The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Council (UROC) is UROP’s faculty advisory board that consists of full-time UHM faculty from a wide range of disciplines across campus. UROC members are responsible for the following:

  1. Facilitate and promote opportunities for undergraduate students across all disciplines at UHM to engage in collaborative, faculty-mentored research and creative work, particularly in their academic unit
  2. Participate in the review of student funding applications, including Project and Presentation funding applications
  3. Provide discipline-specific knowledge to develop policy and strategic direction for the UROP to better serve the needs of students in their discipline and the broader UHM campus

UROP is deeply grateful to the service that UROC members provide to the undergraduate research and creative work community at UHM!

Current UROC members:

NamePositionUnit
Creighton M. LittonUROC Chair, ProfessorUROP, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Mapuana AntonioAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Studies
Kasey BartonAssociate ProfessorSchool of Life Sciences
Stuart DonachieAssociate ProfessorMicrobiology
Scott GroenigerAssociate ProfessorArt & Art History
Michael GuidryUG Chair, Associate SpecialistGlobal Environmental Science, Oceanography
Ellinor HaglundAssistant ProfessorChemistry
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
Ashley RubinAssociate ProfessorSociology
Daisuke TakagiAssociate ProfessorMathematics
Lorey TakahashiProfessorPsychology
Michelle TallquistProfessorMedicine
A. Zachary TrimbleAssociate ProfessorMechanical Engineering
Erin Kahunawai WrightAssociate ProfessorEducational Administration
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
Sandra von DoetinchemProgram SpecialistOutreach College
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
David J. RoyerAssistant ProfessorSpecial Education
Scott SinnettAssistant ProfessorPsychology
Miriam StarkProfessorAnthropology
Loriena YancuraAssociate ProfessorFamily and Consumer Sciences
Dongping ZhengAssistant ProfessorSecond Language Studies

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