M.A. and Ph.D. Defenses
2016 Successful Defenses
Rachel Hoerman (PhD), September
Miriam Stark (chair), Rachel Hoerman, Christian Peterson. Other committee members not pictured: Kirsten Pauka, John Peterson, and Paul Tacon.
Jesse Stephen (PhD), July
Miriam Stark, Kate Lingley, Jesse Stephen, Jim Bayman (chair), Ty Tengan. Not pictured Michael Graves.
Kari Nishioka (MA) July
Jim Bayman (chair), Kari Nishioka, Sara Collins and Miriam Stark.
2015 Successful Defenses
- Adam Lauer (PhD), August
- Gabriela Martinez (MA), August
- Alicia Yurong (MA), May
- Hinanui Cauchois (PhD), April
Adam Lauer successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on August 31, 2015: seen with Mike Pietrusewsky (chair) and two other committee members, Robert Blust and Miriam Stark. Tainlong Jiao (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco) and Lisa Matisoo-Smith (University of Otago) were off-island.
Alicia Yurong, MA
2014 Successful Defenses
- Melanie Mintmeir (PhD), April
- Pulama Lima (MA), December
- Philip Broadhurst (MA), December
- Lisa Manirath (MA), December
MA student, Rosanna Thurman's successful thesis defense attended by members of the family of Davianna McGregor Left to right: Dr. Jim Bayman, Dr. Daviana McGregor, Dr. Pua Aiu, Rosanna Thurman, Ms. Lurline McGregor, Dr. Rosie Alegado, and baby Cassius Kong
2013 Successful Defenses
- Regina Luna (PhD), February
- Chalita Bundhuwong (PhD), February
- Kamakana Ferreira (MA), April
- Pamela Runestad (PhD), April
- Mattias van Ommen (MA), April
- Charmane Wong (MA), May
- John O'Connor (MA), July