Center on the Family Faculty Profiles
Grace F. Fong
Professor and COF Affiliate Faculty
Miller Hall, Room 203B
gfong@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-9419

Profile

Grace Fong has taught for over 30 years in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Family Resources program and coordinated its undergraduate internship program.  Her research and outreach interests include family management practices in limited-resource families and families with young children, and early childhood care and education. She is the recipient of the University of Hawai‘i 1998 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching and the 1998 NACTA Award for Excellence in University Teaching. 

Degree

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Resource Management
  • Non-formal Education

Areas of Interest

  • Family, friend, and neighbor care for young children
  • Family life education
  • Quality improvement in early childhood care and education

Research and Outreach Projects

  • Hawai‘i Information System for Substance Abuse Prevention Project. August 1, 2011-July 31, 2012.  Hawai‘i State Department of Health-Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Oversees implementation of a web-based data collection, management, and reporting system as part of DOH-ADAD’s implementation of its Substance Abuse Prevention Infrastructure Work Plan.
  • Learning to Grow Project. July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.  Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services. Development, dissemination, and evaluation of educational outreach programs and resource materials for families receiving child care subsidies from the state, with the aim of improving the quality of care provided to children, ages birth to five.
  • Quality Care Project. July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.  Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services. Development of the infrastructure for and piloting of a Quality Improvement rating System for licensed center-based and home-based child care programs.

Courses

  • FamR 492 Internship

Recent Publications

  • Tom, A., Yuen, S., Fong, G., Nemoto, M., Hisatake, T., Choy, A., & Chang, W. (2009, 2011). Raising resilient children during tough economic times. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‛i, Center on the Family. 
  • Yuen, S., Tanaka, D., & Fong, G. (2009, 2011). Managing job loss and financial stress: A personal and family guide. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‛i, Center on the Family. 
  • Fong, G., Hisatake, T., Chang, W., Choy A., Nemoto, M., & Yuen, S. (2009).  Raising a school ready child: A family guide. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‛i, Center on the Family.
  • Fong, G.F., Nemoto, M.A., Chang, W., Choy, A., Furoyama, L., Hisatake, T., Kadomoto, V., Tom, A., & Yuen, S. (2007). Learning to Grow early learning activities for young preschoolers. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on the Family. 
  • Fong, G. F., Yuen, S., Nemoto, M., Hisatake, T., Furoyama, L. & Motoyama, H. (2006). Learning to Grow early learning activities for infants and toddlers. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on the Family. 

Awards

  • 2001, Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors Award for Excellence. 
  • 1998, University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.
  • 1998, NACTA Award for Excellence in University Teaching.
  • 1998, Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. 
  • 1997, 1st Place Honors in the Marital & Family Issues & Communication category, 1997 National Council on Family Relations Annual Media Awards Competition for Challenges, the fifth in the six-part series Celebrating Family. (Series Developers: S. Yuen, G. F.Fong & S. Nielsen).

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