As Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support since 2011,
Dr. Kathleen Kane oversees three units, including the Center for Instructional Support
(CIS) and two faculty and TA professional development programs: the Center for
Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP). Kathie has been
associated with the development of CTE since 1991 and FMP since 2003. Broadly, her
responsibilities include extending and expanding support for faculty and TAs to
continue to develop and thrive professionally in their teaching, research and service. 

More recently, Kathie has focused on the concept of Space Matters, a movement
towards agility in education—as in educational spaces—as a response to more
immersive, more engaged opportunities to teach and learn. More complex than the
design of an agile physical environment is how to align agile design with agility in
teaching and learning, schedules, curriculum, and subsequent demands on faculty
development. As such, she has been deeply involved in the development of
transformative environments such as Sakamaki Innovation Zone, Webster 101
Collaborative Classroom
, and a number of classroom improvements in buildings across
Manoa campus. 

Kathie earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in
1994 and continues to teach courses in the College of Social Sciences as an affiliate
faculty, with a focus on the intersections of theory, aesthetics, memory and film.