I grew up in Kalihi and attended the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where I earned an MA in English (literary studies) that concluded with a project about contemporary Hawaiian music. I am currently an associate professor of English at Kapi'olani Community College, where I teach writing (with a sustainability focus) and literature. I also help run the college's Service and Sustainability Learning program.
I believe in Peter Elbow's enabling mantra that "Everyone can write." More specifically, within a particular context, everyone can generate text that follows conventions (and goes beyond them) and has meaning for its intended audience.
(808) 734-9151 (fax)
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa:
sustainability discourse, material sustainability, organizational change, community-based learning, assessment, narrative, early American literature
Hill, Yao Zhang, Tanya Renner, Francisco Acoba, Krista Hiser, and Robert W. Franco. "Service-Learning's Role in Achieving Institutional Outcomes: Engagement, Learning, and Achievement." Service-Learning at the American Community College, edited by Amy Traver and and Zivah Katz, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 169-182.