COVID-19 Topics Experts

Krisztian Magori, PhD

Associate Professor

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  • Disease Ecology
  • Ticks and Mosquitoes
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • R Programming Language
  • Climate Change

Drew Ayers, PhD

Assistant Professor of Film

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Media Production and Distribution
  • Film
  • Visual Effects
  • Digital Media and Technology
  • TV
  • Post/Nonhumanism

Judy Rohrer, PhD

Program Director

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Intersectional feminist responses
  • Feminist Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Hawai’i Colonial History & Politics
  • Anti-racist, Decolonial, Feminist, Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Activism
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • Disability Studies

Nydia A. Martinez, PhD

Dean of CAHSS

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  • Latin American History
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Immigration
  • Study Abroad
  • Leadership

Jeremy Jostad, PhD

Assistant Professor

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Coping via Recreation
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Small Group Functioning in Wilderness Environments
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Public Lands Management for Outdoor Recreation

Scott Finnie, PhD

Program Director/Senior Faculty

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • American and African American History
  • Leadership Studies
  • U.S. Race Relations
  • U.S. Civil Rights
  • Affirmative Action
  • Cultural Diversity Training

Chadron B. Hazelbaker, PhD, ATC, CSCS


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  • COVID-19 Focus: Sports & Wellness
  • Title IX
  • Sport for Peace programs
  • Sport & Culture
  • Sport in Society
  • History of Physical Education in the US
  • Sport & Socialization
  • Youth Sport
  • Coaching
  • Sport management
  • Sport & Toxic Masculinity

D. Patrick Jones, PhD

Executive Director, Institute of Public Policy & Economic Analysis

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Economic Impact
  • Regional Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Demography
  • Community Facilitation
  • Surveys

Stu Steiner, PhD

Assistant Professor

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Web Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Web Security
  • IoT Security

Deanna Trella, PhD

Program Director

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Children's Studies/Impact on Youth
  • Child & Family Homelessness
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Family Dynamics
  • Adolescent Romantic Relationships