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Collegiate Associate Professor

Dr. Sarah E. Jackson holds a BA in economics from Western Washington University, and an MS and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her PhD in 2006,she taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the US until accepting her first overseas position in 2012. From 2012 until 2015, she taught at The Petroleum Institute, a small engineering university in the UAE. She joined UMUC Asia in 2015 as a Traveling Collegiate Associate Professor were she has taught in mainland Japan and Okinawa.

Aaron Jasny
Japanese Language, Writing
Collegiate Assistant Professor

Dr. Aaron Jasny holds a Ph.D. in Japanese Language and Literature from Washington University in Saint Louis. His teaching interests include Japanese language, literature, and culture. He also has experience tutoring writers of diverse ages and backgrounds in the Writing Center at Washington University, and helping students communicate their ideas through writing is central to his teaching philosophy. Dr. Jasny has taught Japanese and Korean language and language pedagogy, Japanese literature and culture, and English composition to high school, university, and adult learners. He has spent several years in Japan studying and conducting research at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama, the University of Tokyo, and Kokugakuin University. While in Japan he has engaged in cultural pursuits including tea ceremony, Bunraku puppetry, Tsugaru shamisen, and rock and mountain climbing from Okinawa to the Japanese Alps.

Computer Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Prof. Jeon holds a B.S. in computer science from Dankook University in Seoul, Korea, and an M.S., also in computer science, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she took additional graduate work in computer science after completing her master's degree. At both Dankook University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas she gained teaching experience while serving as a teaching assistant. Ms. Jeon has been employed as a computer engineer and software developer. She joined the UMUC Asia faculty in Korea in August 2000 and has taught regularly since then, in the fields of computer and information science (CMIS) and Information Systems Management (IFSM), teaching at Osan Air Base, at Camp Humphreys, at Yongsan, at Kunsan AB, and Daegu (Cp Henry, Cp Carroll), as well as in the online learning program.
Business Management, Computer Studies
Collegiate Associate Professor

Prof. Johnson earned a B.A. in psychology and philosophy from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.S. in international business from the University of South Carolina, and has studied toward a Ph.D. in management information systems at Auburn University. He has taught at Durham Technical Community College, Central Texas College, the University of South Carolina, Concordia International University in Brazil, Auburn University, and at Upper Iowa University. Mr. Johnson has had a range of other employment including experience in financial fields. He has several publications in the area of Global Information Systems. Since joining the Asian Division faculty in 1996 he has taught in Guam, Misawa, Korea, Iwakuni, and the Tokyo area, and in the online learning program.

Collegiate Associate Professor

Prof. David Jones holds a MPA from Wichita State University and a BSBA from Central Michigan University.


Gloria Jones
Collegiate Associate Professor

Dr. Gloria J. Jones is a fifteen-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserves and a former UMUC student. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology from Central Michigan University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University before settling in Wichita, Kansas. For almost thirty years Dr. Jones had a clinical practice in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Jones was a consulting member of the behavioral health committee for several insurance companies and for the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Teaching to a military population for UMUC was a long-time goal for her. Dr. Jones’s professional interests include clinical applications in psychology and ethics.

Tony Jordan
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Prof. Jordan holds Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and art education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and a Master of Science degree in art education from Florida State University. Prior to moving to Okinawa, Prof. Jordan taught elementary school art in Florida. In addition to working with UMUC, he currently works as an art teacher with the Department of Defense Education Activity, and as an artist. As an artist, Prof. Jordan’s artwork exhibits throughout Japan and his paintings have won awards in Okinawa and Tokyo. Prof. Jordan’s biggest art influences are his mother (Shirley Honeycutt), Ken Falana, Ron Yrabedra and Kentetsu Oshiro. The beauty and culture of Okinawa are often used as the subject matter for his artwork.