A former student of Paul Spickard and James Brooks, Dr. Walker graduated with his PhD in History in 2006. Returning home to Hawaiʻi with his wife Rebekah (ANTH) and kids, Walker began working at the University of Hawaiʻi until landing a full-time tenure track position at Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi shortly thereafter. He is currently the Chair of the History Department at BYUH and has found success in his scholarship on Hawaiian and Surfing History. His book Waves of Resistance (UH Press) has made its mark in both academic and non-academic circles–drawing attention in The New York Times and ESPN for example. Today, Isaiah and Rebekah (who is a lecturer in Anthropology at BYUH) live in Hauʻula, Hawaiʻi with their five children. http://www.raynorshop.com/pages/isaiah-walker-2

North Shore Reign: The Hui 'O He 'e Nalu and the Surfing Borderlands of Hawai'i Paul Spickard, James Brooks