Department of History, Humanities, and International Studies

Department of History, Humanities, and International Studies

The Department of History, Humanities and International Studies provides students with the tools to become global leaders and active and reflective citizens of the twenty-first century world. Through our interdisciplinary programs students develop a rational and knowledge based understanding of the past, present and future worlds and develop critical decision making and problem solving skills required to successfully navigate and mold a rapidly changing society. The Department’s emphasis on sustainability, security and society promotes an understanding of local, national and global issues and their interconnectivity and emphasizes the role of the individual and the group in promoting positive societal change.

DR. russell alfonso 
Assitant Professor of Humanities 
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP6-325
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544-9389
E-mail: ralfonso@hpu.edu

 dR. DOUGLAS ASKMAN
Associate Professor of History
Program Chair, History
500 Ala Moana Blvd.,WP5-360-K 
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.9391 
E-mail: daskman@hpu.edu

DR. ROBERT BOROFSKY
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
500 Ala Moana Blvd,. WP5-360-D
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.352-2226 (cell)
E-mail: borofsky@hpu.edu

DR. ADAM burke
Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Global Leadership & Sustainable Development
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-B
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544-0815
E-mail: aburke@hpu.edu

 DR. LYNETTE CRUZ
Kupuna
Phone: 808.544.0259
E-mail: lcruz@hpu.edu

DR. JON DAVIDANN
Chair and Professor of History
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-Q
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0811
E-mail: jdavidann@hpu.edu

BRIAN FILA
Lecturer, Political Science and International Studies
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-S
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544-0233
E-mail: bfila@hpu.edu

DR. BRYAN R. GIBSON
Assistant Professor of History
500 Ala Moana Blvd,. WP5-360-F
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.9393 
E-mail: brgibson@hpu.edu

 DR. MARC GILBERT

Emeritus Professor of History
Phone: 808.544.1169
E-mail: mgilbert@hpu.edu

DR. ALLISON GOUGH
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor of History
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP6-314
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.1109
E-mail: agough@hpu.edu 

DR. RUSSELL HART
Professor of History
Director, Diplomacy and Military Studies Program
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-J
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.543.8043
E-mail: rhart@hpu.edu

DR. MARGOT KITTS
Professor of Humanities
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP6-322
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.687-7026
E-mail: rhart@hpu.edu

Dr. Yong Jae Kim
Assistant Professor of International Studies
500 Ala Moana Blvd,. WP5-360-D

Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0266
E-mail: yokim@hpu.edu

DR. LINDA LIERHEIMER
Professor of History
Director of Residential Honors Programs
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP6-312
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0810
E-mail: llierheimer@hpu.edu

DR. Mathew Lopresti
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
500 Ala Moana Blvd.,WP6-325
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0207
E-mail: rhart@hpu.edu

DR. andrea malji
Assistant Professor of International Studies
500 Ala Moana Blvd.,WP5-360-C
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0816
E-mail: amalji@hpu.edu

DR. SERGE MAREK
Assistant Professor of Geography
Program Chair, International Studies
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-B
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.1415
E-mail: smarek@hpu.edu

DR. REGINA OSTERGAARD-KLEM
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Director, Global Leadership and Sustainable Development Program
45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Room 242B (HL)
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808.566.2492
E-mail: rostergaardklem@hpu.edu

DR. ngoc phan
Assistant Professor of Political Science
500 Ala Moana Blvd., WP5-360-C

Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.544.0821
E-mail: ntphan@hpu.edu

 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, HUMANITIES AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
500 ALA MOANA BLVD. SUITE 6313 (WP5-360-S) HONOLULU, HI 96813-2713
PHONE:  808.544.9392  |  FAX:  808.544.0834

Jon Davidann, PhD
Chair, Department of History, Humanities and International Studies
Professor of History
500 Ala Moana Blvd. WP5-360Q, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0811  |  E-mail:  jdavidann@hpu.edu

JEAN ZEE
Administrative Assistant
500 Ala Moana Blvd. WP5-360-S, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.9392  |  E-mail:  jzee@hpu.edu