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Maria Zhu Awarded the 2023 Montonna Fund

The assistant professor of economics received the honor for her work teaching undergraduate students.

July 10, 2023

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How Does Positive Bias Affect Asian Students and Other Students of Color?

Ying Shi and Maria Zhu

New research from CPR Associates on the “model minority” stereotype finds that teachers rate Asian students’ academic skills more favorably than White students. In addition, teachers respond to the presence of any Asian student in the classroom by widening Black-White and Hispanic-White assessment gaps.

July 5, 2023

Shi and Zhu Examine Bias Against Asian Students in a New Study in Journal of Public Economics

Ying Shi, Maria Zhu

"'Model minorities'" in the classroom? Positive evaluation bias towards Asian students and its consequences," co-authored by Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was published in the Journal of Public Economics.

March 3, 2023

Research on Racial Disparities in Education by Professors Drake, Shi and Zhu Cited in NY Times

The work of Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was referenced in the article, "Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think."

November 1, 2022

Limited contracts, limited quality? effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes

Maria Zhu
In an article published in Economics of Education Review, Assistant Professor of Economics Maria Zhu examines the effects of adjunct professors on student outcomes.
December 1, 2021

Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review

Maria Zhu
Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review
October 22, 2021

Zhu weighs in on fossil fuel divestment in Harvard Crimson

Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, says that the University of California’s decision could be "a sign that the tides are shifting" on universities’ economic views of investing in fossil fuels. “If it has a positive impact, I do believe more schools will eventually divest for financial reasons, given that most of them tend to think social implications of divesting are positive or neutral at worst."

October 15, 2019

Maxwell announces new faculty members, department chair

The academic year begins at the Maxwell School with the arrival of several new faculty members. In addition, Tom Perreault, professor of geography, is the new chair of the Department of Geography.
September 12, 2019
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