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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Steven Businger

Steven Businger is a professor in the meteorology department. He is an active meteorology research scientist in the evolution and structure of destructive atmospheric storms.

He articulates his philosophy of teaching through the theme of using nature’s creativity and imagination to stimulate these qualities in students. He engages them by demonstrating that science is not the privilege of a small number of researchers but part of the vast reality of living—the how, what and why of everything in human experience.

Businger’s teaching practices are derived from the understanding that students can flourish in oral and writing intensive courses through implementation of his own teaching designs, with the ultimate goal of “exposing students of meteorology to the tools of their future trade.”

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

Charles Fletcher
Geology and Geophysics

Wendell Kekailoa Perry
Hawaiian Studies


Jonathan Deenik
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Michael Dunn
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences

Joel Moffett
Academy for Creative Media

Michael Nassir
Physics and Astronomy


Kate Lingley
Art and Art History


Jane Kadohiro

Sankaran Krishna
Political Science

Gregg Lizenbery
Theatre and Dance

Lois Yamauchi
Educational Psychology


Daphne Desser

David Haymer

Paula Morelli
Social Work

Amy Schafer

Janet Uyehara