Kaua‘i Community College Faculty and Staff

College Administration

JOSEPH DAISY | Chancellor
B.A., Suffolk University, History
M.Ed., Suffolk University, Education
Ed.D. Nova Southern University, Educational Leadership

FRANKIE HARRISS | Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
B.S., San Diego State University, Biological Sciences
M.S., University of South Florida Tampa, Botany
Ed.D. University of Liverpool, Higher Education

MARGARET SANCHEZ | Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M.A., Sonoma State University, Education

VALERIE BARKO | Director of Institutional Effectiveness and University Center
B.S., University of Louisiana, Biology
M.S., Oklahoma State University, Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Zoology

CALVIN SHIRAI | Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
B.B.A., University of Oregon, Business Administration


Faculty

MARY B.E. ALEXANDER | English
B.A., Dartmouth College, English
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, English

JAMES D. ANDREWS | Electrical

CONSTANTE AZARES | Automotive Mechanics Technology
A.S., Kaua‘i Community College

H. JAY BAKER | Librarian
B.S., University of Florida, Psychology
M.L.I.S., University of California Los Angeles, Library and Information Science

ALAN BOYES | History
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, History (minor in Philosophy)
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, History

EMILY BRODERICK | Biology
B.S., University of the Virgin Islands, Marine Biology
M.S., American University, Biology

TERRENCE A. BRUNS | Zoology
B.S., Northern Arizona University, Biology
M.A.T., Northern Arizona University, Biology (minor in Education)

CHARMAINE BURKART | Developmental Mathematics
A.A.S., Bellevue College, General Requirements
B.A., Heritage University, Mathematics
M.A., Western Governors University, Mathematics Education

ANDREW BUSHNELL | Emeritus

JASMIN CAMARA | Counselor
B.S., University of Hawai‘i-Hilo, Anthropology

RICHARD W. CARMICHAEL | Emeritus

DENNIS CHUN | Hawaiian Studies
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Liberal Studies (Hawaiian Studies)
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Educational Administration

MALIA K. CHUN | Na Pua No‘eau Program Coordinator
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Studies

JOHN D. CONSTANTINO | Counselor/Student Life Coordinator
A.A., Kaua‘i Community College, Liberal Arts
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Graphic Art
M.A., Gonzaga University, Curriculum and Instruction

CRYSTAL CRUZ | Construction Academy

LONI A. DELAPLANE | Mathematics
M.S., University of Mississippi, Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Mathematics

BRAD DEMPSIE | Physical Science
B.S., Brock University, Physics
B. Ed., Lakehead University, Education
M.S., Brock University, Physics

LAURA DILLMAN | Physical Education
B.S., Abilene Christian University, Physical Education
MS.Ed, Baylor University, Community Health Education

GIGI T. DRENT | Mathematics
B.A., California State University, Fullerton, Mathematics (minor in Business Administration)
M.A., California State University, Fullerton, Mathematics

WILLIAM W. DRESSLER | Student Success Coordinator
B.A., University of California Berkeley, History
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, English as a Second Language
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Educational Technology

SHARON ELHERS | Nursing
B.S.N., Daemen College, Nursing
M.S.N., University at Buffalo, Maternal & Women's Health Nursing
• Certificate of Advanced Study, University at Buffalo, Adult Health Nursing

ALEXIS ERUM | Social Science
B.A., M.A., University of Hawai‘i, Sociology
M.A.S., University of California Irvine, Criminology, Law and Society

MARIA M. FABRO | Nursing
A.S., Kaua‘i Community College, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Hawai‘i

AMANDA FLUHARTY | Institutional Research and Analysis
A.A., California State University Fresno, Liberal Studies
M.S., National University, Data Analytics

ANTONIA FUJIMOTO | Early Childhood Education
A.S., Canada College, Early Childhood Education
B.S., California State University Dominguez Hills, Child Development
M.A., Pacific Oaks College, Human Development
• CCTS, Child Development Program Director

RYAN P. GIRARD | Mathematics
B.S., University of Massachusetts, Mathematics; Meteorology
M.S., University of Colorado, Applied Mathematics

DANA GUTZMAN | Nursing
A.S., Shasta College, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., The University of Texas at Arlington, Nursing

