Keali‘i Troy Kukahiko, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Asian Pacific Studies
Areas of Expertise
Higher Education, Critical Civic Engagement, Online Testing
Kukahiko focuses his research on programs in higher education that will improve the transition, persistence, and degree attainment for students of color. Specifically, he has investigated the college experience of Pasifika college football players and the effectiveness of critical service learning courses in developing critical consciousness and healing from trauma. His publications in these areas include “Racial Diversity Deficit in College Football: Fixing the Pipeline, Maximizing Educational Opportunities for Pacific Islanders in College Football,” “Assessing the Development of an Emerging Critical Consciousness through Service Learning,” and “Realizing a Critical Framework for Service-Learning at an American Public Research University.” Keali‘i is a member of the AIGA Foundation, founded the Pacific Islander Education and Retention (PIER) program at UCLA in 1998, and Prodigy Athletes in 2005.
Visiting Scholar at Australian National University and University of Auckland
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