College of Arts and Sciences

Dean’s Office

Michael Bitter

Michael J. Bitter, Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of History
Tel: (808) 932-7095
Fax: (808) 932-7096
Office: University Classroom Building, room 304
Mail: 200 W Kāwili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Division Chairs

Kerri A. Inglis

Chair, Social Sciences Division; Professor, History

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7101, Email, 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.

Rodney C. Jubilado

Chair, Division of Humanities; Associate Professor, Filipino Studies; Coordinator, Filipino Studies Program

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7209, 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.

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