Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Lucia Aranda is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at UH Manoa. She is one of the most versatile, creative and resourceful teachers in the Spanish division. Aranda strives for academic excellence, critical thinking and respect.
She has taught at least 14 different courses, in both English and Spanish, encompassing language, literature, culture, history and translation, and spanning topics from U.S. Latinos to Spain.
In addition to her curricular expertise, Aranda has been successful in creating and supporting extracurricular linguistic and cultural opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in 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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Mary Kay Tanka
Karyn Mo Wells
Past winners from 2002-2006.