The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) is UROP’s faculty advisory board consisting of full-time UH Mānoa faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Council members participate in the evaluation of funding applications, and provide expertise in undergraduate research and creative works in their specific discipline to develop policy and strategic direction for UROP to address the needs of students, faculty and the broader UHM campus.

Current UROC members:

NamePositionUnit
Creighton M. LittonUROC Chair, ProfessorUROP, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Kasey BartonAssociate ProfessorBotany
Sandra von DoetinchemProgram SpecialistOutreach College
Stuart DonachieAssociate ProfessorMicrobiology
Scott GroenigerAssociate ProfessorArt & Art History
Michael GuidryUG Chair, Associate SpecialistGlobal Environmental Science, Oceanography
Zhenhua HuangAssociate ProfessorOcean and Resources Engineering
C. Harrison KimAssistant Professor History
Qing LiProfessorMolecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Deborah MattheusAssistant ProfessorNursing & Dental Hygiene
Craig NelsonAssistant ResearcherOceanography
Pratibha NerurkarAssociate ProfessorMolecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Aaron OhtaProfessorElectrical Engineering
David J. RoyerAssistant ProfessorSpecial Education
Lorey TakahashiProfessorPsychology
Michelle TallquistProfessorMedicine
A. Zachary TrimbleAssociate ProfessorMechanical Engineering
Rakan (Zak) ZahawiDirectorLyon Arboretum

Past UROC Members:

NamePositionUnit
Shana BrownAssociate ProfessorHistory
Dominic ChowAssociate ProfessorInternal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maria ChunSpecialistSurgery
Patricia CouvillonAssociate ProfessorPsychology, Pacific Biosciences Research Center
Miguel FelipeAssociate ProfessorMusic
Reza Ghorbani Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
Vernadette GonzalezChair, Director, Associate Professor UROC, Honors Program, American Studies
Peter HoffmannAssociate ProfessorCell and Molecular Biology
Terry HuntChair, Director, ProfessorUROC, Honors Program, Anthropology
Lori IdetaAssistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of StudentsOffice of Student Affairs
Wendy KawabataAssociate Professor Art & Art History
Chris LepczykAssistant ProfessorNatural Resources and Environmental Management
Lipyeow LimAssociate ProfessorInformation and Computer Sciences
Debra MarkDirector, Assistant ProfessorOffice of Research and Extramural Programming, Nursing
Ho Leung NgAssistant ProfessorChemistry
Steven RobinowProfessorZoology
Fred RosterProfessorArt
Scott SinnettAssistant ProfessorPsychology
Miriam StarkProfessorAnthropology
Loriena YancuraAssociate ProfessorFamily and Consumer Sciences
Dongping ZhengAssistant ProfessorSecond Language Studies
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