Faculty & Student Support Services

Naoto Yoshikawa

Naoto Yoshikawa

Chancellor

Areas of Teaching: International Development Theory, International Relations, Human Security
Education: Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. (International Relations), University of Chicago; B.A. (Economics), Chuo University

Office: A104
Phone: (808) 983-4105
Email: yoshinao
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Elizabeth Keith

Elizabeth Keith

Vice Chancellor, Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: Modern and Classical Japanese Literature, Cross Cultural Communication, Cross Cultural Competency, Global Citizenship, Transnational Studies

Education: Ph.D. & M.A. (East Asian Languages and Literatures), University of Hawaii at Manoa; B.A. (French and Japanese languages), University of Hawaii at Manoa

Office: A221

Phone: (808) 983-4152

Email: keith

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages spoken: Japanese and French

Yukio Morikawa

Yukio Morikawa

Executive Director

Areas of Teaching: Japanese Business and Hospitality

Education:M.A. (Economics and Business), Graduate School of Waseda University; B.A. (Economics and Business), Department of Economics and Management, University of Dokkyo

Office: A108

Phone: (808) 983-4120

Email: ymorikawa

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Samantha Hume

Samantha Hume

Dean of Instruction, Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: TESOL, Cultural Studies, ESL, Literatures in English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Cirriculum Development

 

Education: Ed.D (TESOL), University of Exeter,  M.A. (Contemporary German Literature), University of Nottingham; B.A. (English Language & German), University of Kent at Canterbury

Office: A221

Phone: (808) 983-4155

Email: shume

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: German, French, Russian (Basic)

Ilaria De Santis

Ilaria De Santis

Assistant Dean for Liberal Arts Program, Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: Humanities (Art History, History), English, ESL, Classical Languages, Foreign Languages, Communication

Education: Ed.D. (Instructional Leadership), Argosy University Sarasota; M.A., B.A. University of Naples

Office: A220

Phone: (808) 983-4169

Email: idesantis

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: Italian, Neapolitan, and Spanish.

Sydney Matthes

Sydney Matthes

Dean of Student Services

Education: B.A., West Virgina University; M.A., Education / Human Development George Washington University

Office: A102

Phone: (808) 983-4187

Email: smatthes

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony

Assistant Dean for College Preparatory Program, Professor

Areas of Teaching: ESL/EFL, Linguistics, Sociology, American Studies
Education: M.A. (Linguistics) & TESOL Certificate, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.A. (Philosophy), Grinnell College

Office: A223
Phone: (808) 983-4149
Email: manthony
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

College Prep Faculty

Lori Domingo

Lori Domingo

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: English as a Second Language

Education: RSA ESL Teaching Certificate, International House, Rome; California State University – Los Angeles (Adult Education – ESL); California State University – Northridge (Graduate Studies in Counseling); B.S. (Social Welfare), San Fernando Valley Academy

Office: A214

Phone: (808) 983-4134

Email: ldomingo

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: Italian

Cynthia Mathews

Cynthia Mathews

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: English as a Second Language, Spanish

Education: M.A. (Foreign Language Education in TESOL), Florida International University, B.S. (Finance) Florida State University

Office: A212

Phone: (808) 983-4172

Email: cmathews

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Christine Green

Christine Green

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: English as a Second Language
Education: DELTA Certificate, International House, London; TEFL Certificate, ITC Prague, Czech Republic; BA (Journalism), University of Maryland

Office: A210
Phone: (808) 983-4144
Email: cgreen
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Rose Paradise

Rose Paradise

Professor

Areas of Teaching: English as a Second Language
Education: G.D.M. (Management), B.E. (Engineering), Swinburne University of Technology

Office: A216
Phone: (808) 983-4019
Email: rosepara
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Danilo Marrone

Danilo Marrone

Professor

Areas of Teaching: English as a Second Language
Education: M.A., Uppsala University; B.A., St. John’s College

Office: A222
Phone: (808) 983-4132
Email: dmarrone
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Liberal Arts Faculty

