Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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Human Resources
Adjunct Instructor

Prof. Louis Chapa holds an M.A. in organizational management specialzing in Human Resources from Ashford University and a B.S. in applied arts and science from the University of North Texas. 

Korean Language
Adjunct Associate Professor

Prof. Cheon has been teaching Korean since 1987. She taught Korean Language at Jeonbuk University and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) before joining the UMUC faculty in 2010. Ms. Cheon received her Bachelor’s degree from Jeonbuk University and her Master’s from the University of Louisville. She also spent time studying linguistics in High Wycombe, England at the Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Criminal Justice, Korean Language
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Choi is a veteran of the Criminal Justice faculty for UMUC Asia. He earned his BS in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University, his MPA in Judicial/Public Security and PhD in Law with a concentration in International Criminal Jurisdiction from Yonsei University, where his doctoral dissertation was about Criminal Jurisdiction of the US - Korea Status Forces Agreement (SOFA). Dr. Choi was invited as a Visiting Scholar to conduct extensive research in International Criminal Jurisdiction issues for the US Military at the University of Washington School Law for two years. Dr. Choi has over 20 years of progressive experience/responsibility in International Law Enforcement Operations, Transnational Criminal Jurisdiction Coordination, International Criminal Justice Cooperation, Antiterrorism/Force Protection, and various bilateral liaison and host national negotiations. Dr. Choi currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at UMUC Asia.

Adjunct Instructor

Prof. Cochran-Murray earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from The University of South Alabama. In her home state, she taught at her alma matter as well as at a boarding school, The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS). While at ASMS, Ms. Cochran-Murray coordinated a Student Internship Program and served as a National Speech and Debate Association coach. Although Ms. Cochran-Murray primarily teaches Speech for UMUC, she has also taught English Composition, American Literature, Professional Communication, Debate, and Journalism.

Business and Management
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. Isidra Coloma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education, Master in Business Education and Ph.D. in Educational Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She served as Business Consultant among small business firms while managing her personal business. She was employed as Dean of the College of Business Administration and Information Technology for 11 years and has taught Education, Business and Management in different colleges and universities, including Asian, American, Australian, Canadian and British education systems. Her research on Leadership and Management has been presented at international conferences and she has published articles in management and education. She is currently the administrator for an architectural design firm and a Curriculum Director/Registrar at an exclusive school for girls. Dr. Coloma joined UMUC Asia in January, 2009.
Tom Colton
Collegiate Associate Professor

Professor Thomas Colton received a Master of Education degree in TESOL from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1991. Professor Colton taught English courses at a number of Japanese Universities and Colleges in both the Kansai and Kanto regions of Japan from 1985 to 1997. He was also a teacher of developmental and college English courses in the Languages and Humanities Department of Northern Marianas College on Saipan from 1997 to 2018. During his time at NMC, Professor Colton developed several online courses, restructured its English placement test, and served as a department chair for two years. He also had the opportunity to attend a five-day conference on learning communities at Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington in 2010, and then teach several courses in NMC’s own learning communities program. In 2017, Professor Colton contributed an article on tourism to the Contemporary Marianas Book Project.

Frank Concilus
East Asian Studies, Sociology, Communication Studies
Collegiate Professor

Dr. Concilus is a veteran of the UMUC faculty in Asia, teaching for many years at locations throughout Korea, and occasionally in Japan. He earned his B.A. in anthropology, linguistics and sociology from Colgate University, his M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in English with a concentration in linguistics and rhetoric at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation was about Korean identity constructions. Dr. Concilus has taught at Sophia University in Tokyo and at Ajou University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. His initial experiences in Korea were with the U.S. Peace Corps, teaching at Pusan National University and at the secondary level in Pusan. He has carried out varied research in Korean culture, notably Korean Shamanism, resulting in a number of publications and presentations at professional conferences. . Dr. Concilus previously served on both the FAC and AAB (Academic Advisory Board) as a faculty representative for the Asian Division.

Faye Cook
Accounting, Business Management
Collegiate Associate Professor

Professor Faye Alston Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia.

From 2007 - 2018, she served as Chief Financial Officer of The Roswell LLC and Director of Planning for Atapco Financial Services.  Prior to that, she was Vice President at Bank of America in Trust Services.

Throughout her career, she has held adjunct faculty positions  - teaching at the University of North Carolina (Charlotte) and Notre Dame of Maryland University, among others.  She joined UMUC in 2013.


English, Speech, Communication, Theatre
Collegiate Professor

Prof. Cronin earned his B.S. in American Political Studies and Dramatic Arts from Davis and Elkins College, and his terminal M.F.A. in Theatre from The Ohio State University. He has taught at The Ohio State University and the University of Guam. He has several years of teaching and supervisory experience at the middle and secondary school levels. In the worlds of theatre and film he has diverse professional experience as an actor, teacher, writer, consultant, producer, and director. Mr. Cronin has also been a newspaper editor, columnist and critic and a producer for PBS. He has taught for UMUC in Guam, and in the online learning program, since October 1996.