Center for Korean Studies associate member Chae Ho Lee has been named a winner of the 2011 University of Hawaii Regentsâ€™ 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.”