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Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses


 

Karen Rogers
Lecturer in Nursing

Office Location: Civic Center, Augusta Campus
Phone:
Email: karen.rogers@maine.edu
Office Hours:

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Rosemary Needham-Curtis
Lecturer in Architecture

Office Location: Gannett Building, Augusta

Phone:
Email: rosie.curtis@maine.edu
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Gregory Jolda
Lecturer in CIS
Aviation Program Coordinator

Office Location: Randall 257, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3278
Email: gregj@maine.edu
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Nancy Foster
Assistant Professor Of Dental Health

Office Location: College Center, Bangor Campus
Phone: (207) 262-7883
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu
Office Hours:

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About

Foster is a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist, and has her Master of Education Degree. She is a full-time Assistant Professor of Dental Health on UMA’s Bangor campus, and practices dental hygiene part-time in a periodontal specialty practice in Bangor. She is also the co-author of multiple scientific articles published in the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Foster was recently appointed by Governor LePage to serve as a member of the Maine Board of Dental Examiners.

 

Laura Kate "Kati" Corlew
Assistant Professor Of Psychology

Office Location: Lewiston 218, Bangor Campus
Phone: (207) 262-7752
Email: kate.corlew@maine.edu
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00; Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30; Thursday 2:30 - 4:00; or by appointment/luck

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About

Education

2010-2012  - Ph.D. in Community and Cultural Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Hawaiʻi

2009-2011  - Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

2007-2009  - M.A. in Community and Cultural Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

2008 - Quentin Burdick Rural Health Practicum
East Hawaii Community Mental Health Center – Honokaʻa Clinic

1997-2002 - B.S. in Psychology (cum laude)
Department of Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University. Minors: Spanish, Speech Communication

 


 

Biography

Dr. Corlew earned her PhD in 2012 Community and Cultural Psychology from the University of Hawai'i with a dissertation on the response to climate change in the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu.  Dr. Corlew's many published works in quantitative and qualitative analysis include publications in the American Journal of Community Psychology, The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health PromotionThe Community Psychologist, the Global Journal of Community PsychologyWeather, Climate and Society, the Review of Disability Studies and Centerings. Before coming to UMA, Dr. Corlew worked two years as a research fellow with the East-West Center, collecting and presenting network data on connections between climate change professionals across the Pacific Islands.  In Spring 2014, Dr. Corlew received an American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant for $19,972 supporting continued research on psychological recovery and risk perception regarding natural disasters and climate change in Hawaii and American Samoa.

 

Vitae

Professional Experience

2014-present - Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Maine at Augusta, Bangor Campus
(see Teaching Experience, below)

2014 - Lecturer
Kapiʻolani Community College
(see Teaching Experience, below)

2012-present - Research Fellow
East-West Center, Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (Pacific RISA) Program, Honolulu, HI
Design, implement, analyze, and report empirically-driven social network analysis of climate change professionals in Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands; Develop dissemination products; Grant writing, management, and administrative duties as required.

2010-2012 - Project Assistant
East-West Center, Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (Pacific RISA) Program, Honolulu, HI
Conduct culturally responsive qualitative and quantitative research regarding climate change planning and adaptation; Build local collaborations in Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands; Develop innovative dissemination materials; Data analyses; Social network analysis; Program evaluation.

2010-2011 - Lecturer
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
(see Teaching Experience, below)

2008-2010 - Research Assistant
Center on Disability Studies, Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention Project, Honolulu, HI
Conduct culturally responsive research, development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination to reduce education outcome disparities for Native Hawaiian students; Facilitate and Instruct professional development series for Hawaiʻi Public Schools teachers; Write research reports and other relevant dissemination materials; Develop teacher’s handbook for culturally responsive strategies.

2007-2008 - Graduate Assistant
University of Hawaiʻi Department of Psychology, Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
Assist the Department Chair with publications and information management.

