College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Humanities Division

Zheng An
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. Tsinghua University
M.A. University of New Mexico
Ph.D. University of Southern California
Celia Bardwell-Jones
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair Gender and Women’s Studies
B.A. 1994, University of Utah
M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2007, University of Oregon
Catherine Becker
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S. 1984, M.A. 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. 1989, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 1993, State University of New York at Buffalo
John Cheng
Professor of Philosophy
B.A. 1962, National Taiwan University
B.D. 1966, Westminster Theological Seminary M.A. 1971
Ph.D. 1974, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marianne Conley-Ramsay
Instructor of English
B.A. 1980, Pitzer College-California
M.A. 1993, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jiren Feng
Associate Professor of Chinese
B.S. 1986, M.S. 1989, Tsinghua University
M.A. 1996, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1999, Ph.D. 2006, Brown University
Timothy Freeman
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., 1980, Memphis State University
M.A., 1983, Memphis State University
Ph.D., 1995, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Yoshiko Fukushima
Professor of Performance Studies, Languages
B.A. 1980, University of the Sacred Heart, Japan
M.A. 1983, Graduate School of Waseda University, Japan
Ed.M. 1991, Columbia University Teachers College
Ph.D. 2000, New York University
Jonathon Goebel
Associate Professor of Art
B.S., 2000, University of Southern Indiana
M.F.A., 2003 Texas Tech University
Iva Goldman
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A. 1954, M.A. 1960, Northwestern University
Ronald Gordon
Professor of Communication
A.A. 1964, Los Angeles City College
B.A. 1966, M.A. 1968, San Jose State University
Ph.D. 1971, University of Kansas
Andrew Grabar
Professor of Art
B.F.A. 1971, Carnegie-Mellon University
M.F.A. 1983, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Karla Hayashi
Interim Director, Kilohana: The Academic Success Center
B.A. 1980, M.A. 1984, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Randy Hirokawa
Professor of Communication
B.A. 1975, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1980, University of Washington
Masafumi Honda
Associate Professor of Japanese, Chair of Languages
B.A. 1982, University of Kagoshima, Japan
M.Ed. 1984, Ed.D. 1988, University of Georgia
Amy Horst
Instructor of Music
Jean Ippolito
Professor of Art
B.A. 1979, Arizona State University, Tempe
M.A. 1985, University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. 1994, Ohio State University, Columbus
Rodney Jubilado
Associate Professor of Filipino
B.A. University of Southeastern Philippines
M.A., University of Philippines, Diliman
Ph.D. 2010, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Christopher Lauer
Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy
B.A. 2001, University of California - Berkeley
Ph.D. 2007, Penn State University
Richard Lee
Associate Professor of Music
B.A. 1971, Colorado State University
M.A. 1982, University of California, Riverside
Ph.D. 1987, University of California, Santa Barbara
Seri Luangphinith
Professor of English and Chair of Humanities Division
B.A., 1991, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, University of Oregon
Michael Marshall
Professor and Chair of Art and Performing Arts
B.F.A. 1975, University of Illinois
M.F.A. 1977, Yale University
Yoshitaka Miike
Professor of Communication
B.A. 1995 Kansai University of Foreign Studies
M.A. 1998 Dokkyo University
Ph.D. 2004 University of New Mexico
Faith Mishina
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A. 1973, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1983, M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2008, Middlebury Language Schools
Kirsten Mollegaard
Associate Professor and Chair of English
B.A. 2002, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2009, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Rayna Morel
Instructor of Communication
B.A. 2000, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2003, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Yoshiko Okuyama
Professor of Japanese
B.A. 1985, Toyo University
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, University of Arizona
Mark Panek
Professor of English
B.A. 1990, Colby College
M.A. 1999, Ph.D. 2004, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lauri Sagle
Instructor of English
B.A. 1986, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. 1992, Washington State University
Celeste Staton
Instructor of Dance
Teacher Certificate in Dance, The School of the Heartford Ballet
Susan Wackerbarth
Instructor of English
B.A. 1986, Seattle Pacific University
M.A. 1988, University of Washington
M.F.A., 2012 Goddard College
Jennifer Wheat
Associate Professor of English
B.A. 1974, Wellesley College
M.A. 1976, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. 1990, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College
Ph.D. 1994, University of California at Santa Cruz
Jing Yin
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication
B.A. 1997, Beijing Broadcasting Institute
M.A. 2000, University of New Mexico
Ph.D. 2003, Pennsylvania State University

