Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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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
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.

GERARDO GAMBIRAZZIO
Anthropology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Prof. Gerardo Gambirazzio holds a PhD and BA from the University of California, Davis and a MA from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

STEPHEN GARRIGUES
Anthropology, Sociology
Adjunct Professor
Korea
Dr. Garrigues holds the position of Professor at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea, where he has been teaching since 1986, and as an Adjunct Professor he has been teaching classes in Anthropology, Sociology, and Asian Studies for UMUC in Korea since 1985. He was born in the US, but prefers to think of himself as a world citizen, and most of his life has been spent in the Asia-Pacific region (including 7 years in Japan, 4 years in India, 6 years in Tonga, and over 30 years in Korea). Being raised as a "military brat" a significant part of his childhood was spent in China, Okinawa and Japan, which gave him his early taste for Asia. He did his BA in Japanese history at Sophia University in Tokyo, and both his MA (Colorado State University) and PhD (Lucknow University, India) are in cultural anthropology. His research interests are in comparative semantics, and language and culture, but his true passions are photography and world music. Dr. Garrigues was the recipient of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award for 2011.
ROBERT GIBSON
TESOL
Adjunct Associate Professor
Korea

Prof. Robert Gibson holds a MeD from the University of Southern Queensland and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

ROBERT GOULD
Accounting, Business Management
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Gould holds the rank of Collegiate Professor with UMUC-Asia. He first joined the faculty of UMUC in 1997-1998 at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. He teaches undergraduate courses in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics, and graduate courses in the MBA program. Dr. Gould has served as a member of the UMUC collegiate faculty in Germany for the 2002-2005 academic years, in the United Kingdom for the 2008-2010 academic years, and in Italy and Germany for the 2014-2017 academic years. He was the UMUC-Europe Faculty Peer for ACCT/ECON/FINC for 2007-2010. Dr. Gould holds the B.A. degree from Oberlin College (Ohio), the M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Doctor of Management (D.Mgt.) degree from the University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland. His doctoral dissertation applied management practice to higher education, and is titled "A Stakeholder View of Organizational Adaptation to Technological Change: The Case of U. S. Public Universities, 2003-2012."Dr. Gould has served as the General Manager of the Community Support Association of the American Consulate General, Frankfurt, Germany. He has also directed the USAF Income Tax Preparation Centers at the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan, and the 423rd Air Base Group, RAF Alconbury, England. Dr. Gould has owned and operated a business-consulting firm serving small businesses and non-profit organizations in Northern California. In addition, he served on the staff of the Accounting Department at UMUC's European Headquarters, when it was located in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Gould will be teaching in the Asian Division for the first time in the 2017-18 academic year.

Keith Graff
KEITH GRAFF
Business and Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa
Prof. Keith Graff served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 till his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005. He earned his (HM) “Doctor-Rate” at Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes Illinois. Approximately half of his Navy career was spent serving the Fleet Marine Force. While on active duty he utilized his military education Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits to earn a B.S. from UMUC, and his M.A. from Webster University. After retirement, he utilized his Post 9-11 G.I. Bill benefits to earn a M.S. from Troy University and he also completed additional work toward the PhD. As a result of his diverse educational background, Mr. Graff is cleared to teach a wide variety of courses in Asian Studies, Business Management, Government and Human Resource Management. He began working part time with UMUC Asia in an administrative capacity, started to teach as an Adjunct Instructor in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2014. He lives in Okinawa and has worked as a freelance travel writer and photographer with more than 200 published articles to his credit. In 2015, Prof. Graff was presented with the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for Asia.
JOANNA GRANT
English, Speech
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Joanna Grant holds a M.F.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from The University of Rochester, a M.Phil in English frm Oxford University and B.A. in English and history from Berry College Rome, Georgia. 

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