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Krista Hiser

Dr. Krista Hiser is Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Hawaii Office of Sustainability, where she facilitates change management, interdisciplinary dialogue, and professional development opportunities for faculty to design, update and transform courses to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. She serves on the advisory board for the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC) and on the Steering Committee for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Her PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa focused on students as stakeholders in sustainability curriculum, and her current research “Designing Green Workforce and Education” continues this work, listening to what students know, think, feel, and do regarding climate change and sustainability.

She has published on community partnerships, service-learning, organizational change, professional development, post-apocalyptic literature and climate fiction.

She is also Professor of Composition & Rhetoric at Kapiʻolani Community College. Her favorite course is “Decade Zero: Understanding the Science & Rhetoric of Climate Communication,” an interdisciplinary learning community.

She is a recipient of the Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Hawaii President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability.