Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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ROBERT WALSH
Speech Communication
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Rob Walsh is a Collegiate Traveling Faculty member in communication studies with UMUC Asia. Rob earned a Ph.D. in Occupational & Adult Education at North Dakota State University—a Carnegie Commission on Higher Education top research university. His dissertation topic was “Using learning modules for instructor neutrality in ethical quagmires: A cross-curricular study in academic debate.” Other areas of research include teaching and learning in blended learning; Asian models of adult education; identity and transformative learning; interpersonal and group dynamics; service learning; local food systems initiatives; and implicit assumption in social contexts. From 2003-2008, Rob taught in South Korea as a visiting professor of English and communication; his last post at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. In 1998, he began consulting to assist Fortune 500 companies with breakthroughs in conflict management, teamwork, handling constructive criticism, and presentational speaking. Rob grew up in Maynard, Minnesota and attended St. Cloud State University for his undergraduate (communication and English) and graduate (interpersonal communication) degrees.

PAMELA WESTBROOK
Writing
Adjunct Associate Professor
Okinawa

Prof. Pamela Westbrook holds a EdD from the University of Northern Colorado, a MEd and BS from Memphis State University.

LISA WILCUT
Asian Studies
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Lisa Wilcut holds a MA from Stanford University, another MA from San Francisco State University, a BS from Towson University and another BS from the University of Southern Mississippi.
ROBIN WILLIAMS
Mathematics and Physical Science
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Robin Williams arrives at UMUC after more than forty years in the classroom.  From the Navajo reservation to Cambridge University, and from Puerto Rica to aircraft carriers in the Pacific and the Gulf, Robin has inspired students the world over.  He specializes in mathematics, physics, meteorology and oceanography and holds a PhD in the latter from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Recently Robin taught mathematics and physical science for UMUC at bases in Jordan and Qatar and is now teaching those subjects for UMUC in Okinawa.  He has twice worked as a contractor for NASA and is a cowriter/editor of Our Changing Planet: A View from Space (Cambridge UP), an essential reading on the causes and consequences of environmental change.

DAVID WILLS
Information Systems Management, Mathematics
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Prof. David Wills holds a BS in computer studies from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in computer science from New Mexico State University. 

WILLIAM WILSON
Computer Information Technology, Information Systems Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Dr. William Wilson holds a D.Sc from Colorado Technical University, an M.S. in computer science from Colorado Technical University, and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Colorado. 

SARAH WONG
Biology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa

Dr. Sarah Wong holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a B.S. in molecular biology Texas Lutheran University and a B.S. in chemistry from Texas Lutheran University. 

JAMES WYATT
English
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. James Wyatt has been teaching with the Asian Division since 1993. He began teaching in Korea for two years, living in Ouijongbu near Camp Red Cloud and working mostly with the 2nd Infantry Division in base camps near the DMZ. From Korea, he traveled to Guam and taught there for five years. Since 1999, he has taught mostly on the Kanto Plain near Tokyo, making periodic trips to Okinawa. He received a B.A. and M.A. From the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1969 and 1973, respectively. In 1986, he received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Kentucky. He is a veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served with the U.S. Army Infantry. He has been teaching college English since 1969.