Graduate Faculty Listing

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BRIAN KERKOVE
Business Management
Adjunct Instructor
Korea

Prof. Brian Kerkove holds a MBA from The University of Phoenix and a B.S. in management from Troy University.

Mike Lima
MICHAEL LIMA
Business Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Dr. Michael K. Lima holds a B.S. degree in aviation administration from State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, an M.B.A. degree in human resources from Baker College, Michigan, and a Doctor of Business Management (D.B.A.) degree from the Center for Graduate Studies, Baker College, Michigan. His doctoral dissertation titled "Effective transfer of military training to the civilian workforce of enlisted personnel” emphasized applied research in business administration.

In 2019, Dr. Lima joined the UMUC Asia division in Okinawa, teaching in the MBA program. He has previously taught undergraduate courses in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, and Leaders.

Christian Mahoney
CHRISTIAN MAHONEY, PhD
English, Speech, Humanitiies
Collegiate Professor
Japan

Chris Mahoney has taught courses in English (developmental English, ESL, English and American literature, professional writing [technical writing, business writing, and writing for managers], and writing courses for graduate students), German, Spanish, speech, and philosophy for UMUC Adelphi (stateside), UMUC Europe, and UMUC Asia. He completed a master’s degree in German, a master’s degree in applied linguistics, a master’s degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in comparative literature; in addition, he has completed graduate coursework in management, distance education, philosophy, Pāli, and Chinese Buddhism. The locations where he taught include Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bahrain, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

JOHN MISCIONE
Business Management
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Prof. Miscione has worked in finance, consulting, has practiced law and has taught Management, Law (including Intellectual Property Law), Economics, Public Speaking and Accounting. He has published research in the area of taxation law and has practiced law in the US federal as well as US state courts. He is interested in the legal issues confronting service men and women. In his leisure time he enjoys photography, music and travel. Professor Miscione holds a B.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and a JD (Business Law) from Rutgers University.

Michael Paulovich
MICHAEL PAULOVICH
Business Management
Adjunct Associate Professor
Guam

Dr. Michael Paulovich holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University, an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, an MBA and M.A. in management from Webster University, and an AB in economics from Harvard University.  He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). 

Dr. Paulovich is a retired Marine Corps Officer, worked for Battelle Memorial Institute as a Senior Research Scientist, and for the Department of Defense as a civilian employee.  He was an Economics Instructor at the US Naval Academy, and on a subsequent assignment as the Director of the Division for Humanities and Social Sciences which included the Departments of Economics, History, English, Political Science, and Language Studies. 

CHRISTIAN PAWLICKI
Business Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Prof. Christian Pawlicki holds an MBA and a B.S. in management studies from the University of Maryland, University College.

MIKE SHIN
Business Management
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Mike Shin holds a Ph.D. in international business and marketing from Georgia State University and a BA in political science from Seoul National University. He was born and raised in South Korea and has worked for the Korean government as well as private institutions up until he went on to pursue his doctorate. Dr. Shin is well versed in teaching Global Business Management, Strategic Management and International Marketing. For the past 8 years he has been teaching MBA courses with UMUC stateside.

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