The UH System

Who We Are

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Patricia Espiritu Halagao, headshot

Patricia Espiritu Halagao
Manoa

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.

Select a recipient for more about that individual.

Or view previous years’ winners: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003-1965

2012

Tod Aeby, headshot
Tod Aeby
Manoa
Linda Furuto, headshot
Linda Furuto
West O‘ahu
Floyd McCoy, headshot
Floyd McCoy
Windward
Veronica Ogata, headshot
Veronica Ogata
Kapi‘olani
Kay Ono, headshot
Kay Ono
Leeward
Kathryn Sims, headshot
Kathryn Sims
Hawai‘i
John Zuern, headshot
John Zuern
Manoa