Jim Shon

Director, Hawai‘i Educational Policy Center

Dr. Jim Shon is the Director of the Hawai‘i Educational Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Dr. Shon holds a B.A. in Music Education and a Ph.D. in Political Science.

He taught English in the Peace Corps, worked on state programs to promote alternative energy and marine affairs, and served as a Hawai‘i state legislator. Additionally, Dr. Shon developed curriculum at the University of Hawai‘i’s Curriculum Research & Development Group, conducted policy research, and served as the Executive Director of the Charter School Administrative Office.