2025 AHSE – Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education Conference

Date of Conference: January 6, 7, & 8, 2025
Location: Waikiki, Honolulu
Venue: Prince Waikiki Resort

Aloha and E Komo Mai! (Greetings and Welcome!)

Aloha and welcome to the annual Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Conference held at the Prince Waikiki Resort on the island of Oahu. We trust that you will gain new experiences and new insights in your field of study while interacting with your peers. This is an exciting opportunity to meet with educators from different universities across the nation and throughout the world. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their particular disciplines to share with each and every one.

We hope you enjoy your stay with our host, the Prince Waikiki Resort, located a block from the
Ala Moana Shopping Center offering a wide variety of shops and attractions.

The famous Waikiki Beach and prime restaurants are close by for your convenience. Be sure to check with the hotel’s activity desk for all the latest adventures and tours to make your trip to the Hawaiian Islands a memorable experience.

The Islands of Hawaii offer a very unique experience for all people who visit to gain a better understanding of the Hawaiian culture and its ‘spirit of aloha’ found only in these islands. Enjoy some of the best weather and beaches found anywhere in the world and take your experiences home with you to return another day.

Me ka `oia`i`o (With sincerity)


2024 Keynote Speakers

2024 Keynote Speaker
Dr. William Skoog
Director of Choral Studies Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee

William Skoog is Professor of Music at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He served as Chair of the Department of Music from 2009 and is currently the Director of Choral Studies. He is the honored 2023 recipient of the prestigious Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity at Rhodes College. At Rhodes he conducts the Rhodes Singers, Chamber Singers, and the MasterSingers Chorale, a semi-professional chorus that he conducts with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Doctor of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Colorado and two Master of Arts Degrees from the Lamont School of Music at Denver University in Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from GustavusAdolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Dr. Skoog has conducted national choral festivals at the Kennedy Center, and in 2017 had his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall. Internationally, he has conducted choral festivals in Dublin, Paris, Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, Lucerne, and Prague in the prestigious Dvorak Festival. He is the author of several articles for Choral Journal, the Music Educators Journal, and the Cambridge Scholars Press. His most significant publication is a book entitled The Choral Works of Jennifer Higdon, Choral Kaleidoscope, published in 2021 by Cambridge Scholars Press, and he is currently under contract with them for a publication entitled The Choral Works of Dave Brubeck. Bill is the father of three grown children and has four grandchildren. He resides in Shelby County, Tennessee with his wife Elaine.

Cheryl Krasnick Warsh is Professor of History at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, Canada, where she teaches the history of health care, Canadian and American women’s history, and North American Popular Culture. Dr. Warsh served as long-term Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, and co-Editor of Gender & History.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University at Kingston, Dr. Warsh was an Associated Medical Services/Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow at Duke University, and the inaugural recipient of the Vancouver Island University Distinguished Researcher Award. In 2017, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for her contributions to Canadian medical history, and currently serves as Chair of the RSC Academy of Arts & Humanities, Fellows Nomination Committee.

2024 Keynote Speaker
Prof. Cheryl Warsh
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia

2023 Keynote Speaker

2023 Keynote Speaker
Dr Allen Barclay
Associate Professor
Flagler College
Dr. Allen Barclay in an Associate Professor of Management and has been a faculty member in the School of Business at Flagler College in St Augustine, Florida since 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Performance and Change from Colorado State University, and his M.Ed. and B.S. in Human Resource Development are from the University of Minnesota.

His research includes one textbook contribution, two book chapters, several peer reviewed journal articles and many international and national conference presentations. His primary areas of interest are Business Education, Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic
Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development.

He currently teaches undergraduate students in the Management and Business Administration Departments within the School of Business at Flagler College. Dr. Barclay also serves as the Coordinator for the International Business Program. His international teaching and research experiences include working in Australia, Finland, China, Scotland, Canada, Germany, Spain, Puerto Rico, and England. In addition, he is the faculty advisor to the Sigma Beta Delta business fraternity and faculty liaison to the Business Advisory Board.