Brown appointed interim dean of the UH Hilo College of Arts and Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents approved the appointment of Susan G. Brown, Ph.D., as interim dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Arts and Sciences. The Board met January 28 on the UH Manoa campus. Brown replaces CAS Dean Randy Hirokawa, who stepped down earlier this month to return to the classroom.

Brown joined the UH Hilo Psychology Department in fall 1985. Along with her students, she conducted research on unisexual (only females) and bisexual (both males and females) geckos, endemic land snails, and women’s menstrual cycles. Recently, she and her students published “Health Selection Theory: an explanation for the paradox between male well-being and mortality,” published in the Quarterly Review of Biology, a prestigious theoretical biology journal. In 2012, Brown moved to the CAS Dean’s Office to take on the position of interim associate dean.

“UH Hilo is delighted that Dr. Brown will serve as Interim Dean of CAS,” said Matt Platz, vice chancellor for academic affairs. “She has decades of experience and the respect of the faculty and staff for being a student-centered administrator.”

Brown graduated from Tulane University in 1983. She continues her theoretical research.