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Bonham, Carl

Carl Bonham

UHERO & Department of Economics, Manoa

Carl Bonham was a founding member of UHERO in 1999, and currently serves as the Executive Director of UHERO and Associate Professor of Economics. His research interests, include macroeconomics, applied dynamic econometrics, tourism economics, and the Hawai‘i economy.

Current research includes development of dynamic factor models using daily, weekly and monthly data on the Hawaii visitor industry to produce high frequency forecasts of visitor arrivals and spending. Other work in progress includes a study of the effects of airfare on visitor travel decisions, and the impact of important agricultural land designations on Kauai. Recent publications include, ”Modeling Tourism: A fully identified VECM approach”, with Byron Gangnes and Ting Zhou in the International Journal of Forecasting. Dr. Bonham serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Travel Research, as a member of the State of Hawaii Council on Revenues, and on the University of Hawaii President’s Advisory Council on Hawai`i Innovation and Technology Advancement

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Chesney-Lind, Meda

Meda Chesney-Lind

Women's Studies Program, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, Meda Chesney-Lind has served as vice president of the American Society of Criminology and president of the Western Society of Criminology. She is an outspoken advocate for girls and women, particularly those who find their way into the criminal justice system. Her work on the problem of sexism in the treatment of girls in the juvenile justice system was partially responsible for the recent national attention devoted to services to girls in that system. More recently, she has worked hard to call attention to the soaring rate of women's imprisonment and the need to vigorously seek alternatives to women's incarceration. She has received numerous national awards for her contributions to the field of criminology.

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Karl, David

David Karl

Oceanography, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

A microbial biologist and oceanographer in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, David Karl has focused his research on the ecological role of microorganisms in the sea and has enjoyed many groundbreaking research discoveries along the way. He is director of the university’s Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, and has received numerous national and international honors and awards throughout his 30 years at UH Manoa. In the course of his career, Karl has spent more than three full years at sea, including 23 expeditions to Antarctica.

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Karl, David

David Karl

Oceanography, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

A microbial biologist and oceanographer in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, David Karl has focused his research on the ecological role of microorganisms in the sea and has enjoyed many groundbreaking research discoveries along the way. He is director of the university’s Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, and has received numerous national and international honors and awards throughout his 30 years at UH Manoa. In the course of his career, Karl has spent more than three full years at sea, including 23 expeditions to Antarctica.

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Nachtigall, Paul

Paul Nachtigall

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Paul E. Nachtigall is the founding director of the marine mammal research program at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at UH Manoa.

He is a current member of the editorial board, and former editor, of the journal “Aquatic Mammals” for the European Association for Aquatic Mammals. Nachtigall is also the past president of the international Society for Marine Mammalogy, which has more than 2000 members.

Nachtigall frequently travels with his students and colleagues to gather data around the world. He recently: (1) measured the hearing of a stranded infant Risso’s dolphin in Portugal, (2) caught, measured the hearing, and released white-beaked dolphins off Iceland, and (3) measured the hearing of three polar bears in Sweden.

He is also a member of the graduate faculties of the zoology and psychology departments.

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Yano, Christine

Christine Yano

Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

With Japan and Japanese Americans as a focus, Christine Yano’s interests lie in the processes by which nation-cultures construct and sustain themselves, in particular, in forms of popular culture. She looks at music and other consumer goods with an eye to their interactions within the larger frameworks of gender, class, nationalism and globalism. Her research on the topic of “cute culture” in Japan, particularly as a consumer item through the business practices and goods of Sanrio, has her exploring issues of gender and power through global consumer culture.

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Nahl, Diane

Diane Nahl

Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Diane Nahl is a professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in the Library and Information Science Program. She publishes research on information behavior, affective computing, and information technology literacy, and teaches courses in reference and information services, information literacy instruction, and human-system interaction.

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Kelleher, Tom

Tom Kelleher

School of Communications, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Tom Kelleher, chair of the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii, started at UH in 1999 after earning his PhD from the University of Florida. He also served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2004 to 2006.

He has taught courses in public relations, online communication, communication campaigns, media effects, organizational communication, and communication theory.

Kelleher has published in ten different scholarly journals including the two highest rated among 54 communication journals listed in the ISI Web of Knowledge’s 2009 Journal Citation Reports: Journal of Communication and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He served as guest editor for Journal of Public Relations Research for a 2010 special issue on social media. His book, “Public Relations Online: Lasting Concepts for Changing Media”, was released by SAGE in 2006.

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Meet a few of our faculty experts

Bonham, Carl

Bonham, Carl
UHERO & Department of Economics
Chesney-Lind, Meda

Chesney-Lind, Meda
Women's Studies Program
Karl, David

Karl, David
Oceanography
Nachtigall, Paul

Nachtigall, Paul
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Yano, Christine

Yano, Christine
Anthropology
Nahl, Diane

Nahl, Diane
Information and Computer Sciences, Library and Information Science
Kelleher, Tom

Kelleher, Tom
School of Communications


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