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Kevin Kawamoto, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.A.
Fax Number: 956-5396


Kevin Kawamoto is an associate professor in the School of Communications and teaches journalism and communication courses. 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.


Journalism 301, "Fundamentals of Journalism" Journalism 302, "Journalism Tools & Platforms" Journalism 402, "Intellectual Foundations of Journalism" Communication 691, "Communicating About Communities" Communication 691, "Communication and Civic Engagement"

Course Syllabi:

    Fall 2012com,jour JOUR 301 (1) - Fundamentals of Journalism View Syllabus


Journalism majors Communication graduate students


The impact of information and communication technologies on journalism and the larger media environment. The use of technology to promote healthy aging and social well being. Computer-assisted research and production, including the construction of geographic information systems using U.S. Census data.


Multimedia and video production. Reading about technology. Studying Hawaii's history, especially immigration, labor and media history. Healthy living -- both mental and physical.


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