Meet the Instructor
Kevin Y. Kawamoto
Kevin Y. Kawamoto is the co-author of Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology and a contributing author to Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (10th edition) with lead author Dr. Nancy Hooyman and the late Dr. H. Asuman Kiyak. He has held teaching positions at the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii and has worked with community organizations to help volunteers, caregivers and direct care workers better understand issues related to aging, person-focused care, dementia and effective communication with elders who are experiencing cognitive decline.
Kawamoto has a master's degree in communication from the University of Hawaii, and a master's degree in social work and Ph.D. in communications from the University of Washington.