Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller is
an associate professor in the UH Manoa Department of Political
Science. He is a former recipient of a Presidential Citation for
Inspired by Antonio Gramsci, a prominent 20th century political theorist,
he seeks to treat all of his students as philosophers, and orients
his teaching to draw from the wellspring of practical knowledge residing
in every student. He believes successful teaching depends on three
elements—the exploration of another way of life, knowledge
about oneself, and the constitution of a community of knowledge.
In order to invigorate this culture of learning, he omits or minimizes
lecturing and encourages students to fashion their own knowledge
by teaching them to ground their discussions on their critical readings
of course material.
Goldberg-Hiller has been involved in writing a new undergraduate
curriculum for political science and has designed a new university-wide
program for the study of law, society and globalization.