Social Justice Experts

Edmundo Aguilar, PhD

College in the High School Coordinator

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • Latinx, Mestizo and Native American Education
  • Borderlands
  • (Im)migration Critical Arts Based Research/Qualitative Research
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Autoethnography
  • Chicana Feminism
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Culture/Diversity/Multicultural Education
  • Education/School Reform
  • Communication/Public Speaking

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 Whiteness Studies
  • Activism
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • Disability Studies

Nydia A. Martinez, PhD

Dean of CAHSS

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  • COVID-19 Focus: Cultural Impact
  • Social Justice
  • Latin American History
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Humility
  • Latina/o/x Studies
  • Mexican History
  • Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x History
  • Immigration
  • Study Abroad

Matthew B. Anderson, PhD

Professor

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  • Politics of Urban Governance
  • Gentrification
  • Politics of Water Resource Management and Conservation
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Critical GIS
  • Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Terrance MacMullan, PhD

Department Chair

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  • Public Philosophy
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Pop-Culture and Philosophy
  • Anti-Racism Education
  • Whiteness in America

Edward Byrnes, PhD

Professor

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  • Racial Disproportionality in Policing
  • Counseling and Therapy with Adolescents and Families

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

Ann O’Kelley Wetmore, MSDH

Professor

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  • Women's Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Curriculum & Course Development
  • Advocacy
  • Online Teaching & Learning
  • Eating Disorders
  • Online Teaching and Learning

Vernon Loke, PhD

Professor

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  • Program Development & Evaluation
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Asset Building
  • Legislative Engagement & Advocacy
  • Consumer Protections