Natural Sciences Division

Mitchell Anderson
Professor of Mathematics
B.A. 1982, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1986, Ph.D., 1998 Auburn University, Alabama
Jonathan Awaya
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. 2001, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 2005, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
James Beets
Professor of Marine Science and Chair Natural Science Division
B.A. 1974, M.S. 1979, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D. 1990, University of Georgia
Erica Bernstein
Instructor of Mathematics
B.A. 1984, State University of New York (SUNY)
Ph.D. 1992, University of Maryland at College Park
Philippe Binder
Professor of Physics
B.S. 1982, University of Virginia
M.S. 1983, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1988, St. John’s College at Santa Fe
Ph.D. 1989, Yale University
Jie Cheng
Associate Professor of Computer Science
A.S. 1995, Xidian University
B.S. 2003, M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2009, Southern Illinois University
Steven Colbert
Associate Professor of Marine Science
B.A. and B.S. 1996 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.S. 2001, Ph.D. 2004 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Kathy Cooksey
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S. 2003, Valparaiso University, Indiana
M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2009 University of California, Santa Cruz
Natalie Crist
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A. 2006, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
M.S. 2008, Ph. D. 2012 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Marta deMaintenon
Professor and Chair of Marine Science
B.S. 1987, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M.S. 1990, University of Miami, Florida
Ph.D. 1996, University of California, Berkeley
Harry Edwards
Professor and Chair of Computer Science
B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
Sevki Erdogan
Professor of Computer Science
B.Sc. 1978, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
M.Sc. 1979, Ph.D. 1983, Manchester University, UK
Ramón Figueroa-Centeno
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. 1992, M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1998, Western Michigan University
Norbert Furumo
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
B.S. 1980, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. 1988, University of Akron
Jenni Guillen
Instructor of Biology
B.A. 1999, University of Hawaii at Hilo
M.S. 2005 University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mazen Hamad
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. 1997, Humboldt State University
Ph.D. 2003, University of Washington
John Hamilton
Instructor of Physics/Astronomy
B.A. 1977, B.S. 1977, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. 1980, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Patrick Hart
Professor and Chair of Biology
B.A. 1985, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. 2000, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kenneth Hon
Professor of Geology
B.A. 1976, Ph.D. 1987, University of Colorado at Boulder
Raina Ivanova
Professor of Mathematics
M.S. 1984, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D. 1998, University of Tsukaba, Japan
Matthew Knope
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. 1999, University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A. 2004, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. 2012, Stanford
Christine Kornet
Instructor of Biology
B.A. 1970, Duke University
M.S. 1977, Oregon State University
Zorana Lazarevic
Instructor of Mathematics
Ph.D. 1992, University of Wisconsin
Shuguang Li
Professor of Mathematics
B.S. 1982, Beijing Normal University
M.S. 1988, Sichuan University
Ph.D. 1998, University of Georgia
Steven Lundblad
Professor of Geology and Program Coordinator, Natural Sciences Program
B.A. 1985, Harvard University
M.S. 1988, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D. 1994, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rene Martin
Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Observatory Director
B.S. 1984, University of Quebec
M.S. 1988, Laval University, Canada
Ph.D. 1992, Laval University, Canada
William Mautz
Professor of Biology
B.S. 1972, University of California at Irvine
Ph.D. 1979, Cornell University
Karla McDermid Smith
Professor of Marine Science
B.S. 1980, B.A. 1980, Stanford University
Ph.D. 1988, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Barbara Meguro
Instructor of Computer Science
B.S. 1972 Grove City College
PA M.A. 1974 Arizona State University
Jené Michaud
Professor of Geology
B.S. 1982, University of Washington
M.S. 1987, Ph.D. 1992, University of Arizona
Jon-Pierre Michaud
Associate Professor of Chemistry
A.A. 1978, Phoenix College
B.S., 1980, M.S., 1989, Ph.D. 1994, University of Arizona
Cedric Muir
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. 1991, Ph.D. 1998, Simon Fraser University
Stan Nakanishi
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A. 1999, Ithaca College
Ph.D. 2005, Emory University
Rebecca Ostertag
Professor of Biology, Program Chair of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science
B.A. 1991, Carleton College
Ph.D. 1998, University of Florida
Lisa Parr
Instructor of Marine Science
B.A. 1983, Humboldt State University
M.E.S. 1989, University of Tasmania
Roberto Pelayo
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A. 2002, Occidental College
Ph.D. 2007, California Institute of Technology
Michael Peterson
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. 2001, M.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, Wright State University
Matthew Platz
Professor of Chemistry
B.Sc. 1973, State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D. 1977, Yale University
Shawon Rahman
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. 1998, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
M.S. 2002, North Dakota State University
Ph.D. 2006, North Dakota State University
Zinat Rahman
Instructor of Mathematics
M.A. 2003 The Australian National University
M.Sc. 2000, B.Sc. 1999 University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Efren Ruiz
Professor and Chair of Mathematics
B.S. 1999, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.S. 2001, Ph.D. 2005, University of Oregon
Charles Simmons
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. 1971, Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi
M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1980, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jolene Sutton
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.Sc. Memorial University of Newfoundland
M.Sc. Acadia University
Ph.D. University of Otago
Misaki Takabayashi
Professor of Marine Science, Interim Associate Dean
B.S. 1993, M.S. 1996 University of Sydney, Australia
Ph.D. 2000 University of Queensland, Australia
Marianne Takamiya
Associate Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy
B.S. 1992, Universidad de Chile
M.S. 1993, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 1999, University of Chicago
Li Tao
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S. Nanjing University
Ph.D. University of California Davis
Aaron Tresham
Instructor of Mathematics
B.S. 1999, Lewis & Clark College
M.S. 2001 University of Oregon
M.Div. 2007, Th.M. 2008, Th.D. 2011 The Master’s Seminary
Jason Turner
Associate Professor of Marine Science
B.S. 1994, Texas A&M University at Galveston
M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2004, Texas A&M University
Simona Văduvescu
Instructor of Chemistry
B. Sc. 1996, University of Bucharest, Romania
M.Sc. 2002, York University, ON, Toronto, Canada
M.S. 2008 University of Hawaii at Hilo
Grady Weyenberg
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S. 2006, University of Arizona Tuscon
M.S. 2013, Ph.D. 2015, University of Kentucky
Tracy Wiegner
Professor of Marine Science
B.S. 1995, Cornell University
Ph.D. 2002, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Brian Wissman
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. 2002, M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2007 University of California, Davis

