Dean / Associate Professor of Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Professor of Reading
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Associate Professor of Foundations and Educational Research
Associate Professor / Chair of the Division of Advanced Education & Research Services
Kathrine Gutierrez, Ph.D., joined the School of Education as an associate professor in January 2021. She is originally from Guam and is an alumna of the University of Guam.
She comes to the University of Guam from the University of Oklahoma, where she was on faculty since 2006. She worked specifically as a graduate faculty member there teaching and advising master's and doctoral students.
Her higher education work experience includes research (scholarly publications and national/international conference presentations), teaching (graduate coursework), and service activities at the national/international levels. Dr. Gutierrez is interested in continuing research to focus on schools, school community, and culture. Her areas of emphasis are educational leadership and conducting educational research.
She has experience in teaching online using technology for teaching and learning and earned certificates from the Online Learning Consortium.
Assistant Professor of Foundations and Educational Research
Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and the Program Chair for the Masters in Education School Administration and Supervision Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Argosy University/Hawaii’s doctoral education programs teaching graduate students in Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa and chairing doctoral dissertation committees. Before coming to the University of Guam, Dr. James was an Associate Dean at the Guam Community College. Her professional career also includes over 25 years with the Guam Department of Education as a high school math teacher, school administrator, and Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Improvement.
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. ShinHwa Lee joined the University of Guam in January 2020. She previously worked at Eastern New Mexico University as an assistant professor, graduate coordinator, and program leader of the Counseling Program for five years. Lee is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor and has clinical experience with children and parents under the Child Protective Services, victims of domestic violence, at-risk students, and in-and-out patients at a psychiatric hospital. Lee’s scholarly interests include multiculturalism, wellness, and early childhood mental health.
Assistant Professor of Advanced Education & Research Services