Asian Studies lecturer Vincent Pollard dies

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jun 3, 2010

Vincent Kelly Pollard
Vincent Kelly Pollard
Vincent Kelly Pollard, a lecturer with Asian Studies and a cooperating graduate faculty member at UH Mānoa, died on June 1 at Straub Hospital after a stroke. He was 65.
He earned a PhD in political science from UH Mānoa, and taught many courses as a lecturer in that department, as well as in Asian Studies, the Liberal Studies Program, and at the community colleges. He was a faculty affiliate at the Center for Philippine Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies. He did extensive field research work in the Philippines, and taught many related courses about the country.

Pollard was a popular teacher, and a prodigious scholar and writer with a worldwide reputation in all aspects of Asian contemporary affairs, including film and popular culture. A memorial service will be held early in the Fall 2010 semester. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Jim Dator of the Political Science Department, preferably via email sent to <>, or via phone at (808) 956-6601.