Ian Ferguson

Karlene Hoo

Joseph Hughes

Brennon Morioka

Scott Dunning

Five finalists have been identified for the position of dean, College of Engineering. The five finalists are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits on the Mānoa campus. The visits include department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

The campus visits of the five candidates have been scheduled as follows:

  • Ian Ferguson, visiting October 29–30, 2018
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Department of Economics -Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    (Former Founding Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing)
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Public Presentation: Monday, October 29, 12:00–1:00 p.m./C-MORE Hale Conference Center (East-West Road)
  • Karlene Hoo, visiting October 31–November 1, 2018
    Dean of Graduate School and Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
    Montana State University
    (Former Associate Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University)
    Public Presentation: Wednesday, October 31, 12:00–1:00 p.m./C-MORE Hale Conference Center
  • Joseph Hughes, visiting November 8–9, 2018
    Director, A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and Environment
    Co-Director of the Peace Engineering Program
    Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
    Dean Emeritus, Drexel College of Engineering
    Drexel University
    Public Presentation: Thursday, November 8, 12:00–1:00 p.m./C-MORE Hale Conference Center
  • Brennon Morioka, visiting November 13–14, 2018
    General Manager of Electrification of Transportation, Hawaiian Electric Company
    (Former Deputy Director, HART and former Director, Hawaiʻi State Department of Transportation, Highways Division)
    Public Presentation: Tuesday, November 13, 12:000–1:00 p.m./C-MORE Hale Conference Center
  • Scott Dunning, visiting November 15–16, 2018
    Professor and Director, School of Engineering Technology, College of Engineering
    (Former Assistant Dean for Outreach, College of Engineering)
    University of Maine
    Public Presentation: Thursday, November 15, 12:00–1:00 p.m./C-MORE Hale Conference Center

“The Search Advisory Committee has done an excellent job of identifying a pool of highly qualified candidates. I would like to thank the Search Advisory Committee for their time and effort in identifying these five finalists, as well as their dedication and commitment to the College of Engineering and UH Mānoa,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website.