Visiting Scholars Program

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The College works closely with the Faculty and Scholars Immigration Services (FSIS) unit on campus to officially host professionals, researchers, and educators interested in cutting edge COE research and programs from around the world.

Recent International Visiting Scholars

Dr. Kuniomi Shibata, September 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017           

  • Research: Information communication technology, early intervention of listening and speech
  • Associate professor of international and cultural studies and inclusive education
  • Graduate School of International and Cultural Studies / Support Division for Students with Disabilities / Media Studies, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hosted by the Center on Disability Studies

Dr. Huajun Xiong, January 10, 2016 - January 9, 2017           

  • Research: A comparative study between China and the United States on academic professions and faculty professional development
  • Associate professor of higher education
  • School of Education, Northwest Normal University, China
  • Hosted by the Department of Educational Foundations

Xiaopeng Chi, March 15, 2016 - March 14, 2017           

  • Research: The direction of development of physical education in Chinese universities and strategies on curriculum reform - a comparative study looking at approaches in the U.S.
  • Lecturer in physical education
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
  • Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science


Past International Visiting Scholars

Yiwu Mou, September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016            

  • Research: Intercultural communication and related issues in team teaching in the East Asian region
  • Associate professor of English Language Education
  • School of Foreign Languages, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China
  • Hosted by the Department of Educational Foundations

Dr. Feng Tao, September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016            

  • Research: A comparative study between China and the US on policies related to tuition and financial aid, with a special focus on student loans
  • Associate professor of educational economics and management
  • Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, China
  • Hosted by the Department of Educational Foundations

Gerit Jaritz, February 16 - May 31, 2016     

  • Research: City, state and national contexts of the internationalization of teacher education - a comparative study between UHM-COE and Thurgau University of Teacher Education
  • Lecturer, International Coordinator
  • Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Switzerland
  • Hosted by the Institute for Teacher Education


Prospective International Visiting Scholars

Please contact the Program Coordinator Nezia Azmi or a faculty sponsor i.e. department or faculty/staff member with whom you would like to work (based on mutual research and/or professional interest). All visiting scholars must be hosted by a COE unit and work with a COE faculty sponsor. It is best that interested scholars study our website and learn about the work that our faculty are doing and see where there may be mutual interest towards a fruitful collaboration.

It is the responsibility of the visiting scholar to meet all University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa policy requirements and procedure related to their visit. Here are more helpful links:

Office of Faculty and Scholar Immigration Services | FSIS Home
FSIS provides immigration assistance to University of Hawai‘i (UH ) departments and international scholars and employees across the UH System.

International Faculty & Scholars | IFS Home
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa International website connects to all things International on the Mānoa campus.

UH Mānoa Visitor's Guide