JIM YOSHIOKA serves as NFLRC Program Coordinator. In his over 23 years of work at UHM, he has helped successfully organize 80+ conferences and symposia (including all biennial ICLDC conferences (2009-present); PLL 2022 & 2007, SWCOLT 2016, TCLT 2012; SLRF 2008; CALICO 2006 & 2013; AAAL 2003; PacSLRF 2001; and the annual HALT spring conferences, summer summits, and fall symposia) and 30+ NFLRC summer institutes for second and foreign language educators. In addition, he is co-founder and co-faciliator of the Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series and co-editor of the monograph Noticing and Second Language Acquisition: Studies in Honor of Richard Schmidt (2013).
In 2016, he was honored with the inaugural Excellence in Service Award for the former College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, now part of the College of Arts, Languages & Letters.
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.