Professor Furumo researches virtual work teams. Her research shows that it is harder to develop trust in virtual teams than in traditional face-to-face team settings.
Professor Frueh researches treatments for post traumatic stress disorder. He focuses on clinical trials, epidemiology, and mental health services relevant to innovative treatments and mental health service improvements for people with PTSD.
Professor Emeritus Amundson’s research into the way historians and philosophers view and respond to the history of evolutionary biology is internationally renown—his groundbreaking work is in the study of Evo-Devo.
Professor Im’s primary interest was in quantitative economics and his research covered a wide range of topics in both theory and application. He specialized in transnational terrorism for which he established the internationally recognized benchmark for economic research.
Professor Ostertag is a tropical forest ecologist whose research interests revolve around understanding how tropical forests are structured and how tropical ecosystems function. Specifically, she is researching Hawaiian lowland wet forests.
Prof. Marshall is an artist and educator with a focus on building community, He is a master painter and print maker who juggles work on his own art for exhibitions with the demands of academic and community service.
Associate Professor Sun is investigating anti-cancer agents. His development of novel anti-TB agents may have the potential to overcome the cross resistance that occurs with current clinically used TB drugs.
Professor Tsutsumi specializes in honey bees in Hawai‘i. She runs the apiary at the UH Hilo Farm Laboratory and produces practical knowledge and scientific literature about honey bees that benefit local beekeepers.
Professor Inglis researches the sense of community in Molokai leprosy settlement. She has devoted her career to studying the history of leprosy in Hawai‘i with focus on the history of kama‘āina who lived on the peninsula of Kalaupapa, Molokai.
Professor Mautz’s research interests are in animal physiological ecology and environmental toxicology. He studies the coqui frog invasion in Hawai‘i and lizards in California.