Yingyi Ma named Provost Faculty Fellow

Thursday, October 8, 2020, By Brandon Dyer

Yingyi Ma 2019Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has recently announced the appointment of faculty member Yingyi Ma to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization.

We are incredibly fortunate that Professor Ma will be serving as a Faculty Fellow  to provide leadership and expertise in international programs,” says Liu. “Her specific expertise will benefit Syracuse University’s international students, programs and partnerships in tangible ways.”

Ma is an associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her new book, “Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education,” was published by Columbia University Press in February 2020, and has been featured in national and international news media, such as The Washington Post and Times Higher Education.

Ma will work with Steve Bennett, senior vice president for international programs and academic operations and chief of staff for academic affairs on two simultaneous efforts. She will support Syracuse Abroad’s efforts to identify and create residential and online study options for international students who may be unable to return to Syracuse for the spring 2021 or fall 2021 semesters. She will also work with senior leadership and staff from the University’s schools and colleges, Syracuse Abroad, the Center for International services and faculty colleagues to develop and advance partnerships with international universities, particularly those in China.

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