Welcome Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Katrina-Ann R. Kapāʻanaokalāokeola Oliveira, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies, a master’s degree in Geography, a master of Business Administration degree, and a doctorate in Geography from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa.

She has more than two decades of experience teaching Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she also served as the head of the Hawaiian language program for a decade. She is an Omidyar Fellow and the Principle Investigator and co-author of a $2.4 million dollar federal grant to increase early childhood literacy, promote Hawaiian language revitalization, and increase Native Hawaiian graduate students in fields and disciplines in which Native Hawaiians are underrepresented. 

Dr. Oliveira has been actively involved with the governance of the American Educational Research Association serving as the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific SIG Program Co-Chair for multiple terms as well as Section Co-Chair for Division B: Place and Praxis.