Office of Graduate Education Dean Dr. Krystyna Aune

The Office of Graduate Education is happy to welcome Krystyna Aune as the newly appointed Dean of Graduate Education.

Prior to Dr. Aune's current appointment in the Office of Graduate Education, she was Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Associate Dean at the College of Arts and Humanities, and Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communicology.

Dr. Aune is a Professor in the Department of Communicology, College of Arts and Humanities, UH Mānoa. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Interpersonal Relations, Family Communication, and Communication Theories, among others, and was awarded the Board of Regents Medal for Teaching Excellence in 2004. She has served on more than 60 master’s committees as either advisor or committee member, and several doctoral committees in the Department of Psychology.

Her research is published in the premiere journals of the communication discipline, as well as social psychology and personal relationships journals and in several edited books as a contributor.  She serves on several Editorial Boards and has been elected to offices in the International Communication and the National Communication Association. Aune has presented over 50 competitively selected papers at these conferences.

Dr. Aune obtained her PhD from the University of Arizona in Communication with a minor in Psychology, and holds a MS and BS in Communication and Psychology, respectively, from Illinois State University.