Walter Garcia Kawamoto

Professional Organizations/Activities:

National Council on Family Relations:

Certfied Family Life Educator (2000-2003)
California Council on Family Relations
        -President (2000-2001)
-NCFR Public Policy Committee
        -Vice Chair (2001)
-Ethnic Minority Section
        -Student New/Professional Rep (1993-1996)
        -Secretary/Treasurer (1998-2000)
        -Webmaster (1998-2001)
-Action for Diversity Committee (1996-2000)
-1995 National Conf. Local Arrangements
        -Student Assistance Subcommittee Chair
-Taskforce on the Future of NCFR Conf (1994-95)
2002 Annual Media Awards Judge

Other Professional Activity:

Journal of Adolescent Research
  Manuscript Consulting Editor (1998-Present)
-Sasakawa Fellow,
Sponsored by the Nippon  Foundation and

She left us too soon. 
Me and Congresswoman Patsy Mink

Key Links:

City of Sacramento, CA
Del Paso Heights
Redevlopment Advisory Committee

California Council on
Family Relations

Some Photos to Share

Florin Japanese American Citizens League
2002-2004 President





3604 Pinell St. Sacramento, CA 95838

 Education & :

-Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) 2000-2003
Granted by the National Council on Family Relations

Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon)
-Ph.D. in Family Studies awarded August, 1995
Sociology (1st Mnr), Cultural Anthropology (2nd Mnr)
-M.S. in Family Studies awarded June, 1994.
Sociology/Intercultural Communication (Mnr)
-B.A. in Elementary Education awarded June, 1990.
Language Arts (Mnr)
University of Hawaii (Manoa, Hawaii)
-Liberal Arts Major from 1985-1987.

Teaching Areas:
Family Studies; Early Childhood to Adolescent Development;
Multicultural Education and Ethnic Minority Issues

Research Interests:
Intermarriage; Determinants of Parenting; Family Problem Solving;
Youth and Family Policy; Ethnic Minority Families; Cultural Identity

CSUS Activity:
Advisor of the FACS Dept. Student Family Scholars (2000)
FACS Department Curriculum Committee
Curriculum Subcommittee of the
Faculty Senate Curriculum Policy Committee (2000-2002),
Center for Family Studies (Events Coordinator 1999-2002),
FACS Dept Human Subjects Committee (Chair 1999-2000),
California Faculty Association Departmental Rep (1999-2000),
Faculty Senate Curriculum Policy Committee (1999-2000, 2001-2002),
FACS Dept Faculty Senator (Fall 1998)
Center for Pacific/Asian Studies,
WebCT/ Liberal Studies Working Group,
Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association,
Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association
Japanese American Archival Collection Advisory Board (2001-2003)

Scholarships and Honors:
Sasakawa Fellow (2001) Nippon Foundation/Natl Faculty Development Institute
CSUS College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
Teacher of the Year Award Nominee 2000
Syracuse University Student Activities Office
Creating Opportunities Recognizing Excellence (CORE) Award Nominee (1998)
National Institute of Mental Health Research Grant (1992-1994)

Professional Experience:

Higher Education:
Assistant Professor,
Courses Taught: Families and Social Issues (Web Based Course),
Family Stress and Coping: Multicultural Focus (Web Based Course),
Indigenous American Families, Freshman Seminar, Asian American Families.
Family and Consumer Sciences Dept., CSU Sacramento July 1998 - Present.
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Courses Taught: Multicultural Families, Family History, and Family Stress.
Child and Family Studies Department,Syrcuse University. 1997-1998.
Graduate Student Affairs Task Force Director,
Advocacy & Policy Review. Associated Students of Oregon State University (OSU).
Fall to Spring 1994-1995.
Graduate Research Assistant,
Grading / Classroom Management. Human Development and Family Science (HDFS),
Oregon State University. Fall 1994 & Spring 1995.
Graduate Instructor,
Taught: HDFS 443. US Families: Race, Class, and Gender. Winter 1994, Sum ‘94 &95.
Graduate Research Assistant,
Research Development, Proposal, Subject Recruitment, Implementation, & Analysis.
NIMH grant recipient to study the family interactions of 29 American Indian families.
April, 1992 - April 1994.

Principal Consultant,
Survey on the lifestyle and health of Japanese Americans,
Funded by Gakugei University and the Ministry of Education, Japan. 2001-Ongoing.
Consultant, American Indian-Alaska Native Head Start Research and
Outcomes Assessment. ORC Macro Inc. April, 2002

K-12 Students. Capital Area Indian Resources. August 1998 - April 1999. Homebased Therapist III, Child and Family Services of Hawaii.

Dec. 1996- September 1997.
Counselor, Our Lady of Good Counsel School (Pre-School - Eighth Grade).
Academic and Behavior counseling. Sept. 1996- June 1997.
Residential Treatment Specialist, Children's Farm Home/Transition Learning Center.
At Risk/Clinically Referred Adolescents. 8/1992-8/1993; 5/1996-9/1996.
On-Call Teacher, Corvallis Community Children's Center. Infant to grade school rooms. 5/95- 9/95.
Assistant Head Teacher, OSU Child Development Lab.
Preschool/Head Start Programming. Student Teacher Supervision/Training. Spring 1994.
Treatment Aide, YES House. Residential adolescent drug & alcohol treatment.
Data Processing, creative drama instruction, & general supervision. May 1991- Sept. 1992.


