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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Charles Fletcher, headshot

Charles Fletcher
Geology and Geophysics

Charles Fletcher is the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and a professor in the geology and geophysics department. His courses range from introductory geology to advanced classes in Quaternary geology to global change.

Fletcher’s impact is far-reaching—mentoring students, publishing scholarly works and textbooks, and educating community members and government agencies on coastal management and climate change. In Fletcher’s view, the learning process is unique—social through interaction, analytic through problem-solving and spatial/visual through illustrations.

“This education is not measured in grades or doled out by semester. These are gifts from a lifelong teacher who endeavors to improve the lives of his students each and every day regardless of venue or schedule,” says one student.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes Manoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning.

Select a recipient for more about that individual or view winners from 2002–2006.


Steven Businger, headshot
Steven Businger
Charles Fletcher, headshot
Charles Fletcher
Geology and Geophysics
Wendell Kekailoa Perry, headshot
Wendell Kekailoa Perry
Hawaiian Studies


Jonathan Deenik, headshot
Jonathan Deenik
Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
Michael Dunn, headshot
Michael Dunn
Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Joel Moffett, headshot
Joel Moffett
Academy for Creative Media
Michael Nassir, headshot
Michael Nassir
Physics and Astronomy


Kate Lingley, headshot
Kate Lingley
Art and Art History


Jane Kadohiro, headshot
Jane Kadohiro
Sankaran Krishna, headshot
Sankaran Krishna
Political Science
Gregg Lizenbery, headshot
Gregg Lizenbery
Theatre and Dance
Lois Yamauchi, headshot
Lois Yamauchi
Educational Psychology


Daphne Desser, headshot
Daphne Desser
David Haymer, headshot
David Haymer
Paula Morelli, headshot
Paula Morelli
Social Work
Amy Schafer, headshot
Amy Schafer
Janet Uyehara, headshot
Janet Uyehara