Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
John Zuern is an associate professor in the Department of English, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, at UH Manoa
Colleagues and students describe Zuern as approachable, creative, intelligent and diligent.
Zuern is an associate professor of literature, literacy theory and electronic media. He has been involved in various community-school-based technology initiatives in Hawaii, including an effort to integrate digital video and multimedia development into the middle-school Hawaiian language immersion curriculum.
He earned his MA and PhD in comparative literature from the University of Texas-Austin. He received the Presidential/Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2005.
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.
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