Li Jiang


Assistant Professor,
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures,
College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature

Professor Li Jiang of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures demonstrates genuine passion for teaching, a strong ability to translate her specialized knowledge of the field of Syntax and Semantics, and tremendous versatility in classroom teaching and serving on numerous dissertation committees in her own department and others. Her colleagues and students recognize her as a devoted, engaging, mature teacher with the ability to connect students prior content knowledge with new content knowledge to facilitate their learning. One undergraduate student states that Dr. Jiang is “organized yet flexible, challenging but respectful.” A colleague who has observed her teaching and classes describes her teaching as “highly organized, efficient, passionate and energetic and her classes are exceptionally informative, inspiring, engaging, creative and interesting”. She teaches developmentally appropriate concepts, phenomena and methods to approach a language problem set, moving towards higher levels of thinking, facilitating students to logically problem solve and analyze. She continually exposes students to the latest interdisciplinary work in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. Professor Jiang’s touchstone in teaching is based on Confucian wisdom: to reach beyond the pursuit of knowledge, beyond being interested in knowing, to the higher goal of deriving delights from learning. This spirit has inspired her PhD students to emulate Dr. Jiang in their own teaching and research and express: “It is my sincere hope that I can affect my future students in my professional life as Dr. Jiang has affected me.”

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures