Margaret Mize

Margaret Mize, Ed.D.

Education Room 116
Tel (808) 739-4613
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816


Dr. Margaret Mize is an Assistant Professor of Education. Her areas of interest include literacy courses for majors in elementary and secondary teaching. Margaret Mize, Ed.D

As a constuctivist educator, I believe in getting to know each student I teach, whether in a small class on campus or on-line. Courses are designed to build on what each student brings to the classroom. Since knowing students is important to me, I want to share a bit of who I am: I spent the first 18 years of my life in a small town in the North Carolina mountains, then began a journey that took me to Pennsylvania for a bachelor's degree in English and back to N.C. for a master's in teaching reading and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. Along the way I traveled to Europe and Israel, and taught children and adults in Kenya, Ethiopia and Canada. While one of the highlights of my career was teaching middle school language arts and social studies, teacher education was always my long-term goal.

In 2001, I became a full-time member of Chaminade's Education Division, teaching various literacy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and Palolo’s summer program. I've learned that our students are truly outstanding people, and I consider it a privilege to be part of a university whose mission is to "offer its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, work and build a just and peaceful society”.


B.A., Lock Haven University
M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ed.D., North Carolina State University


Educational history

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English
  • Master of Education in Reading and Language Arts, K-12
  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Reading and a Minor in School Counseling

Teaching at CUH

  • English language arts, children’s literature, reading in the content areas
  • CUH 100
  • Summer Institute: Teaching Literacy through Science

Other college teaching experience

  • At North Carolina State University, developed and taught courses in reading and study skills for at-risk freshmen; also taught Middle School Reading.
  • Served for 5 years as Assistant Director of the NCSU Academic Skills Program
  • Held a faculty/administrative position at Wake Tech Community College, NC
    As an ESL Coordinator, taught classes, hired, supervised and provided faculty development for the adult ESL program.
  • Developed and taught an intensive English language course at Abi Adi Teachers’ College in Ethiopia


  • Presentation “Engaging ESL Students in Literacy through Place-Based Inquiry” at the May 2007 International Reading Association Convention in Toronto
  • NHEA grant participation in the area of literacy
  • Attendance at the International Reading Association’s annual conferences since the1970s.
  • Co-presenter with Elizabeth Park at the July 2007 PREL’s Pacific Educational Conference on the topic of emergent literacy
  • Workshop session on teaching writing in science and social studies classes for the April 12, 2008 Teach for America “Professional Saturday”