USD School of Education Professor Wins Social Science Education Consortium Award

Photo of Jing Williams with other SSEC conference award winners. Jing Williams (far right) was named a recipient of the Nicholas and Suzanne Helburn Young Scholars award at the Social Science Education Consortium.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Jing Williams, a University of South Dakota School of Education professor of social studies, was named a recipient of the Nicholas and Suzanne Helburn Young Scholars award at the Social Science Education Consortium.

“As a junior faculty member, I found it a great honor to be awarded the opportunity to work with leaders in my field,” said Williams. “The insight and perspective gained from the conference will guide me through my teaching and research."

The Social Science Education Consortium, founded in 1963, is a not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to strengthening the social science content in social studies education. An associated group of the National Council for the Social Studies, the members of Social Science Education Consortium include leading social scientists and social science and social studies educators throughout the United States and Canada. This year’s conference, in Salem, Massachusetts, focused on democracy in the 21st century.

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