Jennifer Sur Matayoshi

Jennifer Sur Matayoshi (Instructor) received her M.A. degree in Speech (2009) and B.A. degree in Communication (2007) from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Jennifer is interested in the study of instructional communication. She teaches a variety of undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Communication, Instructional Communication, and Professional Presentations.

She is also involved in different community service activities throughout the state.



Ph.D. in Education Administration (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Expected 2017)
M.A. in Speech (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2009)
B.A. in Communication (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2007)


Representative Publications

Ebesu Hubbard, A. S., Hendrickson, B., Fehrenbach, K. S., & Sur, J. (2013). Effects of timing and sincerity of an apology on satisfaction, understanding, and changes in negative feelings during conflicts. Western Journal of Communication.

Kim, M.-S., Sur, J., & Gong, L. (2009). Humans and humanoid social robots in communication contexts. AI & Society, 24, 317-325.


Courses Taught

    • COMG 151: Personal and Public Speech
    • COMG 251: Principles of Effective Public Speaking
    • COMG 321: Speech for Classroom Teachers
    • COMG 351: Professional Presentations
    • COMG 364: Persuasion
    • COMG 381: Interpersonal Relations



Office: George Hall 314
Phone: 808.956.4461
Fax: 808.956.3947