UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching
Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers
Department of English
An assistant professor of English, Daphne Desser is committed to strengthening students’ skills in writing and reasoning.
Her goal in teaching writing and rhetoric is to assistant students in becoming more aware users of language. Desser is vital to the department as she advocates the improvement and extension of writing instruction. She was instrumental in creating a certificate in professional writing.
A student observed, "Her encouragement inspires me as I pursue my lifetime passion of striving for excellence in my work as both a wordsmith and a future teacher of first-year writing students."
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes Manoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning.
Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2002–2006.
Geology and Geophysics
Wendell Kekailoa Perry
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Academy for Creative Media
Physics and Astronomy
Katrina-Ann Kapa Oliveira
Theatre and Dance