Rayna Morel has been teaching at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) in the Department of Communication since 2003 and is currently an Assistant Professor. She is a prior recipient of the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Morel earned a BA in Communication from UH Hilo and a MA in Speech from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa). She then earned her Education Doctorate in Professional Practice at UH Mānoa in 2017. Dr. Morel’s research interests are in health communication, indigenous studies, and educational practices.