Faculty Mentors

"In the realm of science and engineering, we might say that a good mentor seeks to help a student optimize an educational experience, to assist the student’s socialization into a disciplinary culture, and to help the student find suitable employment. In general, an effective mentoring relationship is characterized by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. Good mentors are able to share life experiences and wisdom, as well as technical expertise. They are good listeners, good observers, and good problem solvers. The make an effort to know, accept, and respect the goals and interests of a student."
(Advisor, Teacher Role Model, Friend—National Academy Press)

List of Faculty

The following faculty members have committed their time, labs and research to facilitate the advancement of underrepresented students in the STEM fields. GPA is actively recruiting students for placement.

  • Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
    Jun Panee, Ph.D
  • Department of Molecular Bioscience & Bioengineering
    David Christopher, Ph.D
    Daniel Jenkins, Ph.D
    Clyde Tamaru, Ph.D
    Jon Paul Bingham, Ph.D
  • Department of Chemistry
    William Chain, Ph.D
  • Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Services
    Janice Uchida, Ph.D
    Brent Sipes, Ph.D
  • Department of Math
    Monique Chyba, Ph.D
  • Department of Psychology
    Lorey Takahashi, Ph.D
  • Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
    George Hui, Ph.D
  • Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Science
    Andrew Kaufman, Ph.D
  • Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
    Paul Nachtigall, Ph.D
    Paul Jokiel, Ph.D
    Robert Kinzie, Ph.D
  • Kewalo Marine Lab
    Elaine Seavers
    Robert Richmond