Associate Dean for Academic AffairsDEAN
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Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii at Manoa.
He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses emphasizing Earth Science, Climate Change on Pacific Islands, and Coastal Geology; and he has been principal advisor in the awarding of over 20 graduate degrees. In 2011 Chip was awarded the University of Hawai‘i Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching, and he was recognized in 2011 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Achievement Award in Climate Change Science.
Chip has over 100 scientific publications to his record and recently published three books:
- Living on the Shores of Hawaii: Natural Hazards, the Environment, and Our Communities, (2011, University of Hawai’i Press);
- Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us (2013, J. Wiley& Sons);
- Physical Geology: The Science of Earth (2017, J. Wiley& Sons).
For his work in service to government agencies and public groups, Fletcher was the 2006 recipient of the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community given by the University of Hawai΄i, Board of Regents.