Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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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.
HIROKO HIGA
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Prof. Higa holds a MA from Michigan State University and BA from the University of Ryukyus.
GARY HILES
Economics
Adjunct Instructor
Guam
Prof. Hiles holds a MA from the University of Guam and a BS from the University of Minnesota.
NANAKO HOCH
TESOL
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Hoch holds a M.S.Ed. in language education from Indiana University and a B.A. from University of Maryland. Her academic career also includes undergraduate studies in linguistics at Sophia University and graduate studies in language education at University of Maryland College Park. She comes from a family of educators and received teacher certification in foreign language education from Kanagawa Prefecture and the State of Maryland. She has taught students of various ages and backgrounds for over 20 years. Prior to teaching at UMUC, she taught at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and Harrisburg Area Community College among other schools. She has over 20 years of experience in international trade, translation and interpretation in commercial, legal and medical fields as well as cultural settings including 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan and Maryland-Kanagawa Sister States events. Her recent translation work includes articles in Phila-Nipponica: An Historic Guide to Philadelphia & Japan.
JAIME HOPKINS
Psychology
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Japan
Dr.Hopkins received her B.S. in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2000, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. She completed the majority of her graduate training in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, with a focus on early intervention. She has practiced as a Clinical Child Psychologist since becoming licensed in 2006 and worked for the Navy in Japan previously for the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) program. She currently serves as a Clinical Preceptor for the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) at Yokosuka Naval Hospital, Japan, where she provides clinical supervision and training to Active Duty counselors. She joined UMUC Asia in 2016.
Damien Horigan
DAMIEN HORIGAN
Business and Management
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Prof. Damien Horigan holds a total of four academic degrees namely, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, a master’s degree from the University of New Brunswick, a juris doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a legum magister degree from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.

Prof. Horigan is licensed as an attorney-at-law in his home state. In addition, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

During his career so far, Prof. Horigan has served in a wide variety of positions in the United States, Asia, and the Greater Middle East. Before moving to Japan in 2015 to teach full-time for UMUC, he worked in Afghanistan for a project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also served as the chairman of a leading Afghan bank based in Kabul.

Finally, Prof. Horigan has written book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, working papers, magazine articles, and newspaper opinion pieces on a range of different topics. His current research focuses on international business law.

MARIKO HORIOKA
Japanese Language
Adjunct Associate Professor
Japan
Prof. Horioka earned an M.A. in teaching Japanese as a second language from J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo and a B.A. in arts from International Christian University, Tokyo. She has over 10 years of teaching experience in Japanese and has taught at universities and language schools in Japan, the United States and Taiwan. She previously taught at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita. Her professional interests include Japanese pedagogy and second language acquisition. Ms. Horioka has taught at Camp Fuji since she joined UMUC in 2013.
ARMOND HORNIA
Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor
Japan
Dr. Armand Hornia holds a BA in Biochemistry from the New York University (NYU), and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY).
JON HUER
Sociology
Collegiate Professor
Traveling

Dr. Huer holds a B.A. in sociology from California State University at Los Angeles, and an M.A. and Ph.D., also in sociology, from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has taught at Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis, the University of Alabama, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Huer's many books and other publications cover a wide range of topics in American culture and institutions, as well as topics such as Third World development. His most recent books are American Paradise, Auschwitz, USA, and Call from the Cave, and has just completed a book manuscript on labor and human nature. His current research is on the use irony as a teaching tool in social science and the humanities. He has taught primarily in Korea, and also in Misawa, Okinawa and Singapore and the distance education program, since joining the UMUC faculty in 1994. Dr. Huer also served as UMUC Asia Academic Coordinator for Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology during the1996-2003 period.

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