Office of University Relations

UH Hilo Speakers’ Bureau 2021-2022

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

By Subject

Download the Speakers by Subject (PDF)

Agriculture, Aquaculture

  • Maria Haws
    • 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
  • Chris Knudson
    • Stream Restoration After the End of Sugar Production on Maui
    • Coffee Leaf Rust, with a Focus on Jamaica
  • Peter Matlock
    • Bioeconomy: What It Is, How It Helps Mitigate Climate Change, Hawaiʻi’s Role

Astronomy

  • R. Peirre Martin
    • SIGNALS: Unveiling Nearby Galaxies
    • The UH Hilo Educational Telescope Project

Athletics

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

Biology

  • Rebecca Ostertag
    • Restoration Ecology
    • Invasive Species
    • Long-term Forest Dynamics in Relation to Climate
    • Hawaiian Ecology and Natural History
    • Tropical Forest Ecology and Management
    • Hybrid and Novel Ecosystems
  • Ryan Perroy
    • Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

Business, Finance

  • Todd Inouye
    • Business Strategy/Strategic Management
    • Business Startup
    • Negotiations
    • Strategic Planning
  • Kelly Moran
    • Re-launching the Hawaiʻi Innovation Center in Downtown Hilo
  • Karen Pellegrin
    • Evidence-based Strategic Management

Communication

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes
    • Communication Skills
  • Randy Hirokawa
    • Communication and Group Decision-Making Effectiveness?

Community Service, Engagement

  • Patrick Guillen
    • Community Service/Civic Engagement
  • Julie Mowrer
    • Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

Decision-Making

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

Diversity, Inclusion

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes
    • Diversity and Inclusion

Education

  • Bonnie D. Irwin
    • The Invention of Writing: How It Changed the Way
  • Kelly Moran
    • 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
    • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Kris Roney
    • Importance of a Liberal Arts Education
    • Trends in Higher Education (in the age of the pandemic)

Ethics

  • Christopher Lauer
    • Ethics

Gender

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

Geology

  • Ryan Perroy
    • Lava Flow Monitoring

Health, Healthcare

  • Kathleen Baumgardner
    • Organizational Health and Strategic Planning
  • Patricia Hensley
    • Nursing
  • Randy Hirokawa
    • What Makes a Health Care Team Effective?
  • Carolyn Ma
    • 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
  • Karen Pellegrin
    • Evidence-based Leadership

Leadership

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes
    • Women’s Leadership
  • Karen Pellegrin
    • Evidence-based Leadership

Legends, Myths

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

Literature

  • Bonnie D. Irwin
    • War and Homecoming: How the Iliad and Odyssey Resonate Today
  • Christopher Lauer
    • Intimacy: A Dialectical Study
  • Kris Roney
    • Faustian Literature (“The devil made me do it.”)

Marine Science

  • Steven Colbert
    • Nearshore Water Quality/Sewage Pollution
    • Ocean Acidification/Oceans & Climate Change
  • Tracy Wiegner
    • Sewage Pollution in Coastal Waters of Hilo

Motivation

  • Patrick Guillen
    • What is a Winner?

Music

  • Kris Roney
    • Punk Rock History
    • Heavy Metal

Philosophy

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

Social Causes

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

Student Success, Opportunities

  • Farrah-Marie Gomes
    • Student Development, Empowerment, Motivation and/or Leadership
  • Julie Mowrer
    • Student Engagement
    • UH Hilo’s GEER Grant: Starting a Bonner Program for Student Success
  • Kris Roney
    • Holistic Student Success
  • Todd Shumway
    • International Exchange at UH Hilo and its Impact on Students

By Speaker

Download the Speakers List (PDF)

  • 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
  • Steven Colbert, Marine Science
    • Nearshore Water Quality/Sewage Pollution
    • Ocean Acidification/Oceans & Climate Change
  • 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
  • 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?
  • Chris 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
  • R. Pierre Martin, Physics & Astronomy
    • SIGNALS: Unveiling Nearby Galaxies
    • The UH Hilo Educational Telescope Project
  • Peter Matlock, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management
    • Bioeconomy: What It Is, How It Helps Mitigate Climate Change, Hawaiʻi’s Role
  • 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
    • Re-launching the Hawaiʻi Innovation Center in Downtown Hilo
  • Julie Mowrer, Center for Community Engagment
    • Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning
    • Student Engagement
    • UH Hilo’s GEER Grant: Starting a Bonner Program for Student Success
    • Teaching English Language Learners
  • 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
    • Hybrid and Novel Ecosystems
  • 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 (“The devil made me do it.”)
    • Holistic Student Success
    • Trends in Higher Education (in the age of the pandemic)
    • Importance of a Liberal Arts Education
  • Todd Shumway, Global Exchange
    • International Exchange at UH Hilo and its Impact on Students
  • Tracy Wiegner, Marine Science
    • Sewage Pollution in Coastal Waters of Hilo