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Fifteen University of Hawaiʻi faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

“University of Hawaiʻi teachers and researchers are world-class, in subjects ranging from automotive technology and justice administration to marine biology and astronomy,” said University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner. “We thank these outstanding teachers and researchers for their service and dedication. They truly make a difference in the lives of our students and in our community.”

15 headshot of the recipients of the BOR teaching medal

2014 recipients of the Regentsʻ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, beginning top row from left, Ryan Daniels, Alice Davis, Kenoalani Dela Cruz, Richard Jones, Helmut Kae, Paul Lavy, Hyoung-June Park, Michael Paulding, Kavita Rao, Sandra Sanpei, D. Kapuaʻala Sproat, Jody-Lynn Storm, Gordon Talbo, Alice Tse, Annette Kuʻuipolani Wong

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching,

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching recognizes faculty who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal values beneficial to students.

2014 honorees

  • Ryan Daniels, assistant professor, administration of justice, UH Maui College (read more)
  • Alice Davis, associate professor, nursing, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (read more)
  • Kenoalani Dela Cruz, associate professor and counselor, Student Affairs-Counseling and Support Services Center, Hawaiʻi CC (read more)
  • Richard Jones, assistant professor, elementary education, UH West Oʻahu (read more)
  • Helmut Kae, assistant professor, biology, Leeward CC (read more)
  • Paul Lavy, assistant professor, art and art history, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (read more)
  • Hyoung-June Park, associate professor, architecture, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Michael Paulding, instructor, business, legal and technology education, Kapiʻolani CC (read more)
  • Kavita Rao, associate professor, special education, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Sandra Sanpei, professor, communication arts, Honolulu CC (read more)
  • D. Kapuaʻala Sproat, assistant professor, law, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Jody-Lynn Storm, instructor, mathematics, Windward CC (read more)
  • Gordon Talbo, professor, automotive technology, Kauaʻi CC (read more)
  • Alice Tse, associate professor, nursing, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Annette Kuʻuipolani Wong, assistant professor, Hawaiian, UH Mānoa (read more)
3 headshot of the 2014 recipients of the Regentsʻ Medal for Excellence in Research

2014 recipients of the Regentsʻ Medal for Excellence in Research, from left, Ruth D. Gates, Andrew Howard and Nicholas Kaiser

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research recognizes a faculty member’s scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of all in the community, nation and the world.

2014 honorees

  • Ruth D. Gates, associate researcher, marine biology, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Andrew Howard, assistant astronomer, astronomy, UH Mānoa (read more)
  • Nicholas Kaiser, astronomer, astronomy, UH Mānoa (read more)

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