College of Natural and Computational Sciences


Andrew R. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

: 808-236-7906
Office: Hawaii Loa Campus AC 311

Education: Ph.D. Geological Sciences (2008) University of British Columbia, BC, Canada; M.S. Geology (2003) Western Washington University, Washington, USA; B.S. Geology (2000) Western Washington University, Washington, USA

Professional Interests: Volcanology, natural disasters, Earth history, environmental science, and coastal geology

Courses: Principles of Environmental Science (ENVS 2000); Applications of Environmental Science (ENVS 3002); Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment (CHEM 1020); The Dynamic Earth (GEOL 1000); Physical Geology (GEOL 2000); Natural Disasters (ENVS 1500)

 Andrew Greene teaches environmental science and geology at Hawaii Pacific University.  His research focuses on volcanology and geochemistry of active and extinct volcanoes from hotspots, flood basalt provinces, and volcanic island arcs.  Dr. Greene’s other academic interests include environmental and societal impacts of natural disasters, the decline of Earth’s resources, Earth’s history and the evolution of life, and the causes of mass extinctions.  Dr. Greene samples and studies active volcanism on Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii and participates in ocean drilling expeditions to study large submarine eruptions.  A significant part of Dr. Greene’s research has involved remote field work in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia. Science education is a primary interest of Dr. Greene. He has published several teaching lab modules for undergraduate and graduate students, and is currently working on two new modules on natural hazards in Hawaii and the growth and evolution of the Hawaiian Ridge.