Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching -- 2000-2001
The Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance that students, the faculty and the administration place on quality teaching on our campuses. This award pays tribute to faculty members for their extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal values beneficial to students.
Kent (Kim ) Bridges is an associate professor in the Department of Botany, College of Natural Sciences, UH Manoa. Bridges has probably taught more courses, in more colleges, to more people than anyone else on campus. He is a fountain of new ideas for using technology in innovative ways to improve the educational environment. His lectures are driven by PowerPoint slides and he uses learning resources on the Web to reach students with different learning modalities. Bridges is most effective when he's learning new things and solving problems right alongside his students.
Information from the 2001 Awards Convocation program, September 10, 2001