Faculty

Discipline: BMGT

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.

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.

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.

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.