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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    assistant professor for the Filipino and Philippine literature program in the Department of Indo Pacific Languages and Literatures at UH Mānoa Arboleda believes that a teacher must strive to stimulate students intellectual and emotional growth respect students diverse talents and learning styles provide a non threatening atmosphere for learning and promote learning beyond the classroom Many reference her innovative research on subtitling Philippine films and her project on digitizing illustrated folktales as invaluable to the field of folklore and Filipino culture She is making previously inaccessible films and literature accessible Lauded for her outstanding mentorship leadership and teaching she is credited by her department colleagues with having successfully turned the Filipino Program around exponentially increasing the number of majors Students speak highly of her mastery of the discipline and her ability to maintain strong standards while being patient helpful and compassionate The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    956 8111 Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching Teaching Medal Award Winner Brian L Cassity Kapi olani Brian Cassity is an arts and humanities professor at Kapi olani Community College Described as a transformative instructor Cassity focuses on the importance of students taking responsibility for their learning connecting assessment and analysis with objective solution Cassity s humbleness is matched with his sincere desire to prepare students for success and to make them informed and wise citizens of the future Originally from the Pacific Northwest Cassity sees the world as his stage and enjoys sharing stories from his summer travels with his students His passion for teaching is readily apparent and his lively teaching style makes every age of history imaginative and palpable The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1965 2015 Norman

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    is a professor volcanologist and experimental petrologist in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at UH Mānoa Hammer is considered to be a leader in her field in the development of innovative classroom techniques designed to enhance student learning and develop critical thinking The importance she places on an interactive classroom atmosphere is demonstrated through innovative teaching practices including lecture tutorial inter teaching and clicker assisted lectures At the upper division level she shows students how concept mapping can make sense of technical jargon For graduate level students she stresses sanity checking calculations against reasonable inferences turning assignments into a hypothesis test Among Hammer s former students are geology and geophysics professors and science teachers in high schools who have been deeply influenced by her and have modeled their own teaching practices on their former experiences of learning with her The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/teaching.php?award=hammer (2016-02-15)
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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    Roy Y Kamida Leeward Roy Kamida is an accounting professor at Leeward Community College For more than 30 years Kamida has shown himself to be an exemplary teacher with commitment dedication and energy His student centered style allows him to help students through all modalities whether it is a traditional face to face an online or a hybrid class The large number of former students who have attributed their professional success to his teaching is perhaps the greatest testament to his achievement as a teacher Kamida s college service is also commendable having served as business division chair faculty senate member and accounting program coordinator numerous times He is a past president of Hawai i Business Education Association and was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Business Education by HBEA The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013 2012

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    8111 Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching Teaching Medal Award Winner Melissa Kirkendall Maui Melissa Kirkendall is an anthropology instructor at the University of Hawai i Maui College Her research specialty is Pacific Island ceramics settlement patterns and virgin soil epidemics Kirkendall teaches three of the four sub disciplines in anthropology at UH Maui College along with medical anthropology traditional cultural practices and other courses She was selected as the Maui representative for the Community College Leadership Champions 2014 2015 and is the UHPA representative for humanities and social science on the UH Maui College campus She served on the Bailey House Museum Board of Trustees for many years and serves on the UH Maui College Preserving Our Recollections committee which is devoted to preserving the memories and histories of Maui residents She mentored the students who formed the UH Maui College Anthropology Club and inspired many to pursue anthropology degrees at other institutions Kirkendall has worked in the field of archaeology and anthropology for more than 25 years including cultural resource management in the private sector acting as state archaeologist for Hawai i as well as teaching at UH Hilo University of Guam and in the UH Mānoa Outreach program on Maui She holds a BA in anthropology from UH Hilo and an MA and PhD in anthropology from UH Mānoa The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1965 2015 Norman

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/teaching.php?award=kirkendall (2016-02-15)
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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    at the University of Hawai i West O ahu Landgraf believes in being an active teacher and infuses positive energy into her classroom through interactive activities videos and real world examples that keep students engaged and interested She serves on numerous campus and community committees and offers workshops that help students and community members gain lifelong job and career skills including resume workshops and mock interview sessions She assists prospective students with figuring out how to pay for college through Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshops at 12 local high schools across the state A UH West O ahu faculty member commented She is always willing to stop what she is doing and assist anyone who needs help or has questions She loves what she does and it completely shows in the level of creativity and enthusiasm she brings to her classroom homework and lessons The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    at the William S Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa Levinson is a superlative teacher who succeeds through a unique blend of enthusiasm and rigor deep and broad knowledge and a remarkable empathy and understanding of a diverse range of people His colleagues describe him as a renowned scholar a committed teacher with uncompromising standards and a consummate role model for faculty and students Levinson is considered to be teaching courses from the most difficult curriculum in the law school seamlessly blending theory and practice while consistently receiving high rankings from his students He takes teaching very seriously pioneers new courses and continually adjusts and adapts to create new pedagogical practices for long standing courses In 2008 he founded the Culture and Jury Project an interdisciplinary and international research collaboration devoted to facilitating the study of human decision making in the law The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/teaching.php?award=levinson (2016-02-15)
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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    Victoria Mathis is an assistant professor of nursing at Kaua i Community College Mathis was born and raised in Bolton Lancashire England until she emigrated to New Zealand at 17 with her parents She left home and went back to England at 19 and started her nursing training In 1992 she came to Hawai i to begin her graduate studies at UH Mānoa and earned a masters degree in the Nurse Practitioner program She will receive a doctorate in clinical practice from UH Mānoa in 2015 After completing graduate school and becoming a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner she then spent four years in Columbus Georgia and moved back to Hawai i and Kaua i in 2005 Mathis also established Kaua i CC s Medical Assisting Program where students earn a certificate of achievement She is the program s coordinator The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/teaching.php?award=mathis (2016-02-15)
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