Thomas No'eau Keopuhiwa, Ed.D.
Counselor, TRiO Student Support Services
Kapi‘olani Community College
Of Native Hawaiian descent, Keopuhiwa has developed and taught “Native Hawaii Travel Experience,” a travel immersion course based in Kaua`i, Hawaii; and co-taught, with Leilani Browning, “Native Hawaiian Culture and History.” His research interest focuses on the identity development of minority populations in educational settings.Keopuhiwa served WVU as a graduate assistant in the McNair Scholars Program.
(This photo was taken during Keopuhiwa’s Native Hawaiian Travel Immersion course in November 2012 as he introduced his NAS students to Kaua`i Community College Hawaiian Language Instructor Puali’imaikalani Rossi-Fukino.)