Sterling Higa is often wrong, but always seeks truth. He is a debate coach and lecturer in the Department of Communication at Hawai‘i Pacific University. He is also a contributing writer for Hawaii Business Magazine.

As a debater, Sterling ranked quarterfinalist at the Yale Intervarsity, semifinalist at the United States Universities Debating Championship, and runner-up at the Pan Pacific, Pan American, and U.S. Western Regional Debating Championships. As a performing artist, he ranked semifinalist at both the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival and the National Poetry Slam. He subsequently coached a team from Hawai‘i to the final round of the National Poetry Slam.

Sterling holds an Ed.M. from the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education.

When he’s not teaching, you can find him reading, bodyboarding, or practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.