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John Mayer

John Mayer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics University of Hawai'i at ​Mānoa
Master of Arts in ESL
University of Hawai'i at ​Mānoa

John Mayer is an Associate Professor of Samoan and Samoan Program Coordinator.  He was a Peace Corps Volunteer and Trainer in Samoa from 1970-1976, and founded the Samoan language program at the University of Hawaii in 1976.  He teaches introductory through advanced Samoan language courses and is a graduate faculty in Pacific Islands Studies.  He is a founding member and Adult Class Instructor of Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center in Honolulu.  He has an MA in ESL and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i and holds two chiefly titles – Fepulea’i from Savai’i and Lāsei from Manono.  He is married to Tusitala Feagaiga Toomata-Mayer of Onenoa, American Samoa.  They have two sons, Jacob and John Jr.
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