Hafa Adai

Aloha and Hafa Adai!

I am a native Chamoru of Guahan(Guam), the largest of the islands in the Marianas chain in the western Pacific. I am one of nine children born to Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori. I reside in East Honolulu on the island of O’ahu with my husband and son.

I serve as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Chaminade University of Honolulu and lecturer/affiliate faculty of the University of Hawai’i-Manoa’s programs in Pacific Studies, Indigenous Politics, and Learning Design and Technology.  I hold a B.Ed. and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies with a concentration in Pacific Islands History, an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Professional Educational Practice from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

I served as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa from 2015-2017 and from 2002-2015, was a faculty member at Kapi’olani Community College where as the Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology.

My academic interests include culturally responsive education and leadership, leadership development, and indigenous research methodologies. My dissertation examines culturally responsive educational technology practices.

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