Education courses and programs offered by the NTBG are increasingly inter-disciplinary in scope and design. This helps promote opportunities for students to link disciplines as they engage in more in-depth discoveries and analysis of content covered.
Classes are taught by our professional staff in Hawai‘i or in Florida, and these programs are further enhanced through collaborative partnerships with professionals of specialized disciplines and expertise. Terms of collaborations vary and are dictated by curriculum needs, and results of formative and summative assessments conducted for every course offering.
Primary areas of specialty for collaboration purposes noted below.
- Kumu Kapu Alquiza, Hula and Hawaiian culture
- Bradley Bennett, Ph.D., ethnobotany – origin of drug prescriptions
- Dr. Walter G. Bradley, D.M., F.R.C.P., Neurology - Causes of ALS - PDC
- Paul Alan Cox, Ph.D., ethnobotany: indigenous plant medicine – HIV-AIDS; ALS-PDC
- Kathy Gallucci, Ph.D., plant biology
- Don Heacock, Marine biology
- Nick Holmes, Ph.D., endangered seabird management
- Dr. H. Carl Howard, health administration
- Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Internal medicine, poisonous plants
- Sabra Kauka, Material culture, place-based education
- Steven R. King, Ph.D., Crofelemer and Secretory Diarrhea, Type 2 Diabetes
- Dr. Ray Lopes, neurological diseases
- Susan Murch, Ph.D., Plants and neurochemistry, medicinal plant biotechnology
- Dr. Tomás Salerno, Cardiothoracic surgery
- JoAnn Valenti, Ph.D., environmental journalism
- Donna W. Vogler, Ph.D., plant sexuality
- Dr. Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, F.A.A.F.P., Nutrigenomics, Family health
- Brian Yamamoto, botany, microbiology