Dr. Lori Phillips


  • Director, Pacific Center for Arts and Humanities in Education (PCAHE)

  • Dr. Lori Phillips is PREL’s Director of the Pacific Center for Arts and Humanities in Education. With her leadership, the PCAHE was created in October 1997, offering professional development and standards-based curriculum planning in the arts and humanities. Dr. Phillips is responsible for authoring visual literacy programs including Image to Word – Word to Image, Picturing Science, the Pacific Island Alphabet Series, and Island Worlds. She manages PREL’s school improvement programs throughout the state of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts Pacific Territories Project. Dr. Phillips was a K–12 teacher for 12 years in Hawai‘i. Prior to joining PREL, she served as Professor of Education at Chaminade University, and has also served as faculty in the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Phillips has supervised more than 200 student-teachers and has taught courses in education psychology, K–12 curriculum planning, elementary education, interdisciplinary education, and arts education methods. Dr. Phillips holds a master’s degree in arts education and a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

  • phillipsl@prel.org

  • 808-441-1340