Kevin Showalter M.A.

Kevin Showalter is an educator in the social sciences and humanities. He has a Master’s Degree in Global and International Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he graduated with top honors. He also has a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Geography from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His teaching experience is vast and includes Sociology, Anthropology, Socio-Economics, Global Studies and English. He is also very interested in the sciences and in making science and learning relevant to students through everyday associations.

Having traveled extensively to an economically, politically, socially and culturally diverse array of locations around the world, Kevin has found an appreciation for the cultural differences that exist between all of us. Additionally, he finds value in embracing traditions that focus on relationships between humans and their environment as a way of successfully actualizing conservation initiatives. His research has focused largely on exploring risk perceptions for climate change in the Pacific Island region and on science education reform in developing countries. His work has led to many appointments and collaborations from serving as an Orfalae Fellow at the William J. Clinton Foundation and the United Nations in New York City, to working on paleoclimatology projects at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Kevin is a motivated and optimistic individual, who is patient and understanding with his students.  He currently serves as the Managing Director of MANU KAI Educational Services.

Contact: kevin@manukai-education.com

At A Glance!

Education:
  • M.A. Global & International Studies: University of California Santa Barbara
  • B.A. Geography: University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • B.A. Anthropology: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Experience:
  • 2 years teaching assistant in the Global Studies Department at UCSB
  • English Teacher in North Cyprus
  • Several Years of Educational Research in Central America and the Caribbean
Subjects Tutored:
  • Anthropology, Geography, English, SBCC Middle College, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Physical Science, Native American Studies, Socio-Ecomonics, History.