Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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JON BAHK-HALBERG
English
Adjunct Associate Professor
Korea
Dr. Bahk-Halberg holds a BA from Northern Michigan University, a MA from University of Michigan, and a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
BONNIE BAYLESS
Introduction to Research
Adjunct Instructor
Guam

Prof. Bonnie Bayless holds a MS in secondary education from Bob Jones University and a BS in secondary education from Northland International University. 

ELANA BERTRAM
Business Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa
Professor Bertram holds an MBA in asset management from Yale School of Management, a JD in intellectual property from Quinnipiac University School of Law, and a BA in biological sciences from Mount Holyoke College. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New York, the US District of Connecticut, and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. In addition to teaching for the MBA program at UMUC, she is General Counsel for HealthVenture Holdings, Inc., a seed-stage venture capital firm and international digital health incubator. She founded Hawley Legal Resources, LLC, to provide intellectual property portfolio management services to startups. She has previously worked on multiparty technology transfer and clinical trial agreements on behalf of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and served for four years as a corporate board member of a regional mutual bank with AUM$1B. She has been published on medical and business ethics and emerging technology.
RICK BLACK
Writing
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Korea

Prof. Rick Black holds an MBA and an MS in management with public relatios specilization from the University of Maryland University College, Adelphi and a BA in journalism from Thomas A. Edison State College. 

JOHN BRADFORD
Biology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan
Prof. John Bradford holds a Master of Science in biological sciences from Wichita State University, an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He served 6.5 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the career fields of environmental engineer and environmental health. He continued his military service in the US Navy Reserve as an environmental health officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has over 7 years’ experience as a civil service employee with the Department of Defense (DoD) working in the areas of environmental engineering, environmental compliance, environmental policy, master planning, and public health. Prof. Bradford’s previous teaching experience includes general biology distance learning courses for Central Texas College, Pacific Far East Campus (2005 to 2014). Prof. Bradford joined UMUC Asia in the spring of 2016 as an adjunct assistant professor and currently teaches biology.
ADAM BRECKENRIDGE
Speech, Writing
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Traveling

Dr. Adam Breckenridge holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of South Florida, a M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University and a BA in English literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

RONALD BREINES
English
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Prof. Breines is a playwright, poet, novelist, composer, divemaster, horse trainer, karate/jujustu sensei, and former national champion gymnast. Having grown up in a blue-collar town in New York, Ron believes that his mediocrity as a student in grade school (driven by sheer boredom) led to his seeking different paths of learning. After many years of exploration, Ron has come to a simple understanding, “The key to learning anything is to develop the curiosity to learn everything.” Ron began composing music/writing lyrics as a child after he first saw The Beatles on TV. Years later, after studying acting at the American Academy on of Dramatic Arts, and with Lee Strasberg, Herbert Berghoff and Uta Hagen in NYC, Ron took a course in playwriting. Since then he’s had 8 dramatic works produced in the U.S. and abroad and an Off-Broadway musical as composer/librettist/playwright. In the 1980s, Ron studied dramatic writing at CUNY with Obie award nominee Richard Schotter (Ron composed the music for Schotter’s play Taking Stock) and poetry with National Book award winner Marie Ponsot. Ron created the playwright’s program at Emerson College in Boston and has taught playwriting and creative/rhetorical writing at the University of New Mexico and other universities in the U.S. and Japan. Currently, Ron is working on two new collections of poetry, a narrative epic poem and a book on Okinawan Karate. Ron is married to Professor Hinako Breines; they have an 11 year old daughter, Hana, who is being exposed to “everything.”

DANIEL BROUDY
English
Adjunct Professor
Okinawa
Dr. Broudy holds a B.S. in English writing from Slippery Rock University with emphasis in composition classical 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 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 ITAC in Washington, D.C. where he tested emerging digital imagery technologies. Dr. Broudy left active duty in 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. His research and writing focus analysis on image, symbol, and text in instiutional propaganda that shapes meaning and public perception.
Michael Brown
L.G. MICHAEL BROWN
Bridge
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Traveling

Dr. Brown has taught at the University of Hawaii for the past four years in their English Language Program, teaching all levels of international students. In addition, since 2018, Dr. Brown has taught a hybrid face-to-face and online course for the University of Southern California’s (USC) Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership program. Previously, he taught a course in Aviation at the U.S. Naval Academy while also serving as a Company Officer. He is originally from Michigan, but until recently called Hawaii home. He earned a B.A. from Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio), and an M.A. in TESOL, as well as a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California. Dr. Brown is a Peer-editor for the Journal of International Students, a retired Navy officer; he has lived in Europe and Asia, and traveled to more than 30 countries. He enjoys learning languages, and teaching all types and all levels of students.

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