TCBES Affiliate and Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor, Horticulture; Chair, Performing Arts
Specialization: Crop and environmental science.
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7180, Email
Research: Elemental cycling and secondary metabolite biosynthesis in environmental microbes.
Courses: Fundamentals of Microbiology, Biology of Microorganisms, Intro to Cell & Molecular
Office Hours: F19 M/W 2-3pm or by appt.
Associate Professor, Philosophy; Gender and Women's Studies Program
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7230, Email
Research interests: Feminist Philosophy, American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Cultural Diversity
Teaching: Metaphysics, Theories of Knowledge, Philosophy of Nature, Science, Technology and Society, Ethics
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays - 8:50am-9:50am in K229. I am also available for appointment.
Interim Dean, College of Natural & Health Sciences
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7506 / (808) 932-7507, Email
Assistant Professor, Marine Science
Research: coral biology, coral reef ecology, coral epizootiology, quantitative ecology, 3D modeling, data visualization
Courses: Oceanography, TCBES Core Courses, Data Visualization
Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7253, Email
Courses: Geography and Contemporary Society; Cultural Geography; Food and Societies; Gender, Place and Environment.
Research: Tourism geography, qualitative research methods, research ethics, home gardens and local foods.
Chair & Associate Professor, Marine Science
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7596, Email
Professor, Marine Science
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7591, Email
I am a marine invertebrate zoologist. My research is mostly on marine snails, with an interest in anatomy, ecology, systematics and taxonomy.
Assistant Professor, Entomology
Specialization: Ecology, evolution and conservation biology.
Associate Professor, Aquaculture
Specialization: Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition & Feeding, Land-based Production of Marine Fish and Seaweeds
Associate Professor, Anthropology; 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.
Unit Leader, U.S. Geological Survey-Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit; Adjunct Associate Professor
Research: fish behaviorial and physiological ecology, fish reproduction and early life history, aquatic landscape ecology, fisheries management and conservation.
Courses: Fisheries Ecology, TCBES Core Courses
Chair & Professor, Chemistry
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7198, Email
Primary Discipline: Analytical Chemistry.
Research: Pharmaceutical systems.
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Washington.
Research: Ecology and conservation of Hawaiian forests and forest birds.
Courses: Biostatistics, General Ecology, Avian Biology, Field Ornithology.
Director of PACRC; Associate Professor, Aquaculture
Contact: Tel: (808) 933-3289, Email
Specialization: Aquaculture, coastal management, climate change adaptation.
Specialization: General agriculture.
Chair & Professor, Sociology
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7120, 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
Research: Evolutionary ecology of marine and terrestrial organisms.
Courses: Biostatistics, Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands, Advanced Tropical Island Ecology and Evolution.
Associate Professor, Tropical Forest Ecology & Management
Specialization: Tropical forests.
Professor, Animal Science
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7160, Email
Specialization: Ruminant nutrition.
Professor of Geology
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7548, Email
Disciplines: Sedimentary Geology, Geochemistry, Geoarchaeology.
Education: A.B, Geological Sciences, Harvard University 1985; M.S., Geological Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1994.
Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; Professor, Soil Science
Specialization: Environmental agronomy.
Professor, Public Law
Courses: Law and Legality (POLS 220 Intro to Law and Legality (3) ); Legal Geography (POLS/GEOG 325 Legal Geography (3) ); Law and Identity (POLS/WS 327 Law and Identity (3) ); Rights (POLS/PHIL 328 Rights (3) ); Constitutional Law (POLS 321 Constitutional Law (3) ); First Amendment (POLS 428 First Amendment (3) ); Law, Property, Environment (CBES 697)
Research: 'Everyday' jurisprudence in the areas of semiotics, spatiality, and constitutive legal theory Advising Pre-Law Certificate (Director); POLS; AJ
Professor Emeritus, Biology
Research: Environmental physiology, biology of reptiles and amphibians.
Courses: Ecological Physiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Intermediate Cell and Molecular Biology.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7201, Email
Primary Discipline: Toxicology.
Research: Environmental chemistry.
Education: Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Arizona.
Chair & Professor, Geology
Disciplines: Hydrology, geomorphology, geology.
Education: B.S., Geoscience, University of Washington; M.S., Hydrology, University of Arizona; Ph.D., Hydrology, University of Arizona.
Professor, Anthropology; Director Heritage Management MA Program
Courses: Archaeology, Archaeometry, Internship
Research: Non-destructive sourcing of Polynesian stone tools.
Associate Professor, Biology
Research: Agro-ecology, ecological genetics of crop species, food security.
Courses: Introductory Biology, Evolution, Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7193, Email
Research: Investigating the neuromodulatory effects of compounds derived from Native Hawaiian plants.
Courses: Genetics, Intermediate Cell and Molecular Biology.
Professor, Biology; Associate Program Chair, M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science
Research: Long-term forest dynamics in relation to climate change, nutrient cycling, invasive species, and restoration ecology.
Courses: General Ecology, Conservation Biology, TCBES Core Courses.
Chair & Professor, Psychology
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7082, Email
Research: Marine mammal behavior and mating systems, humpback whales, spinner dolphins, animal cognition.
Courses: Marine Mammal Behavior, Animal Cognition.
Associate Professor, Geography
Courses: Remote Sensing, Advanced Geo-Spatial Techniques, Climate Change, Introduction to Geostatistics, Field Methods.
Research: Exploring land degradation and recovery processes, such as erosion and invasive species, using sUAS and remote sensing, X-ray fluorescence, and traditional field methods.
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Research: Image Processing, Data Science, Visualization, Bioinformatics, and Evolutionary Computation.
Courses: Fundamentals of Data Science in R, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Computer Science I & II, Database Internals, Database Management Systems Design, Database Analytics (Data Mining), Artificial Intelligence, Organization of Programming Languages, Theory of Computing, Introduction to Bioinformatics, Introduction to Image Processing, Board Game Analysis and Design.
Chair & Professor, Geography
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7241, Email
Courses: Biogeography, Principles of Landscape Ecology, Senior Thesis.
Research: Utilizing GIS to identify biodiversity hotspots for native bird and plant species, search for rare species, and locate appropriate areas for the restoration of threatened and endangered species.
Professor, Plant Pathology
Specialization: Plant virology.
Professor, Applied Engineering
Contact: Tel: (808) 932-7155, Email
Specialization: Environmental Engineering.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Research: Conservation genetics and genomics; Immunogenetics; Genetic pest management
Courses: Genetics; Principles of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science
Associate Professor, Biology
Research: Regulation of cell division, with a focus on the use of in vitro biochemistry and in vivo cell biology to understand the mitotic spindle.
Courses: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Fundamental Microbiology.