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UH Manoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

Mentoring Award Winner

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Richard Chadwick

Richard Chadwick, a professor of political science, began his long and illustrious career at UH Manoa in 1968, after receiving his PhD in political science from Northwestern University. His focus is on international relations with interests in modeling international systems and the dimensionality of nations.

Since 1990, Chadwick has supervised 15 doctoral students and has been a member on an additional 11 doctoral student committees. He has been an instrumental mentor for many graduate students since beginning his career at Manoa.

His flexibility and ability to work with a student’s interest and not attempt to shape the student are hallmarks of his mentoring. At the same time, Chadwick challenges, argues and provokes to get his students to do their best work. It is this quality of his work with students that earned him the award.

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