MICHAEL W. HANNAWALD | Chemistry
B.Sc., University of Mainz, Germany, Physics
M.Sc., University of Mainz, Germany, Nuclear Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Mainz, Germany, Astrophysics

MELISSA HENRY | Counselor
B.S., University of Las Vegas, Criminal Justice
M.Ed., University of Phoenix, Educational Counseling

MARTINA C. HILLDORFER | Culinary Arts
C.A., School for American Chefs

KYOKO IKEDA | International Program Coordinator
B.A., Connecticut College, Psychology/Asian Studies
M.A., Rikkyo University, Intercultural Communication Studies

DIANE M. JOHNSON | Librarian
A.S., Becker Junior College
B.A., Augsburg College, American Studies
M.S.L.S., Simmons College, Library Sciences 4 Kauaʻi Community College 2019-20 Catalog

ISAIAH K. KA‘AUWAI | Counselor
B.A., Saint Martin’s University, Sociology
M.A., Saint Martin’s University, Counseling Psychology

ROBERT KAJIWARA | Head Librarian
B.A., M.A., University of Hawai‘i, History
M.L.S., University of Hawai‘i, Library Studies

JONATHAN W. KALK | Mathematics
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Mathematics
M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i, Mathematics

ANN KENNEDY | Business Education
B.S., M.B.A., University of Hawai‘i

SANDRA K. KNIGHTON | Nursing
A.N., A.S., Brigham Young University, Nursing, Women’s Physical Education
B.A., Idaho State University, Physical Education (minor Health Education)
M.S.N., University of Phoenix, Nursing

BRIAN KOHATSU | Mental Health Professional
B.S.W., M.S.W. - University of Hawai‘i, Social Work

WAIHANG LAI | Emeritus

MARGARET P. LAKE | OCET Coordinator
B.S., Indiana University, Music

DUKE LANG | Carpentry

MARLA PUA LARSON | Counselor
A.S., Hawai‘i Community College, Data Processing
B.A., University of Hawai‘i-Hilo, Psychology
M.Ed, University of Hawai‘i, Educational Technology

JONATHAN T. LUCAS | Construction Academy
B.A., M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, Architecture (minor in Electronic Design)

CHRISTINA MAR | English
B.A., University of California Los Angeles, English - Women's Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of California Riverside, English

VICTORIA MATHIS | Nursing
B.S.N., University of Phoenix Honolulu, Nursing
M.S.N., University of Hawai‘i, Nursing

PATRICIA M. MCGRATH | English
B.Ed., University of Alberta, Canada, Secondary Education-English (minor in Religious Studies/Philosophy)
M.A., University of Alberta, Canada, English
• Postgraduate Diploma, University of London, U.K., Distance Education

JEFFREY MEXIA | Professional Development Coordinator
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, English
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, English (concentration in Cultural Studies: Asia and the Pacific)

SHARON MILAN | Speech
B.S., Southern Oregon State, Speech Communication
M.A., San Francisco State University, Speech Communication

ERIN A. MILLARD | Mathematics
B.S., M.A., Pacific University, Mathematics and Teaching

MICHAEL MILLER | Mathematics
A.S., Corban University, Mathematics
M.S., Oregon State University, Mathematics

DUANE MIYASATO | Culinary Arts
A.S., Kapi‘olani Community College, Food Service

JULIA MORGAN | Philosophy
B.A., St. Mary’s University – Minnesota, Philosophy
M.A., University of Hawai‘i – Philosophy
M.A., The George Washington University, East Asian Studies
J.D., The George Washington University, Law

STEVEN Y. NAKATA | Culinary Arts

TAMMIE K. Y. NAPOLEON | Nursing
A.A., Kaua‘i Community College, Liberal Arts
A.S. Kaua‘i Community College, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Hawai‘i, Nursing
M.S.N., University of Hawai‘i, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

ROBERT NII | Accounting
B.B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Accounting

MARK OMBRELLO | History
B.S., Emory University, Anthropology and Philosophy
M.A., University of Guam, Micronesian Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i, History

MARK S. OYAMA | Culinary Arts
A.S., Kapi‘olani Community College

ANTHONY PERRY | Wai‘ale‘ale Project
B.S., Northwestern University, Speech
M.F.A., Antioch University, Fiction

MICHAEL PFAU | English
M.A., DePaul University, English

GEORGEANNE PURVINIS | Electronics
B.S., M.S., University of Central Florida, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Texas Arlington, Electrical Engineering

