Management of the Department is led by the Department Chair, the Undergraduate Chair, and the Graduate Chair.

Department Chair: Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua
Undergraduate Chair: Ehito Kimura
Graduate Chair: Sankaran Krishna


Selects new graduate students; manages the application process. Also selects the incoming Teaching Assistants and assigns Tuition Waivers allocated for new students.

Katharina Heyer — Co-Chair
Nevzat Soguk — Co-Chair
Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua
Sophie Kim
Reza Mohajerinejad
Alternate: Akta Kaushal

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Michael Shapiro
Kate Zhou
Thiwari Werayasobprasong

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Sankaran Krishna — Chair
Benton Rodden
Michelle Brown
Irmak Yazici

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Curriculum & Assessment

Ehito Kimura
Petrice Flowers
Larry Nitz
Richard Chadwick
Adam Foster
Kalani Wilson

Grants, Awards & Hiring

Selects teaching assistants and winners of various awards; assigns Tuition Waivers allocated for current students; and manages the associated processes; selects and hires lecturers for summer session and on an ad hoc basis in conjunction with the Department Chair.

Manfred Henningsen — Co-Chair (Fall)
Jon Goldberg-Hiller — Co-Chair (Spring)
Colin Moore
Noenoe Silva
Mary Baker
Sharain Naylor
Alternate: Özge Tekin

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GSO Representatives

Riddhi Shah & Sophie Kim

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Professional Development for Graduate Students

Jairus Grove
Carolyn Stephenson
John Hui
Gitte du Plessis
Aubrey Yee

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Teaching Liaison

Nicole Grove

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