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UH Manoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

Mentoring Award Winner

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P. Bion Griffin

With a specialization in archeology, Professor of Anthropology P. Bion Griffin combines his interest in Hawaiian archeology with research in the Philippines. He has focused on archeological survey work along the Mekong River in East Cambodia and begun conducting ethnography of elephant use in Southeast Asia. He also serves as the acting associate dean of the College of Social Sciences.

Griffin has served on 59 master’s and doctoral degree committees, chairing 14 of them. His nominator pointed out that his consistent support for students includes such things as helping new students establish themselves in Hawai‘i and within the university community, finding research sites in typically very remote areas of the Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia and even accompanying them to these sites.

In March 2005, he took seven students in his graduate seminar to Cambodia during spring break, a project for which he obtained federal funding.

Established by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Graduate Division in 2005, the Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award allows graduate students to nominate faculty for excellent mentoring, one of the foundations of outstanding graduate education.

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Alan Katz