Office of University Relations

UH Hilo Speakers’ Bureau 2019-2020

Join the 2019-2020 UH Hilo Speakers’ Bureau (PDF)

Please call Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, Interim Director University Relations, at (808) 932-7339 or email alyson@hawaii.edu with your programming requests.

  • Kathleen Baumgardner, Office of the Chancellor
    • Stories of Hope from a Nonprofit CafĂ© (cofounder, FoCo CafĂ©, Colorado)
    • Founding a Nonprofit Organization/Social Entrepreneurship
    • Organizational Health and Strategic Planning
  • Nina Buchanan, School of Education (Emerita Professor)
    • K-12 School Choice
    • Educational Practices Outcomes Internationally
    • Economical & Enlightening Travel
    • Motivating Reluctant Learners
  • Emmeline de Pillis, College of Business and Economics
    • Building Students’ Lifelong Personal and Professional Networks
    • Business of Publishing
  • Armando GarcĂ­a-Ortega, Aquaculture
    • Production of Aquaculture Feeds Using Locally-Sourced Ingredients
    • Land-based Production of Marine Fish
    • Algal-based Feeds for Carnivorous and Omnivorous Fish
  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Student Development, Empowerment, Motivation and/or Leadership
    • Women’s Issues [broad (ie, feminism) to specific (ie, equal pay data)]
    • Women’s Leadership
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Communication Skills
  • L.A. Gotshalk, Kinesiology & Exercise Science
    • Aging and Exercise: Benefits and Expectations
    • Type II Diabetes and Stress
    • Science of Diet and Weight Control
  • Richard Griffiths, Physics & Astronomy (Affiliate Professor)
    • 30 Years of Science with the Hubble Space Telescope
    • Big Telescopes – On the Ground and in Space
    • Black Holes
    • The Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • Patrick Guillen, Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Community Service/Civic Engagement
    • Vulcan Athletics
    • Building a Team to Benefit the Community
    • What is a Winner?
    • Why Do We Need Coaches?
  • Patrick Hart, Biology
    • Hawaiian Bird Ecology and Conservation
    • Hakalau Forest NWR
    • Hawaiian Forest Ecology
  • Randy Hirokawa, Communication
    • Why Do Smart People Make Bad Decisions in Groups? The Case of the Space Shuttle Challenger
    • What Makes a Health Care Team Effective?
    • Communication and Group Decision-Making Effectiveness?
  • Todd Inouye, Management
    • Business Strategy/Strategic Management
    • Business Startup
    • Negotiations
    • Strategic Planning
    • Sport Management
  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Administration
    • The Invention of Writing: How It Changed the Way We Think and Create
    • Who’s Really in the Bottle? Genies East and West
    • Veiling in the Muslim World: Oppression or Empowerment?
    • War and Homecoming: How the Iliad and Odyssey Resonate Today
    • Did the Ancient Greeks Really Believe their Myths?
    • The 1001 Nights: Born in Baghdad, Adopted by the World
  • Marina Karides, Sociology
    • Equity and Academic Employment in HawaiÊ»i And Islands
    • Economic Development and Greece
    • Island Studies and Island Feminisms and Masculinities
  • Cheyenne King, Student Health & Wellness
    • Suicide Prevention Program
  • Su-Mi Lee, Political Science and Administration of Justice
    • International Conflict Management (mediation, negotiation, economic sanctions, peace-building)
    • International Conflict (causes of war, civil war v interstate war, termination of war)
    • International Organization (fundamental principles, functions, challenges, achievements)
    • International Law (making, enforcing, adjudicating international law, international law in different issue areas)
    • Political Repression (Rwanda genocide, Chile’s Pinochet regime)
    • Management of Global Issues (international security, international development, etc.)
  • Carolyn Ma, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
    • Update on the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
    • Why and How to Return Unused Medications in the Home
    • The Role of the Provider Pharmacist
  • Camlyn Masuda, Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacists’ Role in the Doctor’s Office: Ambulatory Care Pharmacists
  • Justina Mattos, Performing Arts
    • Language Acquisition through Drama
    • Theatre as a Teaching Tool
    • Why Everyone Should Take an Acting Class
    • Using Theatre for Social Change
  • Peter Mills, Anthropology
    • Early Ranching in HawaiÊ»i
    • Non-destructive Methods of Tracing the Origins of Hawaiian Stone Tools
    • The Historical Controversy at Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park
    • Hawaiian Ships of the Early Nineteenth Century
  • Karen Pellegrin, Pharmacy/Rural Health
    • Rural Health
    • Medication Management/Safety
    • Evidence-based Leadership
    • Evidence-based Strategic Management
  • Jon Sakurai-Horita, Career & Academic Advising
    • Differences in Culture, Interpretation, Work Style, and Thinking
    • How Do the Boomer and GenZ Cope with the Differences?
    • What the Boomer and GenZ Can Gain from and Teach Each Other
    • Being a Boomer in a GenZ Work Space
  • Joseph Sanchez, Library
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Creative Media
    • Leadership and Innovation
    • App Development
    • Creative Fundraising
  • Jennifer Stotter, Office of Equal Opportunity
    • Civility in the Workplace
    • Non-Discrimination in the Workplace
    • Strategic Diversity Management
  • Alicia Takaoka, English
    • Plagiarism and Citation Styles
    • Writing for Science and Technology (or Grant Writing or Writing for Business)
    • Social Media and Internet Research
    • Information Sharing in Anti-Vax and Ex Vax Communities
    • Stigmatization of Childless Women
  • Benjamin Zenk, Management
    • Some Non-Violent Approaches to Pedagogy Using Cross-Cultural Sources