Three directors appointed at UH MānoaUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Aug 23, 2010
Three faculty administrators have been hired at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to head two programs and one office, announced Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock.
The three appointments are:
- James “Jim” M. Henry, as director of the Mānoa Writing Program, effective August 1 and renewable for three years. Henry will continue to serve as an associate professor of English and director of UH Writing Mentors. Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from Princeton University, a licence from the Université de Genève, and a PhD in writing from the University of Pennsylvania. The Mānoa Writing Program oversees UH Mānoa’s writing intensive program, helps teachers design and effectively teach writing intensive classes, places students into foundations writing courses, and conduct research projects on writing in the disciplines. Henry lives in Kaimuki.
- Terry L. Hunt, as director of the Honors Program, effective August 1. The professor of anthropology has taught at UH Mānoa since 1988, and has been conducting archaeological field research in the Pacific Islands for more than 30 years—including a decade of work on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). He earned his bachelor’s degree at UH Hilo, a master’s degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and a PhD from the University of Washington. The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented and motivated undergraduates to excel in their education at through advanced coursework and unique opportunities. Hunt lives in Ewa Beach.
- Todd H. Sammons, as director of the General Education Office, effective August 16 and renewable for five years. The associate professor will continue to serve as director of the undergraduate program in the Department of English. Sammons has a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University, a master’s degree in English from Indiana University, and a doctorate in English and Humanities from Stanford. The General Education Office is an academic program and research enterprise that is supported by teachers, classrooms, and information technology. Sammons lives in Makiki.
“These three talented faculty are moving into key positions that will enhance undergraduate education at UH Mānoa,” said Vice Chancellor Dasenbrock, “and make Mānoa the destination of choice for great students from Hawai‘i and the rest of the world.”