Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Queens College, CUNY
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
Professor of Sociology
University of Hawai’i at Mănoa
500 University Avenue,
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96826
Binghamton, New York in 1934, Peter Manicas was reared
in Batavia, New York and received his BA from
Syracuse University in 1955. After service in the USAF, he
received his MA and PhD from the University of Buffalo, 1963.
He was on the faculty of Ohio Wesleyan University and C.W.
Post College until moving to Queens College where he took an
early retirement and began, in 1988, what became a new career
at the University of Hawai’i. Prior to that, he had served
on the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research
and was a Visiting Senior Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford.
taught courses in philosophy, American Studies, political
science and sociology and served on dissertation committees in
history, economics, education and psychology in addition to the foregoing
areas. This experience propelled his research interests in the
history and philosophy of the social sciences, American
pragmatism, Marxism, and political and social theory.
has won several teaching awards and has served or is now
serving on a number of scholarly journals, including European
Journal of Social and Political Thought, Information,
Management and Information Technologies, Theoretical
Psychology, and Social
Process in Hawai'i. He is currently Associate editor of the Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior.
since 1960 to Kenoe Kauanoe of Laie, Hawai’i, the
Manicas’s have two children, Tautasi and Theodore.