David W. Shideler, M.A.

Principal Investigator / Historian

David W. Shideler serves as one of our lead researchers and report authors and is familiar with a wide range of Hawaiian texts and is certified in the Hawaiian language. Mr. Shideler is recognized by the Land Use Commission as an expert in archaeology and cultural impact assessments. This recognition is based on his certified All-But-Dissertation status for his Ph.D. in history, his extensive experience lecturing at the University of Hawai‘i departments of history and religion, and his authorship and co-authorship of over 550 archaeological and cultural impact studies. On foreign projects, Mr. Shideler has established working relationships with local individuals and agencies to facilitate the work performed and to ensure the integrity of the information gathered and the work conducted.