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

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Robert Littman, headshot

Robert Littman
Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas

Robert Littman is a professor of classics in the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas. Littman believes that the university acts as the guardians of civilization. The essence of civilization is the ability to transmit its culture and technology from one generation to the next.

Littman sees his function as a professor of classics, to transmit ancient culture to the present age. His major strength is his ability to synthesize and make connections in many disciplines. Littman is a true Renaissance man—his scholarly background covers classical philology, ancient history, art history, Egyptology, archaeology and Septuagint studies.

He pushes and prods student assumptions about the world. He’s taken students to the Valley of the Nobles in Luxor and secured a place for an undergraduate on an underwater excavation of Cleopatra’s Palace in the harbor of Alexandria. Littman’s greatest skill is to "turn on" his students to learning.

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