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Congratulations to the University of Hawaiʻi’s 2020 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 (2012–2019) published in UH News.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tenure and Promotion
Cain, Matthew—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Centeio, Erin—Associate Professor, College of Education
Chandra, Nandini—Associate Professor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Grove, Nicole—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Hadari, Asaf—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Houshmand, Marjan—Associate Professor, Shidler College of Business
Irvin, Vanessa—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Karamperidou, Christina—Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Kim, Cheehyung—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Lehrer, Axel—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Lincoln, Noa—Associate Researcher, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Mariano, Lorena Joyce—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Mawyer, Kirsten—Associate Professor, College of Education
Means, Alexander—Associate Professor, College of Education
Olney, William—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Prisic, Sladjana—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Ray, Stacy—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Sasaki, Joni—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Seale, Andre—Associate Researcher, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Segeral, Nathalie—Associate Professor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Shen, Suwan—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Teves, Stephanie—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences
Tsang, Yin Phan—Associate Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Wright, Amber—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Wright, Erin—Associate Professor, College of Education
Yew, Joanne—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Yoshizawa, Masato—Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Yu, Helen—Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences

Tenure
Chen, Suzhen—Librarian II, Library Services
Clapp, Justin—Assistant Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Clariza, Maria Elena—Librarian III, Library Services
Dawson, Leilani—Librarian IV, Library Services
Faucette, Mickey—Assistant Specialist, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Forman, David—Specialist, William S. Richardson School of Law
Joyce, Barbara—Assistant Specialist, College of Social Sciences
Kauai, Willy Daniel—Assistant Specialist, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Kreif, Theresa—Junior Specialist, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
Lautze Maresca, Nicole—Associate Specialist, Water Resources Research Center/School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Makaiau, Amber—Associate Specialist, College of Education
Miller, Chad—Associate Specialist, College of Education
Nobrega-Olivera, Gina—Junior Specialist, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Odani, Jenee—Associate Specialist, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Ooki, Nancy—Assistant Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Sabine, Christopher—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Thoulag, Jean—Librarian III, Library Services
White, Angelique—Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Yagi, Seanyelle—Assistant Specialist, College of Education

Promotion
Agrusa, Jerome—Professor, Shidler College of Business
Altenberg, Lee—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Bachini, Robert—Specialist, Shidler College of Business
Beamer, Kamanamaikalani—Professor, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Boeckman, Jeffrey—Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Brown, Amy, Professor—John A. Burns School of Medicine
Clariza, Maria Elena—Librarian IV, Library Services
Dawrs, Stuart—Librarian V, Library Services
Endicott, Barbara—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Franklin, Erik—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Freeman, Andrea—Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law
Fujikane, Candace—Professor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Godinet, Meripa—Professor, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
Goetze, Erica—Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Gonzalez, Vernadette—Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Hiraoka, Mark—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Hunter, Cynthia—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Im, Seongah—Professor, College of Education
Johnson, Shannon—Associate Specialist, Outreach College
Juarez, Ruben—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Kauai, Willy Daniel—Associate Specialist, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Kawabata, Wendy—Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Kleiber, Eleanor—Librarian V, Library Services
Kukahiko, Eomailani—Specialist, College of Education
Kurahara, David Kiyoto—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Le, Thao—Professor, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Lorenzo, Cedric—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Makaiau, Amber—Specialist, College of Education
Makino-Kanehiro, Megumi—Specialist, Office of Undergraduate Education
Miller, Chad—Specialist, College of Education
Morris, Paul—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Okihiro, May—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Ooki , Nancy—Associate Extension Agent, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Perez, Craig—Professor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Peterson, Christian—Professor, College of Social Sciences
Petric, Andreea—Associate Specialist, Institute for Astronomy
Romine, Bradley—Extension Agent, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Stalker, Nancy—Professor, College of Arts and Humanities
Vahsen, Sven—Professor, College of Natural Sciences
Verma, Saguna—Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Viernes, James—Associate Specialist, School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Wada, Randal—Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
Wilson, Samuel—Associate Researcher, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Woodruff, Stacey—Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Yagi, Seanyelle—Associate Specialist, College of Education

