Faculty, Staff, and Administration

University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents

Randolph G. Moore
Chair

Benjamin Asa Kudo
Vice Chair, Honolulu County

Alapaki Nahale-a
Vice Chair, Hawai‘i County

Simeon Acoba, Honolulu County
Eugene Bal III, Maui County
William F. Haning III, Honolulu County
Wayne Higaki, Hawai‘i County
Diane Paloma, Honolulu County
Robert Frank Westerman, Kaua‘i County
Ernest Wilson, Maui County
Kelli K.K. Acopan, Student Regent

University of Hawai‘i Administration

David Lassner
President

Nainoa Thompson
Special Advisor to the President on Hawaiian Affairs

Jan Gouveia
Vice President for Administration

Kalbert Young
Vice President for Budget & Finance/CFO

Erika Lacro
Vice President for Community Colleges

Garret Yoshimi
Vice President for Information Technology/CIO

Carrie K.S Okinaga
Vice President for Legal Affairs/University General Counsel

Vassilis L. Syrmos
Vice President for Research and Innovation

Tim Dolan
Vice President for Advancement, UH Foundation

Michael Bruno
UH Mānoa Provost

Bonnie D. Irwin
UH Hilo Chancellor

Maenette Benham
UH West Oʻahu Chancellor

Windward Community College Administration

Ardis Eschenberg, PhD 
Chancellor

Charles S. Sasaki
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Colette Higgins
Dean for Academic Affairs, Division I and Academic Support

David Krupp, PhD
Interim Dean for Academic Affairs, Division II

Jennifer L. Brown, EdD 
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Lance Yamamoto
Acting Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Maria-Elena Diaz, PhD
Interim Director of Career & Continuing Education

Advisory Boards

Windward Community College has invited a number of community leaders in business, industry, and professions to advise the staff in the development of curriculum in accordance with requirements in their fields. Consultations with these leaders relate to course content, selection of training equipment, the nature and extent of employment needs, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the curriculum. New advisory committees are formed as new needs and programs are identified.

Windward Community College Ambassadors

Josie Bidgood
Ann Cosson
Mahealani Cypher
Claire Durham
Hallett H. Hammatt, PhD
Diane Harding
Ian Y. Kitajima
Herb Lee
Amy Luerson
Jacqueline Maly, PhD
Judy Mattoch
Waynella McNeil
Janice Nielsen
Terry Savage
Ted Sturdivant
Betsy Takesono
Geal F. Talbert
Nancy T. Taylor
Jill Trigg-Smith
Sally White

Hawaiian Studies Advisory Committee

Roy Fujimoto
Mark Hamasaki
Dennis Kauahi
Emalia Keohokalole
Lani Ma‘a Lapilio, Esq. 
Hirini Moko Mead, PhD
Fred Kalani Meinecke
Meleanna Aluli Meyer
Peter Kalawai‘a Moore, PhD
Aaron Salā
Robert Suggs, PhD

Veterinary Studies Advisory Committee

Eric Ako, DVM
Kathleen Baxter, RVT 
Patricia Chong 
Lisel Coles
Sydney Dickerson
Sam Geiling, RVT (Vice Chair)
Manny Himenes, DVM 
Maki Imoto-Eakin 
John Kaya, DVM 
Jenny Kelly, DVM (Chair)
Stacie Kissel, RVT
Sylvia Kondo, DVM 
David Krupp, PhD
Sarah Krupp
Ross Langston, PhD 
Wayne Marques 
Shannon Nakamura, LVT
Jenee Odani, DVM 
Michael Wong, DVM 
Peggy Regentine, Emeritus Faculty 
Charles S. Sasaki
Wendy Simmons, RVT, CCRP 
Whitney Watanabe, CVT
Michael Wong, DVM

