James D. Sellmann earned a PhD in Chinese philosophy in 1990 and an MA in philosophy in 1983 from the University of Hawai`i. He also holds an MA in religious studies from the University of Hawai`i, which was awarded in 1981.
Sellmann is a professor of philosophy and Micronesian studies and in 2010 was tapped as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Guam.
His book, entitled Timing and Rulership in Master Lu’s Spring and Autumn Annals, was published by the State University of New York Press in 2002. He is the author of over sixty academic articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Dr. Sellmann has lived in the Pacific since the late 1970s, including living on Guam since the early 1990s.