Delegated Promotion-Positive
Aiona, Cherrie—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Bottjer-Wilson, Daniela—Assistant Specialist, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Fitzgerald, Ivonne—Instructor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Fujinaka, Brent—Assistant Specialist, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Services
Haggerty, Natalie—Instructor, College of Education
Hammerich, Katinka—Instructor, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Kahili-Heede, Melissa—Librarian III, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Kim, Janet—Assistant Specialist, College of Education
Lentz, Rachel—Assistant Specialist, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Nagamine, Kimberly—Assistant Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Padua, Jennifer—Assistant Professor, College of Education
Rogers-Rodrigues, Heather—Instructor, College of Education
Tiffany-Kinder, Ronnie—Assistant Specialist, College of Education

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

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Tenure and Promotion
Ayers-Kawakami, Jeanette—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Chu, Cherie—Associate Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Irish, Tobias—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Nakanishi, Stan—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Sutton, Jolene—Associate Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences

Tenure
Sumida, Wesley—Associate Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

Promotion
Arancon, Norman—Professor, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
Bardwell-Jones, Celia—Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Martin, Margary—Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Rahman, Shawon—Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
Tan, Ghee—Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Wissman, Brian—Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences

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

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu

Tenure and Promotion
Cook, Kealani—Associate Professor, Humanities/History
George, Olivia—Associate Professor, Math, Natural and Health Sciences/Science
Ikeda, Cathy—Associate Professor, Education
Joseph, Michiko—Assistant Librarian, Librarian
Kato, Masahide—Associate Professor, Social Sciences
Komeiji, Kawena—Assistant Librarian, Librarian
Mello, Christy—Associate Professor, Social Sciences
Niles, Gloria—Associate Specialist, Distance Learning
Nolte-Odhiambo, Carmen—Associate Professor, Humanities/English
Scheiding, Thomas—Associate Professor, Social Sciences
Tasaka, Robyn—Associate Specialist, Student Engagement
Yong, Kamuela—Associate Professor, Math, Natural and Health Sciences/Math
Young, Susan—Associate Professor, Public Administration
Zougris, Konstantinos—Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Tenure
Abes, Katrina—Junior Specialist, Advising Services
Akamine, Kaiulani—Assistant Specialist, Student Engagement
Custodio, Ricardo—Associate Professor, Math, Natural and Health Sciences/Health Sciences
Perry, Kealohi—Junior Specialist, Student Development
Velasco, Rouel—Junior Specialist, Student Life and Development

Promotion
Jones, Richard—Professor, Education
Sakuda, Keith—Professor, Business Administration
Tsuru, Garyn—Specialist, Early College
Yu, Peiyong Patricia—Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

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

Hawaiʻi Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Michels, III, Bernard—Assistant Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Electronics
Nakamura, Lew—Assistant Professor, CC, Vocational Technology, Agriculture

Tenure
DuPuis, Reshela—Assistant Professor, CC, Academic Support

Promotion
DuPuis, Reshela—Associate Professor, CC, Academic Support
Hu, Meidor—Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Kaaua, Grant—Associate Professor, CC, Vocational Technology
Kawaauhau, Donala—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Sales and Management
Salvador, Deseree—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, English
Scheffler, Pamela—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Science

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

Honolulu Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Chi, Ming Jing—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Chow, Steven—Assistant Professor, CC, Engineer Technology, Refrigeration/AC
Coston, Brenda—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Lum-Ho, Kaleialoha—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Medeiros, Jr., David—Assistant Professor, CC, Maintenance Repair, Auto Maintenance
Murphy, Kaiulani—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Hawaiian Studies
Okamura, Mitchell—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, Speech
Quilantang, Jr., Kenneth—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Ramos, Bradley—Assistant Professor, CC, Engineer Technology, Electronics
Silva, Jr., Robert—Assistant Professor, CC, Vocational-Maintenance Repair, Auto Maintenance
Willets-Vaquilar, Preshess—Assistant Professor, CC, Special Programs

Promotion
Kam-Kalani, Karadeen—Professor, CC, Humanities, Speech
Myhre, Sarah—Associate Professor, CC, Dean’s Office, Library
Otsuji, Derek—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Shaffer, Eric—Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

