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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Alison Conner, headshot

Alison Conner
William S. Richardson School of Law

Alison Conner is a professor in the William S. Richardson School of Law. Conner grew up in an academic family and believes teaching is one of the highest callings available. Prior to coming to the university, she spent 5 years practicing law on Wall Street and 12 years teaching in China, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She utilizes her international experiences in her classes to help students understand the nuances of legal education and judicial functions in Asia.

Conner is a key organizer of the proposed graduate Comparative Law (LLM) Program. She also designed and introduced three new courses on Chinese and Asian law, which constitute important offerings in the law school’s Pacific-Asian legal studies curriculum.

Conner is an accomplished scholar, recently completing several articles and chapters on China and comparative law issues. Her most recent honors include being named Outstanding Professor of Law, Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship in Law and an invited faculty member to "China and the Global Community" at the Salzburg Seminar. Conner is also the external examiner for Chinese law courses at London University.

A student noted, "Alison Conner has a well deserved reputation as an expert on Chinese law and is one of the main reasons I chose to attend the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School of Law."

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.

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Benjamin Bergen
Tep Dobry, headshot
Tep Dobry
Electrical Engineering
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Gwen Naguwa
Scott Rowland, headshot
Scott Rowland
Geology and Geophysics
C. Alan Titchenal, headshot
C. Alan Titchenal
Human Nutrition


Sun-Ki Chai, headshot
Sun-Ki Chai
Jason Maddock, headshot
Jason Maddock
Public Health Science and Epidemiology
John Rieder, headshot
John Rieder
John Zuern, headshot
John Zuern


Kazi Ashraf, headshot
Kazi Ashraf
Carlos Coimbra, headshot
Carlos Coimbra
Lorrie Wong, headshot
Lorrie Wong


Michael Cheang, headshot
Michael Cheang
Center on Aging
Annette Sherry, headshot
Annette Sherry
Jenny Teruya, headshot
Jenny Teruya
Sylvia Yuen, headshot
Sylvia Yuen
Center on the Family