Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Abegail Kopf is an instructor in respiratory therapy at Kapiolani Community College. In educating future healthcare providers, Kopf strives to facilitate learning experiences that promote independent learning, professionalism and the application of knowledge and critical thinking.
Kopf is highly knowledgeable in her field and teaches in a way that keeps students engaged. Students appreciate that she communicates clearly, concisely and thoroughly. She also understands the needs of the diverse students she teaches and accommodates their differing learning needs through creative pedagogical strategies. A student noted that Kopf is “patient and sincerely wants students to learn.”
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.