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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Creighton Litton, headshot

Creighton Litton

Creighton Litton is an associate professor of natural resources and environmental management at UH Manoa.

He describes his teaching as the most rewarding aspect of his position and strives for an “interactive and experiential learning environment.”

Students feel fortunate to work with Litton. They feel their education has been positively impacted by his mentorship, his research and the assistance he provides each student to meet their own aspirations at the highest level.

Litton has generated grants that fund programs that simultaneously support conservation and sustainable management of Native Hawaiian terrestrial ecosystems on Hawai‘i Island and provide education and inspiration to traditionally underprivileged and underrepresented youth.

A colleague observed how deeply committed Litton is to “education and outreach, the mission of university and meeting the needs of conservation and land management professionals in Hawai‘i.”

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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