Portrait Jolene CogbillJolene Cogbill, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Assistant Professor, Biology
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Email: jolene.cogbill@chaminade.edu
Phone: (808)739-4630


Dr. Cogbill has taught at Chaminade since 2008. She specializes in Cellular and Molecular Biology and in the teaching and design of biological laboratory techniques courses and Developmental Biology. Her experience makes her ideally positioned to use research methodologies to inform her undergraduate teaching, and to mentor students who are considering careers in biotechnology, biomedicine as either researchers or practitioners. She is a Ho‘oulu STEM Academic Navigator and Coordinator of the Academic Enrichment and Outreach Programs within the Division. Dr. Cogbill manages partnerships with outside institutions, arranges and develops student research and professional internships, actively prepare students for graduate school and assumes responsibility for tracking the impact of these efforts on student attainment.


Dr. Cogbill holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.  As a Native Hawaiian, Dr. Cogbill is strongly committed to decreasing education disparities in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa
B.S. in Biology – University of California, Irvine

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Cogbill’s work is funded by our NIMHD BRIC grant and the NCRR INBRE award.