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Patricia Halagao Professor, Department & Graduate Chair

Interests: Filipino curriculum & pedagogy; Multicultural education; Social studies; Cultural & linguistic policy

(808) 956-9295

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Kimo Cashman Specialist

Interests: Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership, Hawaiian Education, Art Education, Storytelling, Teacher Leader, Teacher Professional Development

(808) 956-3370

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Pauline Chinn Professor

Interests: My research and instructional interests focus on place-based education with a focus on Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands, sustainability science, professional development and teacher leadership, Indigenou science education; and transdisciplinary, culturally sustaining curriculum development.

(808) 956-4411

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Robyn Chun Assistant Specialist

Interests: Early Childhood Higher Education and Professional Development Systems; Implications of Hawai'i's Indigenous and Local Culture on Professional Development and Teacher Preparation; Project Work in the Early Years

(808) 956-0337

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Linda Furuto Professor of Mathematics Education

Interests: Mathematics achievement; Quantitative research methodology; Ethnomathematics; Access and equity; ; STEM

(808) 956-3359

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Julie Kaomea Professor

Interests: Decolonizing Research Methodologies; Native Hawaiian Education; Indigenous Education

(808) 956-3994

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Eomailani Kukahiko Specialist

Interests: Mathematics Education; Hawaiian Language Immersion Education; STEMM Education

(808) 956-8918

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Margaret Maaka Professor

Interests: Educational psychology/Indigenous educational psychology; Language and cognitive development; Multiliteracies; Educational policy; Indigenous development and advancement; Indigenous Leadership

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Summer Maunakea Assistant Professor

Interests: Eco-justice Pedagogy; Research Methodologies; Dismantling Settler Colonial Perspectives of Place and Place-based Education; Culturally Relevant Evaluation & Assessment; Sustainability Education; ʻĀina-based Pedagogies; Indigenous Land-based Education

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Natalie Nimmer Associate Director & Instructor, PACMED

Interests: Indigenous Learning Frameworks, Micronesia, Marshall Islands

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Tara O'Neill Professor

Interests: STEMS^2 Education, STEM Education, Multicultural Ed, Place-Based Ed, Secondary Science, Culture-Based Ed, equity, social justice

(808) 956-0415

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Amanda Smith Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Interests: Philosophy and Social Theory (particularly Poststructuralism & Feminist New Materialisms); Literacies; Qualitative Research Methods; Art, Making, and Visuality

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Kiyomi Umezawa Assistant Professor

Interests: Place-Based Education; Anthropology of Education Policy; Bi/Multilingual Education; Early Childhood Education

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Brooke Ward Taira Assistant Professor

Interests: Migration and Literacy; Culturally Responsive Assessment; Literacy Studies; Teacher Education; Multicultural Education

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Deborah Zuercher Professor and Director of PACMED

Interests: Hawaiian and Place-based Education; Multicultural and International Education; Technology and STEM; K12 Instruction and Teacher Preparation; Leadership, Admin and Policy

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Jaime Lum STEMS^2 & ECE Educational Specialist

(808) 956-2376

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Larson Ng Educational Specialist / Graduate Faculty

Interests: Island-Based Economics; Hawaiian Kingdom Public School System; Educational Leadership Professional Development; Renationalization Methodologies and Curriculum; Applied Econometric and Mixed Research Methods

(808) 956-6435

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Joelle Takayama Academic Support Specialist

(808) 956-4401