USPís Marshall Islands Campus has a staff thatís dedicated to helping students achieve
the best results they can in their chosen courses. In addition to the campus staff listed
below, we have many expert tutors and lecturers in Majuro who assist in our various
programs on a semi-regular basis. As well, tutors, lecturers and professors come to us
from our main campus in Suva, Fiji, and from all around the world to offer the highest
level of education possible.
If you would like to know who will be teaching a certain course, or section of a course,
please contact us at (692) 625-7279.
Irene Taafaki has served as Campus Director since 1998. Trained as a teacher in the UK,
she has a Masters in Supervision and Teacher Professional Development and a Doctorate
in Teacher Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has also worked
in the field of Education in the UK, Kiribati, India and the United States.
An academic, researcher and administrator, she has authored books and articles for children,
teachers and parents. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Maria Kabua-Fowler
and Randy Thaman: Traditional Medicine of the Marshall Islands Ė the Women, the Plants, the
Treatments represents the outcome of a five year ethnographic research project.
Academic Programs Coordinator:
Yolanda L. McKay. Cert(GIS) BA PGDEd MEd S.Pac.
Assistant Lecturer for School of Language, Arts & Media:
Sa'a Finiasi BEd PGDip. MEd S.Pac.
Assistant Lecturer in Education:
Teaching Certificate [LTC], B.Ed. (Primary), Master in Research (Education) [UTAS]
Pacific Technical and Further Education Coordinator:
Jacqueline Lakmis. BCom S.Pac.
Certificate in Tourism Accounting.
Certificate in Management and Accountancy.Certificate in Conservation.
Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration (continuing).
Diploma in Accounting (continuing).
Mautang Baireti. Dip(Acct), BCom, MBA S.Pac.
Banner Operator (Database Manager):
Noatia Siofilisi. Cert(GIS) Cert(OS) BA S.Pac.
Masterís of Business Administration Project Assistant:
Sepola Lafita. BCom(Current)
Hygiene and Cleanliness Manager:
Alefaio Semese (Night Security)
Winton Jello (Day-time Security)