Administration and Faculty Listing

Sarah Akina
Assistant Professor, CC, Counselor, Paipai o Ko‘olau
MSW, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Ka‘ahu Alo
Assistant Professor, CC, Counselor, Student Life Coordinator
MA, Hawai‘i Pacific University;
BA, Hawai‘i Pacific University;
AA, Windward Community College

Robert Barclay
Professor, CC, English
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Honolulu Community College

Evelyn Bartley
Instructor, CC, Counselor
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Lisamarie Bensman
Assistant Professor, CC, Psychology
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice;
BS, Fordham University

Jamie Boyd
Professor, CC, CCE Health Programs Coordinator
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
FNP-C, University of Hawai‘i;
MSN, University of Hawai‘i

Paul Briggs
Professor, CC, Economics
MS, University of California, Santa Cruz;
MS, University of California, Santa Barbara;
BS, San Francisco State University

Jennifer Brown
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
EdD, University of Southern California;
MEd, University of Southern California;
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Matthew Chong
Instructor, CC, Counselor
MS, Chaminade University;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Patricia Anne Chong
Professor, CC, Counselor, Academic Advisor
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BEd, University of Hawai‘i

Joseph Ciotti
Professor, CC, Physics, Astronomy, Math; Director, Aerospace Exploration Lab and Hōkūlani Imaginarium
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
MS, University of Hawai‘i;
BS, Georgetown University

Ardis Eschenberg
Chancellor
PhD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York;
MA, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York;
BS, Tulane University

Brian Faria
Instructor, CC, Hawaiian Language
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Koren Fiefia
Instructor, CC, Counselor, Director of Educational Talent Search
MA, University of Phoenix;
BA, University of San Diego

Kathleen French
Professor, CC, Sociology
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, California State University, Sacramento

Roy Fujimoto
Professor, CC, Political Science
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Santa Clara

Katherine Geiling
Associate Professor, CC, Animal Science
AAS, Central Carolina Community College

Sarah Gray
Assistant Professor, CC, Collection Management/Reference Librarian
MLIS, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Washington

Sarah Hadmack
Associate Professor, CC, Religion
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Deacon Hanson
Assistant Professor, CC, Accounting and Business
MAcc, University of Hawai‘i;
BBA, University of Hawai‘i

Colette Higgins
Dean of Academic Affairs, Division I and Academic Support
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Kapi‘olani Community College

Jeffrey Ho
Assistant Professor, CC, Speech
MA, Colorado State University;
BA, Colorado State University

Hollister Kehau Iwashita
Instructor, CC, Coordinator, Early College
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu;
AA, Windward Community College;
AAS, Honolulu Community College

Desrae Kahale
Instructor, CC, Counselor, Mental Health
MS, Chaminade University

Heipua Kaʻōpua
Professor, CC, Counselor
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MSW, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Michael Kato
Assistant Professor, CC, Information and Computer Science
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Windward Community College

Jenny Kelly
Associate Professor, CC, Animal Science; Veterinary Technician Program Director
DVM, Purdue University;
MA, University of Saskatchewan;
BS, University of Hawai‘i

Kamuela Kimokeo
Instructor, CC, Music, Director of Hawai‘i Music Institute
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Brigham Young University

Stacie Kissel
Instructor, CC, Animal Science
AS, Windward Community College

Ryan Koo
Associate Professor, CC, History
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

David Krupp
Interim Dean for Academic Affairs, Division II
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

Serena Lakalaka
Instructor, CC, Counselor, TRiO Student Support Services
MS, Chaminade University

Ross Langston
Professor, CC, Biological Sciences
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
BS, College of Charleston;
AAS, San Juan College

Malia Lau Kong
Associate Professor, CC, History
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Hongwei Li
Assistant Professor, CC, Microbiology and Botany
PhD, National University of Singapore

Nicolas Logue
Associate Professor, CC, Theatre
MFA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Jan Lubin
Assistant Professor, CC, Planning and Program Evaluation
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Antoinette Martin
Professor, CC, Art, Gallery ‘Iolani Director
MFA, University of Hawai‘i;
BFA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Michigan State University

