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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Nevzat Soguk, headshot

Nevzat Soguk

A professor of political science, Nevzat Soguk uses interdisciplinary works to foster critical thinking in his students.

He instills a sense of community in his classes so students are conducive to learning and intellectual growth. In his International Migration course, he takes the class to sites of historical significance for Hawai‘i where students are able to interact with families and local people to get a "real feel" for migration and displacement in the Pacific.

A student observed, "His creative energy, innovative ideas, scholarly research and dedication demonstrate his role as an educator and mentor."

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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Current awardees and links to archives.


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Danny Aiu
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Manuel Cabral
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Laurel Gregory
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Keith Kashiwada
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Albert Spencer