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 Professor Møllegaard’s research is the triangulation of people, places, and stories. She explores folkloric and literary aspects of people’s physical environment.
Professor Gotshalk investigates physiological responses of athletes and the aging. His research interests are physiological responses to stress, musculoskeletal response to aging, and diminishment of musculoskeletal performance due to aging.
Assistant Professor Masuda’s research examines K-12 teaching practices, including student learning, the analyzing of student work, professional development and practitioner inquiry among colleagues.
Professor Morris researches pharmaceutical materials, dosage form design, and processing. His research is widely recognized for its contributions to modernizing dosage form development in the pharmaceutical industry.
Professor Sakai researched biofuels and salinity, and Hawai‘i P-20 agricultural education. His research in aroids, the plants of the arum family (Araceae) of which taro is a member, continued throughout his career.
Professor Emeritus Brown researches psychosocial stress and ethnic health disparities. His work grows out of interest in how humans, individually and in populations, adapt to environmental stress.