The Centre for Samoan Studies has a few new staff members on board since the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.
Gregory Jackman an American scholar and archaeologist is Manager and working with CSS team on the documentation of Samoan archaeological and built heritage places project which is funded by the US Embassy.
Eric Clem Groves is the new Centre for Samoan Studies Administrative Assistant.
Safua Akeli previously the Manager Project and Post Graduate Programmes is now one of the Senior lecturers for Development Studies.
Masami Tsujita Levi is one of the Senior Lecturers in Development Studies. She holds a PhD in Geography specializing in Development Studies and Cultural Geography, and an MA in Pacific Islands Studies both from University of Hawai’i.