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Norman Q. Arancon

Associate Professor, Horticulture

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7030, Norman’s Email, Norman’s Website

Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 am. Please email to arrange appointment.
Specialization: Crop and environmental science.

Philippe M. Binder photoPhilippe M. Binder

Professor, Physics

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7196, Philippe’s Email

Erik R. Cleveland photoErik R. Cleveland

Associate Professor, Animal Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7034, Erik’s Email, Erik’s Website

Specializations: Animal breeding and genetics; sustainable livestock production methods.

Jesse Eiben photoJesse Eiben

Assistant Professor, Entomology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7153, Jesse’s Email, Jesse’s Website

Specialization: Ecology, evolution and conservation biology.

Simon Ellis

Pacific Coordinator

Contact: Tel: (691) 320-7948, Simon’s Email

Armando García-Ortega photoArmando García-Ortega

Assistant Professor, Aquaculture

Contact: Tel: (808) 933-0670, Armando’s Email, Armando’s Website

Office hours: 8am-5pm weekdays.
Specialization: Fish nutrition, marine fish aquaculture.

Maria C. Haws

Director of PACRC; Associate Professor, Aquaculture

Contact: Tel: (808) 933-3289, Maria’s Email

Specialization: Aquaculture, coastal management, climate change adaptation.

Kevin D. Hopkins photoKevin D. Hopkins

Professor, Aquaculture

Contact: Tel: (808) 933-3290, Kevin’s Email, Kevin’s Website

Specialization: General agriculture.

Janis M. Iyo

Research Associate

Contact: Tel: (808) 981-2853, Janis’s Email

Michele Y. Kubojiri

Secretary

Contact: Tel: (808) 933-3289, Michele’s Email

Yiqing Li

Associate Professor, Tropical Forest Ecology & Management

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7156, Yiqing’s Email, Yiqing’s Website

Specialization: Tropical forests.

Christopher Lu

Professor, Animal Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7160, Christopher’s Email

Specialization: Ruminant nutrition.

Bruce W. Mathews photoBruce W. Mathews

Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; Professor, Soil Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7036, Bruce’s Email, Bruce’s Website

Specialization: Environmental agronomy.

Patrick Niemeyer

Lecturer, Agriculture

Contact: Patrick’s Email

Marsha N. Oshiro

Secretary

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7038, Marsha’s Email

William S. Sakai

Professor, Horticulture

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7032, William’s Email

Specialization: Floriculture production.

Michael H. Shintaku

Professor, Plant Pathology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7154, Michael’s Email, Michael’s Website

Specialization: Plant virology.

Shihwu Sung

Professor, Applied Engineering

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7155, Shihwu’s Email

Specialization: Environmental Engineering.

Michael “Mike” Tanabe

Professor, Plant Science; Lecturer, Kinesiology & Exercise Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7158, Mike’s Email, Mike’s Website

Specialization: Plant tissue culture.

Lorna Tsutsumi photoLorna Tsutsumi

Professor, Entomology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7151, Lorna’s Email, Lorna’s Website

Specializations: Apiculture, insect behavior.

Jack Fujii Jack Fujii photo

Dean and professor emeritus of Entomology

Contact: Jack’s Website

Specializations: Insect pathology; sustainable agriculture.

Sheldon Furutani Sheldon Furutani photo

Professor emeritus of Plant Science

Contact: Sheldon’s Website

Specialization: Plant physiology.