Department of Arts, Humanities, and Languages

An understanding of the arts, humanities, and languages is fundamental to a liberal arts education. Our programs aspire to broaden and deepen an appreciation of the human condition through an exploration of philosophy, religion, music, languages, the classics, and the arts. Our programs emphasize the following:

  • Interdisciplinary understanding
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity and the creative process
  • Adaptability, curiosity and independent thinking
  • A global perspective

Major in East-West Humanities

Students at HPU can choose to minor in seven different areas of the humanities: Art History, Classical Studies, East-West Classical Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Humanities, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Students at HPU can choose to minor in three areas of the performing arts: Music, Studio Art, and Theatre.

Students at HPU can choose to minor in two languages: Japanese and Spanish.

DEPARTMENT OF Arts, Humanities & languages
1166 FORT STREET MALL, SUITE 206, HONOLULU, HI 96813
PHONE:  808.544.9342  |  FAX:  808.544.1424 

 

Alfonso, russell  PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Humanities
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 406 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.9389  |  E-mail:  ralfonso@hpu.edu

 

Boyer, charles  PH.D.
Chair and Assistant Professor of Spanish
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 208 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.356.5208 |  E-mail:  cboyer@hpu.edu

 

feldman, Jerome  PH.D.
Professor of Art History
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 242 (MP) Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.236.5835 |  E-mail:  jfeldman@hpu.edu

 

Fepuleai, stephANIE 
Administrative Assistant
1166 Fort Street Mall, Suite 206 (FS), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.9342  |  E-mail:  sfepuleai@hpu.edu


kITtS, margo  PH.D.
Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 418 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.687.7026  |  E-mail:  mkitts@hpu.edu


lierheimer, LIndA  PH.D.
Professor of Humanities and History (and Dept. Chair of History & International Studies)
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 305 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0810  |  E-mail:  llierheimer@hpu.edu


LopeS, Tracie  m.p.a.
Instructor of Hawaiian Language
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 248 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0889  |  E-mail:  tlopes@hpu.edu

 

lopresti, matthew  PH.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 407 (MP), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0207  |  E-mail:  mlopresti@hpu.edu

 

mccreary, TEResa  ph.d.
Director, Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music
1060 Bishop Street, Penthouse 4 (LB), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.0887  |  E-mail:  tmccreary@hpu.edu


schumacker, AlExander  ph.d.
Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music
1060 Bishop Street, Penthouse 1 (LB), Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.544.1127  |  E-mail:  aschumacker@hpu.edu

 

There are two clubs associated with our programs and department:

  • Drama Club
  • Anime Club

For students interested in joining one or more of the performing arts at HPU, click here