Photo: Darren IwamotoDarren H. Iwamoto, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology
School Counseling Clinical Director
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Email: diwamoto@chaminade.edu
Phone: (808) 739-4604

Biography

Darren came to Chaminade University in 2007 as the school counseling internship director.  Previously, Darren spent 11 years working with high-risk adolescents and their families in various community mental health settings.  Darren is a licensed mental health counselor and a nationally certified counselor.  In the summer of 2013, Darren received his doctorate and was promoted to his current position, assistant professor.

Darren has developed a number of community-based mental health programs that include opening a therapeutic group home, developing an outreach unit for an adolescent diversion program, and partnering with Family Court in developing an intervention program that focused on the runaways.  Darren has conducted research on alternate pedagogy to increase academic achievement, bullying prevention, suicide prevention, stress & anxiety, emotional intelligence, social-emotional learning, performance coaching, high impact practices, and self-regulation.

Academic Degrees

B.A., Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management, Capella University

Selected Publications

Iwamoto, D. H., Hargis, J., Bordner, R., and Chandler, P. (2017). Self-regulated learning as a critical attribute for successful teaching and learning. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 11(2): No. 2, Article 7.

Codier E, Iwamoto D, Monroe M, Jarvis S (2017) Diversity Tools: The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Ethnicity in Nurses. Ann Nurs Pract 4(1): 1076

Iwamoto, D. H., Hargis, J., Taitano, E., & Vuong, K. (2017). Analyzing the Efficacy of the Testing Effect Using Kahoot on Student Performance. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18(2), 80-93.

Iwamoto, D. H. (2016). Special issue on mobile learning. GLOKALde, 2(4), 14-18.

Iwamoto, D. H., Hargis, J., & Vuong, K. (2016). The effect of project-based learning on student performance: An action research study. International Journal for Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1), 24-42.

Selected Conferences, Talks and Speaking Engagements

Fryxell, D., & Iwamoto, D. H. Using Kindness to Increase Social Emotional Competency and Decrease Bullying in Elementary Schools, 2017 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference – poster presentation, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 2017

Chun, D., Iwamoto, D., & Chun, H. Analyzing stress, anxiety, and depression in 21st  century students in higher education, 2017 Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, April 13, 2017

Chun, D., Iwamoto, D., & Chun, H. Analyzing stress, anxiety, and depression in 21st century students in higher education, 2017 Na Liko Na’auao, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, April 21, 2017

Iwamoto, D. H., Fryxell D., & Cohen, K. Using Kindness to Increase Social Emotional Competency and to Decrease Bullying on Campus, 2017 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Pomaikai Ballrooms, Dole Cannery Iwilei, Honolulu, HI, February 10, 2017

Fryxell, D., & Iwamoto, D. H. Supporting Preschool Children with Behavioral Challenges: A Teacher, Administrator, and Parent Training Initiative, 2016 International Society on Early Intervention Conference: Children’s Rights and Early Intervention, City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8, 2016

Iwamoto, D. H., & Koch, S. Career Readiness: A K-12 Approach, 2016 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii Okinawan Center, Waipio, HI, February 5, 2016

Park, E., Carlson, B., Coleman, V., Roseler K., Suh, J., & Iwamoto, D. Using ProQuest RefWorks: Integrating with Google Docs, Title III SoTL Interdisciplinary Fellowship, Chaminade University of Honolulu Spring Faculty Retreat, Honolulu, HI, January 7, 2016

Iwamoto, D. H., Fryxell D., & Cohen, K. Development, Implementation, and Reflections of a Campus Wide Suicide Prevention and Wellness Program: Utilizing the Action Research Cycle for Program Improvement, 2015 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference – poster presentation, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, June 20, 2015

Iwamoto, D. H., Fryxell D., & Cohen, K. E Ho`opili No Na Haumana (“To Come Together for the Students”) Project, Campus-wide Suicide Prevention: Results and Lessons Learned, 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention – poster presentation, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Canada, June 18, 2015

Iwamoto, D. H., Jacobson, A., & Jacobson, S. Suicide Prevention Among LGBT Adolescents and Young Adults: Utilizing Positive Psychology to Create an Ally Action Plan, 2015 Annual Prevent Suicide Hawai`i Conference, Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, HI, April 30, 2015

Iwamoto, D. H., & Chinen, S. RAINBOWS in Me: Teaching Resiliency & Strengthening Character in Elementary School Students Through the Values of Aloha, 2015 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii Prince Hotel, Honolulu, HI, February 6, 2015

Iwamoto, D. H., & Fryxell D. Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: Practical Strategies for K-12 School Counselors, 2015 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii Prince Hotel, Honolulu, HI, February 6, 2015

Iwamoto, D. H., & Fryxell D. Grief and Loss: What School Counselors Can Do for their Students, 2014 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii Okinawa Center, Waipahu, HI, February 7, 2014

Iwamoto, D. H. Suicide Awareness and Prevention, 2013 Resident Advisors & Resident Directors Training, Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, August 16, 2013

Iwamoto, D. H. Issues Pertaining to At-Risk Youth in Hawaii, Law for Youth Empowerment Facilitator Training, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, November 4, 2012

Iwamoto, D. H. Managing Long-Distance Relationships, September 2012 Residence Hall workshop, Waialae Ave. Residence Hall, Honolulu, HI, September 28, 2012

Iwamoto, D. H. Suicide Awareness and Prevention, 2012 Resident Advisors & Resident Directors Training, Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, August 16, 2012

Fryxell, D. & Iwamoto, D. H. Working Out Anger and Aggression, 2012 American School Counseling Association National Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, June 25, 2012

Iwamoto, D. H., & Fryxell D. School Wide Bullying Prevention, 2012 American School Counseling Association National Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, June 25, 2012

Fryxell, D. & Iwamoto, D. H. Sibling Rivalry, April 2012 L. Robert Allen Montessori Center Parent Night, Honolulu, HI, April 18, 2012

Iwamoto, D. H., & Fryxell D. Bullying and Aggression: Facts and Interventions, 2012 Hawaii School Counseling Association Conference, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI, March 8, 2012