Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Davis Award Winner
Patrick Woo is a University of Hawaii at Manoa instructor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures who encourages his students to appreciate other cultures by cultivating tolerance of and sensitivity to peoples with different values and perspectives. As a multi-lingual person and a non-native speaker of Japanese, Woo understands the difficulties of learning a foreign language and often becomes a role model that students look up to.
Woo served twice as resident director for the Study Abroad Program at Konan University in Kobe, Japan. His latest project focuses on developing authentic instructional materials using drama, films, news, documentaries, TV interviews and commercials.
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.