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.
Associate Professor of Archaeology and Micronesian Studies
Dr. Bill Jeffery has been working as a maritime archaeologist for over 30 years. In 1990, Bill was a member of an Australian team that trained some of China’s first maritime archaeologists. Since 2002, he has been working on various aspects of maritime archaeology in Hong Kong and more recently the training of a number of local divers, and the implementation of maritime archaeology research and excavation projects, the first such projects to be conducted in Hong Kong. Bill’s background in maritime archaeology is in Australia, where after studying with the Western Australian Museum, he formulated and coordinated a maritime heritage program for a state government agency, Heritage South Australia from 1981-2001. He went onto working with the Federated States of Micronesia National Historic Preservation Office and completing a PhD in maritime archaeology at James Cook University. He is a consulting maritime archaeologist to ERM Hong Kong, and Research Associate with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has implemented various types of archaeological and heritage investigations in Australia, the Pacific region, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and various countries in Africa. Bill has lectured in cultural heritage preservation, maritime archaeology and conducted maritime archaeology field schools with Flinders University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Guam and James Cook University in addition to teaching Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training programs in eleven different countries.
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Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance
Colleen Jennings recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Iowa and is pleased to join the Fine Arts faculty at the University of Guam. She comes to UOG with diverse national and international experiences. Previously, Colleen taught at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
She has sung for King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a command performance featuring his compositions. She appeared with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Colleen sang in Myanmar on a US Embassy sponsored concert tour and sang for the heads of state of the nations of Asia and Oceania at the ASEAN Summit. She also sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Georges Delnon in Milan, Italy.
She appeared as Mimì in The University of Iowa School of Music’s 100th Anniversary production of La Bohème. Colleen appeared with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre as Young Artist in productions of L’elisir d’amore, Madama Butterfly and Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, where she also served as the understudy for the title role.Colleen appeared with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra of Jackson, Michigan singing Italian arias and duets. Colleen has appeared as soprano soloist in Westminster Fine Arts series productions of Poulenc’s Gloria, PDQ Bach’s The Seasonings, Orff’s Carmina burana and the American premiere of John Tavener’s Fall and Resurrection.
Colleen received a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Catherine.
Director and Chief Hydrogeologist / Professor of Environmental Geology
Adjunct Instructor of Women & Gender Studies and Sociology
Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. James Ji Jr. officially joined the University of Guam in August 2020 but has taught courses at UOG since 2013. He is also a licensed realtor and the general manager of J.J. Pacific Development Corp. He previously served as an advisor to the Public Policy Institute under the speaker of the 35th Guam Legislature.
His previous research focused on cultural and generational distinctions regarding commitment levels in management. The primary focus of his research includes new forms of leadership and management with the intention of assisting the public and private sectors on Guam. Other research interests include technology-based education and management, an area that has become more relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Associate Professor of Aquaculture
Professor of Music