Office of University Relations

UH Hilo Speakers’ Bureau 2020-2021

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

By Topic

Agriculture, Aquaculture

  • Michael Adrian Barnes, Aquaculture
    • Aquaponics as Alternative Fish and Vegetable Production
    • Small Scale Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture for Hawaiʻi
  • Maria Haws, Aquaculture
    • General Aquaculture and Fisheries
    • Climate Change Adaptation
    • Using Shellfish and Limu for Water Quality and Conservation Purposes
    • Hilo Bay Shellfish Farming and Water Quality
    • Pearl Farming

Athletics

  • Patrick Guillen, Athletics
    • Vulcan Athletics
    • Building a Team to Benefit the Community
    • Why Do We Need Coaches?
  • Todd Inouye, Management
    • Sport Management

Business, Finance

  • Bernard Balsis, Jr., Small Business Development Center
    • Business
    • Business Planning
  • Dennis Boyd, Small Business Development Center
    • Overview of Business Planning
    • Overview of Writing a Business Plan
    • How to Start a Business in Hawaiʻi
  • Emmeline de Pillis, College of Business and Economics
    • College of Business and Economics: Building Students’ Lifelong Personal and Professional Networks
    • Business of Publishing
  • Todd Inouye, Management
    • Business Strategy/Strategic Management
    • Business Startup
    • Negotiations
    • Strategic Planning
  • Marty Kennedy, Small Business Development Center
    • Overview of Business Planning
    • Overview of Writing a Business Plan
    • How to Start a Business in Hawaiʻi
  • Karen Pellegrin, Pharmacy/Rural Health
    • Evidence-based Strategic Management

Communication

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Communication Skills
  • Randy Hirokawa, Communication
    • Communication and Group Decision-Making Effectiveness

Community Service, Engagement

  • Patrick Guillen, Athletics
    • Community Service/Civic Engagement
  • Julie Mowrer, Center for Community Engagment
    • Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning
  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong, Research & Community Partnerships
    • Climate Adaptation through Community Research Partnerships
    • UH Hilo’s Conservation Partnerships Across the Island

Decision-Making

  • Randy Hirokawa, Communication
    • Why Do Smart People Make Bad Decisions in Groups? The Case of the Space Shuttle Challenger

Diversity, Inclusion

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Diversity and Inclusion

Education

  • Nina Buchanan, School of Education, Professor Emerita
    • K-12 School Choice
    • Educational Practices Outcomes Internationally
    • Motivating Reluctant Learners
  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Administration
    • The Invention of Writing: How It Changed the Way
  • Kelly Moran, Finance
    • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) With Partner Universities in the Asia Pacific Region
    • Using the Cybercanoe Classroom to Facilitate COIL Virtual Exchange
    • How Intercultural Student Teams are Learning to Cooperatively Define Problems and Present Solutions
  • Julie Mowrer, Center for Community Engagment
    • 21st Century Learning
    • Working with English Language Learners

Ethics

  • Christopher Lauer, Philosophy
    • Ethics

Gender

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Women’s Issues [broad (i.e., feminism) to specific (i.e., equal pay data)]
  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Administration
    • Veiling in the Muslim World: Oppression or Empowerment?

Health, Healthcare

  • Ozan Atalag, Kinesiology & Exercise Science
    • Increasing the Body’s Defenses with Exercise: What Should We Do?
  • Kathleen Baumgardner, Office of the Chancellor
    • Organizational Health and Strategic Planning
  • Patricia Hensley, School of Nursing
    • Nursing
  • Randy Hirokawa, Communication
    • What Makes a Health Care Team Effective?
  • 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, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy
    • Diabetes
    • Pharmacist Working in Doctor's Office
  • Karen Pellegrin, Pharmacy/Rural Health
    • Rural Health
    • Medication Management/Safety

Leadership

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Women’s Leadership
  • Karen Pellegrin, Pharmacy/Rural Health
    • Evidence-based Leadership

Legends, Myths

  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Administration
    • Who’s Really in the Bottle? Genies East and West
    • Did the Ancient Greeks Really Believe their Myths?

Literature

  • Bonnie D. Irwin, Administration
    • War and Homecoming: How the Iliad and Odyssey Resonate Today
    • The 1001 Nights: Born in Baghdad, Adopted by the World
  • Christopher Lauer, Philosophy
    • Intimacy: A Dialectical Study
  • Kris Roney, Academic Affairs
    • Faustian Literature

Motivation

  • Patrick Guillen, Athletics
    • What is a Winner?

