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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Michael Nassir, headshot

Michael Nassir
Physics and Astronomy

Michael Nassir is an instructor in Department of Physics and Astronomy. Nassir believes that by demonstrating to his students the relevance and ubiquity of physics in their daily lives, engagement and interest will follow naturally.

His workload duties have steadily expanded during the past nine years, and now includes three to four physics and astronomy courses each semester, plus physics lab supervision, astronomy lab coordination, lecture-demonstration improvement, undergraduate physics-major advising, student professional club advising and service on both campus and departmental committees.

Nassir serves as a member of the Faculty Senate’s General Education Committee and provides analytical skills in dealing with trends in student behavior and improving undergraduate education.

The University of Hawai‘i 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.


Steven Businger, headshot
Steven Businger
Charles Fletcher, headshot
Charles Fletcher
Geology and Geophysics
Wendell Kekailoa Perry, headshot
Wendell Kekailoa Perry
Hawaiian Studies


Jonathan Deenik, headshot
Jonathan Deenik
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
Michael Dunn, headshot
Michael Dunn
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Joel Moffett, headshot
Joel Moffett
Academy for Creative Media
Michael Nassir, headshot
Michael Nassir
Physics and Astronomy


Kate Lingley, headshot
Kate Lingley
Art and Art History


Jane Kadohiro, headshot
Jane Kadohiro
Sankaran Krishna, headshot
Sankaran Krishna
Political Science
Gregg Lizenbery, headshot
Gregg Lizenbery
Theatre and Dance
Lois Yamauchi, headshot
Lois Yamauchi
Educational Psychology


Daphne Desser, headshot
Daphne Desser
David Haymer, headshot
David Haymer
Paula Morelli, headshot
Paula Morelli
Social Work
Amy Schafer, headshot
Amy Schafer
Janet Uyehara, headshot
Janet Uyehara