Department of Social Sciences Faculty

Robert Borofsky, Ph.D.

Robert Borofsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Pacific Ethnography and History
Tel: 543-8020
borofsky@hpu.edu

Patrick Bratton, Ph.D. Patrick Bratton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Program Chair, Diplomacy and Military Studies Program
International Relations, France and India, National Security, Foreign Policy
MP-302 Tel: 544-1466
pbratton@hpu.edu

Grace Cheng, Ph.D.

Grace Cheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Islam and Politics, China, Vietnam
MP-308 Tel: 544-9384
gcheng@hpu.edu

Lynette Cruz

Lynette Hi‘ilani Cruz, Ph.D.
Kupuna-in-Residence
Cultural Anthropology, Hawaiian Studies

palolo@hawaii.rr.com

Topher Erickson

Topher Erickson, ABD
Lecturer in Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology, Poverty and Culture, Taboos
MP-301; Tel: 544-1413
terickson@hpu.edu

Gregory Gaydos, Ph.D.

Gregory Gaydos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
American Politics, Politics and Film
MP-304 Tel: 544-0260
ggaydos@hpu.edu

Leah Horowitz

Leah Horowitz, Ph.D.
(On leave Fall 2014)
Associate Professor of Geography
Global Leadership and Sustainable Development Program
Cultural Geography, Environmental Governance, Social Dimensions of Mining, Conservation, Melanesia (New Caledonia), North America (U.S.)
MP-313 Tel: 566-2476
lhorowitz@hpu.edu

Carlos Juarez Carlos Juárez, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Program Chair, International Studies
Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, Global Governance, Europe, Latin America
MP-305 Tel: 566-2493
cjuarez@hpu.edu
Gordon Knowles

Gordon Knowles, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Intro to Sociology, Social Problems and Policy, Sociology of Terrorism
MP-314 Tel: 544-1140
gknowles@hpu.edu

Seung-Kyun Ko

Seung-Kyun Ko, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
American and Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, East Asian International Relations, Korea
MP-312 Tel: 544-0896
sko@hpu.edu

 David Lenoue, Ph.D. David J. Lanoue, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
American Politics, U.S. Presidency
FS-200  Tel: 544-0228
dlanoue@hpu.edu

Serge Marek

Serge Marek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geography
Human Geography, Cultural/Social Geography, Urban Geography, Tourism Geography, and Oceania
MP-307 Tel: 544-1415
smarek@hpu.edu

Mel Masuda

Mel Masuda, J.D.
Instructor of Justice Administration
MP-314 Tel: 544-0295
mmasuda@hpu.edu

Ayesha Nibbe

Ayesha Nibbe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology, Development, Food, Africa, Latin America, South Asia
MP-301 Tel: 687-7063
anibbe@hpu.edu

James Primm, Ph.D.

James Primm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
International Relations and Politics of Terrorism
MP-304 Tel: 544-1470
jprimm@hpu.edu

Art Whatley Art Whatley, Ph.D. 
Professor of Sustainability and Management
MP-303 Tel: 566-2490
awhatley@hpu.edu