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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Judith Gersting, headshot

Judith Gersting

A professor of computer science and chair of the department, Judith Gersting strives to help each student be successful in the demanding courses in the curriculum. Under her leadership, Hilo’s computer science department has become recognized as one of the best in the nation.

Gersting is also the author and co-author of three current college-level computer science textbooks.

A colleague wrote, "The quality of education our students receive have made computer science graduates highly sought after for positions in both the public and private sectors."

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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Current awardees and links to archives.


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Danny Aiu
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Manuel Cabral
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Laurel Gregory
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Keith Kashiwada
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Albert Spencer