Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
University of Hawaii at Manoa doctoral candidate Susan Dixon has the ability to teach in a non-offensive yet thought provoking manner when talking to her students about ambiguous contemporary issues such as war, national security, foreign policy, society, the environment and nonviolence/peace/human rights.
A student praised Dixon’s ability to create a sense of wonderment in helping students formulate their own opinions. "It was during this time that my major and ideals profoundly changed due to Susan’s passion, enthusiasm and zest for life."
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.