SOA's High Quality Teaching

Teaching awards come from the Hawai'i Society of CPAs, the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, and most importantly the students, such as those in Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Club, or UH's Mortar Board chapter. 

About half of SOA's tenured faculty have received University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa or UH system level teaching awards. These faculty members include Shirley Daniel, Manu Ka’iama, Jenny Teruya, Tom Pearson, and David Yang. More than half of SOA faculty members have received teaching awards at the Shidler College of Business. These faculty members include Shirley Daniel, Manu Ka’iama, Jenny Teruya, Tom Pearson, Hamid Pourjalali, Mary Woollen, and David Yang. Even SOA’s part-time faculty members have received teaching awards, such as Bob Hatanaka and Myron Mitsuyasu.

HSCPA, UH Board of Regents, or UH-MANOA Teaching Awards

  • Dr. Don Corbin, HSCPA
  • Dr. Shirley Daniel, Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching
  • Mrs. Manu Ka’iama, Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching
  • Dr. David Yang, Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching
  • Dr. Tom Pearson, HSCPA, Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Shidler Professor of the Semester Award (2008-2014)

  • Dr. Shirley Daniel, 2013 fall (MBA Core)
  • Dr. Liming Guan, 2008 spring (MAcc)
  • Mr. Bob Hatanaka, 2008 spring (BBA Elective)
  • Dr. Boo Chun Jung, 2012 spring (MAcc)
  • Dr. Thomas Pearson, 2014 -- 2017 spring, 2010 fall (MAcc)
  • Dr. Jenny Teruya, 2016 fall, 2009 spring (MAcc)
  • Dr. David Yang, 2013 fall (MAcc), 2012 fall (MAcc)
  • Dr. Dong Hoon Yang, 2013 spring (MAcc)
  • Ms. Mary Woollen, 2014 spring (BBA Elective)

CBA Excellence In Teaching Awards (1987-2000)

  • Dr. June Aono, 1991-1992
  • Dr. Shirley Daniel, 1987-1988
  • Dr. Cindy Eakin, 1993-1994
  • Mrs. Manu Ka’iama, 1995-1996, 1994-1995, 1992-1993
  • Dr. Paul Kazinski, 1993-1994
  • Dr. Howard Lowe, 1990-1991
  • Dr. Tom Pearson, 1999-2000, 1998-1999, 1992-1993
  • Dr. Hamid Pourjalali, 1999-2000
  • Mrs. Cheryl Matsumoto, 1988-1989
  • Dr. Rebekah Maupin, 1991-1992
  • Dr. Jenny Teruya, 1998-1999
  • Dr. David Yang, 1997-1998, 1988-1989

For other awards, such as Dennis Ching Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award from the College, or awards from student clubs, please see individual faculty profiles.