Professor Simmons is a poet who studies Shakespeare, teaches literature and film. She specializes in modern literature and film with her most recent research being on Shakespearean tragedy in performance.
The unifying theme of Professor Møllegaard’s research is the triangulation of people, places, and stories. She explores folkloric and literary aspects of people’s physical environment.
Professor Panek has contributed significantly to the local canon with two peer-reviewed and award-winning works published by University of Hawai‘i Press.