As department chair during the academic year 1968-1969, Paul Halmos (left) hired a small generation of new faculty members, the last of whom retired in 2015.
Associate Professor Michelle Manes believes the teaching of mathematics can develop through collaboration, partial progress, incremental success and revisions. She feels strongly that her students gain confidence in their mathematical abilities through animated, engaging problems rather than skill drills.
Manes inspires and assists graduate students who describe her as having an immense impact on their careers as they journey on their paths toward becoming educators.
She extends her teaching beyond the campus through collaboration with another Mānoa colleague on projects and grants to support K–12 mathematics education, including the development of an electronic mathematics textbook. These efforts have created a trajectory for high school graduates who are better prepared for their academic journeys at UH Mānoa.
Chris Eblen and Joshua-Michael Tomiyama were jointly awarded the 2017 Kern-Clark Award for excellence in undergraduate mathematics.
Krystin Manguba-Glover won the UH Manoa math department’s 2017 teaching award for a graduate student, the Graduate Excellence in Teaching award.