University of Hawai'i
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For Immediate Release:
May 1, 1998
Contact: Edgar A. Porter, Associate Dean, 808-956-9197
School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies
Donnë Florence, PIO, 956-7522
SHAPS Appoints Two New Center Directors
The University of Hawai'i School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies has announced the appointment of Edward J. Schultz as Director of the Center for Korean Studies and Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa as Director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies.
Schultz is currently professor of Asian history at the University of Hawai'iWest O'ahu, where he has taught since 1976. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on Korea and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Korea. He is active in the Honoluolu community, serving as board member and chair of the Hawai'i Committee for the Humanities and board member of the Center for Asia Pacific Exchange. Schultz will become the third director of the Center for Korean Studies. He succeeds Chung Lee, who has requested a return to his duties as a professor in the Department of Economics after three years as director of the Center.
Kame'eleihiwa is currently associate professor in Hawaiian studies, where she has served as a faculty member since 1987. She is the author of three books, including the acclaimed Native Land and Foreign Desires: Pehea La E Pono Ai? She has received a visiting fellowship award in Maori studies from Otago University and was scriptwriter for the documentary An Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation and the ten-part radio production A History of the 1893 American Overthrow of the Hawaiian Government. Kame'eleihiwa's community involvement includes efforts on behalf of Hawaiian sovereignty and Hawaiian language, especially advocacy of Hawaiian language immersion schools. Kame'eleihiwa will be the fourth director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies. She succeeds Haunani-Kay Trask, who has served as director of the Center for eight years. After a one-semester leave to accept a research grant, Trask will return to her duties as senior faculty of the Center, where, in addition to her responsibilities in teaching and research, she will focus her attention on fund-raising for the Center.
Both appointments will be in effect July 1, 1998.