School of Communications (COM,JOUR)
Ph.D. (Communications, University of Washington); M.S.W. (Multigenerational Social Work in the Clinical/Contextual Track, University of Washington); M.A. (Communication, University of Hawaii).
Kevin Kawamoto is a former associate professor in the School of Communications and currently teaches part-time as a lecturer. He served as graduate chair for a time for the Communication M.A. program. He is also an affiliate graduate faculty member and has served on approximately 20 graduate student committees at UH Manoa. His Ph.D. in communications and M.S.W. (clinical/contextual with a specialization in multigenerational social work) are from the University of Washington (Seattle). He also has a M.A. in communication and B.A. in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a certificate of completion in Japanese Studies from the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. He was an assistant professor at the University of Washington and worked for a period as the technology studies manager at The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center (formerly known as the Gannett Center for Media Studies) when it was located at Columbia University in New York City. He has done extensive freelance writing and worked in public relations for several years in the health care field.
The use of technology to promote healthy aging and social well being.
Civic engagement and public policy to promote healthy aging and social well being.
Mental health in the aging adult.
Gardening and creating plant arrangements.
Photography of all kinds.
Volunteering in the community with a number of different organizations.
Cooking -- experimenting with vegetarian dishes.
Reading about healthy aging.
Journalism 301, "Fundamentals of Journalism"
Journalism 302, "Journalism Tools & Platforms"
Journalism 402, "Intellectual Foundations of Journalism"
Journalism 499, "Directed Research"
Journalism 460/Communication 460, "Media Ethics"
Communication 459, "Communication & Civic Engagement"
Communication 478, "Capstone in Communication in Communities"
Journalism 485, "Journalism Internship" (Faculty Adviser)
Communication 623, "Strategic Organizational Communication"
Communication 691, "Communicating About Communities"
Communication 691, "Communication and Civic Engagement"
Communication 691, "Communication, Civic Engagement & Government in Hawaii"
Communication 699, "Directed Reading & Research"
Communication 700, "Thesis Research"
Communication graduate students