Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
Ronald Amundson is a professor of philosophy and chair of the UH Hilo philosophy and religious studies department. Colleagues praised Amundson as "a committed scholar who loves his field of study" and a "people person who enjoys getting to know his students as people, not just warm bodies."
A UH Hilo senior with dual majors in history and philosophy credits Amundson as the inspiration for his decision to declare a second major in philosophy. "Professor Amundson has demonstrated again and again an ability to invoke with enthusiasm the desire for growth and understanding in students," the student noted.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students.
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Kauka de Silva
Larry H. Fujinaka
William Haning, III
David A. Krupp
Meta Tjan Lee
Lena Y.P. Low
Mary C. Summers