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Merle K. Koury, PhD

Office of Student Services Director & Associate Specialist

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201B
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-6400
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: mkoury@hawaii.edu

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Biography

Dr. Merle K. Koury is currently the Associate Specialist and Director, Office of Student Services, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. She has been at UHM SONDH since January 2009. Before assuming the Directorship at UH Manoa, she served as an Assistant Professor, Language and Literature Division at the College of Southern Maryland and Part-time faculty, University of Hawaii Leeward Community College, Language Division and instructional faculty, Southeastern University in Washington DC Liberal Studies Department both in the Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

Prior to employment in the U.S, she served as Chairperson, Humanities and Language Department, and Professor both in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Capitol University, Philippines for several years. At Capitol University, she was actively involved in addressing institutional goal of achieving national accreditation and particularly involved in the areas of instruction, curriculum development, language, and faculty development.

Dr. Koury has received a number of professional awards and grants/scholarships, including the Capitol University faculty service award for 15 years of dedicated service, Capitol University Alumni Association plaque of outstanding alumna award, and recipient of the faculty development thesis and dissertation grants from the Fund Assistance to Private Education, Philippines. Dr. Koury started her doctoral degree at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and earned her doctor of philosophy in educational planning and management from Mindanao University of Science and Technology, master’s degree in education from Capitol University, and bachelor’s degree in education from Bukidnon State University.

Currently, she is the project coordinator of the Advanced Education Nursing Education (AENT) scholarship, Nurse Faculty Loan Program, Jonas Nurse Leader Program andJonas Veterans Healthcare Program scholarships. She also oversees and directs various UH Foundation nursing scholarships, tuition waivers and award distribution.


Education

Ph.D, Mindanao University of Science and Technology
MA, Capitol University
BS, Bukidnon State University


Teaching Focus

Educational Management, Reading Education, Administration, Research, Research


Research Focus

Educational Administration, Management, Students Services


Funded Grants

PhD and DNP Student Scholarship
Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program
2014-2016
Project Coordinator

PhD Student Scholarship
Jonas Nurse Leader Program
2014-2016
Project Coordinator

PhD Student Scholarship
Jonas Nurse Leader Program
2012-2014
Project Coordinator

PhD Student Scholarship
Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program
2012-2014
Project Coordinator

Advance Education Nursing Traineeship
Grant # A10HP25206
09/01/2012 through 06/30/2014
Project Coordinator

Advance Education Nursing Traineeship
Grant # A10HP22154
07/01/2011 through 06/30/2012
Principal Investigator

Advance Education Nursing Traineeship
Grant # A10HP18275
07/01/2010 through 06/30/2011
Principal Investigator

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Grant # E01HP14778
Principal Investigator

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (RWJF-NCIN)
Grant # 67733
08/2010-08/2011
Program Liaison

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