Directory – kawehils

Directory – kawehils

Kawehi Sellers

Assistant Professor – Hospitality & Tourism Education
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Kawehi is a full-time faculty member with Kapi'olani Community College's Hospitality and Tourism Education Program. She teaches the Events Management course, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism and Career and Customer Service Skills. Prior to joining KCC, she was the Director of Student Services at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management. She has also worked for Hilton Hawaiian Village and Stryker Weiner Associates Public Relations. Kawehi holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

She has worked to help the department and other colleagues in the UHCC system to implement gamification into classrooms as a means to increase student engagement and to help students better grasp the course content.

E-mail kawehils@hawaii.edu
Office Olapa 130
Office Hours

Mondays from 8am-9am

Tuesdays from 10am-11am

Wednesdays from 8am-10am

Thursdays from 10am-11am

Classes Taught
Spring 2019 HOST 101 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism TR 1000-1115a
Spring 2019 HOST 280 Hospitality Management WF 0830-0945a
Spring 2019 HOST 100 Career/Customer Service Skills TBA TBA
Spring 2019 HOST 101 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism TR 0830-0945a
Spring 2019 HOST 261 Events Management M 0900-1130a
Fall 2018 HOST 261 Events Management M 0900-1130a
Fall 2018 HOST 265 S-TourismDevel & Management WF 1000-1115a
Fall 2018 HOST 101 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism TR 0830-0945a
Fall 2018 HOST 101 Intro to Hospitality & Tourism TR 1130-1245p
Fall 2018 HOST 100 Career/Customer Service Skills TBA TBA
Summer 2018 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TBA TBA
Spring 2018 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TR 1130-1245p
Spring 2018 HOST 261 Events Management M 0915-1200p
Spring 2018 HOST 100 Career/Customer Service Skills TBA TBA
Spring 2018 HOST 265 TourismDestDevel&Planning WF 1000-1115a
Spring 2018 HOST 100 Career/Customer Service Skills F 1145-0125p
Spring 2018 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TR 0830-0945a
Fall 2017 HOST 261 Events Management M 0915-1200p
Fall 2017 HOST 100 Career/Customer Service Skills W 1145-0125p
Fall 2017 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TR 0830-0945a
Fall 2017 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TR 1130-1245p
Fall 2017 HOST 101 Intro toHospitality andTourism TBA TBA
Academic Background

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Honolulu, HI

Graduate with a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education (2010)

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Honolulu, HI

Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication (1997)

Professional Background

Kapi'olani Community College; Honolulu, HI

Hospitality and Tourism Education (HOST), Assistant Professor (2015-present)

Hospitality and Tourism Education (HOST), Instructor (2010-2015)

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Honolulu, HI

School of Travel Industry Management, Director of Student Services (2008-2010)

School of Travel Industry Management, Internship & Career Placement Coordinator (2004-2008)

Hilton Hawaiian Village; Honolulu, HI

Quality Training Coordinator (2000-2004)

Public Relations Coordinator (1998-2000)

Stryker Weiner Associates, Inc. Public Relations; Honolulu, HI

Account Coordinator (1998)

Intern (1997)

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