Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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THOMAS TYLER
Art, Business Management
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa

Prof. Thomas Tyler holds a MA from Ashford University.

CHIZOBA UDEORJI
Communications, Speech, Writing
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Chizoba Udeorji holds a PhD in communication and culture from Howard University, a MEd from the University of Maryland, College Park, a MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a BA in mass communication from Howard University

NAOMI UECHI
Japanese Language
Adjunct Professor
Okinawa
Prof. Uechi holds a PhD and MA from Indiana University and a MA and BA from Doshisha Women's University.
TAKUYA UEJI
Government and Politics, Japanese
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan
Prof. Ueji received his B.S. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland University College, an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from the University of London School of African and Oriental Studies, and the Master of Strategic Affairs from Australian National University. From this subject of interest he has become a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London). In 2011 he joined UMUC Asia and taught Japanese Language courses in Atsugi and Yokosuka. Since 2013, he has been assigned a Government and Politics course. Currently he works full-time in the Japan Liaison Office, the Commander U.S. Naval Forces Japan.
FABIENNE VALMOND
Anthropology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Korea

Dr. Fabienne Valmond holds a PhD in international relations from Korea University, an MA in anthropology from George Mason University and a BS in political science from University of Georgia. 

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.

Christine Adcock Wettlaufer
CHRISTINE WETTLAUFER
English, Writing, Speech
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Wettlaufer enlisted the U.S. Army. In 2005, she earned a commission as an officer with the U.S. Coast Guard and served as the first commissioned female patrol commander of a Maritime Force Protection Unit. Following her retirement, she dedicated herself to lifelong passions of teaching & traveling. Her faculty position with UMUC is her way to serve the military and stay close to the culture and people she loves. She understands the constant battle to balance military mission, family, and education. She holds a Ph.D. in applied management and decision science with a specialization in adult education and knowledge and learning management from Walden University, and MFA in film, theatre and communication arts from the University of New Orleans, an MA organizational leadership from Chapman University and a BS in liberal arts from Excelsior College Dr. Wettlaufer earned all of her degrees while serving. Before coming to Okinawa, Wettlaufer taught in Italy, England, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. In 2016, Wettlaufer earned distinction as a Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award winner. This is her fifth year with UMUC-Europe. Dr. Wettlaufer teaches and travels the world with Jasper, her a faithful Labrador. She is an avid backpacker with an untiring wanderlust. In 2018, she published a travelogue about her trek across Spain.

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.

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