Department of Communication

Why Study Communication at HPU?

(Video created by HPU undergraduate Communication students.)

The Department of Communication offers many clubs to students within specific fields.

  • Akamai Advertising
  • Debate Society
  • Lambda Phi Eta
  • Polyglot Toastmasters
  • PRSSA

The HPU Communication Advisory Council (CAC) is an integrative forum where students, faculty and important professionals in our community discuss topics related to current Department of Communication programs. Many ideas from previous meetings have aided in the enhancement of the educational experience HPU provides.  Members of the Communication Advisory Council are hand-selected from Department of Communication faculty, students and representatives of Hawaii’s leading communication-related companies and organizations.

The CAC meets yearly to provide external program review of the Department of Communication’s course offerings, curriculum and design of majors.  Current communication industry members are listed below.

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Ms. Joan Bennett - President & CEO, Bennett Group

Mr. Rick Blangiardi - General Manager, Hawaii‘i News Now

Mr. Chuck Boller - Executive Director, Hawaii‘i International Film Festival

Mr. Kevin Bumgarner - Editor, Pacific Business News

Mr. Bob Charlet - Publisher, Pacific Business News

Mr. Chuck Cotton - Vice President & General Manager, Clear Channel Hawaii'i

Mr. Jason Cutinella - Founder & CEO, Nella Media Group

Ms. Mary Fastenau - Partner/President-Digital, Anthology Group

Mr. John Fink - General Manager, KFVE Sales

Ms. Olena Heu – Owner, Olena Heu Communications

Ms. Marylou Foley – Director of Community Outreach, Waikiki Aquarium

Mr. Stafford Kiguchi – Senior  Vice President & Corporation Communications Manager, Bank of Hawaii‘i

Ms. Kristina Lockwood - President & General Manager, KHON-TV

Ms. Sherry Menor-McNamara - COO & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii‘i

Mr. William Meyer III - Attorney, Dwyer Schraff Meyer Grant & Green

Ms. Anne Murata - Director of Marketing & Busines Development, Pacific Aviation Museum

Mr. J. Kenneth Sanders - Chairman, Co-founder, President, Ocean Network

Mr. Jim Simon - Managing Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat

Ms. Georja Skinner - Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

Mr. Lance Tanaka - Director, Government & Public Affairs, Hawaii‘i Independent Energy LLC

Most students who receive job offers in their field immediately after graduation do so from the company they interned for or from a contact made on that internship. The Department of Communication Internship program is one of the flagship areas of the department. In the Fall 2016 semester 95% of the students in COM 3950 reported receiving job offers at the conclusion of their internships.

Rather than relying solely on textbooks, students in the Communication Program apply what they learn in the classroom to actual problems faced by organizations and businesses.  Internships allow students to gain practical experience by working at an advertising or public relations agency, newspaper or television station or in the communication department of a business such as a hospital or hotel.  Many internships offer a stipend.

Communication interns work directly with Dr. John Hart, Chair and Professor of Communication.  Students complete a 200 hour internship as part of COM 3950: Communication Practicum. This course is required of all eligible majors in the Department.

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Free Friday Flicks is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs.  Films are screened at the Aloha Tower Marketplace Multipurpose Room on Friday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Click on the Calendar link in the right column to view the dates and movies that will be shown.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
1166 FORT STREET MALL, SUITE 210, HONOLULU, HI 96813
PHONE:  808.543.8044  |  FAX:  808.544.0835  |  E-MAIL:  COMMUNICATION@HPU.EDU
 

HART, JOHN  PH.D.
Chair and Professor
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 214 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0805  |  E-mail:  jhart@hpu.edu

MANZANO, JEANNIE  B.S.B.A.
Administrative Assistant
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 210, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.543.8044  |  E-mail:  jmanzano@hpu.edu


FULL-TIME

BARNUM, JOHN  PH.D.
Program Chair, Mass Communication and Associate Professor
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 212 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0822 |  E-mail:  jbarnum@hpu.edu

BRITOS, PETER  PH.D.
Program Chair, Multimedia Cinematic Production and Associate Professor
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 139B (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0802  |  E-mail:  pbritos@hpu.edu

CHUANG, LISA  PH.D.
Program Chair, Integrated Multimedia and Assistant Professor
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 310 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0831  |  E-mail:  lchuang@hpu.edu

FALLIS, TIMOTHY  PH.D.
Program Chair, MA in Communication and Assistant Professor
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 205 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0824  |  E-mail:  tfallis@hpu.edu

HASHIMOTO, SERENA  PH.D.
Program Chair, BA in Communication and Associate Professor
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 210B (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.356.5230  |  E-mail:  shashimoto@hpu.edu

HIGA, STERLING  ED.M.
Debate Society Coach and Lecturer
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 308 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.1464  |  E-mail:  shiga@hpu.edu

MANZULLI, ANNMARIE  M.S.
Senior Lecturer
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 408 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0829  |  E-mail:  amanzulli@hpu.edu


ADJUNCT
CHONG, HAN NEE  ED.D.
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 323A (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.1142  |  E-mail:  dtjones@hpu.edu

HEARON, JAMES  PH.D.
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 414 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.543.8044  |  E-mail:  jhearon@hpu.edu

JONES, DAVID  B.A.
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 414 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.543.8044  |  E-mail:  dtjones@hpu.edu

PALMA-ELMORE, MERICIA  J.D.
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 414 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.543.8044  |  E-mail:  mpalmaelmore@hpu.edu

VILLA, MARIE  B.A.
Kalamalama Faculty Advisor
1136 Union Mall, Suite 208 (UP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.687.7030  |  E-mail:  mvilla@hpu.edu

EMERITUS

VARNER, HELEN  Ed.D.