Karyl Garland

Contact:
karyl8@hawaii.edu

Bio for Karyl Garland   “Being able to work with an amazing number of students through both our University of Hawai‘i English Department and the Shidler College of Business is an honor for me,” states Karyl Garland. She has been teaching for over 26 years, the most recent 7 of which have been at UH. Her commitment is to helping others learn to write with power and precision. The courses Garland consistently teaches are English 100/100A: Composition I, English 200: Composition II, English 408: Professional Editing, and Business 209: Written Communication in Business. Essentially, she understands how writing well is essential for success regardless of one’s major or chosen profession. In addition to her status as a UH lecturer, Garland is a freelance writer and editor with dozens of stories and articles in local publications including two cover stories for HILuxury magazine. As the writer of the story “Into the Woods” about the pristine calabash collection of oceanic fine art connoisseur and photographer Michael Horikawa in the February/March issue of HILuxury she helped bring Oahu Publications the Eddie award excellence in magazine editorial content. In late October of 2018, 350 magazine media executives gathered to celebrate the very best in stunning design with the Ozzie Award and uncompromising journalism with the Eddie Award. A panel of industry judges narrowed more than 2,500 entries into a pool of roughly 800 finalists. In total, 263 awards were given out across 33 categories. My article “Into the Woods” was credited for helping establish that excellence in journalism for this issue of HILuxury. Most recently, Garland was nominated for and received the Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Hawai‘i for 2019. This award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions in teaching and student learning. The award “honors an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal character.”

