Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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Lee Salinasq
CHARLES "LEE" SALINAS
Biology
Collegiate Associate Professor

Dr. Salinas earned a B.A. in Psychology from California University Fullerton and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California’s Riverside campus. He has over 20 years teaching experience in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate Psychology and Educational Psychology courses at the American University in Bulgaria, California State University Long Beach, and at the University of Alaska Southeast where he was also the Assessment Coordinator for the School of Education. His research interests include social cognition, intergroup behavior, and political reasoning. Dr. Salinas is currently in his fourth year as a Collegiate Associate Professor of Psychology and is one of the Faculty Coordinators for the University of Maryland University College in the Japan Region.

Alvin Sanga
ALVIN SANGA
Mathematics
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Traveling

Dr. Sanga earned a B.S. in Mathematics at Hawaii Pacific University, a M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics at University of Guam, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University in L.A., California. His dissertation studied the effects of superintendent turnover in Guam, in hopes of serving as superintendent in the future. Dr. Sanga taught high school mathematics for a total of 7 years between Guam and California, he was also an adjunct for UMUC for 2 years prior to completing his doctoral work. Currently, Dr. Sanga instructs MATH 103 and STAT 200 courses for UMUC in Guam at Anderson Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam. He is excited to be back home on the island and grateful to be working with the large community of military servicemen, servicewomen, and their families.

THERESA SCHMITS
Writing, English, Bridge
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling
An inveterate adventurer and a chronic writer, Prof. Schmits has lived all over the United States as an Army spouse and has spent the last year and a half full-timing in her RV while writing her novel. She has a B.A. from the State University of New York, an M.A. from the University of Illinois, a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, and will finish her M.F. A. from the University of Texas at El Paso online during her stay at UMUC Asia.
ROBERT SCHULTZ
Psychology
Adjunct Instructor
Korea

Prof. Robert Schultz holds a MS in counseling psychology from Bowie State University and a BS in psychology from Biola University. 

Cord Scott
CORD SCOTT
History
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Scott earned a Doctorate in American History from Loyola University Chicago, an M.A. from Baylor University and a B.A. from Minot State University. He currently serves as a Collegiate Traveling Faculty member for UMUC-Asia. Dr. Scott has taught in the Okinawa, mainland Japan, and the South Korea regions. His proudest moment was teaching a class in American History at Camp Bonifas on the DMZ. He is the author of Comics and Conflict: Patriotism and Propaganda from World War II through Operation Iraqi Freedom, published by the US Naval Institute Press. He has written for several encyclopedias, academic journal, such as the International Journal of Comic Art, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, and several books on aspects of cultural history. Works published this year include the discussion of the HBO mini-series the Pacific in Marine Corps History, a presentation of Marine cartoons from World War I at Quantico for the 100th anniversary of World War I, and an article on educational films of the early Cold War.  He was also one of the Drazek award recipients for 2017-2018.

 

MICHELLE SCOTT
Biology
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa

Prof. Michelle Scott holds an M.S. in biology from the University of North Florida and a B.S. in ecology, animal behavior, evolution from the University of California, San Diego. 

MIO SEKIGUCHI
Japanese Language
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan
Dr. Sekiguchi earned a PhD and MA from Kyorin University and a BA from Komazawa University.
EUN-MI SEO
English, Korean
Adjunct Associate Professor
Korea
Dr. Seo holds a B.A in English from Hannam University and an M.A. in English, from Soongsil University in Seoul. She received her Ph.D in Language Teaching from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City. She taught at several institutions including Hannam University, Daejon University and Hanbat University before accepting a full time position at Howon University in 1994. She has been teaching Korean language and culture at Kunsan Airbase since 2001. She holds a TESOL Diploma from Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. Dr. Seo was also an adjunct faculty member at Saint Michael’s College as well as at Mongolia International University, Mongolia. She studied at the University of Hawaii sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship. Dr. Seo also spent a sabbatical year (2009-2010) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
KEIKO SHAFER
Business Management, Japanese
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Prof. Shafer holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's in Business Administration from University of Central Oklahoma. She has taught for Oklahoma City Community College and University of Oklahoma. In the past decade to the present, she worked in a number of teaching and student advisor positions for these institutions. Ms. Shafer is also the founder of the Japanese Culture group in Oklahoma City.

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