2003-2007 - Full Time Volunteer
Claretian Volunteers Program, Chicago, IL
Live in solidarity with the poor and work full time with the Claretian Volunteers Program in inner-city Chicago, providing bilingual (Spanish) outreach and services to gangs and impoverished communities: Gang Outreach, HIV Prevention Educator, and Mentor for Gang Affiliated Youth at Holy Cross-IHM Parish; Director of Youth Programming at St. Paul Parish; Social Services Assistant with Casa Catalina Food Pantry; Manager of Mothers and Children (MAC) Program; Youth Outreach with Central American Martyrs Center/Su Casa Catholic Worker Center; Administrative Assistant with Claretian Volunteer Program Office.

2002-2003 - Case Manager, Interim Director
Reach: Enrichment, Afterschool and Community Health (R.E.A.C.H.) Program, Woodbury, TN
Work with low income, at-risk youth age 6 to 12 in rural Tennessee; Conduct home and school visits; maintain files on all children; Refer children and families to available resources; Teach Second Step classes at local elementary schools; Lead the Art Enrichment Program.

2001-2002 - Instructor
Rutherford County Adult Activity Center, Murfreesboro, TN
Work one-on-one with mentally retarded adults; Provide assistance (eating, hygiene, daily activity) to these individuals.

2001 - Resident Counselor
Cedar Grove Rehabilitation Facility, Murfreesboro, TN
Resident Counselor for juvenile sex offenders in a second-degree lock down rehabilitation facility; Monitor resident behavior; Assist residents with treatment and education.

 

Teaching Experience

Fall 2014 - Introduction to Psychology, two sections
Psychology of Lifespan Development, two sections
Assistant Professor, Social Science Department, University of Maine at Augusta

Spring 2014 - Psychology of Adjustment
Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences
Lecturer, Social Sciences Department, Kapiʻolani Community College

Fall 2011 - Introduction to Community Psychology
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Fall 2011 - Cultural and Community Psychology and Global Climate Change (Online Undergraduate Course)
Lecturer, Outreach College, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Spring 2011 - Introduction to Community Psychology
Lecturer, Outreach College, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 - Civic Engagement, Volunteerism, and Community Service (Service Learning)
Lecturer, Honors Department, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Summer 2010 - Cultural and Community Psychology and Global Climate Change
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

2009-2010 - Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention Strategies
Co-Instructor, Professional Development Series, Center on Disability Studies

2003-2007 - HIV Prevention Education
Instructor, American Red Cross

 

Publications

  • Corlew, L. K. (in development). To stay here and die here for my country: Climate change in Tuvalu. Results book.
  • Corlew, L. K. (in development). Representing and representations of Pacific Islanders in climate change research. For Journal of Social and Political Psychology.
  • Corlew, L. K., Cardazone, G. M., & Anglin, A. (in development). Reflections on Photovoice methodology: How participant context and culture transform the process. For Qualitative Research.
  • Corlew, L. K. (in review). Connected by an ocean: Using social network analysis to assess and facilitate communications among climate change professionals across the Pacific Islands region. Social Networks.
  • Corlew, L. K. (in review). To stay here and die here for my country: Justice and Tuvaluan perspectives of future in a changing climate. American Journal of Community Psychology.
  • Cardazone, G. M., Sy, A., Chik, I., & Corlew, L. K. (2014). Mapping One Strong ‘Ohana: Using network analysis and GIS to enhance the effectiveness of a statewide coalition to prevent child abuse and neglect. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(3-4), 346-356.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). Homicide during childhood. In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd Edition (pp. 743-751). New York: Springer.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). How to connect with us: Report from the Livelihood and Culture break-out sessions of the Pacific Island Climate Services Forum. The Community Psychologist, 46(4), 14-16.
  • Corlew, L. K., & Johnson-Hakim, S. M. (2013). Community and cultural responsivity: Climate change research in Tuvalu. Global Journal of Community Psychology, 4(3). Available online at http://www.gjcpp.org/en/resource.php?issue=15&resource=177.
  • Finucane, M. L., Miller, R., Corlew, L. K., Keener, V. W., Burkett, M., & Grecni, Z. (2013). Understanding the climate-sensitive decisions and information needs of fresh water resource managers in Hawaiʻi. Weather, Climate, and Society, 5(4), 293-308.
  • Corlew, L.K. (2012). The cultural impacts of climate change: Sense of place and sense of community in Tuvalu, a country threatened by sea level rise. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQest Dissertations & Theses. (UMI Number 3520677).
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Creating a collaborative proposal for climate change research in Tuvalu. The Community Psychologist, 44(2), 29-32.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). From Egypt to Wisconsin: Real Democracy is disorderly, uncomfortable, and pretty remarkable. Centerings, XXXVII(3), 1.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Book review. The Church of 80% Sincerity. The Review of Disability Studies, VII(2), 59.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Book review. Doctors of Deception: What they don't want you to know about shock treatment. The Review of Disability Studies, VI(4), 62.
  • Corlew, L.K. (2010). Understanding community activism in protest of the Superferry in Lihue, Kauai. (Master’s thesis). ProQest Dissertations & Theses. (UMI Number 1481650).
  • Corlew, L. K. (2007). Feminism, In Waves. Centerings, Volume XXXIII(4), 8-9.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2006). Another World is Possible. Centerings, Volume XXXII(4), 3.

