Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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IAN FERGUSON
Japanese Language
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa
Prof. Ferguson holds a MA in Japanese Language from the University of Colorado and a BS in psychology from Brigham Young University.
THOMAS FISH
Communication and Leadership Skills
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Mr. Fish earned his B.A. in Communication Studies from University of Maryland University College Asia, and his M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. He comes to UMUC Asia with 15 years’ experience teaching at several formal United States Marine Corps military schools. Prior to his career in higher education, he served 20 years as a United States Marine and retired in 2012. Mr. Fish currently teaches and manages the Combat Operation Center Watch Officer/Watch Chief program where he teaches commanders and their staff the Art and Science of Digital Command and Control for the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Fish joined UMUC Asia in the summer of 2016 in Okinawa, Japan.
HAROLD FLYNN
Computer Science
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Prof. Harold Flynn holds a BS and MS in computer science from Troy University. 

PAULA FREY
Biology
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Frey holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, with a double major in animal science and history, and a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree from Parker University. Dr. Frey, licensed in Arizona and Washington, ran a private practice for 11 years, specializing in human and equine movement. She concurrently taught post-graduate courses for doctors and other health professionals. She has taught at Olympic College in Washington and at UMUC in Japan since 2012.  

ASAO FUKUYAMA
Asian Studies, Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Prof. 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.
MICHELLE FUKUYAMA
History
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Prof. Fukuyama holds an MA from the University of Washington and a BA from Whitman College.
Akira Furugen
AKIRA FURUGEN
Mathematics
Adjunct Associate Professor
Okinawa

Prof. 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.