August 2, 2021

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UH 2021 tenure and promotion list

Congratulations to the University of Hawaiʻi’s 2021 tenure and promotion recipients.

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa  |  University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo  |  University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu  |  Hawaiʻi Community College  |  Honolulu Community College  |  Kapiʻolani Community College  |  Kauaʻi Community College  |  Leeward Community College  |  UH Maui College  |  Windward Community College

See previous tenure and promotion lists (2012–2020) published in UH News.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tenure and Promotion
Andrade, Troy John Hoonani—Associate Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law
Bremer, Leah Lodge—Associate Specialist, College of Social Sciences
Chen, Richard Cherng-Yau—Associate Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law
Darrah, Jennifer—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Dubarry, Matthieu—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Gorbach, Julien—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Gross, Elizabeth Ann—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Kantar, Michael—Associate Researcher, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Kao, Peiling—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Lee, David—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Lucas, Christopher—Associate Professor, College of Education
Mangram, Charmaine—Associate Professor, College of Education
Matsumoto, Vail—Associate Professor, College of Education
McDonnell, Bradley—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Meguro, Wendy—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Neo, Rachel—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Nguyen, Nhu Huynh—Associate Researcher, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Ninci, Jennifer—Associate Professor, College of Education
Nute, Kevin—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Oba, Yukiya—Associate Professor, College of Education
Pettit, Jonathan—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Puniwai, Noelani—Associate Professor, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Quintus, Seth—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Reyes, Nicole Alia—Associate Professor, College of Education
Rubin, Ashley Theresa—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Sierralta, Karla—Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Stepec, Joseph—Associate Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters

Tenure
Fujioka, Clare J—Junior Specialist, Shidler College of Business
Hioki, Kazuko—Librarian III, Library Services
Kahanu, Noelle M K Y—Assistant Specialist, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Kahili-Heede, Melissa Kanani—Librarian III, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kapaona, Alyssa Bess Ayako—Junior Specialist, College of Education
Lenz, Cory Michael—Librarian IV, William S. Richardson School of Law
Long, Keahiahi—Librarian II, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Prepose-Forsen, Lauren S—Junior Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Scally, Jayme A—Junior Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Skilling, Liam—Associate Specialist, William S. Richardson School of Law
Uyeda, Jensen Yoshihide—Assistant Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Promotion
Acoba, Jared D—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Acoba, Jared D—Associate Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Barile, John P—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Beaule, Christine D—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Beilman, David Wesley—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Bejder, Lars—Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Berez-Kroeker, Andrea Lauren—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Buente, Wayne G—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Carpenter, Dee-Ann L—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Cassel, Kevin D—Associate Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Doi, Saori Ishida—Associate Specialist, Outreach College
Drager, Katie K—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Dulai, Henrietta—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Eakin, Paul Jeremy—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Eichelberger, Ariana—Specialist, College of Education
Farrar, Christine Ellen—Associate Specialist, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte M—Professor, College of Education
Fukui, Jami Aya—Associate Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Fulton, Lori A—Professor, College of Education
Greaney, Theresa M—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Gruter Nell, Therese—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Hernandez, Brenda Y—Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Hoffenberg, Peter Henry—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Jha, Rajesh—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Kahanu, Noelle M K Y—Associate Specialist, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Karhade, Prasanna Purushottam—Associate Professor, Shidler College of Business
Kawabata, Andrea M—Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Konter, Bridget Renee—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Konter, Jasper Gerard—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Kuo, Sheree—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Lautze Maresca, Nicole—Specialist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Lee-Jayaram, Jannet J—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Len, Kyra Anne—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Lim, Eunjung—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Marko, Peter—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Masuda, Akihiko—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Mora Saavedra, Camilo—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Moran, Amy—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Ni, Dongyun—Librarian, Library Services
Ogawa, Michael-Brian Chosaku—Specialist, College of Natural Sciences
Olson, Holly L—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Pauker, Kristin J B—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Rodgers, Kuulei S—Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Saethre, Eirik J—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Santhanam, Narayana Prasad—Professor, College of Engineering
Serna, Alethea K K Distajo—Professor, College of Education
Shvetsov, Yurii B—Associate Researcher, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center
Tanaka, Naomi Lisa Rombaoa—Associate Specialist, College of Education
Taylor, Brad Evan—Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Thoulag, Jean Carol—Librarian IV, Library Services
Uyeda, Jensen Yoshihide—Associate Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Uyehara, Lisa A—Associate Specialist, College of Education
Van Duser, Kyle E—Associate Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Wang, Koon-Hui—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
White, Angelique E—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Williams, Steven R—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Wong, Vanessa Suzie—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Woo, Russell K—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Delegated Promotion
Allen, Fredrick D—Librarian III, Library Services
Colic, Marija—Assistant Professor, College of Education
Fujioka, Clare J—Assistant Specialist, Shidler College of Business
Heine, Rumi—Instructor, College of Education
Hirai, Cori-Ann Mariko—Assistant Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kapaona, Alyssa Bess Ayako—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Kitami, Yoko—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Lock, Theresa—Instructor, College of Education
Long, Keahiahi—Librarian III, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Mamiya Hernandez, Rachel—Assistant Professor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
Prepose-Forsen, Lauren S—Assistant Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Richardson, Brian W—Librarian III, Library Services
Scally, Jayme A—Assistant Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Smith, Helen Mei Lin—Librarian III, Library Services
Urashima, Jaymian—Instructor, College of Arts, Languages and Letters
von Doetinchem de Rande, Sandra N—Assistant Specialist, Outreach College

See last year’s UH Mānoa tenure and promotion list.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Tenure and Promotion
Atalag, Ozan—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Hensley, Patricia Kay—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Knope, Matthew L—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Masuda, Camlyn Kimie—Associate Specialist, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Prudencio, Jarred B M—Associate Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

Tenure
Martin, Margary—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Promotion
Adrian, Julie Ann Luiz—Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Cao, Shugeng—Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Chang, Leng Chee—Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Inouye, Todd M—Associate Professor, College of Business and Economics
Lauer, Christopher T—Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Li, Yiqing—Professor, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Mattos, Justina—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Nagurney, Alexander J—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Nakao, Keisuke—Professor, College of Business and Economics
Qin, Yu Cheng—Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

See last year’s UH Hilo tenure and promotion list.

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu

Tenure and Promotion
Ashburn, Bradley—Associate Professor, Academic Affairs
Graham-Tutt, Camonia R—Associate Professor, Academic Affairs
James, Laurie Y—Associate Professor, Academic Affairs
Romero, Yasmine A—Associate Professor, Academic Affairs

Promotion
Custodio, Ricardo C—Professor, Academic Affairs
Major, Paula B—Professor, Academic Affairs
Schwartz, Jonathan L—Professor, Academic Affairs

Delegated Promotion
Tanner, Anita—Assistant Professor, Academic Affairs

See last year’s UH West Oʻahu tenure and promotion list.

Hawaiʻi Community College

Tenure and Promotion
De Soto, Kate—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Kaio, Pele—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Hawaiian Studies
Kanahele, Tracy Kuulei—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Hawaiian Studies
Koreyasu, Colby—Assistant Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Auto Repair Paint
Kotecki, Kristine—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Namba, Ruria—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Vierra, Darryl—Assistant Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Carpentry
Watanabe, Brenda—Assistant Professor, CC, Other Vocational Education, Early Childhood

Tenure
Dean, Tanya—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, English

Promotion
Dean, Tanya—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Kalauli, Robyn—Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Mospens, Carrie Beth—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, English 2nd Language
Quintana, Christine—Professor, CC, Non-credit
Steele, Orlo—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Science
Urasaki, Leanne—Associate Professor, CC, Academic Support

See last year’s Hawaiʻi CC tenure and promotion list.

Honolulu Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Gonzales, Coty J—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Science, Psychology
Kawano, Melodee M—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Mitani, Nicole—Assistant Professor, CC, Enrollment Services
Wu, Pearl—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling

Promotion
Kan, Shidong—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Maddox, Jr. Conred—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Rubio, Brent—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Chemistry
Saito, Faith Kahele—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Takara, Mieko F—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Yonezawa, Shioko—Professor, CC, Language Arts, East Asian Language

See last year’s Honolulu CC tenure and promotion list.

