Ph.D. Alumni

2010-2015

Ph.D. 2015

Name Current Position
Ilhan Bae Research Professor, KAIST Graduate School of Future Strategy, Korea
Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar University of California Presidents' Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sue Haglund Educational Specialist, Honors Program, UH Mānoa
Willy Daniel Kauai Director, Native Hawaiian Student Services, UH Mānoa
Elizabeth Kunce-Wagner Executive Director, Pacific Survivor Center
John Maus  
Benjamin Schrader  
Rex Troumbley Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University

Ph.D. 2014

Name Current Position
Tim Conkling  
John Friend Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
Brianne Gallagher Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID)
Jonathan Henick  
Takashi Izumi  
You Jeong Lee Researcher, Asian Research Institute, Dongguk University
Amy Perruso Social Studies Teacher, Mililani High School
Joshua Pryor  

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Ph.D. 2013

Name Current Position
Pualeilani Fernandez  
Sreang Heak Policy Analyst, UH West O‘ahu
Patrick Johnston Collective Digital Studio
Elizabeth Lockard Associate Professor, Environmental + Interior Design, Chaminade University
Ashley Lukens Program Director, Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Sanyarat Meesuwan Lecturer, Political Science (IR), Mahasarakham University, Thailand
M. ‘Umi Perkins Faculty, Hawaiian History & Social Studies, Kamehameha Schools; Lecturer, Political Science, Windward Community College

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Ph.D. 2012

Name Current Position
Melisa Casumbal Assistant Professor, Politics, Whitman College
Mary Therese Flores Cruz Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Political Science Program, University of Guam
Steven DeBurger  
Rohan Kalyan Assistant Professor, International & Global Studies, Sewanee: The University of the South
William Kramer Senior Biologist, ManTech International Corporation, Kapolei; Manager/Owner, Ki-Stone Consulting
Mary Deborah Lee Director, Pacific Policy Research Center, Honolulu
Samson Opondo Assistant Professor, Political Science, Vassar College
Seong Won Park Research Fellow, Science & Technology Policy Institute, Korea
Syed Sami Raza Lecturer, Political Science, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Marcia Roberts-Deutsch Dean, University College, Honolulu Community College
Lorenzo Rinelli Faculty, Italian Studies, University of California Rome Study Center
Martin Schwab Leadership Consultant, 3x3 Global Drills, Ohio
Kerrie Urosevich Executive Director, Family Hui
Noah Viernes Assistant Professor, Global Studies, Akita International University, Japan
Yong Zhang  

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Ph.D. 2011

Name Current Position
David Brier Social Sciences Librarian, UH Mānoa
Tove Anne Catubig President, Maris Stella Institute
Jake Dunagan Research Director, Governance Futures Lab, Institute for the Future; Adjunct professor, Strategic Foresight within the MBA in Design Strategy program, California College of Arts
Ey Soo Kim  
Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Politics, American University of Nigeria
Irina Velicu Marie Curie Post-Doc, ICTA-Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Lecturer, International Relations & European Studies, Spiru Haret University, Romania

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Ph.D. 2010

Name Current Position
Stuart Gordon Carne Candy Assistant Professor of Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University, in the Faculty of Design
Lance D. Collins Attorney, Maui, HI; Independent Scholar
Christine Marie Hansen Director of Academics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Malia Kaaihue  
Diane Kazuko Letoto Lecturer, Leeward Community College
Caixia Lu Lecturer, Women's Studies,Windward Community College; Managing Editor, Hawaii (a Chinese Language Magazine)
Richard Anthony K. Lum Head, Vision Foresight Strategy LLC, Honolulu
Brian James Masshardt Director, East Asian Studies Program, International Studies Center, Musashi University, Japan
Takashi Mita Associate Professor, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University
Peter Linwood Moore Instructor, Hawaiian Studies, Windward Community College
David E. Toohey Visiting Assistant Professor, Aichi University; Researcher, Aichi University Institute for International Affairs
Qinghong Wang  
Melly English Wilson Senior Specialist, Policy and Research, PREL Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
Yeoun Jung Varley Intelligence Analyst, Department of Defense

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2000-2009

Ph.D. 2009

Name Current Position
Karin Ingersoll  
Claudia Mamo Kim  
Lenor Leea  
Sang-Young Park Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Australian National University
Stephen Kuhio Vogeler Cultural Researcher, Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Waimānalo, HI

