Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Daniel “Dan” E. Brown
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Daniel “Dan” E. Brown
Affiliate Professor

Courses: Human Evolution, Human Biological Variation, Global Health in Evolutionary Perspective

Research: How humans adapt to stress, both physical and psychosocial; disparities in health, especially ethnic disparities in type 2 diabetes and hypertension risk in Hawaii.

dbrown@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7261, K room 261
Joseph H. Genz
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Joseph H. Genz
Assistant Professor; Coordinator, Pacific Island Studies Certificate, PISC

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Cultures of Oceania, Change in The Pacific

Research: Understanding and helping to ease tensions that have arisen between recent Micronesian migrants and other communities in Hawaiʻi. Cultural revival of voyaging and navigation in the Marshall Islands.

genz@hawaii.edu, 932-7267, K room 266
Kathleen L. Kawelu
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Kathleen L. Kawelu
Chair & Associate Professor

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Hawaiian Culture, Internship

Research: The politics of Hawaiian archaeology and the relationships between archaeologists working in Hawaiʻi and the descendants of the people whose history archaeologists study.

kkawelu@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7264, K room 264
Peter R. Mills
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Peter R. Mills
Professor; Director Heritage Management MA Program

Courses: Archaeology, Archaeometry, Internship

Research: Non-destructive sourcing of Polynesian stone tools.

millsp@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7268, K room 267
Lynn A. Morrison
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Lynn A. Morrison
Professor

Courses: Human Evolution, Medical Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Culture, Sex, and Gender, Applied Anthropology, Primatology

Research: Biomedical and physical anthropology, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, and exploring human-animal interaction.

lmorriso@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7263, K room 263
Christopher A. Reichl
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Christopher A. Reichl
Professor

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Field Techniques, Linguistics, Japanese Studies

Research: Reinterpretation of Hawaiian petroglyphs, and ethnohistoric and language learning in Vietnam.

reichl@hawaii.edu, 932-7265, K room 265
Timothy Scheffler
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Timothy Scheffler
Instructor

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Human Paleoecology

Research: Excavation of caves, rock shelters and pyroducts, particularly in volcanic settings. Applying the fields of paleoethnobotany and lithic technology to try to link material culture and cultural processes in a quantitative and evolutionary perspective.

scheffle@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7271, K room 269
Lynne M. Wolforth
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Lynne M. Wolforth
Lecturer

Courses: Cultural Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Study Of Women, Culture through Film, Museology

Research: The relationship of ethnic identity to a sense of place, and its correlation with disease incidence.

wolforth@hawaii.edu, 932-7271, K room 269

Affiliate Faculty