Larry Shinagawa

Larry Shinagawa

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: Sociology, American Studites, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Demography, International Relations, Political Participation of Asian Americans, Cross-Cultrual Communications, Intermarriage and Multiracial Families, and Diversity Awareness 

Education: Ph.D. & M.A. (Sociology), University of California at Berkeley; B.A.(Sociology), University of California at Berkeley; B.A. (Ethnic Studies), University of California at Berkeley

Office: A206

Phone: (808) 983-4128

Email: lshinagawa

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: 
Leon Watson

Leon Watson

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: Geography, World Civilizations, Peace Studies, Economics, Service Learning, Environmental and Sustainable Issues

Education: Ph.D. (Resource and Community Development), Michigan State University; M.A. (Geography and Conservation), University of Calgary; B.A. (Cross Cultural, Community, and Non-Formal Education), Justin Morrill College, Michigan State University; B.S. (Geography, Environmental Studies), Michigan State University

Office: A204

Phone: (808) 983-4176

Email: lwatson

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, German and French
Shintaro Taniguchi

Shintaro Taniguchi

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: Mathematics, Judo

Education: M.S. (Atmospheric and Space Science), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, M.Enineering (Space Engineering), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; B.S.E (Areospace Engineering), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 

Office: A202

Phone: (808) 983-4142

Email: staniguchi

(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Languages Spoken:

Kristy Ringor

Kristy Ringor

Associate Professor

Areas of Teaching: American Studies
Education: M.A. (American Studies), University of Hawaii at Manoa; B.A. (Political Science), Oregon State University
Office: A208
Phone: (808) 983-4143
Email: kringor
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Student Support Services

Mika Kuriyama, Yabe-Domingo, and Casey Bales

Mika Kuriyama, Yabe-Domingo, and Casey Bales

International Programs

Office: A121
Phone: (808) 983-4147
Email: interprog
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)
Asa Asasaki

Asa Asasaki

Front Service Manager

Front Desk
Phone: (808) 983-4168
Email: aasasaki
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Sherwood Petersen

Sherwood Petersen

School & Conference Service Facilitator / Dormitory Manager / Shuttle Supervisor

Front Desk
Phone: (808) 983-4111
Email: speterse
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)
Nina Stewart, Yuma Kamiyama, David Aller, Sachiko Stokes, Sydney Matthes, Risa Watabiki

Nina Stewart, Yuma Kamiyama, David Aller, Sachiko Stokes, Sydney Matthes, Risa Watabiki

Office of Student Services

Office: A102
Phone: (808) 983-4187; 983-4122
Email: studentservices
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)
Darrell Kicker

Darrell Kicker

Director of Admissions

Office: A110
Phone: (808) 983-4202
Email: admissions; dkicker
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)
Jordan Wada; Katie Hillenhagen

Jordan Wada; Katie Hillenhagen

Library and Learning Center

Office: A101
Phone: (808) 983-4146
Email: library
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)
Kathryn Murata

Kathryn Murata

Assistant to the Chancellor

Front Desk
Phone: (808) 983-4121
Email: kmurata
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

College Life Counseling

Nana Horiwa

Nana Horiwa

Counselor

Nana has a Master’s degree in Psychology and over 25 years experience in mental health counseling for students, parents and women. She specializes in Assertiveness Training, has authored 11 books on Communication, and has over 15 years experience as a university lecturer of Psychology in Japan. She moved to Hawaii from Tokyo in 2011 and has worked for an organization that supports grieving children who have lost parents.

Office: A232
Phone: (808) 983-4115
Email: nhoroiwa
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

Yoko Kitami

Yoko Kitami

Counselor

Yoko has a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from UH Manoa, and is now working on her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She has experience with K-12, college students, and students with disabilities. She specializes in career counseling, transition, culture shock, meditation (mindfulness) and cross-cultural counseling. She is a certified practitioner for career and personality assessment. Originally from Osaka, she studied abroad in Beijing. She enjoys working with diverse populations in Hawaii to support quality of life.

Office: A232
Phone: (808) 983-4115
Email: ykitami
(HTIC email addresses end with @tokai.edu)

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