacific University and his Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University if Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also earned a certificate in quality management from Hawaii Pacific University. Dr. Wahlstrom has taught at several institutions including the University of Southern Colorado, the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Rollins College, American Intercontinental University, Edward Waters College, and at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland. He held administrative posts at several of these institutions, and also has a variety of professional employment and consulting experience in psychology and management. He joined the UMUC faculty in 2004 and has taught in Korea and the online learning program.

Robert Walker
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Walker holds a B.A. in political science from Goddard College, a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and an L.L.M. in tax law from Boston University Law School. While on a Fulbright International Fellowship (in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Economics IRIS project), Dr. Walker taught for two years at the Kazahkstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and for the American Bankers Association. Dr. Walker was a practicing attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel (International and General Litigation Divisions), Internal Revenue Service, in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Walker has extensive additional professional experience in government and industry as an attorney working in tax, estate and trust law. He has taught in Okinawa and Korea since joining the UMUC faculty in 2002.

Eliza Warren
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Warren received her B.A. in English and M.F.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Memphis, where she also earned a Certificate in Literature. Her M.F.A. thesis was a work of poetry entitled The Texture of Skin. Ms. Warren taught at the University of Memphis and Memphis College of Art and was nominated twice for meritorious teaching awards. She taught creative writing at the California Department of Corrections while serving as Artist in Residence for the California Arts Council Artists in Classrooms Program. She also taught at the University of Nevada at Reno. Ms. Warren has conducted poetry workshops for elementary and secondary schools, served as poetry editor for the River City Journal of Contemporary Culture at the University of Memphis, and has been a judge in a variety of writing contests. She has experience as a health educator with non-profit organizations in Thailand, China, England, and throughout the United States. Ms. Warren joined the UMUC faculty in 2001, and has taught in Korea, in UMUC's online learning program, and Afghanistan from May through December 2009.

Sara Weinstock
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Weinstock earned her M.F.A. in theater from the University of California at San Diego and her B.A. in oral communication from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has experience as a stage manager for several local and regional theaters in the United States, including the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts. More recently, she worked as the production coordinator for a California firm distributing animated films theatrically, and on television, the Internet, and home video/DVD. Ms Weinstock joined the UMUC faculty in 2003 and has taught in the Tokyo area.

Mervin Whealy
Location: Okinawa
Dr. Whealy earned a B.A. and M.A. in education from Fresno State College, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Seminary, an M.A. in history from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has extensive teaching experience in both the Asian and European Divisions of UMUC, having initially joined the Asian Division in 1979 and rejoining UMUC in Asia most recently in 1993. He has also taught at several other institutions including Chapman College, Hancock College, Orange Coast College, Santa Ana College and the University of Nevada at Reno, as well as Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the institutions of the University System of Maryland. During three years with UMUC in Europe Dr. Whealy taught in Germany, Italy, and the Azores; in Asia he has taught at numerous locations in Japan, Korea, Kwajalein, and Okinawa.

Dana Wiggins
Location: Online Learning
Ms. Wiggins holds a B.A. in history and educations and an M.Ed. in secondary social science, both from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, and has taken additional graduate study toward the doctorate in history at Georgia State University. Her dissertation will deal with southern culture and social history as expressed in country music after World War II. Ms. Wiggins has taught at Georgia State University, Georgia Military College and Central Texas College and has additional teaching experience at the secondary level in Georgia an with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Yokosuka, Japan. She joined the UMUC faculty in 2004 and has taught in Yokosuka and in the online learning program.

Anita Williams
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Williams is an Education and Business Technology lecturer. She graduated Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. in Business Education, an M.B.A. from Southern Louisiana University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from University of Southern Mississippi. She recently moved from Washington. Dr. Williams taught at Western Washington University, Everett Community College, and Skagit Valley College. Dr. Williams joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1999 and began teaching in the online learning program in 2000.

David Wills
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Wills earned his B.S. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.S. in computer science from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has taken additional graduate work in computer science at the University of Minnesota. He has taught at New Mexico State and the University of Minnesota, and during academic year 1990-91 in UMUC's European Division, at sites in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Mr. Wills has professional experience in the computer field with a number of organizations including the National Security Agency; Dynalectron Corporation, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; the department of physics at New Mexico State University; the New Mexico Solar Energy Institute; and the IBM and Honeywell corporations. He has taught in Korea and Okinawa, and in the UMUC online learning program, since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1996.