 

Special Certification

  • 2013 - CPR Certification, American Heart Association
  • 2012 - Social Network Analysis, University of Michigan via Coursera
  • 2011 - Coastal Community Resilience Certification, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
  • 2011 - Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
  • 2011 - Tsunami Awareness Certification, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
  • 2010 - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certification, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • 2008 - Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Center on Disability Studies (CDS)
  • 2006 - Food Sanitation Certification for Chicago, IL, City of Chicago, IL
  • 2004 - English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor Certification, Loyola University, Chicago
  • 2003 - Advancing Youth Development Certification, Chicago Area Project, Department of Strategic Initiatives
  • 2003 - HIV Prevention Education Instructor Certification, American Red Cross
  • 2003 - American Red Cross Fundamentals Certification, American Red Cross

 

Research Products

  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). Network Maps of Climate Change Professionals in Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, by sector and region. Mapping the Flow of Climate and Water Resource Information in the Pacific Islands. Online tool, available at www.pacificrisa.org/social-network-analysis/.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Assessing Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Capacities Related to the Sustainability of Ground Water Resources in Pacific Island Settings: Pacific RISA Year 1 Project Evaluation. White paper.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2012). Capability Map: Capacities by Stakeholder Organization. Assessing Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Capacities Related to the Sustainability of Ground Water Resources in Pacific Island Settings. Online tool, available at www.pacificrisa.org/water/assessment-activities/.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2012). Capability Map: Information and Support Needs by Sector. Assessing Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Capacities Related to the Sustainability of Ground Water Resources in Pacific Island Settings. Online tool, available at www.pacificrisa.org/water/assessment-activities/.
  • Corlew, L. K., Takahashi, K., Lopez, L. A., Picklesimer, T., & Stodden, R. (2010). Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention: A handbook for teachers. Honolulu: Center on Disability Studies Media Center.

 

