UOG Welcomes New Faculty for Spring 2011

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Guam – The University of Guam welcomes new and tenure track faculty to the campus for the spring 2011 semester. They will share their knowledge and expertise with students in various fields ranging from political science, to business, to education.

Arun R. Swamy, Assistant Professor, Political Science
PhD, University of California Berkley

Dr. Swamy is a specialist in comparative politics and international relations.  His professional career spans appointments at several leading US undergraduate institutions such as Oberlin, Williams, and Occidental colleges.  Dr. Swamy was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii.  He is a published scholar, most recently on the subject of democracy, ethnic conflict, and governance and security issues.

Yoshifumi Takenouchi, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
PhD, Osaka University Japan

Dr. Takenouchi earned his PhD and MS in mathematics from Osaka University.  Among his research interests are nonlinear dynamical systems, bifurcation phenomena, and computational simulation.  Dr. Takenouchi comes to the University of Guam from the Institute of Mathematics College of Science, University of the Philippines.

Radhir Deo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
PhD, New Mexico State University

Prior to joining University of Guam, Dr. Deo was Postdoctoral Research Associate at Arizona State University, where he worked on inter-disciplinary research for predicting the fate and designing cleanup strategies of environmental contaminants.

Venus C. Ibarra, Associate Professor, Accounting
DBA, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

In addition to her DBA and MBA degrees, Dr. Ibarra is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of higher education and professional experience in capacities as Professor, Department Chair, and Dean. She has been recognized as a leader in finance education by CITI Bank and Banko Central (Philippines). Her research interests include studies of cash flow.

Leila Kabigting, Associate Professor, Finance
DBA, De La Salle University

Dr. Kabigting has served as Chair of the Department of Financial Management at De La Salle University and Vice Dean at Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Graduate School of Business.  In 2009, Dr. Kabigting received an Outstanding Finance Educator Award from the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines and Citibank.

Martha G. Suez-Sales, Assistant Professor, Accounting
Certified Public Accountant; PMBA, University of Guam

Ms. Suez-Sales comes to the University of Guam with ten years of professional work as a tax manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Ms. Suez-Sales has an undergraduate degree in business administration from San Diego State University and is currently working on her DBA from Columbia Southern University. She is a member of Guam Society of Certified Public Accountants

Unaisi Nabobo-Baba, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations
PhD, University of Auckland

Dr. Nabobo-Baba has an MA Ed from the University of the South Pacific in Education and Development.  Her PhD dissertation was recognized for significant contribution to indigenous knowledge, research, and scholarship by the American Educational Research Association Conference 2007.  She has taught for more than 26 years in advanced education and is published widely in Fiji, the Pacific, and international journals.

Richard Olmo, Instructor, Geography
MA, Geology,  City University of New York; He is currently ABD in his studies at University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Professor Olmo holds an MA in geology from the City University of New York and an MA in anthropology from the University of New Mexico.  He has worked as a mining geologist for United Nuclear Corporation and as an exploration geologist for Phillips Uranium.  Professor Olmo ran an archeology contract office on Guam from 1992-1998. Olmo has taught at the University for several years but is now on a tenure-track appointment.