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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Yucheng Qin, headshot

Yucheng Qin

Yucheng Qin is an assistant professor in the Department of History, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences at UH Hilo.

Qin received his MA in history from Peking University in China, and a PhD in history from the University of Iowa.

He has been an assistant professor of Asian history at UH Hilo’s history department and assistant professor of history with the Japanese studies program since 2008. He has also taught in Guam, Ohio, Iowa and China.

Qin’s students say he is a powerful and loving teacher who has charisma, fervor and the ability to invigorate his students.

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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