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Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients

Davis Award Winner

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Kendall Inada

An insturctor of classics at UH Manoa, Kendall Inada’s students elect Latin not only because of its intrinsic importance, but because of his reputation as a teacher. His instructional aids are of the highest caliber and employ scenes from history, mythology, and popular culture.

In 2003, Inada founded the first Classics Club at UH, which explores the classical influences on present-day moviemaking. A colleage comments, "He has become an indispensable member of the classics faculty, who has devoted himself to teaching the lower–level language courses with rigor and compassion."

The Frances Davis Award for Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

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