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Ph.D. 2008

Name Current Position
Suzanne A. Acord Teacher, Mid-Pacific Institute
Sydney L. Iaukea Educational Specialist, Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘i Department of Education
Bianca K. Isaki Lecturer, Women's Studies; J.D. Student, William S. Richardson School of Law
RaeDeen M. Keahiolalo-Karasuda Director of the Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships, Chaminade University, Honolulu
Lia O'Neill M. Keawe Assistant Professor, Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa
Joongho Kim  
Jennifer Dawn Lester Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Niagara University, New York
Crystal Ray Kanoelani Naone Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture
David Keanu Sai Lecturer, Hawaiian Studies, Kapi‘olani Community College
Shunichi Takekawa Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan

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Ph.D. 2007

Name Current Position
Yoshihisa Amae Assistant Professor, Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan
Jennifer Jane Leilani Basham Assistant Professor, Humanities/Hawaiian Pacific Studies, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu
Himanee Gupta-Carlson Assistant Professor/Area Coordinator, Humanities, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Iati Iati Research Associate, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Jae-Cheon Lim Korea University
Casey J. Lucius Associate Professor, National Security Decision Making, US Naval War College, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
Orhon Myadar Research Associate, School of Geography & Development, University of Arizona
Yongseok Seo Chief Researcher, Korean Institute for Public Administration, Seoul, Korea

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Ph.D. 2006

Name Current Position
Pandit Chanrochanakit Adjunct Faculty, Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand
Maorong Jiang Director Asian World Center, Creighton University
Christine Ann Lima Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, UH Mānoa
Konrad Gar-Yeu Ng Assistant Professor, Academy for Creative Media, UH Mānoa; Acting Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Thaddeus Samuel Oliver Deputy Administrator for Education, Arts & Culture for City of Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Ph.D. 2005

Name Current Position
Cheryl L. Anderson Director, Hazards, Climate & Environment Program, Social Science Research Institute, UH Mānoa
Joseph Campos, II Affiliate Faculty, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, UH Mānoa
Eric Ishiwata Assistant Professor, Departments of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University
Edward Eundak Kwon Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership, Northern Kentucky University
James D. Rae Professor, Department of Political Science, Sacramento State University, California
Judy Rohrer Director, Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility, Western Kentucky University
Paul J. Smith Professor, National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

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Ph.D. 2004

Name Current Position
Robert K. Arakaki  
Ann E. Auman Professor & Department Chair, Communications, UH Mānoa
Anthony B. Castanha Affiliate Faculty, Ethnic Studies, UH Mānoa
Eiko Kosasa Instructor, Political Science, Leeward Community College
Lynn Anne Mulrooney Senior Policy Analyst, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario; Affiliate, Globalization Research Center
David M. Standlea Independent Scholar
Geoffrey A. Whitehall Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Acadia University, Nova Scotia

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Ph.D. 2003

Name Current Position
Jill E. Keesbury Associate, Population Council, Nairobi, Kenya
Monique Mironesco Associate Professor, Political Science, UH West O‘ahu
Decha Tangseefa Lecturer, Political Science, Thammasat University
James D. White Director of Communications Studies, Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Ph.D. 2002

Name Current Position
Grace M. Cheng Assistant Professor, Political Science, Hawai‘i Pacific University
Jorge L. Fernandes Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green University (deceased)
David Fouse Professor, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawai‘i
Katharina C. Heyer Assistant Professor, Political Science, UH Mānoa
Yoshie Kobayashi Chair, Dept. of International Communication, Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan
Andrea L. LaBarge  
Peter D. Miller  
Atsuko Sato Lecturer, Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles

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Ph.D. 2001

Name Current Position
Thomas M. Hawley Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Eastern Washington University
Hourn K. Kao  
Harries-Clichy Peterson  
Brian W. Richardson Dean for Academic Affairs, Division II, Windward Community College
James T. Shon Executive Director, HiTech Quest, Hawai‘i

