BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii Manoa, 1969
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Hawaii Manoa, 1971
M.P.H., Community Mental Health, University of California Berkeley, 1974
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of California Berkeley, 1979
Dr. Trina Nahm-Mijo, is a Professor of Psychology, Dance, and Women's Studies since 1979. She served as Chair of the Social Science and Humanities Division of Hawai`i Community College from 1996- 2003 and served as Chairperson of the General Education and Public Services Division from 1988-91. She has received many awards and grants for her innovative, holistic approach to teaching the whole person, and has actively worked to foster integrative learning and curriculum through pioneering the human services certificate program, the expressive arts curriculum and the learning communities teaching model at Hawai`i Community College. Trina received the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award in 1984 the Hung-Wo and Elizabeth Lau-Ching Faculty Service to the Community Award in 2000; and the HawCC Innovation of the Year Award in 2000, 2002, and 2007. She was inducted into the County of Hawai`i Women’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Since 2004, she has been Project Manager for the Alaskan Native/Native Hawai’ian Institutions Assisting Communities HUD grant in partnership with Bay Clinic, Inc. which has launched two model entities for furthering at-risk youth: Kea`au Middle College High School which offers dual credit to Kea`au High School seniors and Kea`au Youth Business Center which offers skill building and entrepreneurial training in the areas of digital media arts, sound recording engineering, permaculture and culinary arts as a means of engaging youth in pathways to higher education and work. Beyond teaching administrative duties, and community service, Trina is recognized nationally and internationally as a choreographer and performer who illuminates the poignancy of the human condition and provokes audiences to examine their relationship to social justice. Dr. Nahm-Mijo also was President of the Board of Family Crisis Shelter, Inc. (now Turning Point for Families) for 15 years and has started at least 20 programs and organizations still in existence today in the area of innovative education, culture and the arts, women’s issues, and mental health.
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