Anthropology Faculty and Staff
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Professor, Anthropology; Director Heritage Management MA Program
Chair and Associate Professor, Anthropology
Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Coordinator, Pacific Island Studies Certificate
Tim Scheffler is interested in the excavation of caves, rock shelters and pyroducts, particularly in volcanic settings. He teaches courses in Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods and Human Paleoecology.
Dr. Momi Naughton is the coordinator of the Heritage Center at UH Hilo’s North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center in Honokaʻa where she offers applied learning classes in museum studies. Dr. Naughton was born and raised in Honolulu and received her B.A. from UH Mānoa. She has an M.A. in Anthropology from Western Washington University and a Ph.D. in Visual Communications from Simon Fraser University in Canada, with an emphasis on cultural representation in museums and heritage sites. She was a curator of several exhibits in the Ethnology Department at Bishop Museum in Honolulu.
Suzanne Romaine has been Merton Professor of English Language at the University of Oxford since 1984. Her research interests lie primarily in historical linguistics and sociolinguistics. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Europe, first on the language of working class school-children in Scotland and subsequently on patterns of bilingualism and language loss among Panjabi speakers in England; as well as in the Pacific Islands region, first in Papua New Guinea on the language of rural and urban schoolchildren, and most recently in Hawaiʻi.