Social Sciences Division

Ozan Atalag
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
B.S. 2003, Anadolu University
Ph.D. 2012, Ege University
Harald Barkhoff
Professor and Chair of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
B.A. 1991, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 1999 University of Stuttgart
Diane Barrett
Professor of Education, Director, School of Education
B.S. 1990, M.S. 1995, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ph.D. 2004, Claremont Graduate University
Todd Belt
Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1992, University of California - Irvine
M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2003, University of Southern California
Kathryn Besio
Professor of Geography
B.A. 1987, University of California, San Diego
M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2001 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michael Bitter
Professor of History, Interim Dean
B.A. 1988, Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota
Marilyn Brown
Professor and Chair of Sociology
B.A. 1992 Wellesley College M.A. 1995
Ph.D. 2003 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Ebersole
Professor of Education
B.S. 1991, University of Oregon
M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 2000, University of Arizona
Bartley Frueh
Professor of Psychology
B.A. 1985, Kenyon College
M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1992, University of South Florida
Joseph Genz
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lincoln Gotshalk
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
B.S. 1976, Northeastern University
M.Ed. 1980, Temple University
Ph.D. 1999, Pennsylvania State University
Amy Gregg
Instructor of Women’s Studies
A.B. 1981, Occidental College
M.Div. 1988, Union Theological Seminary (NY)
Lindy Hern
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A. 2003, Central Methodist University
Ph.D. 2012, University of Missouri-Columbia
Eric Heuer
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S. 2003, Allegheny College
Ph.D. 2010, Emory University
Steven Herman
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. 1977, Reed College
Ph.D. 1998, Stanford University
Charmaine Higa-McMillan
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. 1999, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A.2001, Ph.D. 2004, University of Tulsa
Kerri Inglis
Professor of History, Chair, Division of Social Sciences
B.A. 1993, Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi
M.A. 1995, University of Toronto
Ph.D. 2004, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tobias Irish
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. 1999, University of Guam
M.Ed. 2008, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ph.D. 2012, Oregon State University
Marina Karides
Associate Professor of Sociology
Kathleen Kawelu
Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A. 1994, Beloit College M.A. 1995
Ph.D. 2007, University of California at Berkeley
Bryan Kim
Professor of Psychology & Director of Counseling Psychology Master’s Program
B.Ed. 1992, M.Ed. 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 2000, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sunyoung Kim
Associate Professor of Psychology
B,S, 1989, Seoul National University
MA. 1997, New School for Social Research
Ph,D. 2004, Boston University
Su-Mi Lee
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1998, San Jose State University
M.A. 2001, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D. 2013, University of Kentucky
Sarah Marusek
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1997, M.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Margary Martin
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A. Lewis and Clark Colege
Ph.D. New York University
Avis Masuda
Associate Professor of Education
B.A. 1977, 1984; M.Ed. 1990 Washington State University
Colby McNaughton
Instructor of Education
B.S. 2001, Gannon University
M.S. 2008, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Douglas Mikkelson
Professor and Chair of History
B.A. 1980, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.T.S. 1985, Harvard University
M.Phil. 1990, Ph.D. 1992, Columbia University
Peter Mills
Professor of Anthropology, Program Chair Heritage Management
B.A. 1984, University of Vermont
M.A. 1987, Washington State University
Ph.D. 1996, University of California, Berkeley
Lynn Morrison
Chair & Professor of Anthropology
B.A. 1985, Trent University
M.A. 1989, University of Toronto
Ph.D. 1999, University of Toronto
Alexander Nagurney
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Alton Okinaka
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A. 1979, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1988, Indiana University
Misty Pacheco
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
Dr.PH. 2012, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.H.A. University of Southern California
B.S. 2003, California State University- Sacramento
Adam Pack
Professor and Chair of Psychology
B.A. 1985, Brandeis University
M.A. 1988; Ph.D. 1994, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ryan Perroy
Associate Professor of Geography
B.S. The College of William and Mary
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Jonathan Price
Associate Professor and Chair of Geography
B.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2002, University of California, Davis
Yucheng Qin
Associate Professor of History
B.A. 1986,Xuzhou Normal University, China
M.A. 1992, Peking University, China
Ph.D., 2002, University of Iowa
Cheryl Ramos
Professor of Psychology
B.A. 1981, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 2001, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Janet Ray
Professor of Education
B.S. 1974, Central Michigan University
M.A. 1991, Ed.D. 1996, United States International University
Christopher Reichl
Professor of Anthropology
B.A. 1979, M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1988, University of Iowa
Jack Rossen
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.A. 1977, University of Massachusetts- Amherst
M.A. 1984, Ph.D. 1991, University of Kentucky
Michelle Shuey
Instructor of Geography and Environmental Science
B.A.E.S. 1994, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
M.S. 1997, Clemson University
Ph.D. 2003, Texas State University- San Marcos
Vladimir Skorikov
Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.S. 1981, Moscow State University
Ph.D. 1991, State Academy of Management, Moscow
Jeffrey Smith
Associate Professor of History
B.A. 2002, M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2006, University of California, Riverside
Enbao Wang
Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1982, Shaanxi Normal University, People’s Republic of China
M.A. 1987, Ph.D. 1993, University of Alabama
Christine Waters-Banker
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
B.S. 2008, Oregon State University
M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2013, University of Kentucky
Katherine Young
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, Coordinator Administration of Justice
B.A. 1997, M.A. 2000, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D. 2008, Colorado State University
Errol Yudko
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S. 1991 University of California, Irvine
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1997 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

School of Nursing

Jeanette Ayers-Kawakami
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Katharyn Daub
Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. 1984, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M. Nursing Ed. 1996, University of Phoenix-Hawaiʻi
Ed.D. 2001 California Coast University
Alice Davis
Professor and Chair of Nursing
B.S.N. 1973, M.S.N. 1984 University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. 1989, Georgia State University
Patricia Hensley
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. 2006, California State University Sacramento
D.N.P. 2015, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Tracy Thornett
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A. 2001, Southern Oregon University
B.S.N. 2012, D.N.P. 2015, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Joan Thompson Pagan
Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S. 1991 Hawaiʻi Community College
B.S. 1994 University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.S. 2001 University of Phoenix
Ph.D, 2013 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Diane Van Hoose
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A. Humboldt State University
M.S.N. California State University Dominquez Hills
Ph.D. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa