Pia C. Arboleda, D.A.Assistant Professor
Office: Spalding 456
Telephone: (808) 956-5901
Dr. Pia Arboleda holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Language and Literature (major in Literature), a master's degree in Language and Literature (major in Filipino) and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (major in Marketing) from De La Salle University. For high school and grade school, she went to St. Scholastica's College, Manila.
She teaches Fil 435: Translation Theory and Practice, IP 273E: Philippine History and Culture, IP 396: Philippine Folklore, IP 431: Rizal's Life and Writing, IP 368B: Philippine Film, among others.
Prior to joining UH, she served as Visiting Professor at Osaka University where she taught Southeast Asian Culture, Philippine Literature, Language and History for four and a half years. From 1996-2004, she was assistant professor in Filipino at University of the Philippines Baguio, and instructor at De La Salle University from 1990-92. She also taught gender studies at St. Scholastica's College, Manila.
Dr. Arboleda is also a poet and creative writer. Her works have appeared in Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic, Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women, Essays on Women, The Baguio We Know, Essays in Philippine Language and Literature, among others. She now produces multi-media instructional materials on Philippine folklore and films. She currently serves as coordinator of the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program.