RICHARD RANDOLPH | English
B.A., M.A., Portland State University, English
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, English

PUALI‘ILI‘IMAIKALANI ROSSI | Hawaiian Studies
B.A., University of Hawai‘i Hilo, Hawaiian Studies, Anthropology
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Studies

KURT RUTTER | Nursing
M.S.N., Excelsior College, Nursing Education

SHAUNTE SADORA | Counselor
B.S., Menlo College, Psychology
M.S., Chaminade University, Counseling Psychology

ALICA SAMS | Counselor
B.A., Simpson College, Psychology
M.S., Drake University, Rehab Counseling

ERIC SAN GEORGE | English
B.A., Fairfield University, English, Philosophy
M.A., The College of New Jersey, English

GREGORY SHEPHERD | Music
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Music
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, Music
M.M., University of Hawai‘i, Vocal Performance

KRISTINE SLAGLE | Nursing

DIRK N. SOMA | Business
B.B.A., M.P.S., University of Hawai‘i, Travel Industry Management

CHERYL A. STIGLMEIER | OCET Coordinator
B.A., San Francisco State University, Social Work
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, Social Work

MARY C. SUMMERS | French, Hawaiian
B.A., University of Colorado, French
C.A., University of Hawai‘i, Indo-Pacific Languages-Hawaiian
M.A., University of Hawai‘i, French (second language Hawaiian)

SHELLEY SUTTER | Counselor
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, Economics
M.A., University of Colorado Denver, Counseling Psychology/Counselor Education

ROBERT SWANSON | Engineering
B.S.E.E., Valparaiso University, Electrical Engineering
M.S.E.E., Stanford University, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Arizona, Electrical Engineering

GLEN TABA | Construction Academy

CANDACE TABUCHI | Hospitality and Tourism
A.A., Kaua‘i Community College, Liberal Arts
B.B.A., University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu, Business Administration
M.B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Business Administration

MAUREEN M. TABURA | Nursing
B.S.N., The College of New Jersey, Nursing
M.S.N., University of Hawai‘i, Nursing Education

GORDON TALBO | Automotive Mechanics Technology
C.A., Kaua‘i Community College

WADE TANAKA | Counselor
B.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Secondary Education, Health
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Counseling and Guidance

STEPHEN TAYLOR | Physical Science: Earth Science
M.S., University of California, San Diego, Oceanography
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, Oceanography

JAMES TRUJILLO | Construction Academy

STEPHEN WATKINS | Digital/Media Art
B.A., University of Central Florida, Radio/Television
M.A., University of Central Florida, Instructional Technology/Media

BRIAN YAMAMOTO | Natural Science
B.A., High Honors University of Hawai‘i, Botany
M.S., University of Hawai‘i, Plant Pathology (Botanical Sciences)

CHARLIE YAMAMOTO | Emeritus

MUNEO YOSHIKAWA | Emeritus


Administrative, Professional and Technical Employees

KEN ABIGANIA | IT Specialist
B.S., DeVry University, Electronics Engineering

ALEXANDER AMORIN | Culinary Arts
A.S., Kaua‘i Community College, Culinary Arts

JEFF B. ANDERSON | Financial Aid Officer
B.S., San Jose State College, Business Administration and Marketing

JUNO APALLA| Performing Arts Center
B.A., Pacific University Oregon, Media Arts, Film and Video, Theatre
M.B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Business Administration

JORAE W. BAPTISTE | Human Resources Manager
B.S., University of San Francisco, Business Administration Management Science

CARNA BROWN | Financial Aid Specialist
B.B.A., Davenport University, Business Professional Studies

ROXANNE CARVALHO | Educational Specialist/Wai‘ale‘ale Project
A.S., Kaua‘i Community College, Liberal Arts
B.S., University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu, Business Administration

TINA CASTRO | Educational Specialist (Tutoring Center)
A.S, Penn Valley Community College, Early Education
B.S., Avila College, Special Education
M.L.A. Baker University, Education and Management

GARY J. ELLWOOD | Marketing Specialist
B.A., St. Lawrence University, Philosophy
M.A., Regent University, Television Program and Production

JOSHUA K. FUKINO | Hawaiian Studies
B.B.A., University of Hawai‘i-Hilo, Business Administration

