Dr. Peter Quigley is the associate vice president of academic affairs for the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. His position requires engaging with the state’s seven community colleges and coordinating with baccalaureates, state agencies, the private sector, and other stakeholders. His main focuses are student success, streamlining the pathway experience, leveraging technology for student navigation, connecting educational pathways to the economy, and executing shorter time to completion and more intentional placement practices for students.
Dr. Quigley has also served as interim vice chancellor at University of Hawaii, Manoa; chancellor of Leeward College; Dean at Minnesota State University; and provost at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He has held professorships in both the US and Europe and was awarded two consecutive Fulbright Scholarships to the University of Bergen, Norway. Currently he retains the position of professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
He has a BA and MA from California State University, Fullerton, and a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His latest book is Housing the Environmental Imagination: Beauty, Politics, and Refuge in American Nature Writing, and he has recently edited a collection of essays for a new book, Ecocritical Aesthetics: New Studies in Language, Beauty, and the Environment, to be published by Indiana University Press in 2017.