Publications


Editor: Trade Publications   Ambrose, Greg. Stories of Rell Sunn: Queen of Makaha. Karyl Reynolds, editor. Bess Press, 2010.   Mason, Debbie Dias. Pua and the Big White Lua. Karyl Reynolds, editor. Bess Press, 2011.   Roberts, Phillip. Waikiiiikiiii Tiki: Art History and Photographs. Karyl Reynolds, editor. Bess Press, 2010.   Spenneman, Dirk H. R. Tattooing in the Marshall Islands. Karyl Reynolds, editor. Bess Press, 2009.   Wavell, Barbara. Arts and Crafts of Micronesia: Trading with Tradition. Karyl Reynolds, editor. Bess Press, 2010.     Editor: Doctoral Dissertations   Noguiera, Priscila. “Biophilic Playspace Design: Bringing Together Children and Nature In Urban Honolulu.” Karyl Garland, editor. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, December 2017, Dissertation Number 10805676.   Basingthwaite, Tristan. “The Design of Habitats for the Long-Term Health of Inhabitants in the Extreme Environments of Earth and Outer Space.” Karyl Garland, editor. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, May 2017, Dissertation Number 10656561.   Pak, Jin Kyung. “Exploring Evolving Programs in Architecture: A Detailed Analysis and Design for Future Proofing Singapore’s Changi Airport.” Karyl Garland, editor. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, May 2017, Dissertation Number 10656626.   Giardina, Sarah. “Pixelated Narratives in Invisible Cities: Decoding and Rectifying Disenfranchised Urban Narratives through Virtual Mediums.” Karyl Garland, editor. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, May 2016, Dissertation Number 10295882.   Chen, Juliann. “The ‘UH Co. Lab: An Innovative Learning Space at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Based on the Co-Design Methodology and Practice.” Karyl Garland, editor. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, May 2016, Dissertation Number 10295867. DeMello, Kehau. “Healing Through Design: The Psychological Effects of Design on the Elderly.” Karyl Garland, editor. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of Architecture, December 2016, Dissertation Number 10587336.   Writer: Trade Publications   Garland, Karyl. “It Takes a Village” (The rich history of Kukui‘ula). Kukui‘ula Ke Ola magazine, issue 1, 2018, pp. 10–15.   Garland, Karyl. “City of Refuge: Travel Back in Time at Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau,” Aloha magazine, volume 6, 2018, pp. 10–12.   Garland, Karyl. “Wonderful Words” (The movie Moana translated in ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i). Aulani magazine. volume 7, issue 1, Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 16–17.   Garland, Karyl. “The Perpetuation of Pele: The Goddess and the Land She Creates.” Ho‘onanea magazine, Summer/Fall, 2018, pp. 6–14.   Garland, Karyl. “Into the Woods” (The calabash collection of Michael Horikawa). HILuxury magazine. volume 11, issue 5, February/March 2018, pp. 90–93.   Garland, Karyl. “From Land to Sea” (The Ahupua‘a system of land division). Ho‘okipa magazine. volume 5, issue 1, 2017–2018, pp. 24–25.   Garland, Karyl. “Capturing Culture" (The oil paintings of Shannon Weaver). Aulani magazine, volume 6, issue 2, Spring/Summer 2017, pp. 24–26.   Garland, Karyl. “Her Highness” (The life of Queen Kapi‘olani). HILuxury magazine, volume 10, issue 6. April/May 2017, pp. 98–103.   Garland, Karyl. “Star Power: Celebrity Sightings through the Eyes of the Hilton Hawaiian Village ‘Ohana.” Aloha Magazine, volume 5, issue 1, 2017, pp. 26–30.   Garland, Karyl. “Wild and Wonderful Wailele: The Waterfalls of the Big Island.” Aloha Magazine, volume 4, issue 1, 2016, pp. 40–43.   Garland, Karyl. “The World’s Greatest Waterman: Hawai‘i’s Beloved Duke Kahanamoku Shares True Aloha.” Aulani magazine, volume 5, issue 2, Spring/Summer 2016, pp. 26–28.   Garland, Karyl. “Art Intertwined: Mary Babcock and Her Edgy Woven Works.” Ho‘okipa magazine, volume 2, issue 2, 2015, pp. 22–24.   Garland, Karyl. “Scape Shifting: Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Space.” HILuxury magazine, volume 9, issue 4, December 2015/January 2016, pp. 90–93.   Garland, Karyl. “A Grand Fabrication: Textile and Interior Designer Kaypee Soh.” HILuxury Magazine, volume 9, issue 1, June/July 2015, pp. 92–96.   Garland, Karyl. “Country Road: The Historical Homes of Honolulu’s ‘Consular Row’.” Halekulani Living, volume 6, issue 1, Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 32–36.   Garland, Karyl. “Holiday Hale: Festive Trimmings in the Home of Mary Philpotts McGrath.”             HILuxury magazine, volume 8, issue 6, April/May 2015, pp. 118–121.   Garland, Karyl. “Renaissance Man: Celebrating the 125th Birthday of Duke Kahanamoku.” HILuxury magazine, volume 8, issue 5, February/March 2015, pp. 104–112   Garland, Karyl. “Great Catch: The History of Hukilau in Hawai‘i.” Aulani magazine, volume 4, issue 1, Fall/Winter 2014–2015, pp. 10–14.   