Presentations—National and International

  • Corlew, L. K., Keener, V. W., & Finucane, M. L. (2013). Network Analysis of Climate Change Professionals in Hawaiʻi and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands. American Psychological Association Convention, July 31 to August 4, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K., Anglin, A. E., & Cardazone, G. M. (2013). Reflections on Photovoice Methodology: How Participant Context and Culture Transform the Process. American Psychological Association Convention, July 31 to August 4, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Human Dimensions of Climate Change in the Pacific. Environmental Education Symposium, July 15, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K., Felkley, C., & Heim, R. (2013). The PEAC Center: Bringing Drought Monitoring to the Pacific. United States Drought Monitor Forum, April 18, 2013, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2012). To Stay Here and Die Here for My Country: Climate Change Perceptions and Projections of Tuvaluans. Northwest Community Research and Action Conference, October 12, 2012, paper presentation, Portland, OR.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Examining the Intersection of Sense of Community and Sense of Place within an Indigenous Community. 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 16-19, 2011, presentation, Chicago, IL.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Land Under Sea: Climate Change and the New Displacement of Indigenous Peoples. 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 16-19, 2011, presentation, Chicago, IL.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Culture in place: The threat of global climate change in Tuvalu. Space, Place and the Production of Knowledge Conference, April 8-9, 2011, presentation in Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2010). Creating a Collaborative Process in a Foreign Culture: Sea Level Rise Research in Tuvalu. 5th Annual Northwest ECO Conference, October 15, 2010, Portland, Oregon.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2010). Majority Rule and Minority Voices: Values and Activism. 3rd International Conference on Community Psychology, June 3-5, 2010, Puebla, Mexico.
  • Takahashi, K., Corlew, L. K., Lopez, L. A., & Pickelsimer, T. (2010). Innovative Approaches to Preparing Schools and Teachers to Implementing Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention (RTI): A Hands-on Workshop for Administrators, Specialists, and Teachers. 2010 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, half-day workshop Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K., & Takahashi, K. (2009). Culturally Responsive RTI Strategies. 2009 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, presentation, Honolulu, HI.
  • Takahashi, K., & Corlew, L. K. (2009). Disability Mentoring Day Hawai`i, 2008. 2009 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, poster session, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2008). From Majority Rules to Outsider Discrimination: Tips for Mainstream Researchers Who Work With Marginalized Populations. Southeast ECO Conference, Asheville, NC.

 

Presentations—Invited Seminars

  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). Climate change and justice. Research and Pedagogy in the UMA Bangor Nottage Library, November 20, 2014, Bangor, ME.
  • Corlew, L. K., Hentges, S., & Lane, K. (2014). Women who run with words. Research and Pedagogy in the UMA Bangor Nottage Library, October 23, 2014, Bangor, ME.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). To stay here and die here for my country: Climate change in Tuvalu. Research and Pedagogy in the UMA Katz Library, October 3, 2014, Augusta, ME.
  • Keener, V. W., Corlew, L. K., Brewington, L., Nunn, R., Jasper, K., McIntosh, D. (2013). Interdisciplinary climate change research with the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (Pacific RISA) Program. Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP), December 10, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Tuvalu Mo Te Atua: Human Dimensions of Climate Change in the Pacific. UCLA Pacific Islands History Seminar, June 5, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Tuvalu Mo Te Atua: Human Dimensions of Climate Change in the Pacific. PLAN 671: Disaster Management: Understanding the Nature of Disasters Graduate Seminar, Spring 2013, guest lecturer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Human Dimensions of Climate Change in the Pacific. NYU Faculty Resource Network Winter Professional Enrichment Seminar, January 17, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2011). Climate Change: A Global Issue with Disparate Local Causes and Consequences. PLAN 671: Disaster Management: Understanding the Nature of Disasters Graduate Seminar, Spring 2011, guest lecturer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2010). Vulnerable Populations in Disaster Management: Gender, SES, Developing Nations, and Minority Status. PLAN 670: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Graduate Seminar, Fall 2010, guest lecturer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with video conferencing to eight international universities spanning eleven time zones.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2010). Collaborative Research in a Foreign Culture. Psychology 680: Community Psychology Foundations Graduate Seminar, Fall 2010, guest lecturer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2009). Long-term Volunteering. Honors 303: Civic Engagement, Volunteerism and Community Service, Fall 2009, guest lecturer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2008). From Majority Rules to Outsider Discrimination: Tips for Mainstream Researchers Who Work With Marginalized Populations. Brislin Intercultural Seminar, Fall 2008, Honolulu, HI.

