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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Paul Lavy, headshot

Paul Lavy

Paul Lavy is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa. He specializes in Southeast Asian art history.

Lavy is described as fair, respectful and a rigorous grader with high expectations. Lavy challenges students to own their learning process and demonstrates a genuine interest and enthusiasm for their work by speaking to them “as a fellow researcher rather than a student working to find the right answer.”

His course load consists of 10 distinctly different undergraduate and graduate courses in his area of expertise, for which he has created entirely original curricula. He and a colleague collaborated in taking the lead to transform how the department’s global survey course was taught.

His colleagues also recognize his transformative work as the art history program graduate director, as well as for “exceptional teaching ability, engaged pedagogy, impeccable organization and skilled finesse in directing student seminar presentations by seamlessly interjecting content.”

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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