Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Bruns has taught on the island of Kauai since 1990 when he started teaching at Kapaa High School. He has taught chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology and botany, where part of the lab included teaching students about square foot gardening. In doing so, Bruns started a program in which students provide Kauai CC’s Culinary Arts program with fresh vegetables and herbs.
Bruns’ hobbies include brewing beer, golfing, hiking and playing guitar.
The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.