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Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Davis Award Winner

Maria Stewart, headshot

Maria Stewart

Maria Stewart is an assistant professor in human nutrition, food and animal sciences at UH Manoa.

She enhances course relevance and increases student enjoyment of the highest enrolled introductory course in the entire college. Stewart’s combined enthusiasm for teaching and student achievement generates higher learning outcomes and greater student enrollment in the program.

Her colleagues praise her for having the “best innate teaching skills of anyone in the department,” and “stimulating learning through innovation, engagement, questioning, fostering, motivating and encouraging, to such a degree that she has positively impacted their own teaching practices.

”Stewart’s daunting department responsibilities include advising 130 undergraduates, supervising teaching assistants and mentoring students in her lab. A student describes Stewart as an inspirational individual and one of their best mentors.

The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

Current Winners
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2002 – 2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2007–2011 | 2002–2006.


Corey Adler, headshot
Corey Adler
Anne Chung, headshot
Anne Chung
LaVache Scanlan, headshot
LaVache Scanlan

Past winners from 2007–2011 and 2002–2006.