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  • Hugh Dunn

    Project Dir

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    • Curriculum Research & Development Group

    Brief Biography

    As a Principal Investigator and Project Director, Dr. Hugh Dunn has headed federal- and private- funded projects that have collectively received more than $45 million. Across his years of service in the field of early to higher education, Dunn has demonstrated strong management and leadership skills as a principal investigator for multiple federal and private grants, principal and vice-principal at local public schools, project director within the UHM College of Education, and Director of Early Learning Programs for the UH System Office. In 2009, Dunn was among 27 honorees selected to participate in the University of Hawai‘i System, President’s Emerging Leaders Program (http://www.hawaii.edu/ovppp/Leaders/cohort_2009-2010.php), which identifies campus and system leaders who have demonstrated exemplary leadership performance. He is also a former Pacific Century Fellow, class of 2000 (http://pacificcenturyfellows.com/index.php?page=alumni-1997-present). Dunn’s research and evaluation work has focused on early literacy. In 2008 and 2009, he co-authored publications that received first place honors in the American Educational Research Association’s School Evaluation and Program Development Outstanding Publications competitions. Dunn received his Ph.D. in Education. He has shared methods, lessons learned, and research findings at diverse venues such as the American Educational Research Association Conference, W. K. Kellogg Foundation Learning Laboratories for Early Learning and Education System Change Conference, Hawaiʻi Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s PreK to 3rd Conference.Dunn is currently Section Head of the Pacific Literacy Consortium, which is housed in the Curriculum Research and Development Group, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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    Scholarly Works

      Presentations

    • Singh, M., & Dunn, H. H. (2017, April). Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students’ reading achievement in Hawaii. Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas, USA.
    • Singh, M., & Dunn, H. H. (2017). The attendance gap: A case study in Hawaii. Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas, USA.
    • Lai, M. K. Y., York, S. E., & Dunn, H. H. (2012, October). Questioning the continuing denigration (since Campbell and Stanley in 1963) of the use of matching to create comparison groups. Presented at annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Dunn, H. H., Cox, C., Ida, P., Naone, K., Thomas, A., & Vines, L. (2011, October). Capturing the Momentum: The Hawaiʻi P-3 Initiative. Presented at annual meeting of the Hawaiʻi Association for the Education of Young Children, Honolulu, HI.
    • Dunn, H. H., Albert, L., DeLong, L., Ida, P., Naki, B., & Vines, L. (2010, October). Hawaiʻi P–3 Demonstration Project. Presented at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s PreK to 3rd Conference, Cambridge, MA.
    • Lai, M. K. Y., Dunn, H. H., & York, S. E. (2009, April). Data-substantiated Assertions About Effects and Aspects of Pihana Nā Mamo. Presented at annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
    • Lai, M. K. Y., Dunn, H. H., & York, S. E. (2008, January). NCLB’s AYP Approach Lacks APV (Adequate Professional Validity). Presented at annual meeting of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.
    • Multimedia Contributions

    • Dunn, H. H. (2015, October). Pihana Letter Combinations.
    • Dunn, H. H. (2015, October). Pihana Letter Combinations (Version 1) [mobile application software].
    • Dunn, H. H. (2014, January). Pihana ABCs [Mobile application software].
    • Research / Evaluation Reports

    • Dunn, H. H. (2016, January). Grant performance report for Pihana Hou: An RTI Approach Building Early Reading Skills in Schools and Communities (pp. 1-30). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H. (2013, May). Grant performance report for Piha Pono: A robust RTI approach integrating reading, mathematics, and behavior supports. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., & Kishi, G. S. (2013, May). Grant performance report for Piha Pono: A robust RTI approach integrating reading, mathematics, and behavior supports. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., & Kishi, G. S. (2013, May). Grant performance report for Heluhelu Māoli: Building strong foundations in reading and mathematics. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., & Kishi, G. S. (2012, May). Grant performance report for Piha Pono: A robust RTI approach integrating reading, mathematics, and behavior supports. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., & Kishi, G. S. (2012, May). Grant performance report for Heluhelu Māoli: Building strong foundations in reading and mathematics. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., & Kishi, G. S. (2012, May). Grant performance report for Kākoʻo Ikaika: Supporting adolescent Hawaiian students to achieve high standards. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., Lai, M. K. Y., & Kishi, G. S. (2008, January). Annual performance report for Kāko‘o Piha: The Pihana Nā Mamo Project to support at-risk Native Hawaiian youth. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.
    • Dunn, H. H., Lai, M. K. Y., & Kishi, G. S. (2008, January). Annual performance report for Nā Lama Heluhelu: The Pihana Nā Mamo early reading initiative. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.