Miwa Yasui honored with Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring award

By Crown Family School

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The University of Chicago annually recognizes faculty for their incredible teaching and mentoring of graduate students through the Faculty Awards for Excellence in PhD Teaching and Mentoring, which honors faculty for their work with graduate students. 

This year, the Crown Family School’s very own Associate Professor Miwa Yasui, PhD, was awarded with the university’s prestigious honor.  

Photo shows Miwa Yasui (woman) standing on steps outside of the Crown Family School
Miwa Yasui, PhD, stands in front of the Crown Family School's Edith Abbott Hall (Photo by: Jason Smith) 

“Social sciences is something that you can never do on your own. It requires an entire team of great minds to come together. I’m very grateful for leading the team of students in my research lab from whom I have come to learn about their own interests and journeys, seeing especially how they would continue their intellectual trajectories,” she said. 

Professor Yasui’s conviction for her students is that they will not only become innovative leaders in social work but, more importantly, that their scholarship will also transform the lives of the vulnerable and marginalized. 

"Her excellence in doctorial mentoring is evident in her genuine care for doctoral student's development. She listens to student's needs, providing brilliant advising and advocating for the best learning experiences in the doctoral program," a student said. 

Read more about Miwa Yasui and the other UChicago awardees honored for their teaching and mentoring