Natural Sciences and Mathematics | Faculty Profiles : Ronald Iwamoto

Ronald Iwamoto, M.S., M.Ed.

riwamoto@chaminade.edu

Wesselkamper Science Center Room 101
Tel (808) 735-4808
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Biology

Ronald IwamotoRonald Iwamoto, M.S., has been an Associate Professor of Biology at Chaminade since 1967. He is an active mentor of Chaminade biology students, and is often the faculty mentor for research that students present at conferences. He has also held many administrative positions over the years:

  • Assistant to the Interim Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 2005-2007
  • Title III, USDOE, Activities Director, 2005-2007
  • Acting Co-Director, USDOE Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Spring 2003
  • Planning Coordinator Natural Sciences and Mathematics Renovation of Henry Hall 2002-2007
  • Biology Discipline Coordinator 2001-2004
  • Chemistry Coordinator 2003-2004
  • Student Coordinator, Enrichment Activities, NIH MBRS Program 1992-2001
  • Biology and Forensic Science Accelerated Undergraduate Program Coordinator 1999-2001
  • Forensic Science Coordinator 1999-2000
  • Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs, 1 year, 1984
  • Biology Department Chair 7 years Prior to 2001

Education

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A. in History
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, M.S. in Zoology
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, M.Ed. in Ed Foundations

Teaching

Biology

Mentoring


American Academy of Forensic Science National Conference, Feb. 21- 25, 2005, New Orleans, La, mentored 4 Ronald E. McNair Program students presenting posters on their summer 2004 research and 10 forensic science students with 2 faculty members

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Oct. 15-18, 2003, San Diego, CA, mentored 7 biology and 5 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference, Oct. 2-5, 2003, Albuquerque, NM, mentored 8 biology and forensic science students, supported by Chaminade science division funds

Hawaii Conservation Conference 2003, July 10-11, 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii Conservation Alliance sponsored “Year of the Hawaiian Forest”, mentored 2 students to conference, sponsored by Chaminade University

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, November 13-16, 2002, New Orleans, LA, mentored 7 biology students, Supported by McNair and Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network funds from University of Hawaii at Manoa

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference, Sept. 26-29, 2002, Anaheim, CA, mentored 5 biology students, supported by faculty development funds of Chaminade University of Honolulu

National Minority Research Symposium, November 2000, Washington, D.C., escorted 13 students presenting posters, funded by NIH MBRS

National Minority Research Symposium, November 1999, Phoenix, AZ, advisor for 10 students presenting posters, funded by NIH MBRS

Research and Research Programs

Vibrio in Hawaiian Reef Fish, Shrimp, and Oysters at the Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, summer 1998 directed and supervised 3 non-minority Chaminade University students, Mentor: Dr. Roger Fujioka, Director of the Water Resources Research Center

Presentation Poster: “Vibrio in Hawaiian Fish, Shrimp, and Oysters” by Koyanagi, K.H., S.S. Wheeler, T.K. Yoneyama, and R.M. Iwamoto, Sigma Xi Big Island Science Conference (15th Meeting) April 15-17, 1999

Research Faculty Member, Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Institute, U.S. Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, 1996-1997, 1999-2007

Student Coordinator, Enrichment Activities, NIH MBRS Program, Faculty Enrichment participant, 1992 to 2001