Recipient of the UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Pia Arboleda is Professor at the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently Director of the Center for Philippine Studies and Chair of the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures.
Professor Arboleda holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Language and Literature, a master’s degree in Language and Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from De La Salle University. Prior to joining UH, she served as Visiting Professor at Osaka University and assistant professor in Filipino at University of the Philippines Baguio, and instructor at De La Salle University. She is also a poet and creative writer. Her works have appeared in Forbidden Fruit: Women Write the Erotic, Kung Ibig Mo: Love Poetry by Women, Essays on Women, The Baguio We Know, Essays in Philippine Language and Literature, among others. She now produces multi-media instructional materials on Philippine folklore and films.