 

Presentations—Community (including television and radio)

  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). Disaster Preparedness in American Samoa. Community Workshop at the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, July 2, 2014, Pago Pago, American Samoa.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2014). Disaster Preparedness in Maui. Community Workshop at the Wailuku Public Library, May 22, 2014, Maui, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). The Cultural Impacts of Climate Change: Sense of Place and Sense of Community in Tuvalu, a Country Threatened by Sea Level Rise. KTUH Radio interview, April 12, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Islands and Culture: The Impacts of Climate Change in the Pacific. Mission 4/1 Earth Gathering, April 11, 2013, Honolulu, HI. Broadcast on ‘Olelo Community Television, available at http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=34783.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2013). Climate Change Justice, Faith and Action. Hawaiʻi Interfaith Power and Light Valentine’s Day Preach-In on Global Warming and Climate Change, February 10, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2009). Bilingual Experiences in Community Service. Kapiʻolani Community College Spanish Club, Fall 2009, guest speaker, Honolulu, HI.
  • Corlew, L. K. (2008). Community Service and Social Justice. Immaculate Conception High School, October 2008, guest speaker, Memphis, TN.

 

Grants and Awards

  • 2013 - American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant, “Relating the psychological recovery from recent disasters to climate change risk perception and preparedness in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa” $19,972, American Psychological Foundation
  • 2013 - Finalist, Best Dissertation on a Topic Relevant to Community Psychology, Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
  • 2011-2012 - Community Mini-Grant, SCRA Community Practice Council
  • 2011-2012 - Gartley Research Award, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2011-2012 - Merit Scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Manoa
  • 2011-2012 - Mānoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2011 - Biennial Student Travel Award, Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
  • 2010-2011 - Merit Scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2010-2011 - Mānoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2010 - Finalist, Outstanding Thesis Award, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2010 - ECO Student Travel Award, Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
  • 2010  - Arts and Sciences Student Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2010 - Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2009-2010 - Mānoa Opportunity Grant, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2009 - Karen Cooper Memorial Scholarship, Mensa Education and Research Foundation
  • 2008 - Travel Grant, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 1997-2002 - Presidential Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University

 

Blogs, Newsletters

  • 2011-present - Psychology of Climate Change, Regular segment in the SCRA Community Psychology Practice Council blog
  • 2009-2010 -  The Mānoa Graduate, Monthly newsletter for the Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2006-2007 - Un Plato Lleno-A Full Plate, Quarterly bilingual newsletter for Casa Catalina Food Pantry

 

 

Skills

Research Methods

  • Trained and experienced in multiple Applied Research methods and analyses, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Social Network Analysis, including web interface
  • Survey design, including web interface
  • Culturally responsive research
  • Action research
  • Participant observation
  • Ethnography
  • PhotoVoice
  • Interviews, focus groups, and workshop research and facilitation
  • Narrative research, analysis, and reporting
  • Community intervention, including prevention and promotion
  • Evaluation, including quantitative and qualitative methods, formative and summative, and empowerment evaluation
  • Case Study, Phenomenology, and Grounded Theory

Software

  • Skilled with quantitative and qualitative analysis software, and other multi-media software:
  • Gephi Social Network Analysis software
  • Pajek Social Network Analysis software
  • NVivo9 Qualitative Analysis software
  • ATLAS.ti Qualitative Analysis software
  • SAS Quantitative Analysis software
  • SPSS Quantitative Analysis software
  • Survey Gizmo
  • Advanced user of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • Advanced user of the Open Office suite, including Calc
  • Vegas Pro Video Editing software
  • GIMP2 Image Editing software

Teaching

  • From my time researching culturally responsive education strategies with the Center on Disability Studies, as well as my own teaching, I have gained extensive experience in:
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Active learning, including manipulatives and graphic organizers
  • Service learning
  • Engaging visual, logical, verbal, physical, and aural learning styles
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • “Teach the teacher”
  • Peer-teaching strategies
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Personal

  • Knowledgeable and skilled (non-professional) in a variety of creative interests:
  • Creative writing
  • Oral storytelling (American Folklore tradition, Hawaiian Talk-Story tradition)
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Marble sculpting
  • Carpentry (furniture)
  • Drawing and painting

Languages

  • Can speak and understand multiple languages
  • English—Native
  • Spanish—Fluent
  • French—Read
  • Samoan—Basic
  • Tuvaluan—Basic
  • Additional background with Italian, German, Russian, and Arabic; I am interested in further developing these skills.

