Sociology Faculty and Staff

Marilyn M. Brown photoMarilyn M. Brown

Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7118, Marilyn’s Email

Courses: Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency; Gender, Crime, and Justice; Introduction to Sociology; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Deviance

Research: Criminology; reintegration of former prisoners; gender, race/ethnicity and crime; corrections and families; and inequality and criminal justice policy

Lindy Hern photoLindy Hern

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7119, Lindy’s Email

Courses: Social Research Methods; Family in World Perspective; Politics and Social Movements; Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture

Research: Social movements, health care reform, social policy, political gender performance

Marina Karides

Chair & Associate Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7120, Marina’s Email

Courses: Island Feminism; Globalization, Fashion, and Gender; Social Stratification; Japan and Global Social Movements; Queer Studies

Research: Island societies and economic development; post-colonialism; race, class, gender, and sexualities; and global justice movements

Alton M. Okinaka photoAlton M. Okinaka

Associate Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7117, Alton’s Email

Courses: Socialization and Identity, Sociological Theory, Practicum, Internship

Research: Mathematical sociology, social psychology, sociology of education, and race and ethnic relations.


Helen “Yolisa” Y. Duley

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7963, Yolisa’s Email

Timothy C. Hansen

Lecturer, Political Science

Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7100, Timothy’s Email

Terri Lum

Lecturer, Sociology

Contact: Terri’s Email

Laurie Mengel

Lecturer, Sociology

Contact: Laurie’s Email