Skip to main content

Pacific Island Studies Program

The Pacific Islands Studies program prepares students to be knowledgeable about the languages and cultures of the people of the Pacific. Students also have an area of emphasis in order to prepare them to be employable in the community and the region.

Students are expected to study geography, history, politics, art, economics and social issues in order to be connected to Hawaii and the Pacific region. Students are encouraged to participate in internships in order to be highly prepared for employment.

Academic Advisor

Program Lead

Pacific Island Studies Program Faculty

Zoia Falevai

Associate Professor

Shannon Galea'i

Adjunct Faculty (Culture Language & Performing Arts)
(808) 675-3665

Inoke Hafoka

Assistant Professor
McKay 170C
(808) 675-3110

Line-Noue Kruse

Pacific Studies Associate Editor/ Coordinator
McKay 170D
(808) 675-3063

Kim Makekau

Adjunct Faculty (Culture Language & Performing Arts)

Amelia Pasi

Adjunct Faculty (Culture

Jared Pere

Adjunct Faculty (Sports & Activities)

Rowena Reid

Assistant Professor
AAC (Psychology) 109
(808) 675-3791