Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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Joe Groves
JOSEPH GROVES
Asian Studies
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa

Prof. Joseph (Joe) Groves served in the U.S. Army from July 1989 until December 2009. He started as Airborne Infantry in Vicenza, Italy, where he took his first class with UMUC. After spending two years in RECON Platoon, SGT Groves tried out for Special Forces. Upon completing the Special Forces Medical Sergeant’s Course, SSG Groves was assigned to 1st BN, 1st Special Forces Group at Torii Station in Okinawa in March 1995. Except for three years spent state-side on two postings, Prof. Groves has been in Okinawa ever since! While on Active Duty, he embraced the Tuition Assistance program, attending UMUC Asia here in Okinawa to complete a dual B.S. in Asian Studies and History. After Active Duty retirement, Prof. Groves used his Post-911 Bill to complete an M.A. in Military History at Norwich University. Since retirement from the military, Prof. Groves continues to teach U.S. Marines and Sailors in Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Camp Hansen. He is the Program Manager of MSTC-N, still working on keeping Service Members healthy and alive. Prof. Groves joined the UMUC Asia Staff this year (2019) in the Asian Studies department and looks forward to sharing his experiences in Asia with new students.

DAVID GUGIN
English
Adjunct Professor
Guam
Dr. Gugin is a professor of English specializing in first year composition, advanced composition, business writing, literature, and stylistics. He earned his BA in English from the University of Texas-Austin in 1987, MA in English from Western Kentucky University in 1995, and Ph.D in English from Northern Illinois University in 2005. He has taught English in the United States, France, Japan, Tonga, Myanmar, the United Arab Emirates, and now Guam. He first started teaching in 1988 and has published scholarly articles, reviews, and chapters in a variety of books and journals.
TOM HARLOW
Psychology
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Harlow holds a PhD, MS and BS from the University of Georgia.

 

DAVID HARMON
History
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. David Harmon holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Iowa State University. 

MICHAEL HARRISON
MICHAEL HARRISON
Business Management, Marketing
Adjunct Instructor
Japan

Prof. Michael Harrison received his B.A. in international relations from the College of William and Mary and his M.S. in management from UMUC. Additionally, he is pursuing his D.B.A. from UMUC. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Marketing for UMUC Asia and works in marketing and management consulting as well. 

JANICE HART
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Prof. Janice Hart holds a MEd from Framingham State University and a BA from Kansas State University. 

PAUL HARTMANN
Biology, Geology
Collegiate Associate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Hartmann earned his B.S. in Earth Science with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University. He then went on to the University of Rhode Island for a Ph.D. in Oceanography, specializing in organic geochemistry. His dissertation was on the sources, transport and fate of organic contaminants in estuarine sediments. For his postdoctoral research he studied possible chemical reasons for the decline of trout populations in Swiss rivers at the Swiss federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology. He has taught geology and oceanography at Norwich University in Vermont and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and joined the UMUC Asian Division faculty in 2009, teaching in Korea.

Yuka Hasegawa
YUKA HASEGAWA
Anthropology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Yuka Hssegawa holds a B.A. in international relations from the College of Liberal Arts at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the College of Social Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

WILLIAM HAZEL
Criminal Justice
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Guam
Professor William Hazel earned his Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude degree from Touro College School of General Studies in New York City. He earned his Master of Arts from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a unit of City University of New York. He subsequently earned a Master of Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University where he earned post masters certificates in the treatment of trauma. Professor Hazel is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), as well as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from the state of Connecticut. He is a board certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Co-occurring Disorders Diplomat through the Connecticut Certification Board, INC. Professor Hazel has served as a uniformed police officer in specialized, municipal and federal law enforcement positions. He also served in community mental health, foster care prevention and substance abuse treatment facilities in New York City and Connecticut. He served as a social work supervisor with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families leading treatment and probate unit teams. He has taught at Southern Connecticut State University as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social Work teaching graduate level policy and practice courses. He joined UMUC Asia in 2019.

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