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Pauline Mashima, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Associate Professor & Graduate Program Chair) – Cognitive rehabilitation, voice disorders, fluency disorders

Dr. Mashima is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Hawai`i, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She served as Chief of the Speech Pathology section at Tripler Army Medical Center from 1991 to 2015. During this time, she coordinated working groups to develop clinical guidance for cognitive rehabilitation for military service members and veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. Her service to ASHA includes the Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Psychological Association (APA) and ASHA, Continuing Education Board, Ad Hoc Committee on Telepractice in Speech-Language Pathology, Working Group on Telepractice, Multicultural Issues Board, and Coordinating Committee for the Vice-President for Planning. She served on the State of Hawai’i Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and as President of the Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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James Hall, Ph.D. (Professor) ASHA Fellow – Audiology, diagnostic audiology, auditory electrophysiology, auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory processing disorders (APD), tinnitus, hyperacusis, newborn hearing screening

 

Dr. Hall is Professor and Director of the online Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPAPP) undergraduate program at the University of Hawaii. He is an internationally recognized audiologist with 40-years of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative experience. He received his Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in audiology from Baylor College of Medicine. During his career, Dr. Hall has held clinical and academic audiology positions at major medical centers. He is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors and the author of over 190 peer-reviewed publications, invited articles, book chapters, and 10 textbooks.

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Kayla Kawamura M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Pediatric speech sound disorders and language disorders

Kayla KawamuraMs. Kawamura is an Instructor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). She serves as a speech-language pathologist with the Hawai’i Department of Education. Ms. Kawamura received her master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology from the University of Hawai`i Mānoa. Her professional interests include supporting communication for individuals with autism, expressive-receptive language disorders, and speech sound disorders.

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Kathy Maemori, M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Child language disorders, articulation and phonology disorders

Kathy Maemori headshotMrs. Maemori is an Instructor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). She holds a Master of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Hawai`i Mānoa. She has an extensive background in the diagnosis and treatment of various speech, language, and communication disorders.

Maemori has a professional interest in working with individuals with autism, phonological disorders, and language disorders. She retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Education, where she provided direct services and coordinated the speech services in the Honolulu district.

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Shari Goo-Yoshino M.S., CCC-SLP (Adjunct Instructor) – Neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders

Shari Goo-Yoshino headshotMs. Goo-Yoshino is an Instructor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). She is a speech-language pathologist, with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Hawaii and a certificate of clinical competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She specializes in diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders related to neurologic diseases and cancer.

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Cheryl Bartlett M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Pediatric speech, hearing habilitation, and language disorders

Cheryl Bartlett, a.k.a. “Miss Cheryl,” is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working as an Instructor for the University of Hawai`i Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). Cheryl graduated from the University of Hawai`i with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. In addition to her work with UHCSD, she continues to enjoy a career as an educationally-related SLP for the Hawai’i Department of Education. Cheryl has extensive experience in the diagnoses and treatment of speech, hearing, and language disorders within the pediatric and young adult populations. Cheryl also enjoys special interests in disorders of pragmatics, hearing habilitation, and voice (based on her training and experience both as an SLP and professional singer).

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Brittany Evans M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders

Ms. Brittany Evans is an Instructor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). She serves as an acute speech-language pathologist at Queen’s Medical Center Health – West Oahu. Ms. Evans received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Hawai`i Mānoa. She specializes in diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, swallowing, voice, and cognitive-communication disorders related to neurologic diseases in the adult population. She has 7 years of experience in the acute care setting – specializing in evaluation and treatment of dysphagia. She is certified in VitalStim Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and competent in performing Modified Barium Swallowing Studies.

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Joanne Kawahigashi Oshiro M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Adult swallowing, voice, and neurogenic disorders

Joanne Kawahigashi Oshiro headshotMs. Oshiro is an Instructor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD). She is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience with swallowing and communication rehabilitation in acute care, skilled care, outpatient, and home care settings as well as classroom and clinical instruction at the University level. Ms. Oshiro specializes in diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-communication disorders related to neurologic diseases in adult population. Experience also includes gender-affirming voice intervention.

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Makiko Ogawa M.S., CCC-SLP (Instructor) – Early childhood speech and language, listening and spoken language acquisition/habilitation of the children with deafness or hard-of-hearing, pediatric feeding/dysphagia, and adult dysphagia

Ms. Ogawa joined the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (UHCSD) as a clinical Instructor in 2024. She has over 20 years of professional experience as a speech-language pathologist, working with a wide range of populations in different settings, such as private and public schools, acute and rehabilitation hospitals, home health, a skilled nursing facility, private clinics and early intervention groups. Although Ogawa enjoys challenges of working with all areas of speech-language pathology, she has particular interests in working with children with deafness/hard-of-hearing, children with feeding disorders/dysphagia, and adults with dysphagia. Ogawa is bilingual in Japanese and English and licensed in the State of Hawai’i as well as in California.

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Kenneth Pugh Ph.D., CCC-A (Associate Professor) – Audiology, diagnostic audiology, research methods, tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing aids, aural rehabilitation

Kenneth PughDr. Pugh is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He earned his Master’s degree in Audiology from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in audiology and health care administration from the University of Florida. His work history includes clinical service delivery and experience in hospital settings, private practice, and academic environments. Dr. Pugh has skill in diagnostic audiology, selection and fitting of hearing aids, tinnitus management, cochlear implants, and research. He actively maintains his certificate of clinical competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and his hearing aid dispensing license in Audiology with the state of Hawai’i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

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