Assistant Professor Inouye’s research interests are two-fold: in teaching methods, and in examining how contextual boundary conditions like diversity, gender, or public policy affect the strategies of small business managers and owners.
Associate Professor Pacheco studies sexual and reproductive health, specifically, pelvic inflammatory disease, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and cesarean delivery rates.
One of the main goals of Knope’s research program is integrating the way biologists study living organisms with the way fossil organisms are studied, so that direct comparisons can be made between the modern and the ancient.
Assistant Professor Sutton is using genomic information to protect the endangered Hawaiian crow. The genetic research helps answer many conservation management questions, an important component to making the best decisions possible based on good information.
Assistant Professor Tao is investigating mechanisms of cell division to provide clues for cancer treatment. His ultimate goal is to find an effective way to cure cancer.
Professor Okuyama is studying mythology, semiotics, and deaf studies. She also conducts research on deaf adolescents’ texting and has published a series of papers on the topic.
Professor Marusek specializes in legal geography, legal semiotics, and constitutive legal theory within the disciplinary field of public law. She explores places and spaces to better understand law and legality.
Professor Wiegner research focuses on microbial pollution from sewage. Specifically, she assesses the impact of humans on water quality in fresh and marine environments.
The Jarvi laboratory investigates parasite influences on infectious disease. The lab team currently has two main areas of investigation: avian pathogens and rat lungworm disease.
Professor Tsang helped save Hawai‘i export market with innovative, non-chemical pest and pathogen treatments. He was part of a research team that received the 2010 Governor’s Award as State Team of the Year for developing hot water systems for disinfesting exports.