Undergraduate Faculty Listing

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HENRY CURTLEY
TESOL
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Prof. Henry Curtley holds an MS in education from Temple University and two BBAs in both management and information and operations management from Texas A&M University. Prof. Curtley has taught English, First and Second-year Composition and Management courses at Japanese and American universities and has supervisory experience at the university level. He joined UMUC in 2018.

DANIELA DA SILVA
Biology
Adjunct Instructor
Korea
Prof. Daniela da Silva holds a B.S. in biology from the Universidade do Vale do Paraiba in Brazil and a M.S. in Coastal, Marine and Wetland Studies from Coastal Carolina University. Her undergraduate research examined the interaction between artisanal fisheries and coastal dolphins in Brazil. During her graduate student career, she was granted a fellowship from the National Science Foundation for which she developed lesson plans geared towards enhancing the teaching of middle school science with real data. She also secured several research grants to study bottlenose dolphins in the Carolinas. She volunteered with the SC Marine Mammal Stranding Network and mentored several undergraduate students on their research projects. After graduation, Prof. Silva taught undergraduate laboratory courses at Coastal Carolina University and continued her research into the population structure and ecology of bottlenose dolphins in the southeast US. She currently lives in Japan where she is working on scientific publications and teaching.
NICOLE DHANRAJ
Business Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Guam

Prof. Dhanraj holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from St. Martin's University, a Master in international relations from Troy University, a Ph.D. in organizational and management from Capella University. She is considered subject matter expert in topics such as Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior and Transformation, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Leadership, Distance Learning, and Organizational Leadership to name a few. She is dedicated to issues such poverty, entrepreneurship, environment, leadership, personal and business finance and women affairs and has written or presented globally on topics related to these issues. Currently, when she is not saving the world one x-ray at a time, she works as a researcher, an educator, and as the Director of Radiology. .

HIROMI EDWARDS
Japanese Language
Adjunct Instructor
Japan
Prof. Edwards earned her B.A. in Asian Studies from University of Maryland University College and her M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park, in the program offered in Okinawa and administered by UMUC. She has taught Japanese for UMUC at Iwakuni since 1999. Ms. Edwards is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Okinawa Psychology Association.
Patrick Engman
PATRICK ENGMAN
Information Systems Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Japan

Prof. Patrick Engman holds a Master of Information Technology Systems from Touro University and a B.S. in criminal justice from Roger Williams University. He is the director of networking and computer systems at Naval Telecommunications Station, Guam. Prof. Engman holds 20 years of experience with the U.S. Air Force, as a communication plans manger and three years’ experience as a Florida state investigator. His career has spanned to the Headquarters Civil Engineering Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to Doha Qatar for Northrop Grunman, and Patrick Air Force Base, Florida as the director of communications.  While stationed in Qatar, Prof. Engman taught courses with the University of Maryland. Prof. Engman returned to Guam, where he served as a young airman in his early military career and where he started his adamic studies with the University of Maryland, when he was offered the opportunity to work.

STEVEN ERICSON
Geology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Guam

Dr. Steven Ericson holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in sports administration and a B.A. in journalism from Georgia State University. 

KARL EVANS
Introduction to Research
Adjunct Instructor
Japan

Prof. Karl Evans holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management from the University of Maryland University College, Asia. 

IAN FERGUSON
Japanese Language
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Okinawa
Prof. Ferguson holds a MA in Japanese Language from the University of Colorado and a BS in psychology from Brigham Young University.
THOMAS FISH
Communication and Leadership Skills
Adjunct Instructor
Okinawa
Mr. Fish earned his B.A. in Communication Studies from University of Maryland University College Asia, and his M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. He comes to UMUC Asia with 15 years’ experience teaching at several formal United States Marine Corps military schools. Prior to his career in higher education, he served 20 years as a United States Marine and retired in 2012. Mr. Fish currently teaches and manages the Combat Operation Center Watch Officer/Watch Chief program where he teaches commanders and their staff the Art and Science of Digital Command and Control for the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Fish joined UMUC Asia in the summer of 2016 in Okinawa, Japan.

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