Richard Colfax, Ph.D

Richard Colfax

Title: Professor of Human Resource Management and Management
Company: United States University of Guam
Location: Mangilao, Guam, United States

Dr. Richard S. Colfax, PhD, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, HRMP, SPHR-i, PHR, CHRP, CM, Professor of Human Resource Management and Management at the University of Guam, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in international business and education.

Dr. Colfax joined the world of education and international business in the Asia-Pacific region as a way to keep learning, to work with young people and to develop an area of study and discipline that needed attention. Since 2007, he has been a professor of human resources management at the University of Guam, having served the institution in numerous positions since 1994. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Colfax has excelled as the senior human resources consultant, general manager and operations manager of Colfax Inc. since 2004, where he provides international business consulting services, facilitation and mediation services. Furthermore, he has been a senior partner and consultant for Allied Business Consultants Inc., since 2014.

Notably, Dr. Colfax has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2019 SHRM Foundation Advisor Impact Award. For his time at the University of Guam he was named Case-Carnegie Professor of the Year in 1999 and Professor of the Year for Excellence in Teaching in 1998. He was also the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, School of Business & Public Administration in 2013, the College of Arts and Sciences Award of Excellence in Faculty Collaboration in 1999 and the Vice President of Student Affairs All-Star Award from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Colfax believes it is important to pay it forward to the people and places who have positively influenced or impacted your life, and with that, he is excited to remain with the University of Guam to lead students and colleagues on the journey to endless learning.

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