Associate Professor Okuyama also is working with a group of UH Hilo computer science majors to develop a mobile-based, prototype application for Japanese language learning games.
Associate Professor of Communication Becker examines the ways communication contributes to the transformation of organizational, cultural, or family systems.
Professor Simmons specializes in modern literature and film with her most recent research being on Shakespearean tragedy in performance.
Assistant Professor Feng’s research interests include the history of Chinese art and architecture and the transmission of technical knowledge.
Hirokawa’s scholarship has contributed to the development of a theory called the “functional perspective,” identified as one of the three most influential theories of small group communication.
The unifying theme of Associate Professor Møllegaard’s research is the triangulation of people, places, and stories.
Associate Professor Fukushima’s current research is focusing on the use of comedies and the role of the comedians in wartime Japan, with attention to the ways in which the Japanese military used theatre as a tool of collaboration in wartime China.
Professor Panek has contributed significantly to the local canon with two peer-reviewed and award-winning works published by University of Hawai‘i Press.
Professor Johnson’s most significant creative work is her adaptations and performances of strong female historical figures of the Hawaiian islands.