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David Panisnick
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (1975, Philosophy)
(808) 956-5106
Sakamaki Hall A313

David Panisnick is a professor of Religion at Honolulu Community College. He is also a religion lecturer at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he teaches several undergraduate courses. Dr. Panisnick entered post-graduate studies in Religion at the Pacific School of Religion and the University of California, Berkeley prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawai‘i in 1975. His current area of specialized interest and research is in the biological and evolutionary origins of religious beliefs and practices.

Jay Sakashita
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Stirling, Scotland (1998, Japanese Studies)
(808) 956-5106
Sakamaki Hall A313

An alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i, Jay received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland, where his research focused on contemporary Japanese religions. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Jay is also Assistant Professor of Religion at Leeward Community College where he teaches several courses in religion, including those related to Christianity and Japanese religions. He has no hobbies, no time to read books, and absolutely no social life. This is his children’s fault.

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