John Mayer

John Mayer is an Associate Professor of Samoan and Chair of the UH Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature.  He was a Peace Corps Volunteer and Trainer in Samoa from 1970-1976, and founded the Samoan language program at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1976.  He teaches introductory through advanced Samoan language courses and is a graduate faculty in Pacific Islands Studies.  He has an MA in ESL and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hawaiʻi and holds two chiefly titles – Fepuleai from Savaii and Lasei from Manono.