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UH Manoa honors outstanding faculty and staff for 2008

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: Jun 20, 2008

Outstanding members of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty and staff have been honored as 2008 recipients of campus awards for their excellence in teaching, research and service.

The Regents‘ Medal for Excellence in Teaching honors faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal values beneficial to students. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Monique Chyba, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
· Kamil Ud Deen, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
· John Norris, Associate Professor Department of Second Language Studies, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
· Jill Ramsfield, Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law
· Kerry Laiana Wong, Assistant Professor, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

The Regents‘ Medal for Excellence in Research recognizes scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Benjamin Brooks, Associate Researcher, Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
· Terry Hunt, Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences
· R. Brent Tully, Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy

The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is named for the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Mānoa for 19 years. It is awarded to junior faculty for their dedication to teaching, demonstrated excellence as teachers, and attention to undergraduate students. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Michael DeMattos, Junior Specialist, School of Social Work
· Matthew Savage, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Speech, College of Arts & Humanities

The Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty members who have made significant contributions that strengthen the ties between the University and the community. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Belinda Aquino, Director, Center for Philippine Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies
· Stephen Meder, Associate Professor, School of Architecture

The Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community honors a Mānoa faculty member who has played a socially significant role by applying intellectual leadership and academic expertise to the improvement of the community. The 2008 award recipient is:
· Jane Kadohiro, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Chancellor‘s Citation for Meritorious Teaching is awarded to Mānoa faculty members for significant contributions to teaching and student learning. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Jane Kadohiro, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
· Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences
· Gregg Lizenbery, Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Humanities
· Robert Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Language, Linguistics and Literature
· Lois Yamauchi, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Chancellor‘s Award for Outstanding Service recognizes the exceptional leadership and sustained service of an Administrative, Professional, and Technical (APT) employee, a Buildings and Grounds (B&G) Maintenance employee, and a Civil Service employee to their department and to our campus. The 2008 award recipients are:
· Kyle Hamada, APT Preservation Specialist, Library Services
· Wesley Seto, Janitor, Office of Buildings and Grounds
· Sandra Enoki, Secretary, Department of American Studies, College of Arts and Humanities

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award honors a faculty member who was nominated by current or former students for excellence in mentoring. The 2008 award recipient is:
· Alan Katz, Professor, Public Health Sciences, John A. Burns School of Medicine