UH Hilo faculty honored for tenure and promotion

Faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo who have received tenure and/or promotion this year were recognized at the 2016 Fall Welcome event Sept 28.

Standing for photo: Armando Garcia-Ortega, Dana-Lynn Koomoa-Lange, Patricia Jusczak, Steven Cobert, Christopher Lauer, Don Straney.
At the recent 2016 Fall Welcome event, Chancellor Don Straney (r) stands with faculty who have received tenure and promotion in 2016: Armando Garcia-Ortega, Dana-Lynn Koomoa-Lange, Patricia Jusczak, Steven Cobert, and Christopher Lauer. Click to enlarge.

The following faculty have been awarded tenure and promotion:

  • Steven Colbert, Associate Professor of Marine Science.
  • Armando Garcia-Ortega, Assistant Professor of Aquaculture.
  • Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language.
  • Eric Heuer, Associate Professor of Psychology.
  • Aaron Jacobs, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Patricia Jusczak, Associate Specialist of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Dana-Lynn Koomoa-Lange, Associate Professor of Pharmacy.
  • Christopher Lauer, Associate Professor of Philosophy.
  • Katherine Young, associate Professor of Political Science.
Standing for photo: Yoshiko Okuyama, Jean Ippolito, Jan Ray, Michael Bitter, Adam Pack, Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Jiren Feng, Jonathon Goebe, and Don Straney.
Chancellor Straney (r) stands with faculty who have received promotion in 2016 (l-r) Yoshiko Okuyama, Jean Ippolito, Jan Ray, Michael Bitter, Adam Pack, Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Jiren Feng and Jonathon Goebel. Click to enlarge.

The following faculty have been awarded promotion:

  • Michael Bitter, Professor of History.
  • Michele Ebersole, Professor of Education.
  • Jiren Feng, Associate Professor of Chinese.
  • Jonathon Goebel, Associate Professor of Art.
  • Jean Ippolito, Professor of Art.
  • Yoshiko Okuyama, Professor of Japanese.
  • Adam Pack, Professor of Psychology.
  • Janet Ray, Professor of Education.
  • Deborah Taira, Professor of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Professor of Pharmacy.