Michael Omizo completed his doctorate in 1978 and has been licensed as a psychologist in several states including Hawaiʻi. He has taught at the University of Houston - Central Campus, University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). He retired from UHM and joined the faculty at Hawaiʻi School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University as a Professor in 2008 and became the chairperson in 2009. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and made over 200 presentations at local, national and international conferences. He has been awarded research, service and teaching awards, the latest being Hawaiʻi Psychological Teacher of Psychology Award in 2010 and Argosy University, Hawaiʻi Teacher of the Year Award, 2010-2011. Michael was also named as one of the 50 top contributing psychologist of the century by the American Psychological Association.