Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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Anthropology, Sociology
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Garrigues holds the position of Professor at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea, where he has been teaching since 1986, and as an Adjunct Professor he has been teaching classes in Anthropology, Sociology, and Asian Studies for UMUC in Korea since 1985. He was born in the US, but prefers to think of himself as a world citizen, and most of his life has been spent in the Asia-Pacific region (including 7 years in Japan, 4 years in India, 6 years in Tonga, and over 30 years in Korea). Being raised as a "military brat" a significant part of his childhood was spent in China, Okinawa and Japan, which gave him his early taste for Asia. He did his BA in Japanese history at Sophia University in Tokyo, and both his MA (Colorado State University) and PhD (Lucknow University, India) are in cultural anthropology. His research interests are in comparative semantics, and language and culture, but his true passions are photography and world music. Dr. Garrigues was the recipient of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award for 2011.
Marcia Gladney
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Prof. Marcia Gladney is the Regional Family Readiness Director, Department of Navy (DON), Joint Region Marianas, Guam. She serves as the principal advisor on human services matters; develops and implements family service member programs related to readiness and retention. Ensures the appropriate implementation of Navy policies and priorities to include the provisions and intents of new emerging programs. Ms. Gladney oversees and coordinates all regional Family Readiness Programs with Installations and maintains close and continuous contact with leaders of military resource agencies. She ensures appropriated funds are available to meet all program requirements and initiations program and contract modifications. She serves as the Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator by ensuring sexual assault case data is uploaded into appropriate DoD information systems and victim care is coordinated with appropriate referral agencies.

Prof. Gladney has been an Adjunct Professor for over seven years, developing highly effective lesson plans, motivational exercises and performance assessments. She has taught numerous Management Information Systems and Business related courses to include Database Management Concepts, Introduction to Computers, Managing Information Systems and International Business. Ms. Gladney earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University and her Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Northcentral University.  Ms. Gladney earned her Doctorate in Business Administration with emphasis on Management Information Systems from Northcentral University. 

Accounting, Business Management
Collegiate Professor

Dr. Gould holds the rank of Collegiate Professor with UMUC-Asia. He first joined the faculty of UMUC in 1997-1998 at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. He teaches undergraduate courses in Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics, and graduate courses in the MBA program. Dr. Gould has served as a member of the UMUC collegiate faculty in Germany for the 2002-2005 academic years, in the United Kingdom for the 2008-2010 academic years, and in Italy and Germany for the 2014-2017 academic years. He was the UMUC-Europe Faculty Peer for ACCT/ECON/FINC for 2007-2010. Dr. Gould holds the B.A. degree from Oberlin College (Ohio), the M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Doctor of Management (D.Mgt.) degree from the University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland. His doctoral dissertation applied management practice to higher education, and is titled "A Stakeholder View of Organizational Adaptation to Technological Change: The Case of U. S. Public Universities, 2003-2012."Dr. Gould has served as the General Manager of the Community Support Association of the American Consulate General, Frankfurt, Germany. He has also directed the USAF Income Tax Preparation Centers at the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan, and the 423rd Air Base Group, RAF Alconbury, England. Dr. Gould has owned and operated a business-consulting firm serving small businesses and non-profit organizations in Northern California. In addition, he served on the staff of the Accounting Department at UMUC's European Headquarters, when it was located in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Gould will be teaching in the Asian Division for the first time in the 2017-18 academic year.

Keith Graff
Business and Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Prof. Keith Graff served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 till his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005. He earned his (HM) “Doctor-Rate” at Naval Hospital Corps School Great Lakes Illinois. Approximately half of his Navy career was spent serving the Fleet Marine Force. While on active duty he utilized his military education Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits to earn a B.S. from UMUC, and his M.A. from Webster University. After retirement, he utilized his Post 9-11 G.I. Bill benefits to earn a M.S. from Troy University and he also completed additional work toward the PhD. As a result of his diverse educational background, Mr. Graff is cleared to teach a wide variety of courses in Asian Studies, Business Management, Government and Human Resource Management. He began working part time with UMUC Asia in an administrative capacity, started to teach as an Adjunct Instructor in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2014. He lives in Okinawa and has worked as a freelance travel writer and photographer with more than 200 published articles to his credit. In 2015, Prof. Graff was presented with the UMUC Teaching Recognition Award for Asia.

Joe Groves
Asian Studies
Adjunct Instructor

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.

Adjunct Professor
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.