Liu Institute faculty fellows Eva Dziadula, an associate professor of the practice in the Department of Economics, and Weibing Ye, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Chinese language program coordinator, have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching the University of Notre Dame announced on May 14, 2020.
The award honors faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching at Notre Dame. In particular, the Joyce award recognizes faculty who:
- • Create environments that stimulate significant student learning
- • Elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement
- • Foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within the discipline
Dziadula’s research interests include the determinants of citizenship among the foreign born in the US, country-specific human capital, and assimilation of Asian immigrants, and child labor. In 2019 she launched the course Economic Demography of China for which students visited Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.
Ye’s current research interests include second language pedagogy, study-abroad education, and the application of technology in language education. A former recipient of a Digital Learning Initiatives Grant from ND’s Office of Digital Learning and a Provost's Learning Initiative Grant, he uses VR and AI for his Chinese language instruction.