DARYL L. GERARDO | Academic Support
A.A.S., Kaua‘i Community College, Automotive Mechanics Tech

TOM M. KAJIHARA | IT Specialist
B.S., Hawai‘i Pacific University, Computer Science

DEANNE KOSHI | Fiscal Administrator
B.B.A, University of Hawai`i, Accounting

KATHLEN M. LEE | Academic Support
B.A., University of Nevada Reno, English

RHONDA LIU | University Center
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Anthropology
M.P.H., University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Public Health  

LYN MCNUTT | Grant Writer
B.A., M.A., University of California Los Angeles, Geography

MARITZA MEDINA | Web Developer
B.S., New York Institute of Technology, Computer Science

ESTHER MILLER | Instructional and Student Support Specialist
A.A., Kaua‘i Community College, Liberal Arts

NOEL MOCK | Bookstore Manager
B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Japanese Language

KAREN MORITA-LEE | Fiscal Accounting Specialist
B.S., University of Phoenix, Business/Accounting

KIMI NAGAHISA | Academic Support
B.S., Chaminade University of Honolulu, Criminology & Criminal Justice
M.Ed., Chaminade University of Honolulu, Child Development

MAHIAI NAIHE | Allied Health & Safety Manager

SUEANN Y. OKADA | Graphic Artist
B.F.A., Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles

SHAWNELLE PALOMARES | Financial Aid Specialist
B.S., University of Hawai‘i, Family Resources

MARIO RUIZ | IT Specialist
B.S., University of Hawai‘i, Information and Computer Science

LAHEA SALAZAR | Educational Specialist/Wai‘ale‘ale Project
B.A., Thomas Edison State College, Psychology

SARAH SHIRAI | Admissions and Records
B.A., University of Arizona, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

KAILANA A. SOTO | Admissions and Records
B.A., Hawai‘i Pacific University, Psychology

BERNADINE SOUZA | Instruction and Student Support

KENT TANIGAWA | Theatre Technician

PATRICK WATASE | Auxiliary and Facilities Manager
A.S., Snow College, Electronic Technology
B.S., Weber State College, Electronic Engineering Technology
B.A., University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu, Business Technology
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Higher Education Administration


Staff

RODEL AGPAOA | Office Assistant

IKAIKA AGUIAR | Security Officer

LEAH LEI AGUSTIN | Secretary

SHERI-LYN AMIMOTO | Secretary

DANILO BATULAYAN | Security Officer

CRYSTAL BETHEL | Office Assistant

D. KAHALE BLACKSTAD | Account Clerk

CURTIS BROYLES | Security Officer

JEFFREY CALLEJO | Office Assistant

JOSE CASTILLO | Building Maintenance

KIMBERLY DATE | Office Assistant

JENNIFER DEFUNTORUM | Secretary

DARYLL DEMENT | Security Officer

KAREN DOIRON | Office Assistant

TESSIE R. EDURISE | Janitor

MARINA EUGENIO | Janitor

ROSS FERGUSON | Security Officer

REGINA IKEHARA | Library Assistant

CHERYL ITAMURA | General Laborer

LISA KA‘AIHUE | Janitor

CLARICE KALI | Secretary

EVELYN KAMAI | Secretary

BENJAMIN LASTIMOZA | General Laborer

CAROL LLEGO | Office Assistant

LEANN LOPES | Cashier/Food Service

MARISA MARSHALL-YOTSUDA | Janitor

JOHN MARTINEZ | Janitor

MELVIN MOMOHARA | Maintenance Mechanic

RONALD MOTOSUE | General Laborer

KERRI MURAOKA | Office Assistant

SUSAN MURPHY | Private Secretary

KIMBERLY O'BRIEN | Office Assistant

WILLIAM ORTIZ | Equipment Operator

PACITA RAMOS | Janitor

CRESANTE SANTOS | Building Maintenance

JUSTIN SETO | Janitor

DONNA SMITH | Office Assistant

DYANNE SOTO | Office Assistant

TERESITA TAGUDIN | Janitor

RYAN TEHADA | Security Officer

TINA UNCIANO | Human Resources Assistant

ANTHONY VEA | General Laborer

CLARENCE VISAYA | Security Officer

IRENE YOSHIOKA | Janitor