Music

  • Kris Roney, Academic Affairs
    • Punk Rock History
    • Heavy Metal

Natural Sciences

  • Richard Griffiths, Physics & Astronomy
    • Thirty 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
  • Christopher Knudson, Geography
    • Stream Restoration After the End of Sugar Production on Maui
    • Coffee Leaf Rust, with a Focus on Jamaica
  • Rebecca Ostertag, Biology
    • Restoration Ecology
    • Invasive Species
    • Long-term Forest Dynamics in Relation to Climate
    • Hawaiian Ecology and Natural History
    • Tropical Forest Ecology and Management
  • Ryan Perroy, Geography & Environmental Science
    • Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
    • Lava Flow Monitoring

Philosophy

  • Christopher Lauer, Philosophy
    • History of Western Philosophy
    • Why the Idea of “Western” Philosophy is a Racist Myth
    • Philosophy for Children

Social Causes

  • Kathleen Baumgardner, Office of the Chancellor
    • Stories of Hope from a Nonprofit Café (cofounder, FoCo Café, Colorado)
    • Founding a Nonprofit Organization/Social Entrepreneurship

Student Success, Opportunities

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Student Development, Empowerment, Motivation and/or Leadership
  • Julie Mowrer, Center for Community Engagment
    • Student Engagement: Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioral
  • Valdeane Odachi, Student Support Services
    • Importance of Personal Finance Education, Especially for Grades 8-12 and College Students
  • Kris Roney, Academic Affairs
    • Student Success Opportunities and Initiatives
  • Todd Shumway, Global Exchange
    • International Exchange at UH Hilo and its Impact on Students
  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong, Research & Community Partnerships
    • Growing Our Next Generation of Island Resource Managers and Leaders

Travel

  • Nina Buchanan, School of Education, Professor Emerita
    • Economical & Enlightening Travel

By Speaker

  • Ozan Atalag, Kinesiology & Exercise Science
    • Increasing the Body’s Defenses with Exercise: What Should We Do?
  • Bernard Balsis, Jr., Small Business Development Center
    • Business
    • Business Planning
  • Michael Adrian Barnes, Aquaculture
    • Aquaponics as Alternative Fish and Vegetable Production
    • Small Scale Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture for Hawaiʻi
  • Kathleen Baumgardner, Office of the Chancellor
    • Stories of Hope from a Nonprofit Café (cofounder, FoCo Café, Colorado)
    • Founding a Nonprofit Organization/Social Entrepreneurship
    • Organizational Health and Strategic Planning
  • Dennis Boyd, Small Business Development Center
    • Overview of Business Planning
    • Overview of Writing a Business Plan
    • How to Start a Business in Hawaiʻi
  • Nina Buchanan, School of Education (Professor Emerita)
    • K-12 School Choice
    • Educational Practices Outcomes Internationally
    • Economical & Enlightening Travel
    • Motivating Reluctant Learners
  • Emmeline de Pillis, College of Business and Economics
    • College of Business and Economics: Building Students’ Lifelong Personal and Professional Networks
    • Business of Publishing
  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Student Affairs
    • Student Development, Empowerment, Motivation and/or Leadership
    • Women’s Issues [broad (i.e., feminism) to specific (i.e., equal pay data)]
    • Women’s Leadership
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Communication Skills
  • Richard Griffiths, Physics & Astronomy
    • Thirty 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?
  • Maria Haws, Aquaculture
    • General Aquaculture and Fisheries
    • Climate Change Adaptation
    • Using Shellfish and Limu for Water Quality and Conservation Purposes
    • Hilo Bay Shellfish Farming and Water Quality
    • Pearl Farming
  • Patricia Hensley, School of Nursing
    • Nursing
  • 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
  • Marty Kennedy, Small Business Development Center
    • Overview of Business Planning
    • Overview of Writing a Business Plan
    • How to Start a Business in Hawaiʻi
  • Christopher Knudson, Geography
    • Stream Restoration After the End of Sugar Production on Maui
    • Coffee Leaf Rust, with a Focus on Jamaica
  • Christopher Lauer, Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • History of Western Philosophy
    • Why the Idea of “Western” Philosophy is a Racist Myth
    • Philosophy for Children
    • Intimacy: A Dialectical Study
  • 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, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy
    • Diabetes
    • Pharmacist Working in Doctor's Office
  • Kelly Moran, Finance
    • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) With Partner Universities in the Asia Pacific Region
    • Using the Cybercanoe Classroom to Facilitate COIL Virtual Exchange
    • How Intercultural Student Teams are Learning to Cooperatively Define Problems and Present Solutions
  • Julie Mowrer, Center for Community Engagment
    • Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning
    • Student Engagement: Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioral
    • 21st Century Learning
    • Working with English Language Learners
  • Valdeane Odachi, Student Support Services Program
    • Importance of Personal Finance Education, Especially for Grades 8-12 and College Students
  • Rebecca Ostertag, Biology
    • Restoration Ecology
    • Invasive Species
    • Long-term Forest Dynamics in Relation to Climate
    • Hawaiian Ecology and Natural History
    • Tropical Forest Ecology and Management
  • Karen Pellegrin, Pharmacy/Rural Health
    • Rural Health
    • Medication Management/Safety
    • Evidence-based Leadership
    • Evidence-based Strategic Management
  • Ryan Perroy, Geography & Environmental Science
    • Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
    • Lava Flow Monitoring
  • Kris Roney, Academic Affairs
    • Punk Rock History
    • Heavy Metal
    • Faustian Literature
    • Student Success Opportunities and Initiatives
  • Todd Shumway, Global Exchange
    • International Exchange at UH Hilo and its Impact on Students
  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong, Research & Community Partnerships
    • Growing Our Next Generation of Island Resource Managers and Leaders
    • Climate Adaptation through Community Research Partnerships
    • UH Hilo’s Conservation Partnerships Across the Island