Message from Dean McArthur

Welcome to the College of Language, Culture and Arts

Phillip H. McArthur serves as the Dean of the College of Language, Culture, and Arts at BYU Hawai’i, and is a Professor in the Department of International Cultural Studies.  He is also the Editor for the professional journal, Pacific Studies.

As an undergraduate Phillip studied psychology and anthropology, then completed his MA and Ph.D. degrees in Folkloristics and Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology from Indiana University with doctoral minors in Semiotics and Performance Studies.  His teaching and research attend to narrative, language, oral traditions, semiotics, comparative philosophy, cosmology, political and economic anthropology, and the cultures of Oceania with special attention to the Marshall Islands.


Dean McArthur