L Cunningham

Lawrence J. Cunningham received a BS in education and an MEd from the University of Cincinnati in 1965 and 1967, respectively. He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Oregon,1987.

Cunningham retired from the Guam Department of Education in 1993. He was a research associate at the University of Guam Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) from 1994-2007, University of Guam, an assistant professor of history at the University of Guam until 2008 and faculty advisor for the Traditional Seafaring Society until, 2007.  Currently he is a Micronesian Area Research Center Ga’chong (Partner).

Since 2007, Cunningham serves as the Historian for TASI (Traditions About Seafaring Islands), a non-profit corporation, dedicated to reviving traditional Micronesian seafaring, proa building, and non-instrument navigation in Guam.

He is the author of Ancient Chamorro Society, 1992; and co-author of A History of Guam, 2001; Guam: A Natural History, 2001; and Micronesian Texts for the K-12 Reader: A Selection Guide, 2002.

Cunningham has traveled throughout the United States, Micronesia, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Nepal, and Africa. His awards include: Governor’s Literary Arts Award, Ancient Order of the Chamorri, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Dean’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Excellence in Part-Time Instruction Award and the Governor’s Humanities Award.  He has voyaged on a traditional Carolinian outrigger sailing canoe from Polowat, in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia to Guam.

Guampedia Entries by Lawrence Cunningham
Chamorro Directional Terminology
Chamorro Numbers
de Silleria
Latte Structures
Pole and Thatched Homes