College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Humanities Division

Celia Bardwell-Jones
Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Humanities Division
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
Leanne Day
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. 2007, Scripps College
M.A. 2012, Ph.D., University of Washington
Francis Dumanig
Associate Professor and Chair of English
B.A. 1993, San Nicolas College
M.A. 2002, Philippine Christian University
Ph.D. 2010, University of Malaya
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
Associate 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 and Chair of Art
B.S., 2000, University of Southern Indiana
M.F.A., 2003 Texas Tech 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
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 and Coordinator of Japanese Studies
B.A. 1982, University of Kagoshima, Japan
M.Ed. 1984, Ed.D. 1988, University of Georgia
Amy Horst
Instructor of Performing Arts
B.M. 1989, Tulsa University
M.M. 1994, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
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
Patsy Y. Iwasaki
Assistant Professor of English
M.Ed. 2008, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
B.A. 1986, Ph.D. 2021, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Rodney Jubilado
Associate Professor of Filipino
B.A. University of Southeastern Philippines
M.A., University of Philippines, Diliman
Ph.D. 2010, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Kristi “Kea” Kapahua
Instructor of Dance
B.F.A 1990, Cornish College of the Arts
M.F.A 1999, University of California- Irvine
Christopher Lauer
Professor and Chair of Philosophy
B.A. 2001, University of California - Berkeley
Ph.D. 2007, Penn State University
Seri Luangphinith
Professor of English
B.A., 1991, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 2000, University of Oregon
Michael Marshall
Professor of Art
B.F.A. 1975, University of Illinois
M.F.A. 1977, Yale University
Justina Mattos
Associate Professor and Chair of Performing Arts
B.A. 1990, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1993, University of Oregon
Ph.D. 2002, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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
Professor of Spanish, Chair of Languages
B.A. 1973, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 1983, M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 2008, Middlebury Language Schools
Colby Miyose
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. 2013, M.A. 2015, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ph.D. 2021, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kirsten Mollegaard
Professor of English
B.A. 2002, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2009, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Rayna Morel
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. 2000, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
M.A. 2003, Ed.D. 2017, 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
Susan Wackerbarth
Instructor of English
B.A. 1986, Seattle Pacific University
M.A. 1988, University of Washington
M.F.A., 2012 Goddard College
Jing Yin
Professor and Chair of Communication
B.A. 1997, Beijing Broadcasting Institute
M.A. 2000, University of New Mexico
Ph.D. 2003, Pennsylvania State University

Social Sciences Division

Clint Anderson
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. 2002, M.Ed. 2008, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Ed.D. 2014, University of Southern California
Diane Barrett
Professor of Education
B.S. 1990, M.S. 1995, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ph.D. 2004, Claremont Graduate University
Kathryn Besio
Professor and Chair of Geography and Environmental Science, Liberal Studies Coordinator
B.A. 1987, University of California, San Diego
M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 2001 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michael Bitter
Dean, Professor of History
B.A. 1988, Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota
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
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lindy Hern
Associate Professor and Chair 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
Professor of Psychology & Director of Counseling Psychology Master’s Program
B.A. 1999, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A.2001, Ph.D. 2004, University of Tulsa
Eileen Huey
Assistant Professor of Administration of Justice
B.A. 2015, Ph.D. 2022, Texas A&M University
Kerri Inglis
Professor and Chair of History
B.A. 1993, Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi
M.A. 1995, University of Toronto
Ph.D. 2004, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tobias Irish
Associate Professor of Education, Director, School of Education
B.A. 1999, University of Guam
M.Ed. 2008, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ph.D. 2012, Oregon State University
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 and Chair of Division of Social Sciences
B.Ed. 1992, M.Ed. 1995, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ph.D. 2000, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sunyoung Kim
Professor of Psychology
B.S. 1989, Seoul National University
M.A. 1997, New School for Social Research
Ph.D. 2004, Boston University
Christopher Knudson
Assistant Professor of Geography
Su-Mi Lee
Associate Professor and Chair 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
Professor of Political Science
B.A. 1997, M.S. 2003, Ph.D. 2008, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Margary Martin
Associate Professor of Education
B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A. Lewis and Clark Colege
Ph.D. New York University
Judith McDonald
Instructor of Education
B.S., University of West Virginia
M.Ed. 1999, University of North Carolina- Charlotte
Ph.D. 2008, University of North Carolina- Greensboro
Colby McNaughton
Instructor of Education
B.S. 2001, Gannon University
M.S. 2008, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Ellen Meiser
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A. 2011, University of Alaska Anchorage
M.A. 2014, Ph.D. 2021, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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
Professor of Anthropology
B.A. 1985, Trent University
M.A. 1989, University of Toronto
Ph.D. 1999, University of Toronto
Alexander Nagurney
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S. 1999, Carnegie Mellon University
M.A. 2001, Ph.D. 2005, Arizona State University
Alton Okinaka
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A. 1979, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1988, Indiana University
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
Professor of Geography and Environmental Science
B.S. The College of William and Mary
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Jonathan Price
Professor of Geography, Program Chair of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science
B.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2002, University of California, Davis
Yucheng Qin
Professor of History
B.A. 1986, Xuzhou Normal University, China
M.A. 1992, Peking University, China
Ph.D., 2002, University of Iowa
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
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
Jennifer Turner
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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
Katherine Young
Professor of Political Science and Chair of 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