Kapiʻolani Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Akana, Andrew L—Assistant Professor, CC, Emergency Medical Services
Barnes, Leaugeay—Assistant Professor, CC, Emergency Medical Services
Rader, John Cuyler—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Shiroma, Amy L—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Services, Visitor Industry
Tominaga, Waka—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, East Asian Language

Tenure
Maingano, Shepherd—Assistant Professor, CC, Allied Health, Medical Laboratory Technician

Promotion
Kim, Jung Eun—Associate Professor, CC, Allied Health, Respiratory Therapy
Maingano, Shepherd—Associate Professor, CC, Allied Health, Medical Laboratory Technician
Pai, Sunyeen—Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library
Sakaue, Shannon Kameko—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Suzuki-Severa, Mitsuyo—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Special Student Services
Tokuda, Joyce Michiyo—Associate Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library
Torres, Caroline—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English 2nd Language

Delegated Promotion
Yoshikawa, Kristy K M—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Special Student Services

See last year’s Kapiʻolani CC tenure and promotion list.

Kauaʻi Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Ehlers, Sharon—Assistant Professor, CC, Nursing
Erum, Alexis Joy—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Sciences
Nii, Robert—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting
San George, Eric—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

Promotion
Larson, Marla—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling

Delegated Promotion
Mar, Christina J—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

See last year’s Kauaʻi CC tenure and promotion list.

Leeward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Bassous, Reem Miriam—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Cashman, Kathleen M—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Office Administration/Technology
Dagdag, Faustino—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Sales and Management
Egan, Leeanne S—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Garnier, Christopher—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Services
Ichida, Brian M—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Sciences
Keaulana, Christina T—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Sciences
Miyahara, Nolan M—Assistant Professor, CC, Automotive Mechanical Technology, Automotive Maintenance
Pokipala, Christopher—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Ruiz, Aaron K—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Sergi, Huijin K—Assistant Professor, CC, Outreach, Outreach Waiʻanae
Williams, Tasha—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

Promotion
Brekke, Eunice L—Professor, CC, Social Science, Sociology
Cawdery, Michael G—Professor, CC, Social Sciences
Chou, Alexandra Scully—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Choy, Douglas P—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Office Administration/Technology
Garcia, Jiajia Y—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Gross, Petersen—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Data Processing
Hayashi, Junie—Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library
Kae, Helmut—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Kawano, Warren Y—Professor, CC, Business Education, Office Administration/Technology
Keim-Fortuno, Nicole L—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Lewis, Andrea L—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Loo, Tiana S—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Oishi, Michael T—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities
Wong, Evelyn S—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting

See last year’s Leeward CC tenure and promotion list.

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

Tenure and Promotion
Horovitz, Liana—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities
Matsuda, Shavonn-Haevyn—Assistant Professor, CC, Deans Office, Library
Shih, Hsin-yi—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Thornton, Paul D—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Psychology

Tenure
Guerrero, Benjamin—Associate Professor, CC, Provost Office

Promotion
Bhattacharya, Debasis—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education
Ferguson, Michael—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Hagan, Kathleen A—Professor, CC, Nursing
Ishihara, Christine—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Kirkendall, Melissa A—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Anthropology
Patao, Juliana S C—Associate Professor, CC, Special Programs
Shurilla, Teresa—Professor, CC, Business Education, Food Service
Snyder, Derek S—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Vierra, Rosemary I—Professor, CC, Nursing
Yamada, Joyce—Professor, CC, Deans Office, Learning Resource

See last year’s UH Maui tenure and promotion list.

Windward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Ho, Jeffrey—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, Speech

Promotion
Geiling, Katherine S—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Animal Science
Koo, Ryan J—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Logue, Nicolas F—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Drama
Uyeda, Lance—Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

See last year’s Windward CC tenure and promotion list.