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

Kapiʻolani Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Miller, Lisa—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Science
Otero, Nicole—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English 2nd Language
Suwa, Kimberly—Assistant Professor, CC, Allied Health, Radiological Technology
Torigoe, Helen—Assistant Professor, CC, Dean’s Office, Computer Center
Wolff, Nadine—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics

Tenure
Mitchell, Teri—Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Special Student Services
Yrizarry, Lisa—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling

Promotion
Anderson, Austin—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Delafuente, Catherine—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Esteban, Mary Ann—Professor, CC, Other General Education
Gargiulo, Christopher—Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Gross, Philippe—Associate Professor, CC, Social Science, Psychology
Hamada, Lynn—Professor, CC, Allied Health, Medical Assisting
Hottenstein, Crystalyn—Associate Professor, CC, Nursing
Kuntz, Wendy—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Malterre, Kristie—Professor, CC, Other General Education
Nakamura, Kelli—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Ogata, Kathleen—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Chemistry
Ohara, Laura—Associate Professor, CC, Nursing
Rancilio, Julie—Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Sellers, Kawehi—Associate Professor, CC, Food Service, Visitor Industry
Souza, Cheri—Associate Professor, CC, Allied Health
Tuthill, Matthew—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science
Yoshimura, Evan—Associate Professor, CC, Other General Education

Delegated Promotion
Shook, Sheryl—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Biological Science

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

Kauaʻi Community College

Promotion
Kennedy, Ann—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting
Mathis, Victoria—Professor, CC, Nursing
Taylor, Stephen—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science

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

Leeward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Chang, Cara—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Egami, Matthew—Assistant Professor, CC, Food Services, Food Service
Labby, William—Assistant Professor, CC, Service Tech
Ojiri, Reina—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Mathematics
Wong, Naiad—Assistant Professor, CC, Humanities, History

Promotion
Albritton, William—Professor, CC, Natural Science, Data Processing
Archer, Luʻukia—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Hawaiian Studies
Barrett, Summer—Associate Professor, CC, Outreach, Outreach Waiʻanae
Bopp, Patricia—Associate Professor, CC, Social Science, Sociology
Hirata, Brent—Professor, CC, Dean’s Office, Education Media Center
Ickes, Betty—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, History
Judd, Jeffrey—Professor, CC, Social Science, Social Science
Lee, Tina—Associate Professor, CC, Business Education, Accounting
Maruyama, Jr., Donald—Professor, CC, Food Services, Food Service
Miyamoto, Shigeru—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Mohanan, Kakkala—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Physical Science
Scotti, Suzette—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Art
Signor, John—Associate Professor, CC, Humanities, Music
Silva, Jaydene—Associate Professor, CC, Social Science, Social Science
Stavrue-Peahi, Jean—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Takamatsu, Heather—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Career Counseling
Waldman, Susan—Associate Professor, CC, Language Arts, English
Wyatt, Danny—Associate Professor, CC, Outreach, Outreach Waiʻanae

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

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

Tenure and Promotion
Dubuit, Elisabeth—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Information/Computer
Hashimoto, Whitney—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, Speech
Nakahashi, Christy—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Schlather, Timothy—Assistant Professor, CC, Other Vocational Education, Human Services
Stotts, Neil—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

Promotion
Aguiran, Wayne—Associate Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling

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

Windward Community College

Tenure and Promotion
Akina, Sarah—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Alo, Kaahu—Assistant Professor, CC, Counsel and Guidance, Counseling
Bensman, Lisa—Assistant Professor, CC, Social Science, Psychology
Gray, Sarah—Assistant Professor, CC, Dean’s Office, Library
Kato, Michael—Assistant Professor, CC, Business Education, Business
Priesman, Annette—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts
St. John, Susan—Assistant Professor, CC, Language Arts, English

Tenure
Kelly, Jenny—Assistant Professor, CC, Natural Science, Science

Promotion
Kelly, Jenny—Associate Professor, CC, Natural Science, Science
Singh, Navtej—Professor, CC, Mathematics
Sur, Sarah—Professor, CC, Dean’s Office, Library

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