 

Community Service and Professional Activities

  • 2014-present - Member, Women in Curriculum and Cultural Diversity committee (WICCD)
  • 2014-present - Member and sub-committee chair, Advocating Wicket Scholarship in Maine (AWSIM)
  • 2014-present - Member, APA Inter-divisional Task Force on Climate Change and Policy
  • 2013-present - Chair, SCRA Environment and Justice Interest Group
  • 2013-present - Board Member, LaborFest Hawaiʻi
  • 2013-present - Reviewer, SCRA Community Practice Council Mini Grant Program
  • 2013-present - Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 2012-present - Member, SCRA Community Practice Council
  • 2011-present - Member, SCRA Environment and Justice Interest Group
  • 2011-present - Member, SCRA Membership Committee
  • 2007-present - Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • 2007-present - Member, APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
  • 2007-present - Participant, National Novel Writing Month
  • 2006-present - Member, Mensa
  • 2013 - Panel Chair, American Psychological Association Convention
  • 2011 - Panel Chair, SCRA 13th Biennial Conference
  • 2011 - Volunteer, Hawaiian Humane Society
  • 2009-2011 - Executive Council, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2010 - Panel Chair, 3rd International Conference on Community Psychology of the SCRA and the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), Puebla, Mexico
  • 2009-2010 - Assembly Representative, Psychology, Graduate Student Organization, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • 2009-2010 - Rapporteur, Pacific Rim International Forum of the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), Honolulu, HI
  • 2009 - Volunteer, Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities of the CDS, Honolulu, HI
  • 2008-2009 - Organizer and Mentor, Disability Mentoring Day of the CDS, Honolulu, HI
  • 2007-2009 - Founding member, Producer, and Video editor, Guild for the Promotion and Enhancement of Creative Writing and Other Stuff in Hawaiʻi (G.P.E.C.W.A.O.S.H.)
  • 2008 - Note-taker, Near- roadway and on-road exposures to air pollution: Risk communication and decision making, pre-conference workshop for the Better Air Quality—Asia Conference in Bangkok
  • 2006-2007 - Committee Member and Advocate, Anti-Hunger Action Committee, Illinois Hunger Coalition
  • 2006-2007 - Council Member and Advocate, Community Quality Council, Back of the Yards and Englewood Neighborhoods
  • 2005-2007 - Committee Member, Women in Church and Society Committee, 8th Day Center for Justice
  • 2003-2007 - Full-Time Volunteer, Various positions (see Employment History), Claretian Volunteers
  • 2003-2007 - Member and Advocate, Coalition for Adolescent Risk Reduction, Chicago
  • 2006 - Reader, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
  • 2006 - Participant, AIDS Marathoners of Chicago
  • 2005-2006 - Organizer, Pilsen Via Crucis
  • 2005 - Member, Pilsen Alliance Fiesta del Sol “Sol Team”
  • 2004 - Participant, Lakeshore Marathon, Chicago
  • 2002-2003 - Member, Solidarity
  • 2001-2003 - Member, Student Environmental Association
  • 2000-2003 - Storyteller, Middle Tennessee Storytellers Guild
  • 2002 - Volunteer and Organizer, Dr. Jonathan Farley Green Party Congressional Campaign
  • 1998-2001 - Editor, Assistant Editor, Public Relations, and Contributor, Scribbling Mob Egalitarian Feminist Art and Literature Magazine
  • 1997-1998 - Member, Citizens for Action
  • 1997-1998 - Member, Food Not Bombs