CIS Friends and Former CIS Faculty

We gratefully acknowledge the valuable contributions of former CIS faculty, faculty who serve as outside members on dissertation committees, and friends of the CIS PhD Program.

CIS Friends

Frederick T. Bail
Kathleen Berg

Assoc Spec & Assoc Dir Curriculum Research & Development Group

CIS Dissertation Committees: Patricia Donohue (member)

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg/

Kent W. Bridges

Associate Professor Botany Department, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Interests: Ethnobotany (especially in the Pacific and Southeast Asia regions), sustainability (particular of minimal-size ecosystems), long-term monitoring of rare/endangered species in remote areas, seagrass ecosystems, and computer tools to support visualization and research in his field

CIS Dissertation Committees: Patrick Gilbert (member)

Sven-Erik Bursell
Richard Chadwick

CIS Dissertation Committees: Randall Larsen (member)

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/intlrel/

Toni Chalaire

Research Assistant Communication and Information Sciences Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Former teaching assistant

Robert L. Cheng

CIS Dissertation Committees: Jeng-Chung Chen (member)

James Corbett
Sharon P. Cox

CIS Dissertation Committees: John Lee Reardon (member)

Dineh Davis

Interests: Currently studying non-user population and "perpetual novices" as well as the intersection of creativity and culture from a phenomenological perspective in Hawaii and global implications of the interaction of culture and creativity online

CIS Dissertation Committees: Hyosun Kwon (member), Miwa Yamazaki (chairperson)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~dineh/

John Engel

CIS Dissertation Committees: Michael Cress (member)

Robert G. Fichman

CIS Dissertation Committees: John Lee Reardon (member)

Gary M. Fontaine

Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: People's and organizations' experiences and skills for international assignments and cultural diversity in the context of international business, diplomacy, and education. Moreover, his interests cover technology transfer, immigration, criminal justice, intercultural marriage, tourism, and the delivery of service. He is currently researching on global swarming of multinational enterprises

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kumiko Aoki (member), Hanae K. Kramer (member), Laura Welsh (member)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/gfstrangelands/Home

Stephen Freeland

Project Manager NASA Astrobiology Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Interests: Evolutionary biology, Astrobiology, Interdisciplinary Science

Website: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/

Catherine Fulford

Professor and Chair Department of Educational Technology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Instructional Design, Visual Design, Photography, Video

CIS Dissertation Committees: Sunyeen Pai (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~fulford/

John M. Gersting

Professor (Retired) Computer Science Department, University of Hawai`i at Hilo

Interests: database design, client/server systems, user-interface design

Website: http://cs.uhh.hawaii.edu/cs/people/staff/index.html#john

Judith L. Gersting

Professor and Chair (retired) Computer Science Department, University of Hawai`i at Hilo

Interests: theoretical computer science, fault tolerant computing, computer science education

Website: http://cs.uhh.hawaii.edu/cs/people/staff/index.html#judy

Steve Goldberg

CIS Dissertation Committees: Dadong Wan (member)

Kenneth A. Griggs
L. S. Harms

CIS Dissertation Committees: David K. Lassner (member)

John Head

CIS Dissertation Committees: Jerome B. Heath (member)

Timothy R. Hill

Professor of Management Information Systems

Interests: e-Learning/Technology-Supported Learning (Immersive Interactive Tutorial Environments) Collaborative Teaching and Learning Technologies Multimedia and Content-layered e-Documents Emerging Technology Applications/Methods: Mobile/Pen-based Computing, Web-Intelligence e-Learning/Blended Learning Methodologies e-Commerce/e-Learning Marketplace Issues

CIS Dissertation Committees: Leorey O. Marquez (member)

William E. Howden
Ruth Huard

Assistant Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: human-computer interaction, user research, emerging communication technologies

CIS Dissertation Committees: David Pai (member), Stephanie Rolfe (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=huard@hawaii.edu

Curtis Ikehara

Assistant Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Human-computer interaction, robotic and human-robotic interaction, as well as software design, network and digital data security

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kathleen Kihmm (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~cikehara/

Theodor Irmer

CIS Dissertation Committees: David K. Lassner (member)

Kevin Kawamoto

Associate Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: The impact of information and communication technologies on journalism and the larger media environment. The use of technology to promote healthy aging and social well being. Computer-assisted research and production, including the construction of geographic information systems using U.S. Census data.

