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

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Micheal Graves, headshot

Micheal Graves
Department of Anthropology

Michael Graves is a professor and chair in the Department of Anthropology. Michael Graves is at his best when he teaches in smaller venues—seminars, directed research, in the field or on dissertation committees.

He has mentored students in cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, historic preservation, Hawaiian studies, Pacific Islands studies and architecture. Here Graves has an opportunity to share his ideas about humans, contemporary and ancient, and the cultural processes that have shaped their history and position in the world.

He models his teaching style on his best teachers who were demanding and unconventional in their ideas and approaches, challenged accepted positions and did not talk down to students. Graves doesn’t expect perfection, but does expect effort and a willingness to challenge one’s limitations. Graves is particularly proud of the fact that the first Native Hawaiian student to earn a doctorate in archaeology was one of his students.

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 the most recent winners.


Benjamin Bergen, headshot
Benjamin Bergen
Tep Dobry, headshot
Tep Dobry
Electrical Engineering
Gwen Naguwa, headshot
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