JIM YOSHIOKA (NFLRC Program Coordinator) also serves as the Events Coordinator for the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In his over 18 years of work at UHM, he has helped successfully organize over 75 conferences and symposia (including PacSLRF in 2001, AAAL in 2003, CALICO in 2006 & 2013, PLL in 2007, SLRF in 2008, TCLT in 2012, all biennial ICLDC Conference (2009-present), and the annual HALT spring conference and fall symposium) and 28 NFLRC summer institutes for second and foreign language educators. In addition, he facilitates two professional development series geared toward graduate teaching assistants - the Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series and the Teaching Assistant Survival Society. He recently served as co-editor of the monograph Noticing and Second Language Acquisition: Studies in Honor of Richard Schmidt.
In 2016, he was honored with the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature's inaugural Excellence in Service Award.
He holds a BA in English (1990) from the University of California at Davis and an MA in English as a Second Language (1999) from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.