CIS Dissertation Committees: Alexander Bergo (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=kevinyk@hawaii.edu

Beverly Keever

Emeritus Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: public affairs reporting, evaluating race and ethnicity in the news, media history

CIS Dissertation Committees: Randall Larsen (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=bkeever@hawaii.edu

Tom Kelleher

Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Public relations, teaching and learning with new media, mass/mediated communication theory, as well as online media and communication campaigns

CIS Dissertation Committees: Erika Lacro (member), Dan Smith (chairperson), Louis Tomsic (chairperson), Miwa Yamazaki (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=tkell@hawaii.edu

Joung-Im Kim

Associate Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Communication research methods and communication theories, in particular development, health and international communication, network analysis and diffusion of innovations

CIS Dissertation Committees: Michael Cress (member), Tsui-Chuan Lin (member), Matthew James Sharritt (member)

Website: http://socialsciences.people.hawaii.edu/faculty/?dept=com,jour&faculty=joungim@hawaii.edu

Rebecca Knuth

Professor Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: International, interdisciplinary and comparative inquiry into intellectual freedom (access to information as a human right), international librarianship, literacy, the history of books and libraries, book burning, genocide, and the link between extremism and cultural destruction

CIS Dissertation Committees: donna Bair-Mundy (chairperson), Jennifer L Campbell-Meier (chairperson), Jeng-Her Chen (chairperson), Jeng-Chung Chen (chairperson), Sungwon Cho (member), Justin M. W. Goo (member), Kumiko Hachiya (member), JungHyun Nam (member), Sunyeen Pai (member), Laura Welsh (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~knuth/

Anthony Kuh

Professor of Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: machine learning (learning theory, kernel machines, reinforcement learning), adaptive signal processing, and sensor networks

Sumner J. La Croix

Professor of Economics Department of Economics University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: economic history and development of the Asia-Pacific region; industrial organization; law and economics

CIS Dissertation Committees: Johannes Meier (member)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~lacroix

Jintae Lee

CIS Dissertation Committees: Danurahardjo Tjahjono (member)

Art Y. Lew

Professor (deceased) Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: systems programming, systems analysis, software engineering, information and computer sciences

CIS Dissertation Committees: Richard Peyton Halverson (chairperson), Lai Kuen So (chairperson)

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~artlew/

Robert Littman

CIS Dissertation Committees: Randall Larsen (member)

Gerald W. Lundeen

CIS Dissertation Committees: T. N. Kamala (member), Zhengfu Liu (member)

Colin G. R. Macdonald
James B. Marsh

CIS Dissertation Committees: Shakti S. Rana (member)

Dale Myers

Associate Professor Department of Mathematics University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: biking, hiking, hang gliding

CIS Dissertation Committees: Zhi Cheng Li (member)

Website: http://www/~dale/hiking/hiking_trails.html

Walter Nunokawa

CIS Dissertation Committees: Diane M. Nahl (member)

Marvin E. Ortel
Julia W. Patriarche

Assistant Professor Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Image and signal processing algorithms applied to clinical medical image analysis

Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~julia4/

Joseph N. Pelton

CIS Dissertation Committees: Ryota Ono (member)

Michael Peters

CIS Dissertation Committees: Justin M. W. Goo (member)

Syed A. Rahim

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kumiko Aoki (member), Shakti S. Rana (member)

Neil Ramiller

Professor

CIS Dissertation Committees: Maureen A. MacLeod (member)

Robert Randall

CIS Dissertation Committees: Mauricio Sanchez Featherman (member)

Gay Reed

Everett M. Rogers

CIS Dissertation Committees: John Locke (member)

Mark Rosenbaum

CIS Dissertation Committees: Anthony Wong (member)

Cindy Scheopner

Coordinator Communication and Information Sciences Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: CIS Program staff and Philosophy PhD student. Research interests: philosophy of law and philosophy of religion.

Pauline J. Sheldon
Helen B. Slaughter

CIS Dissertation Committees: Kumiko Hachiya (member), Joyce Yukawa (member)

Hisami K. Springer

CIS Dissertation Committees: LeAnn Garrett (member)

David Lynn Stampe
Clyde S. Tamaru

CIS Dissertation Committees: Lotus Elizabeth Y. W Kam (member)

Majid Tehranian

CIS Dissertation Committees: Randall Larsen (chairperson)

James Tiles

Professor Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: Ethics, Epistemology, currently returned to research on Greek, Roman, and medieval European philosophy.

CIS Dissertation Committees: donna Bair-Mundy (member)

Website: http://hawaii.edu/phil/index.php?view=category&id=128%3Ajames-tiles&option=com_content&Itemid=54

Jaw-Kai Wang

Emeritus Professor Dept. of Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering

Interests: Jaw-Kai Wang, founder and past president of the Aquaculture Engineering Society, was a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, Rockefeller Foundation and World Bank.

CIS Dissertation Committees: Xiaobo Wang (member)

Daniel Watanabe

CIS Dissertation Committees: Dadong Wan (member)

Edward J. Weldon Jr.

professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

CIS Dissertation Committees: Richard Peyton Halverson (member)

Rosemary H. Wild
Lynne R. Wilkens

CIS Dissertation Committees: Su-Chin Wu (member)

Steven Woods

CIS Dissertation Committees: Asanga Porage (member)

Shirley F Yamashita
Christine R. Yano
Russell Yost

CIS Dissertation Committees: Xiangdong Ke (member)

Junku Yuh

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Interests: control, robotics, design

CIS Dissertation Committees: Ya Liu (member)

John Zuern

Associate Professor

CIS Dissertation Committees: Zach Tomaszewski (member)