Edward Danielson, M.Ed.
Edward Danielson is an Instructor in Samoan at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who teaches first and second year Samoan language courses. Currently a graduate student in Secondary Education (PhD), he holds a masters degree in Curriculum Studies (MA), a Bachelor of Arts in Pacific Island studies (BA), minor in Zoology (BS), and an Associate of Arts (AA) in General Education. His teaching career started as a Sunday school teacher for Futiga Catholic Aʻoga Samoa of American Samoa in 1995. He started as teacher’s assistant under the supervision of Dr. John Mayer and Dr. Faʻafetai Lesa in 1997 until 1999 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has taught first and second year Samoan language classes from 2000 to present as a lecturer and as an instructor. He is also an instructor for the Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center of Honolulu. He is a Samoan Language interpreter and translator for various private and government agencies. He lives in Honolulu Hawaii and holds a Samoan chief title of Tafesilafaʻi.