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Michael J. Bitter photoMichael J. Bitter

Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of History

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7095, Michael’s Email

My research focuses on Anglo-Russian relations and interactions during the 1730s, an important period of consolidation of the westernizing reforms of Peter the Great in Russia.

I teach courses in world and European history, with specialty courses in Russian and German history, the history of the Eighteenth Century in Europe, and European Imperialism.

Misaki Takabayashi photoMisaki Takabayashi

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor, Marine Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7095, Misaki’s Email

Adele N. Koyama photoAdele N. Koyama

Secretary to the Dean

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7095, Adele’s Email

Lisa Mendoza photoLisa Mendoza


Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7095, Lisa’s Email

Seri I. Luangphinith photoSeri I. Luangphinith

Chair, Humanities Division; Professor, English

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7217, Seri’s Email, Seri’s Website

James “Jim” P. Beets

Chair, Natural Sciences Division, Professor, Marine Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7600, Jim’s Email

Kerri A. Inglis photoKerri A. Inglis

Chair, Social Sciences Division; Professor, History

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7101, Kerri’s Email, Kerri’s Website

My primary interests include research and teaching in the history of health, disease, and medicine, especially as it pertains to Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, but also within a global context.

I teach courses in world, Hawaiian, and Pacific history, as well as select courses in public history.

Marta deMaintenon photoMarta deMaintenon

Chair & Professor, Marine Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7591, Marta’s Email

I am a marine invertebrate zoologist. My research is mostly on marine snails, with an interest in anatomy, ecology, systematics and taxonomy.