Center Faculty Member Wins 2011 Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies asso­ciate mem­ber Chae Ho Lee has been named a win­ner of the 2011 Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excel­lence in Teach­ing. The medal is award­ed by the uni­ver­si­ty Board of Regents as a trib­ute to fac­ul­ty mem­bers who exhib­it an extra­or­di­nary lev­el of sub­ject mas­tery and schol­ar­ship, teach­ing effec­tive­ness and cre­ativ­i­ty, and per­son­al val­ues that ben­e­fit stu­dents.

Lee is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Art and Art His­to­ry. He was cit­ed for inspir­ing stu­dents in the graph­ic design pro­gram through his “intu­itive and rig­or­ous teach­ing meth­ods, his spir­it­ed ener­gy and his pas­sion for teach­ing.…” Accord­ing to the award cita­tion, “His own range of research inter­ests reflects his expe­ri­ence that being an edu­ca­tor is a high­ly ener­giz­ing enter­prise that pro­motes over­whelm­ing curios­i­ty about the world and the peo­ple in it.”