Jing Williams

Jing Williams

Assistant Professor

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Delzell Education Center 219K

Phone: (605) 677-6221

Email: Jing.Williams@usd.edu

Website: http://jingwilliams.com

Bio:

Dr. Jing Williams is a passionate social studies educator, who dedicates her life to cultivating future teachers' civic competence and promoting the common guiding principles that we should all live by in this global community, in hopes that one day every single person will realize that we are all brothers and sisters of the same human race and learn to treat each other with fairness, respect, and dignity, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nationalities, and personal beliefs and values.


Teaching Interests:

Social Studies Methods


Research Interests:

Social Studies Methods, Global Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Community-Based Research


Education:

  • Ph D, Curriculum & Instruction, Social Studies Education, Ohio University, 2014
  • MA, English Language and Literature, Translation, Tianjin Normal University, 2009

Grants:

  • Hometown's Fallen: Discovering the Human Aspects of Wars (Volume II), Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Education. (2018 - 2019)
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2018 - 2019)
  • CTL Teaching & Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2018 - 2018)
  • 2018 "Clay County's Fallen" Research Project, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3061. Grant Role: Principal. (2018 - 2018)
  • Hometown's Fallen: Discovering the Human Aspects of Wars, Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Education. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2018)
  • CTL Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, USD Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2018)
  • Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2017 - 2017)
  • 2017 "Clay County's Fallen" Research Contest, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3061. (2017 - 2017)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2016 - 2017)
  • CTL Course Redesign Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2016 - 2016)
  • Travel Grant, Office for Diversity. (2016 - 2016)
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2016 - 2016)
  • Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2015 - 2016)
  • Travel Grant, Office for Diversity. (2015 - 2015)
  • 2016 "Clay County's Fallen" Research Contest, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3061. (2016)
  • CTL Course Redesign Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2015)
  • "In Gratitude for Your Service!" Writing Contest, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3061. (2015)
  • Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2015)
  • Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2014)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Williams, Jing. HERstory: When we were at war. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019.
  • Williams, Jing, and Johnson, Mary. What were the psychological motivations of the Nanjing Safety Zone Committee. In Global Learning Based on the C3 Framework in the K-12 Social Studies Classroom, edited by Brad Maguth & Gloria Wu. Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies [NCSS], 2019.
  • Williams, Jing. Book review: The global education movement: Narratives of distinguished global scholars, 172-175. Vol. 8, Iss. 2. Journal of International Social Studies, 2018.
  • Williams, Jing. Elmer J. Wallace. In Hometown's fallen: Discovering the human aspects of wars, edited by Jing Williams. Vermillion, SD: Pressing Matters, 2018.
  • Williams, Jing. Hometown's fallen: Discovering the human aspects of wars. Vermillion, SD: Pressing Matters, 2018.
  • Williams, Jing. Elmer J. Wallace: The only fallen coast artillery colonel during WWI. The American Legion Magazine, 2018.
  • Williams, Jing. Book review: Best practices in social studies assessment. New York, NY: Teachers College Record, 2018.
  • Williams, Jing, and Gapp, Susan. Counting on Grace. In Notable books, notable lessons: Putting social studies back in the K-8 curriculum, edited by Andrea S. Libresco, Jeannette Balantic, Mary Battenfeld, 45-54. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
  • Williams, Jing, and Johnson, Mary. The Nanjing Safety Zone: The dilemma of creating a protective wall. In Mending walls: Historical, socio-political, economic and geographic perspectives, edited by Richard Diem, Michael Berson, 159-174. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2017.
  • Williams, Jing, and Reeves, Deborah. If musical instruments could talk: Musical instrument artifacts in the social studies classroom, 57-72. Vol. 5, Iss. 1. Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 2017.
  • Doppen, Frans H., An, Jing, and Diki, Kristin. Why do student teachers go global, 85-95. Vol. 40, Iss. 2. Journal of Social Studies Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jssr.2015.05.002)
  • An, Jing. Micro-study reveals flaws in pedagogy: A study of social promotion in Tianjin, China, 23-43. Vol. 44, Iss. 2. International Education, 2015.
  • Doppen, Frans H., and An, Jing. Student teaching abroad: Enhancing global awareness, 59-75. Vol. 43, Iss. 2. International Education, 2014.

