Dr. Ingelia White, Assoc. Prof. Botany/Microbiology, has been teaching at Windward Community College (WCC) for 24 years. She is recognized for her role as a mentor, her endeavors in biotechnology and her contributions to improving and enhancing science education in Hawai‘i. Review Dr. White's CV.
She received her Ph.D. degree in Horticulture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1978. She spent the years 1971 – 1974 and 1978 – 1979 at the Horticultural Research Institute in Pasar Minggu, Indonesia as a researcher in tissue culture and ornamental plant breeding. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. White worked as a Horticulturist and Manager in the Hawaii plant nursery industry. She is a coordinator of the Plant Biotechnology Program; the Kuhi La’au-Tropical Plant and Orchid Identification Facility; the Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology Laboratory; and the Bioprocessing Medicinal Garden Complex at WCC. She received the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002; A Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2004; An Orchidist of the Year Award from the Honolulu Orchid Society in 2004. She has published 66 research articles in national and international scientific journals.
The Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.
Dr. Ingelia P. White was awarded the Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 2002. She is recognized for her role as a mentor, her endeavors in biotechnology and her contributions to improving and enhancing science education in Hawai‘.
Orchidist of the Year Award from the Honolulu Orchid Society, 2004
White, I. L. Oshima and N. Leswara. 2006. Antimicrobial Activity and micropropagation of Peperomia
tetraphylla. Jour. of Medical and Biological Sciences Vol 1 (1): 1 – 6.
White, I. 2006. Windward Community College Student Interns Gain Valuable Experience in Biotechnology Research and Entrepreneurial Competition. EPSCoR Newsletter, Vol. 7.
White, I. 2005. Some Notes on Orchids in Laos. Na Okika O Hawaii, Vol. 34 (1).
White, I., and N. Akatsuka. 2005. The effect of Psulotum nudum in Prolonging the Vase Life of
Dendrobium Jaq-Hawaii ‘Uniwai Pearl’. Proceedings for the 17th World Orchid Conference. Shah Alam. Malaysia. April 24 – May 2, 2002.
White, I. and L. Oshima. 2004. Neofinetias. Na Okika O Hawaii. Vol. 33 (2).
White, I., L. Oshima and N. Leswara. 2003. Antimicrobial Activities of Peperomia tetraphylla and Its in vitro Propagation. Abstract for the International Conference on Natural Products: Chemistry, Technology and Medicinal Perspectives. October 8 – 11. al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
White, I. 2002. Some Notes on Orchids in Cambodia. Malayan Orchid Review, Vol. 36.
White, I. 2001. Some Notes on Orchids in Myanmar. Malayan Orchid Review. Vol. 35: 61 – 62.
Ciotti, K. and I. White. 2001. Botanical Survey and Mapping of Moku O Lo’e. Newsletter of the Hawaiian Botanical Society. Vol 40 (1 – 3): 15 – 18.
For addtional published works contact ingelia @hawaii.edu.
For complete course details see the WCC Catalog or the program brochure.
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