Christine Wilson
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Wilson holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc., both in biology, from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She took additional graduate work at the University of Guelph, in Canada, as well as graduate work toward the doctorate in biology at Johannes Gutenberg Universatät in Mainz, Germany, where she was awarded her Ph.D. Dr. Wilson has taught at several institutions including three in Pennsylvania: Thiel College, the Shenango Valley Campus of Pennsylvania State University, and the Community College of Allegheny County. She also taught with UMUC in Europe, and at West Virgina State University. She has been a lab technician at Johannes Gutenberg Universatät in Germany. Ms. Wilson joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 2004 and has taught in Singapore, Misawa, and the UMUC online learning program.

James Wissel
Location: Guam
After completing a B.A. in English from UMUC's European Division, Mr. Wissel went on to earn a B.S. in business and management from UMUC in Europe and an M.B.A. in administration and information systems from the University of Pittsburgh. He took additional graduate work toward his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Wissel began teaching computer studies and business management classes for UMUC in Europe in 1987. He spent considerable time teaching in northern Italy, where he had earlier served as a Maryland Field Representative, and taught at other locations including Hungary and Bosnia. In 1999, he transferred to the Asian Division, teaching in Japan and Korea and in the UMUC online learning program.

Peter Wodarz
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Wodarz holds a B.S. in English and German from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an M.A. in literature from The American University. He has taught at The American University, and also at the secondary level. Mr. Wodarz has a wide variety of experience teaching English as a second language, having taught ESL to adult students in Washington, D.C., to international students aged ten to sixteen in Minnesota, and to Japanese children and adults in Osaka, Japan. He joined the UMUC faculty in May 1993 and has taught at numerous different locations in Korea, Japan, and Okinawa.

Andrew Won
Location: Okinawa
Mr. Won holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from George Washington University, and a M.S. in electrical engineering and a M.S. in applied mathematics, both from Johns Hopkins University. A certified electronics engineer, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years. He has extensive experience in developing networking solutions for a Westinghouse LAN; engineering, testing, and troubleshooting radar communications systems (RF and microwave); and designing digital circuits. Mr. Won also designed and assembled PC boards for electronic guidance systems, and modified and implemented software testing packages for the US government. Mr. Won joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1994, teaching in Korea, Okinawa, and in the Online Learning Program, and in 2006, received the Drazek Teaching Excellence Award.

James Wyatt
Location: Japan
Dr. Wyatt earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Northeast Louisiana University. His Ph.D., also in English, is from the University of Kentucky, where his research was concentrated in Middle English Literature; his dissertation involves an analysis of Malory's 'Tale of Gareth.' He has taught at Northeast Louisiana University and the University of Kentucky, and also at Lexington Community College, Lindsey Wilson College, and Prestonsburg Community College. Dr. Wyatt joined the Asian Division in 1993 and has taught in Korea, Guam, Okinawa, and the Tokyo area, and in the UMUC online learning program.

Yuko Yamamiya
Location: Online Learning
Dr. Yamamiya obtained a B.A. in Psychology with the Highest Honors from the University of Hawaii and a M.S. in General Psychology from the Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. She completed a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychopathology from the University of South Florida in 2007. Her research interests are body image disturbances among young population across different cultures, and social factors that influence body image development, and one of her current research projects is about eating disorders and alcohol problems among Japanese females. Dr. Yamamiya joined UMUC Asia in 2006 and currently lives in Japan and teaches with the online learning program.

Antonia Yoon
Location: Korea
Ms. Yoon earned her B.S. in mathematics from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a major in mathematics, from the University of Florida. She has a variety of computer programming experience. She taught at the University of Florida where she was a lecturer and a teaching assistant, and more recently at KangNung National University in Korea. Ms. Yoon joined the Asian Division faculty in October 1997 and has been teaching at numerous locations in Korea and in the Online Learning Program.

You-sook Yoon
Location: Korea
Ms. Yoon has been teaching Korean language since 1998. She has taught at Camp Humphreys and Camp Henry. Ms. Yoon is a fulltime English at a Seoul Language Institute. She holds the B.A. degree from Sungkyungkwan and the M.S. degree at State University of New York, Albany. At SUNY, Albany, she taught English to international students.

Pamela You
Location: Online Learning
Ms. You holds a B.A. in accounting from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and an M.B.A. in finance from the City University of London, United Kingdom. She has taught in Korea at Hongik University, Yonsei University, Dongduk Womens University, and Korea University. Ms. You has a wide range of professional experience in Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. In Korea, this included service with the Royal Bank of Canada, Seoul Branch; Ernst and Young Consulting; and Cosa Libermann, Puma Division. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in 1999 and has taught at several locations in Korea and in the online learning program.