Garland, Karyl. “Waikiki of Yesteryear.” Ho‘okipa magazine, volume 2, 2014, pp. 16–21.   Garland, Karyl. “The New Interiors: ‘Smart Homes of the ’90s Give Way to Mor Intelligent Design Fittings.” HILuxury magazine, volume 8, issue 2, August/September 2014, pp. 79–80.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Waikīkī’s Waterway: The Ala Wai Canal,” Waikiki Magazine, volume 2, issue 6, 2014, pp. 42–45.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Kohala: A Special Place of Proverbial Significance.” Aloha magazine, volume 2, issue 1, 2014, pp. 12–16.   Reynolds, Karyl. “‘By Design” (the duality in the design throughout the Aulani resort), Aulani                magazine, volume 3, issue 2, Spring/Summer 2014, pp. 22–24.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Deco Goes Hawaiiian: The Art Deco Movement in Hawai‘i,” Living: A                Sophisticated World of Choices, volume 4, issue 1, Spring/Summer 2014, pp. 14–17.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Hide & Seek: Mickey Ears are Everywhere, If You Know Where to Look,”                Aulani magazine, Fall/Winter 2013–2014, pp. 44–47.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Kalia: Oceanside Place of Peace and Prosperity.” Aloha magazine, volume 1, issue 2, 2013, pp. 18–20.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Tusitala Travels: A Scottish Writer’s Sojourn through Hawai‘i and Beyond,” Living: A Sophisticated World of Choices, summer 2013, pp. 38–41.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Wayfinding/Skywatching: Polynesian Voyaging and Hawai‘i Astronomy,” Ola: Hilton Grand Vacations Life, Fall 2013, pp. 9–11.   Reynolds, Karyl. “A World of Wonders: Waikīkī’s International Market Place,” Waikiki                Magazine, volume 2, issue 5, Winter 2013, pp. 46–47.   Reynolds, Karyl. “A Walk in the Park,” Waikiki Magazine, volume 2, issue 1, January/February 2012, pp. 38–42.   Reynolds, Karyl. “The People’s Park: Kapiʻolani,” Waikiki Magazine, volume 1, issue 1, January/February 2012, pp. 32–37.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Na Pohaku Ola: Kapaemahu A Kapuni (Waikiki’s Healing Stones), Waikiki                Magazine, volume 1, issue 2, April/May 2012, pp. 34–35.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Mea Pa‘ani: Traditional Hawaiian Sports and Games,” Aulani magazine, volume 1, issue 2, Spring/Summer 2012, pp. 10–14.   Reynolds, Karyl. “The Legacy of Lalani Village,” Waikiki Magazine, volume 2, issue, Fall 2013, pp. 44–45.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Higher Kinship: The Letters of Queen Emma and Queen Victoria,” Living: A                Sophisticated World of Choices,” volume 3, issue 1, Spring/Summer 2012, pp. 32–35.   Reynolds, Karyl. “The Golden Age of Galas: Royal Celebrations of the Late 1800s at ‘Iolani Palace.” Living: A Sophisticated World of Choices,” Fall/Winter 2012–2013, pp. 23–26.   Reynolds, Karyl. “Duke’s Beach,” Aloha Magazine, volume 1, issue 2, July–December 2013,
  1. 18–19.
  Reynolds, Karyl. “Captured Audience: Selections from ‘Framing Paradise’ Photography and Waikiki,” Waikiki Magazine, volume 2, issue 2, summer 2013, pp. 38–42.     Conference Presentations                                                                                                   Invited Panel Discussions   Garland, Karyl. (November 2018). “Your Future with English Master’s and Doctoral Degrees.” Invited presenter for the students of English 605: Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition panel, Honolulu, HI.   Garland, Karyl. (November 2018). “What You Can Do with a Degree in English and English 408: Professional Editing.” Invited presenter as a member of the English Major Panic? panel, Honolulu, HI.   Garland, Karyl. (2017). “My College Experience, Majoring in English, and Your Own Careers.” Invited presenter of the Sophomore Experience “Fraps with Faculty” panel, Honolulu, HI. Garland, Karyl. (2017). “Early College Programs: Tales from the Teacher’s Point of View.” Hawai‘i Strategy Institute. University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Achieving the Dream Initiative, Honolulu, HI.  

Awards


Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching through the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa for 2019

Courses


Spring Semester 2020
  • ENG-408: Professional Editing

Spring Semester 2019
  • ENG-408: Professional Editing

Fall Semester 2019
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-408: Professional Editing

Summer Semester 2019
  • ENG-100: Composition I

Fall Semester 2018
  • ENG-408: Professional Editing

Summer Semester 2018
  • ENG-190: Composition I for Transfers

Spring Semester 2018
  • ENG-200: Composition II
  • ENG-408: Professional Editing