Dr. Kurt S. Takamine

Dr. Kurt S. Takamine is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc., Los Angeles, California (2000 to Present), focusing on corporate research topics for the Fortune 1000 . He is also a Graduate Professor of Organizational Leadership at Chapman University, Manhattan Beach, California (1997-Present). Previously, he worked for the City of Long Beach Health Department, Environmental Health Division as a water protection specialist (1985-2000).

Dr. Takamine received his Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from the Graduate School of Psychology and Education, Pepperdine University in 2000. He received a Masters of Arts in Theology and Ethics in 1992 from Azusa Pacific University, and another Masters of Science in 1990 from the School of Environmental and Occupational Health, California State University, Northridge. He also has two Bachelors of Arts degrees, one in Human Biology from California State University, Northridge (1983), and the other in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California (1981). 

Dr. Takamine has authored two books, "Servant-Leadership in the Real Work: Recapturing Our Humanity in the Workplace" (AmErica Press), and "Investing in Your Company's Future Today: Retaining Your Asian Pacific American Professionals" (LEAP Publications, 2002), as well as numerous articles on career advancement, organizational leadership, and glass ceiling issues.

Born in West Los Angeles, Dr. Takamine and his wife Paula have two sons, Calvin Takamine (15 years old) and Davis Takamine (14 years old). His parents, Michael and Akiko Takamine (Maui and Kauai respectively), both were born in Hawaii.

Office address: Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc., 327 East 2nd Street, Suite 226, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  You may reach Dr. Takamine by phone at 213-485-1422 x4119.


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