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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Katrina-Ann Kapa Oliveira, headshot

Katrina-Ann Kapa Oliveira
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

Katrina-Ann Kapa Oliveira is an assistant professor and interim director of the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language. Oliveira’s strong knowledge of Hawaiian combined with her superior knowledge of Hawaiian language pedagogy makes her one of the best language teachers on campus.

As an educator, she seeks to nurture young scholars so that they too may establish their own roots and create niches of knowledge for themselves, their families and their communities.

As a teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, Oliveira engages students to think critically about their application of Hawaiian language and knowledge with a strong emphasis on contextual learning.

She developed and administered a highly successful summer immersion program for Hawaiian language students from across the UH system.

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