College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

 

LouisBousquet2Dr. Ludovic (“Louis”) Jean Bousquet – Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas
Excellence in Teaching Award
In recognition of exceptional teaching, enthusiasm, subject knowledge, and dedication

Louis Bousquet is an assistant professor of French and the chair of the French and Italian division. He specializes in 20th and 21st century French literature, with an emphasis on the French Pacific. Bousquet is a part of the Oceania Ensemble initiative, a project that aims to increase the dialog between Hawaiian, Ma’ohi, and Kanak scholars and artists. He is currently writing on the transcendent aspects of courtly love and its fading influence on modern French literature, and more precisely, in Michel Houellebecq’s work.


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Dr. Sumi Chang – East Asian Languages and Literatures
Excellence in Teaching Award
In recognition of exceptional teaching, enthusiasm, subject knowledge, and dedication

Sumi Chang is an instructor of Korean in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. She demonstrates mastery in Korean linguistics and content matter, drawing from her diverse background in second language studies, educational psychology and counseling, and political science and diplomacy.  She has taught students of all proficiency levels, from the beginner to the advanced, in Korean and English as a Second Language.

Following one of the stated institutional values of the UH System, Chang strongly encourages students to engage in academic freedom and intellectual rigor. She provides opportunities for Korean Language Flagship Center students to apply in-class learning to the real world by guiding them to participate in community events, national conferences, and international competitions. Chang recognizes the unique background, interest, and strength that each student brings, and aims to cultivate more autonomous motivated learners who can serve in the global community.

 

LLL Teaching Award (Bousquet, Chang)