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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

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Jennifer Higa-King

Jennifer Higa-King is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Honolulu Community College.

Her students say Higa-King is a role model who enriched their lives intellectually and personally.

Higa-King was born and raised in Hawai‘i and graduated from Pearl City High School. She received her MS and PhD in experimental psychology at Washington State University. She is married to George King, an associate researcher at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. They have a daughter, Kaitlyn, a student at St. Andrew’s Priory.

From her countless hours of assistance and expertise at the reference desk, to her development of library curriculum, to her successful development of a strategy for library learning and process outcomes assessment, Heu is a respected educator and leader.

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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