Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Kathleen L. Kawelu

Chair and Associate Professor, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7264, Email, Website

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.

Peter R. Mills

Professor, Anthropology; Director Heritage Management MA Program

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7268, Email, Website

Courses: Archaeology, Archaeometry, Internship

Research: Non-destructive sourcing of Polynesian stone tools.

Lynn A. Morrison

Professor, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7263, Email, Website

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.

Christopher A. Reichl

Professor, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7265, Email, Website

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

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

Joseph H. Genz

Associate Professor, Anthropology; Coordinator, Pacific Island Studies Certificate, PISC

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7267, Email, Website

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.

Tarisi Vunidilo

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7262, Email

Lynne M. Wolforth

Lecturer, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7271, Email, Website

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.

Daniel “Dan” E. Brown

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7261, Email

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 Hawaiʻi.

Affiliate Faculty