Public Administration Program

Contact the Public Administration Program

For general inquires or for more information about the various opportunities offered by our program please feel free to contact us.

 Mailing Address:
 2424 Maile Way
 Saunders Hall 631
 Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

 Tel: 808-956-8260
 FAX: 808-956-9571


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Public Administration Enrichment Fund - This fund was established to support the development of Public Administration Program, its students and faculty and its public service activities. Give a Gift

D. William Wood Pacific Island Health Administrators Endowed Scholarship - The Pacific Island Health Administrators Endowed Scholarship was initially established with generous donations by Professor D. William Wood, MPH, Ph.D. The primary purpose of the Scholarship is to assist in the education and training of Pacific Island health administrators who are seeking the Master’s of Public Administration degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Give a Gift

The Herman S. Doi Memorial Fellowship - In honor of the late founder of the Hawai'i State Ombudsman Office, Herman S. Doi, the fellowship was established for those committed to serving the community through innovative, socially responsible work. The Herman S. Doi Fellowship aims to assist those Master's and Certificate students of the Public Administration Program as well as provide support for the practicum component of the Master's in Public Administration. Give a Gift

Public Administration Faculty (View faculty CVs)

Jeffrey Ady

Jeffrey Ady (profile)

Associate Professor

Susan Chandler

Susan Chandler (profile)


Christopher Grandy

Christopher Grandy (profile)

Associate Professor

Morgen Johansen

Morgen Johansen (profile)

Associate Professor - Director

David Lee

David Lee (profile)

Assistant Professor

David Nixon

David Nixon (profile)

Associate Professor

Helen Yu

Helen Yu (profile)

Assistant Professor


Administrative Staff

Jaret KC Leong

Jaret KC Leong (profile)

Administrative Professional Technical - Program Manager, Educational Specialist


Faculty — Emeritus

Richard Pratt

Richard Pratt (profile)



PUBA Advisory Board

*  Haunani Apoliona


Office of Hawaiian Affairs


Laura Arcibala

Contract Administrator

Hawaii Department of Health


Ty Cullena

Hawaii State Representative

District 39


Dan Gluck, Esq.


Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission


Kristina Guo, PhD

Director of the BA in Public Admin program at UHWO


Andrew Lachmana


Faculty Housing, Food Services, and Mail Services at UH Manoa,


* Lisa Maruyama

President and CEO

Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations


Kathryn Matayoshi


Hawaii Department of Education


* Blake Oshiro, Esq.

Director of Counsel

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing


* Randy Perreira

Executive Director

Hawaii Government Employers Association


Lei Riedela

Program Manager

Hawaiian Community Assets


Kawika Riley

Chief Advocate

Office of Hawaiian Affairs


Ian Santeea

Deputy Director

City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department


Joy Soaresa

Project Manager

Hawaii Community Foundation


* Roy Takumia

Hawaii State Representative

District 35


Laura Thielen

Hawaii State Senator


* Jenifer Winter, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Communication, UH Manoa


* Charlene Younga


C.S. Young and Associate