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

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Dianne Ishida, headshot

Dianne Ishida
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

Dianne Ishida is an associate professor in the UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene. Ishida’s interest in Pacific and Asian cultures led her to pursue graduate study in anthropology after her nursing education. She used this expertise to teach a nursing in a multicultural milieu course.

Most recently, Ishida served as the course coordinator for complex nursing practice. She has also pioneered the use of preceptors in this capstone course, and transitioned the course to reflect current health trends/needs.

Of particular noteworthiness is her development of the cooperative education course that enables students to acquire supervised nursing experience in clinical facilities as paid employees. A colleague wrote, "I have found Ishida to be the consummate professional, modeling inspirational teaching and insightful leadership, continuously managing her own work and striving for excellence with humor, patience and persistence."

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