Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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RICK "Paul" MARTIN
Biology
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Martin received his B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and his Ph.D. in microbiology from Michigan State University. He has taught at Lansing Community College in Michigan and at Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College, both in Arizona. He also served as an outreach mentor and instructor at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. He gained a variety of research experience while serving as a research associate in the Department of Microbiology at Michigan State University, and spent approximately three years as a research associate at the University of Queensland in Australia. Since joining the UMUC faculty in 2002, Dr. Martin has served as the Academic Director for sciences, taught in Korea, Okinawa, and in the Online Learning program, and received the Drazek Teaching Excellence award in 2009.

TATSUKI MATSUI
Mathematics, Physics
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Dr. Tatsuki Matsui holds his B.S. in Physics from Keio University, Japan (1999) and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Iowa (2008). His specialties are theoretical physics of space and fusion plasmas, and massively parallel plasma particle simulations. He has worked as a researcher at the medical imaging and high-performance computing lab at the University of Iowa Hospital, Los Alamos National Laboratory, etc. As a math/physics instructor, he has been a UMUC Asia faculty member since 2013. His recent teaching/researching experiences include plasma physics and supercomputing at Kobe University, Japan, advanced physics and electrical engineering labs at Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology, Japan.

KAZUE MATSUOKA
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Prof. 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.
VANESSA MCCOMBS
Writing
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan
Prof. McCombs holds a BA in Journalism from Mississippi University for Women and a Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from Georgia College and State University. She previously taught at East Cost Polytechnic Institute (ECPI) University, where she headed up the Arts and Sciences Department at the Northern Virginia campus, before joining her husband in traveling overseas.
LEON McCRILLIS
BGovernment and Politics, History
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

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.

JOHN MCMILLAN
Computer Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor
Japan
Prof. 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.
GARY MCSWINEY
Information Technology Systems Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Korea
Prof. McSwiney holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems as well as an M.S. in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University in Nebraska. He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years’ service in 2001, with specialties in Weapon Systems Security and Communications-Computer Operations. He has worked as a US government contractor supporting DIA enterprise IT operations along with project management, cybersecurity and computing virtualization operations. He currently works as a Technical Project Manager on the Yongsan Relocation Program (YRP) effort to move military operational assets from Seoul, Korea to the Pyongtaek area.
TERRANCE MINGO
Accounting and Finance
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Prof. Terrance Mingo holds an MS in accounting and financial management and a BS in accounting from the University of Maryland Unviersity College, Adelphi. 

MOMOE MIYAGI
Japanese Language
Adjunct Associate Professor
Okinawa

Prof. 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.

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