Chapter, Asian and Latino Immigrant Families. in Families in Multicultural Perspective.
Eds. Bron Ingoldsby and Suzanna Smith. Sage 2004.
Chapter, American Indian Families: Resilience in the Face of Legal,
Economic, and Cultural Assault.
In Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law. Eds Kim Barrett and Bill George. Sage, 2003
Chapter, A "Seven Generation" approach to American Indian Families.
In the Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future. Eds. Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong. Sage, 2003.
Article, Serving Rural Asian American and Hispanic Families and Their Communities:
A Call for a Rural Paradigm Shift. For the Journal of Extension. Spring, 2003.
Book Review, of Resiliency Across Contexts for Family Relations. January, 2003
Chapter, Positive Youth Development in Urban American Indian Youth.
In Community Youth Development for Sage. Eds. Francisco Villarruel, Daniel Perkins, Lynne Borden, Joanne Keith. Sage. Feb 2003.
Guest Editor, Special Issue Focussing on American Indian Families,
American Behavioral Scientist. Sage Publications, April, 2000.
Chapter, Contemporary Issues in the Urban American Indian Family.
In Family Ethnicity (2nd Ed) Ed. Harriet McAdoo. Sage. 1998.
Chapter, Community Mental Health Issues in Socio/Cultural Context:
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.
For the Tribal Plan of the Confederated Tribes. June 1997.
Chapter, American Indian Families in Families in Cultural Context:
Strengths and Challenges in Diversity. Ed. Mary K. DeGenova. Mayfield. 1997.

Professional Activity:
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR):
Public Policy Committee Member (2000-2001), Vice Chair (2001)
California Council on Family Relations (President 2000-2001)
-2001 Conference Coordinator "Family Resiliency in California
Ethnic Minority Section:
-Webmaster (1999-2002) Secretary / Treasurer (1998-2000).
Student / New Professional Rep. (Appointed 1993-1994; Elected 1994-1996).
-Action for Diversity Committee Member 1996-2000
-1995 NCFR National Conference Local Arrangements Planning Committee
-Student Assistance Subcommittee Chair
-Task Force on the Future of NCFR Conferences 1994-1995.
-1994 - 2002 NCFR Conf. Paper/Presentation Reviewer.
-2002 Annual Media Awards Competition Judge.
National Association for Chicano Studies,
Journal of Adolescent Research, Manuscript Consulting Editor (1998, 2001-02),
Economic and Social Research Council, Grant Application Reviewer (2000),
Mayfield Publishing Company, Manuscript Reviewer (2000),
Journal of Teaching Marriage and Family, Manuscript Reviewer (2001)


  • Panelist. For the NCFR national conference. "Looking for Connections",
    part of the panel "Infusing Peace throughout the Marriage and
    Family Studies Spectrum". November 2003.
    Guest Speaker, For the Sacramento Senator Lions Club.
    "Hawaii Plantation Village, Immigration, and IntermarrIage". 2/20/03.
    Presider, For the NCFR national conference,
    "Ethnic Identity for Adolescents and Adults" November, 2002.
    Presenter, For the NCFR national conf.,
    "How to Teach Family Content Website Evaluation". November, 2002.
    Guest Speaker, For the American Indian Education Parent Committee of the Elk Grove Unified School District Spring Gathering. May, 2002.
    Resource Roundtable, For the NCFR national conference,
    "Section Communication Using Electronic Media" November, 2001.
    Discussant, For the NCFR national conference, "Intergenerational Stress in
    Diverse Ethnic Families." November, 2001.
    Presider, For the NCFR national conference, "Adolescence/Family Processes" November, 2000.
    Guest Speaker, For the Sacramento Federal Bureau of Reclamation Asian/Pacific
    Heritage Month. "Asian American multiracial identity". May 2000.
    Teaching Roundtable Co-Presenter, For the NCFR national conference.
    "Getting to the Heart: Teaching about Family Stress Theory and Family Diversity Through Popular Literature" November 1999
    Facilitator, for the NCFR national conference.
    "Immigration, Politics, and the Family in Latino and Asian American Communities". November, 1996.
    Presenter, for the Oregon Social Learning Center. "Emerging Issues in
    American Indian Family Research". April, 1996.
    Poster, for the NCFR national conference. "American Indian Intermarried Families:
    A Focus Group Study". November, 1995.
    Paper, for National Association for Chicano Studies national conference.
    "European American characteristics of support for Latino/Chicano People".
    March, 1995.
    Poster, for the NCFR National Conference. Parental Involvement and
    Maternal Satisfaction In American Indian and Non-Indian Families. November, 1994.
    Paper, for Learneds/Northwest Council on Family Relations conference.
    Intermarriage: An Urban Phenomenon of the People of Hawaii. June, 1994.
    Speaker/Poster, Connections, an event of the Albina Ministerial Alliance and the College of Home Ec. and Ed. of OSU. African American outreach and student recruitment. November, 1993.
    Workshops, for the Linn-Benton Oregon Association for the Ed. of Young Children (OAEYC) Conference(s).
    Learn More About Native American Project Ideas.10/93 &10/94.
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