Cyndy Masatsugu
Instructor, CC, Counselor, Outreach
MA, Chaminade University;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Audrey Mendoza
Assistant Professor, CC, Speech
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Teena Michael
Instructor, CC, Botany
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Sonoma State University

Chelsea Ku‘ulei Miranda
Instructor, CC, Counselor, Native Hawaiian
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu;
AA, Windward Community College

Peter Kalawai‘a Moore
Associate Professor, CC, Hawaiian Studies
PhD, University of Hawai‘i;
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Bryce Myers
Instructor, CC, Art
MFA, California State University, Fullerton;
BFA, Laguna College of Art and Design

Justin Ha‘aheo Pagan
Instructor, CC, Counselor
MSW, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Francis Palacat
Professor, CC, Psychology
DEd, Argosy University;
MS, Chaminade University;
BA, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu;
AA, Windward Community College

Christian Palmer
Assistant Professor, CC, Anthropology
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz;
MESc, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies;
BS, Brigham Young University - Hawai‘i

Desiree Poteet
Assistant Professor, CC, English
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Annette Priesman
Assistant Professor, CC, English
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Elizabeth Ratliff
Associate Professor, CC, Media Specialist
MS, Indiana University;
BS, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Charles Sasaki
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
MA, University of California, Irvine;
BA, University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Seaton
Instructor, CC, Technical Services Librarian
MLIS, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Smith College

Tara Severns
Professor, CC, Public Services Librarian
MLS, University of Illinois;
BA, Southern Illinois University;
AA, McHenry County College

Cassia Simms-Smith
Instructor, CC, Coordinator, Workforce Development
MA, East Carolina University
BS, Appalachian State University

Navtej Singh
Professor, CC, Mathematics
MS, University of Hawai‘i;
MA, California State University, Fresno;
BA, California State University, Fresno

Pavica Srsen
Instructor, CC, Oceanography
MS, University of Hawai‘i;
BS, University of Zagreb

Susan St. John
Assistant Professor, CC, English
MFA, University of Oregon;
BA, University of Oregon

Jody-Lynn Storm
Assistant Professor, CC, Mathematics
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i

Laura Sue
Assistant Professor, CC, Information and Computer Sciences
MS, University of Hawai‘i;
BS, University of Hawai‘i

Sarah Sur
Professor, CC, Head Librarian
MA, San Jose State University;
MA, Pepperdine University;
BA, Pepperdine University

Scott Sutherland
Instructor, CC, Ka Piko Coordinator
MPA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Windward Community College

Daniel Swift
Instructor, CC, Coordinator, Workforce Development
PhD, University of La Verne;
MEd, University of Hawai‘i;
BS, Johnson & Wales University;
AAS, Boise State University

Kevin Takayama
Instructor, CC, Mathematics
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, Willamette University

Cynthia Texeira
Instructor, CC, Hawaiian Specialist Librarian
MLIS, University of Hawai‘i

Michael Tom
Professor, CC, Computing Services Coordinator
MBA, Santa Clara University;
BS, University of Hawai‘i

Alysa Tomasa
Instructor, CC, Director of TRiO Upward Bound
MA, University of Phoenix;
BEd, Oregon State University

Sharon Tsutsui
Instructor, CC, Counselor
MS, Chaminade University
BA, Chaminade University

Michelle Tupou
Instructor, CC, Hawaiian Studies
MA, University of Hawai‘i;
BA, University of Hawai‘i;
AA, Kapi‘olani Community College

Lance Uyeda
Professor, CC, English
MFA, University of California, Irvine;
BA, Rice University

Jenny Webster
Assistant Professor, CC, English
MA, California State University, Long Beach;
BA, California State University, Long Beach

Lance Yamamoto
Acting Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
BBA, University of Hawai‘i

Amanda Zerr
Instructor, CC, Mathematics
MA, Lewis & Clark College;
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz