Interstate Passport Initiative


Pilot State Facilitator

Photo of Richard Dubanoski

Richard Dubanoski
Dean, College of Social Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Richard Dubanoski is dean of the College of Social Sciences and professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has been a strong advocate for undergraduate education, serving as the campus liaison for LEAP. During his tenure as dean he has introduced a number of innovative teaching and learning programs to the Manoa campus. Most recently, he initiated a new project, Commitment to Liberal Education, which is based on the LEAP model. This project draws from past educational programs developed in the college – for example, service learning and learning communities – and introduces new programs such as street science, a critical thinking course for freshmen. When complete, Commitment to Liberal Education will incorporate the four Essential Learning Outcomes of LEAP and many of the high-impact teaching practices.

Hawaii Interstate Passport Faculty Teams

Phase I Participating Institutions

Leeward Community College
University of Hawaii West Oahu