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  • A. Kuulei Serna

    Elementary Education Program Director, Acting Secondary Program Director and Associate Professor

    Department(s)

    • Institute for Teacher Education
    • Institute for Teacher Education -
      Elementary

    Degree(s)

    • 2005 Ph.D in Education University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Teacher Education (Elem.); School health/Health education; Native Hawaiian well-being and education

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-4412

    Office

    Everly 223C

    Email

    kserna@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

    No home page provided.

    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Books

    • Serna, A. K. K., & Lee, W. (2014). Wahi Kanaʻaho Manual: Cultural intervention for juvenile delinquents. .
    • Pateman, M. E., Shoji, L., Serna, A. K. K., & Distajo, M. (2002). Healthy keiki, healthy Hawai'i: Teaching with the Hawai'i health education standards: A guide for K-12 educators. Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support/Instructional Services Branch; Department of Education, State of Hawai‘i. .
    • Book Chapters

    • Serna, A. K. K. (2007). A safe and nurturing classroom environment promotes the mental and emotional well-being of students: Recognizing the uniqueness in everyone. In B. M. Landau (Ed.), Practicing judicious discipline: An educators’ guide to a democratic classroom (4th ed., pp. 27–30). San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2007). Appreciating diversity by exploring similarities and differences. In B. M. Landau (Ed.), Practicing judicious discipline: An educators’ guide to a democratic classroom (4th ed., pp. 131–132). San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap.
    • Journal Articles

    • Serna, A. K. K., & Zuercher, D. K. (2019). Culturally responsive health education in the Pacific: Social lessons learned in American Samoa. The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society , 9.
    • Grace, D. J., & Serna, A. K. K. (2012). Early education and care for Native Hawaiian children in Hawaii: A brief history. Journal of Early Development and Care, 183(2), 308–320.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Saka, S. M. (2009). Trends indicate overall improvement of health-related behaviors among Hawai‘i high school students: results from the 2007 Hawai`i Youth Risk Behavior Survey. . The Pacific Education Research Journal.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Meeder, R. (2007). Lost in translation: The challenge of changing a health education methods course to an online hybrid course for pre-service elementary teachers. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 11(1), `.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2006). The application of terror management theory to native Hawaiian well-being. Hulili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being, 3(1), 127–129.
    • Pateman, M. E., Irvin, L., Shoji, L., & Serna, A. K. K. (2004). Building school health programs through public health initiatives: the first three years of the Healthy Hawaii Initiative partnership for school health. . Preventing Chronic Disease.
    • Pateman, M. E., Black, R. S., Serna, A. K. K., Shoji, L., & Stone Murai, A. (2001). Promoting sexual health and responsibility: Healthy sexuality education in Hawai'i.
    • Pateman, M. E., Sileo, T., & Serna, A. K. K. (2001). The Hawai‘i health education standards: Teaching 21st skills for 21st century for youth. Educational Perspectives Journal of the College of Education.
    • Pateman, M. E., Irvin, L., Nakasato, S., Serna, A. K. K., & Yahata, D. (2000). Got health? The Hawai‘i partnership for standards-based school health education. Journal of School Health, 70(8).
    • Conference Proceedings

    • Serna, A. K. K. (2008). Building classroom environments to promote the mental well being of students. In Hawai‘i International Conference on Education 2008.
    • Presentations

    • Levine, A. J., Frambaugh-Kritzer, C., Chapman De Sousa, E. B., Azmi, A. N. S., Serna, A. K. K., Tanare Jr., A. B., & Nonaka, C. (2018). Where Am I? Who Am I? Who Are You? Guided Disruption and Culturally Responsive Practice Through International Exchange. Presented at 30th Annual Japan-US Teacher Education Consortium (JUSTEC) Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
    • Levine, A. J., Frambaugh-Kritzer, C., Azmi, A. N. S., Chapman De Sousa, E. B., Tanare Jr., A. B., Serna, A. K. K., & Nonaka, C. (2018). Where Am I? Who Am I? Who Are You? Guided Disruption and Culturally Responsive Practice Through International Exchange. Presented at 12th International Conference Between Bukkyo University and University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kyoto, Japan.
    • Nguyen, T. T. T., & Serna, A. K. K. (2017). Considering engineering education: Increasing Native Hawaiian representation. Presented at 41st Annual Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Hiroshima, Japan.
    • Serna, A. K. K., Nguyen, T. T. T., Kuehu, D., McLean, M. L., & Irvine, J. L. (2017). Aʻo: Addressing Cultural Relevance and Values in Pursuit of STEM Higher Education Careers. Presented at 2017 SACNAS National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Nguyen, T. T. T. (2016). Native Hawaiians in Engineering: Barriers and Bright Spots. Presented at 40th Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    • Balinbin Santos, R. C., Serna, A. K. K., Chapman De Sousa, E. B., Au, C. K., & Farley, C. A. (2016). Malama Honua in ITE. Presented at College of Education Last Friday of the Month Conversations, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Kessler, C. (2013). Eliminating bullying in the trenches: a proactive approach for early childhood education. Presented at American School Health Association Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Shoji, L. (2010). Balloon up: healthy decision-making, communicating, and analyzing influences. Presented at Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Statewide Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Serna, A. K. K., Shoji, L., & Pateman, M. E. (2009). Lokahi: a model of balance, unity, and harmony. Presented at American School Health Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Shoji, L. (2008). What do you mean I gotta teach about sexual health? Helping elementary education pre-service teachers ease their anxieties. Presented at American School Health Association Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2008). Living Hawaiian values and its affect on self-esteem. Presented at Indigenous Cultural Exchange at the American School Health Association Council on Indigenous Health, Tampa, FL.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2008). Building classroom environments to promote the mental well being of students. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Kalua, J. K. (2007). Healthy mind, soul, and body: the application of Hawaiian indigenous healing practices to everyday life. Presented at American School Health Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Naeole, G. (2007). Lokahi. Presented at Navajo Coordinated School Health Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2007). Building classroom environments to promote the mental well being of students. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2006). Effects of the "belief in" and practice of cultural values on self-esteem, anxiety, and behavior. Presented at American Anthropological Association National Conference, American Anthropological Association.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Salzman, M. B. (2006). Raising self-esteem, minimize anxiety, and change behavior by “believing in” and practicing core values. Presented at American School Health Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2005). Lokahi: Teacher health education in Hawai`i. Presented at Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2005). Health education standards 201: The updated HCPS III for health education and national health standards and performance indicators. Presented at Hawaii Department of Education Annual Health Celebration Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Serna, A. K. K. (2005). Ants on a log—A collaboration between Hawai`i’s leading health insurance provider, Department of Education and University of Hawai`i to provide standards-based nutrition curriculum and teacher training. Presented at American School Health Association National Conference, Burbank, CA.
    • Serna, A. K. K., & Tanaka, C. (2002). Spending tobacco monies for what the fight was about. Presented at Centers for Disease Control National Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.