Awards and Honors:

  • George "Bud" Day Outstanding Faculty Award, USD Student Veterans Resource Center, 2018
  • School of Education Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, School of Education, 2018
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching (Nominee), University of South Dakota, 2018
  • School of Education Faculty Excellence Award in Service, USD School of Education, 2017
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching (Nominee), University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Nicholas and Suzanne Helburn Young Scholars Award, Social Science Education Consortium, 2017
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Teacher Appreciation Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3061, 2016
  • Toastmasters International Competent Communicator Award, Toastmasters International, 2016

Presentations:

  • Russell, William, Williams, Jing. International social studies: A discussion of current and future scholarship. Presented at the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, Illinois. (November 30, 2018)
  • Williams, Jing. "Why have I never learned about this in school?" Significance of teaching the Nanjing atrocities in teacher education programs. Presented at the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, Illinois. (November 30, 2018)
  • Williams, Jing, Griese, Melissa. Integrating visual arts in K-12 social studies classrooms. Presented at the Technology & Information in Education [TIE], Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (April 17, 2018)
  • Williams, Jing, Knoer, Joseph. Teaching together: Community partnership to improve social studies education. Presented at the International Society for Social Studies, Orlando, Florida. (February 23, 2018)
  • Williams, Jing. Guest Speaking: Nanjing Atrocities. Presented at the Global Genocide Class (online), New Jersey. (February 19, 2018)
  • Williams, Jing. American isolationism during the Nanjing Atrocities. Presented at the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, San Francisco, California. (November 17, 2017)
  • Williams, Jing. What does patriotism look like?. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (November 17, 2017)
  • Williams, Jing, Zimmerman, Lexy. Learning about wars through research-based service learning project. Presented at the Systems Change Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota. (October 19, 2017)
  • Williams, Jing, Johnson, Mary. Challenging times for American democracy. Presented at the Social Science Education Consortium Annual Conference, Salem, MA. (June 10, 2017)
  • Schad, Courtney, Williams, Jing. Political parties & election process simulation. Presented at the Technology & Innovation in Education [TIE] Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota. (April 25, 2017)
  • Williams, Jing. Teaching about wars from a human perspective. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Washington, D. C.. (December 3, 2016)
  • Williams, Jing. Social studies curriculum and Chinese American students' cultural identity. Presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH. (November 11, 2016)
  • Williams, Jing, Johnson, Mary. The Nanjing Safety Zone: The dilemma of creating a protective wall. Presented at the 2016 Social Science Education Consortium Conference, Berlin, Germany. (June 25, 2016)
  • Williams, Jing, Gapp, Susan. What do war letters reveal? Integrating reading and writing in K-12 social studies curriculum. Presented at the Technology & Innovation in Education [TIE] Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 12, 2016)
  • Williams, Jing, Reeves, Deborah. If musical instruments could talk: Exploring social responsibility through artifacts. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. (November 13, 2015)
  • Williams, Jing, Johnson, Mary. Rescue during the Nanjing atrocities: Nanjing Safety Zone Committee. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. (November 13, 2015)
  • Williams, Jing. Using photographs and historical fiction to foster students' historical empathy. Presented at the Systems Change, Chamberlain, SD. (October 16, 2015)
  • An, Jing. Teaching Chinese American history: The "Pacific" narrative. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (November 22, 2014)
  • An, Jing. Empowering international teaching assistants. Presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the 94th National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (November 19, 2014)
  • An, Jing. Communication Barriers between American Teachers and Chinese Immigrant Parents. Presented at the the 24th Annual Conference for the National Association for Multicultural Education, Tucson, AZ. (November 7, 2014)
  • Doppen, Frans H., An, Jing. Student teachers going global: Who are they?. Presented at the International Assembly of the 93rd National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. (November 22, 2013)
  • An, Jing. Midwestern school teachers' perspectives on Chinese American students' cultural background. Presented at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Evanston, IL. (November 6, 2013)
  • Doppen, Frans H., An, Jing. Global awareness and student teaching abroad: A longitudinal case study. Presented at the International Assembly at the 92nd National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. (November 16, 2012)
  • An, Jing. Learn China's contemporary history through architecture. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. (November 16, 2012)
  • An, Jing. The impact of overseas student teaching. Presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly at the 92nd National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. (November 14, 2012)
  • An, Jing. Pre-service teachers' cultural awareness in urban school. Presented at the Ohio Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. (October 2, 2012)
  • An, Jing. From retention to promotion: Where are we heading for?. Presented at the International Assembly at the 91st National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.. (December 2, 2011)
  • An, Jing. Connecting students with the world around us: Tianjin, China. Presented at the Ohio Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. (September 27, 2011)