Political science professor receives Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

University of Hawaiʻi
Diane Chang, (808) 956-0391
Director of Communications, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jul 19, 2010

Richard Chadwick
Richard Chadwick
Richard Chadwick, a professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has been presented the 2010 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award by Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw. Established by the UH Mānoa Graduate Division in 2005, the award allows graduate students to nominate faculty for excellent mentoring, one of the foundations of outstanding graduate education.
Chadwick began his long and illustrious career at UH Mānoa in 1968, after receiving his PhD in political science from Northwestern University, focusing on international relations with interests in modeling international systems and the dimensionality of nations.
Since 1990, Chadwick has supervised 15 doctoral students and has been a member on an additional 11 doctoral students’ committees. He has been an instrumental mentor for many graduate students since beginning his career at UH Mānoa. His flexibility and ability to work with a student’s interest and not attempt to shape the student are hallmarks of his mentoring. At the same time, he challenges, argues and provokes to get his students to do their best work. It is this quality of his work with students that earned him the award.
Chadwick will be recognized for his achievements, along with other UH award recipients, at the annual Convocation ceremony held in the fall at the UH Mānoa campus. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed. For more information, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/about/awards.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing more than 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries, UH Mānoa students matriculate in an enrichment environment for the global exchange of ideas. For more information, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu.