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.
Chair, Social Sciences Division; Professor, History
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.
Chair, Division of Humanities; Associate Professor, Filipino Studies; Coordinator, Filipino Studies Program
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7209, Rodney’s Email
I hold the degree of PhD in Theoretical Linguistics. My research includes formal linguistics, migration, Southeast Asian Studies, and heritage education. I have spent more than a decade of studies focusing on Malay culture, language, and linguistics.
I am particularly interested in researching on the Filipino-Americans in Hawaiʻi and the Sama-Bajaus (Sea Gypsies) of Sulu-Sulawesi Seas. I have done research presentations at major international conferences in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, among others. I have published various research articles in peer-reviewed journals and with Routledge.