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Ph.D. 2000

Name Current Position
David L. Coleman Faculty, Religious Studies, Chaminade University, Honolulu
Pamela J. Coonan Academic Advisor Sr. and Internship Coordinator, Political Science, University of Arizona
Annette L. Gardner MPH Assistant Professor, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Academic Specialist, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Sabine E. Grund Freelance journalist, Berlin, Germany
Suzan Harkness Professor, Political Science, and Special Assistant to the President, University of the District of Columbia
Keiko Hirata Associate Professor, Political Science, California State University, Northridge
Mark C. Hollstein Associate Professor, Political Science, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan
Jan W. Huston  
Kelly R. Kraemer Associate Professor, Peace Studies Department, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University, Minnesota
Erin C. Manning Visiting Professor, The European Graduate School, Saas–Fee, Switzerland; Research Chair, Philosophy and Relational Art; Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Dorene L. Mazzone Instructor, Political Science, Diablo Valley, California
Chad E. Raymond Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
Ann M. Sakaguchi Specialist, Anthropology, UH Mānoa
Hidekazu Sakai Associate Professor, Kansai Gaidai University
Kazuomi Shiozawa Founder, JEBRIDGE LLC, Oregon
Hediana M. Community Projects Coordinator, Asian Women's Shelter, San Francisco, California

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1990-1999

Ph.D. 1999

Name Current Position
Brent B. Barner US Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.; deceased
Masahide Kato Lecturer, Political Science, Leeward CC; Affiliate, Political Science, UH Mānoa
William H. Keyser  
Sahng-Whe Kim  
Soo Min Kim  
Edmund Leong Budget Specialist, Budget Office, University of Hawai‘i System
Jason D. Lewis  
Liana Petranek Affiliate Faculty, Ethnic Studies, UH Mānoa
Noenoe Silva Professor, Political Science, UH Mānoa
Changzoo Song Lecturer, Korean Studies, School of Asian Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Chenshan Tian Special Programs Coordinator, Center for Chinese Studies, UH Mānoa
Naoto Yoshikawa Chancellor, Hawai‘i Tokai International College

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Ph.D. 1998

Name Current Position
Mircea Boari Lecturer, University of Bucharest, Romania
Richard Conger Passed away March 18, 2007
Taehwan Han Faculty, Intercultural Institute of California, San Francisco, CA
Val Johnston Political/Military Analyst, Department of Defense, Pearl Harbor; Lecturer, Public Administration, UH Mānoa
Shah J. Khan  
Paul Lococo Professor, History, Arts and Humanities, Leeward Community College
Vincent Pollard Lecturer, Asian Studies, UH Mānoa (deceased)
Bradley Vaden Professor, Political Science, Los Angeles Trade-Tech Community College

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Ph.D. 1997

Name Current Position
Anthony Bichel President, Leading Edge Learning (Higher Learning Technology Company)
Kerry Burch Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University, Department of Education
Francis Cabral Lecturer, International & Liberal Arts, Hawai‘i Tokai International College
Christopher Collier  
Ian Gladding Assistant Professor, International Marketing, Chinese Marketing, International East-West University
Jong I. Kang  
Ha-Young Kim  
William J. King Senior Network Manager (retired), UH Information Technology Services
Louise M. Kubo Specialist - Director, Urban and Regional Planning, UH Mānoa
Francisco Magno Social Development Research Center, De La Salle University, Manila, The Philippines
Arnold T. Phillips Lawyer, Honolulu, HI
Antonio Rappa Professor and Head, Security Studies, SIM University, Singapore

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Ph.D. 1996

Name Current Position
Robin Brandt Policy Analyst, Vocational Rehabilitation, State of Oregon
Xin Chen Research Fellow/Program Officer, New Zealand Asia Institute, University of Auckland
Roger Scott Daniels Performance Improvement Coordinator, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Hawai‘i Department of Health
Kennan Ferguson Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Debora J. Halbert Associate Professor and Department Chair, Political Science, UH Mānoa
Osamu Hara Lecturer in political science at Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Jon T. Jonassen Professor, Political Science, Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i
In-Young Kim  
Hiwan Lee  
Timothy C. Lim Associate Professor, Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles
Drew G. Martin  
Craig L. Mulling  
Diosdado L. Pascual  
Floro Quibuyen Associate Professor, Anthropology/Politics, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Yoichiro Sato Professor, College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
George Tanner Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
S.P. Udayakumar Director, South Asian Community Center for Education and Research

