Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
Patricia Espiritu Halagao
Patricia Espiritu Halagao is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, at UH Manoa
Halagao has a teaching philosophy based on “stirring the heart, mind and soul” of students and inspiring them to promote equality and social justice in the world.
Halagao teaches multicultural education and social studies. Her students describe her courses as “vehicles of self-discovery.”
Halagao received her PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the co-author and executive director of Pinoy Teach, one of the first multicultural and pedagogical curricula of Filipino Americans in the nation.
She received the first Young Pioneer Award from the Filipino American National Historical Society in 2000.
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.
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