Assistant Professor of Geography
Jose Edgardo L. Aban is a seasoned research and project manager and an advocate of satellite remote sensing education. He served for almost two decades at the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines and has taught as a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Development, and Environmental Studies at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, where he was instrumental in the establishment of an image processing laboratory.
Prior to joining UOG, Aban served as a technical consultant at the Asian Development Bank, as project manager of the GIS-based project dubbed “Communication and Information Systems for the Control of Avian Influenza” of the ASEAN Foundation, and as a consultant of a mapping unit of an agricultural company in Indonesia.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Micronesian Studies
Associate Professor of Sociology, Micronesian Studies, and Women & Gender Studies
Instructor of Communication and Critical Thinking
Professor of Communication
Dr. Raymond Anderson joins the University of Guam as Associate Professor of Mass Media in the Communication department. Raymond was born and grew up on another island, the island of Jamaica, far away in the Caribbean. For the past 17 years he has lived with his family on mainland USA and he is looking forward to revisiting island life, but now on Guam.
Raymond has a diverse background with working experiences in marine sciences, business, communication, film and media arts. His love of the dramatic arts and helping Christian theater ministries led him to switch directions from his day job of managing Jamaica’s largest fish farming operation to completing a PhD in Communication and Media Effects at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He went on to teach at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. At George Fox, Raymond was instrumental in helping the Cinema and Media Communication major grow significantly into the vibrant program that now exists.
Raymond spent four years at Sterling College in Kansas where he developed yet another media program that included various concentrations including Cinema Production, Public Relations and Multi-Media.
He is an avid swimmer and snorkeler and would like to get back into SCUBA diving.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Micronesian Studies
David Atienza received a PhD in Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006. He has taught history, philosophy, anthropology and applied linguistics at different institutions and universities in Spain. Dr. Atienza's research interests are focused on Cultural Identity Processes, Speech Analysis, Linguistic Anthropology, and Ethnohistory. He has published the book, Viaje e Identidad: La Genesis de la Elite Quichwa-Otavalena en Madrid, a multilocal ethnography product of fieldwork conducted in Otavalo, Ecuador and Spain or La Violencia del Amor, an edited volume focused on different perspectives on human violence. Dr. Atienza has recently published the articles “Death Rituals and Identity in Contemporary Guam” and “Embodied silent narratives of masculinities Some perspectives from Guam Chamorros” and he is working in ethnohistorical interpretation of the Mariana history with articles like “A Mariana Islands History Story” or “Priests, Mayors and Indigenous Offices: Indigenous Agency and Adaptive Resistance In the Mariana Islands (1681 -1758)”, among others.
Instructor of Critical Thinking and Logic
Professor of Music
Associate Professor of Theater
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Micronesian Studies, and Women & Gender Studies
Dr. Debra T. Cabrera most recently taught at St. John’s School in Upper Tumon, Guam while she served as adjunct faculty for sociology at the University of Guam. Prior to St. John’s School, Dr. Cabrera was a social science instructor then dean of Academic Programs and Services at the Northern Marianas College in the Northern Marina Islands. She has been active in local, regional, and national organizations, namely the Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Humanities, President Obama’s White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Humanities Guåhan, and the Scientific and Statistical Committee for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Her current research interests focus on neighborhood crime, juvenile delinquency in the Marianas, and environmental deviance.