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Ph.D. 1995

Name Current Position
Calistus Christian  
Carolyn Dipalma Hospice worker, Seattle
John M. ("Jack") Godwin Senior Director, International Student Management Office at National Defense University
Brien R. Hallett Associate Professor, Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace, UH Mānoa.
Muhammad A. Hikam Senior Counselor, Kiroyan Partners, Indonesia; Member of the House of Representatives (DPR-RI), Indonesia
Kehaulani K. Kealoha-Scullion Academy (9-12) Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher, Punahou School, Honolulu
Cindy Kim  
Steven G. Olive  
Christine D. Patrinos Associate Professor, Political Science, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
James P. Rizer  
Wendy Schultz Director, Infinite Futures: Foresight Research and Training, Oxford, United Kingdom
Marie A. Thorsten Associate Professor, Social Studies, Doshisha University
Ngoc-Dien Trinh  
Chitha Unni Instructor, Philosophy, Chaminade University, Hawai‘i
Daojiong Zha Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University, China

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Ph.D. 1994

Name Current Position
J.R. Nereus O. Acosta Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection, Republic of the Philippines
Akinlabi Bayette  
John Casken Associate Specialist/Director of International Affairs, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, UH Mānoa
Kishore Dash Clinical Associate Professor of Global Studies, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Subrata S. Dhar  
David W. Gegeo Senior Lecturer, Macmillan Brown Centre for Public Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Toneko Hirai  
Norfadzillah B. Hitman Vice President, Research and External Affairs, University College Sedaya International, Kuala Lumpur
Raschada Jiwalai  
Kathleen O. Kane Faculty Specialist, Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support
James D. Kardash Associate Executive Director, UH Professional Assembly
Kenneth E. Kassman Instructor, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and Alice Salomon School of Social Work, both in Berlin, Germany
Jae-Bong Lee Professor, Wonkwang University, South Korea
Sarita R. MacLeod Director, Study Abroad office, UH Mānoa
Glenda L. Quarnstrom  
Muhammad Rasyid  
Julie Wuthnow Researcher, Political Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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Ph.D. 1993

Name Current Position
Gregory Aanestad Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
Francine B. Blume Director, Experimental Education, American University, Washington, D.C.
Maria D. Guido  
Hideki Harajiri Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Andrew Hoffman  
Shiping Hua Professor, Political Science; Director, Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Hee-Nam Jun  
Sai-Hsin May  
Juri Mykkanen Professor, Political Science and International Relations, University of Tampere
Michael R. Ogden Professor/Director, Film and Video Studies Program Central Washington University
Anthony J. Pennings Master Teacher, The Paul McGhee Division, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University
Ali Riaz Department Chair, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University.
Sally D. Ritterbush  
Saeed Taeb  
Kathryn W. Takara Retired, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Program & Ethnic Studies Department, UH Mānoa
Bunroeun Thach  

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Ph.D. 1993

Name Current Position
Dean T. Alegado Founder and President, Dean Alegado and Associates Consulting Group, LLC, Philippines
William A. Callahan Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics, UK
Teresita A. Herrera  
Hyun-Woo Kim  
Jang S. Kim  
Hun K. Lee  
Patricia L. Masters Director, Senior Citizens Visitor Program, UH Mānoa
Mary M. O'Sullivan  
Donald W. Toews  
Karl G. Trautman Chair, Social Sciences, Central Maine Community College
Zuo F. Wang  
Owen P. Wrigley  
Soon B. Yeap  
Bang S. Yoon  

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Ph.D. 1992

Name Current Position
Vivian Blaxell Manager/Managing Directory, The International Institute for Health Promotion
Antonio P. Contreras Professor, De La Salle University, Philippines
Saba G. Khattak Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan
David M. Liu  
Surin Maisrikrod Senior Lecturer, James Cook University, Australia
Thomas A. Marks Professor, Insurgency, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism, The College of International Security Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Mochtar Pabottingi Political Analyst, Indonesian Institute of Science
Marta E. Savigliano Professor, Department of Dance, University of California, Riverside
Changzoo Song Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ronald J. Williams  

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Ph.D. 1991

Name Current Position
Suganya Dhanamitt  
Timothy E. Dolan Director, Public Administration Program, Texas A & M International University, timothy.dolan@tamiu.edu
Macapado A. Muslim President, Mindanao State University, Philippines

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