Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is a full professor and Interim Dean of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Dr. Osorio received his PhD in History from the University of Hawaiʻi. At Kamakakūokalani, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples. His recent publications include The Value of Hawaiʻi: Knowing the Past and Shaping the Future, which he co-edited and authored, and Dismembering Lāhui: A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887. He is also a composer and singer and has been a Hawaiian music recording artist since 1975.
As Interim Dean
Office Phone: 808-956-0980
Office Fax: 808-956-0411
Office Location: Spald 454
Department Name: Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge