University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language Undergraduate Programs

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Director:
 Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, Ph.D. (keiki@hawaii.edu)
PB - 12 (3337C), Rm. 5
200 W. Kāwili Street
, Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720-4091
Tel: 932-7414
Web: www.olelo.hawaii.edu/khuok/

Professors:

  • Kalena Silva, Ph.D.
  • William H. Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professors:

  • Alohalani Housman, M.Ed.
  • Kauanoe Kamanā, Ph.D.
  • Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, Ph.D.
  • Hiapo K. Perreira, M.A.

Assistant Professors:

  • Makalapua Alencastre, M.A.
  • Jason D. Cabral, M.A.
  • Noelani Iokepa-Guerrero, Ph.D.
  • Larry L. Kimura, Ph.D.
  • Yumiko Ohara, Ph.D.
  • Scott Saft, Ph.D.

Vision and Mission of the College

ʻO ka ʻōlelo ke kaʻāo ka mauli: language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity.

The mission of the college is first to seek the revitalization of the Hawaiian language and culture, endangered by the dominance of Western culture in the twentieth century, so that both language and culture once again become commonplace in both educational and non-educational contexts in Hawaiʻi. Secondly, the college seeks to aid other indigenous peoples who wish to revitalize their own endangered languages and cultures. Linguistics, the scientific study of human language, is central to the Ph.D. program of the college and informs its work in all other areas as well.

Academic Division

Division Chair: William H. Wilson, Ph.D.

The academic division of Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language emphasizes language acquisition, linguistics, traditional culture, and education in a Hawaiian or other indigenous language medium environment. The college currently oversees the following degree and certificate programs:

For information on the College's graduate programs, including the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program, please see the graduate section of this catalog.
 

Rev. 3/21/13