Naomi Hughes M.A.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

Instructor of Marine Sciences


M.A. Sustainability, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI

M.A. Certificate Organizational Development & Change, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu HI

M.A. Certificate Global Leadership Sustainable Development, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu HI

B.S. Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu HI



Experiential education and leadership development in higher education STEM programs.



As teaching faculty at Hawaii Pacific University, I primarily instruct the undergraduate course Introduction to Oceanographic Field Techniques (MARS1020) wherein I utilize various modes of learning to expose students to a higher education environment that extends beyond the conceptual and taps into practical hands-on application. MARS1020 is structured with three components: lectures, shore labs, and boat labs. I incorporate technical and quantitative skill development relating to oceanographic instrumentation and scientific procedures while encouraging students to develop soft skills such as interpersonal communication, collaborative leadership, and self-awareness through an experiential education model. Other instructional duties consist of facilitating labs onboard the HPU research vessel (RV) KAHOLO for environmental science 2000-3000 series, & oceanography 3000 series.


Naomi Hughes


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