Dr. Merle Kataoka-Yahiro Honored at 2013 UH Manoa Awards

Each year, the chancellor recognizes the leadership and service of UH Manoa faculty, staff, and students committed to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence.

This year, the Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Orvis Auditorium. You can also see photos of the ceremony or a video of the ceremony here and on UH Manoa’s YouTube channel. UH Manoa faculty and staff have also received other awards for their achievements. Visit UH System’s Faculty & Staff Awards for previous recipients.

Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

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

Merle Kataoka-Yahiro

Merle Kataoka-Yahiro is an Associate Professor at the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. She has developed a learning-service community partnership model that has been introduced into the School of Nursing’s undergraduate curriculum since 1998, and has been at the forefront of the movement to assist nurses in rural and underserved areas to advance their education through grants to support distance learning. Colleagues consider her extensive research, clinical knowledge, and teaching ability to be a valuable asset to the nursing program. Former graduate students describe Kataoka-Yahiro as a true leader in her area of expertise, a stellar role model, and a consummate mentor in the areas of publishing and research. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in critical thinking. Her Critical Thinking Model in Nursing Judgment has been applied to nursing education throughout the country and been a framework consistently cited in publications.

Merle Kataoka-Yahiro poses for group photo

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