History, Teaching, Achievements

Jeremy Brown Wins 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award

February 20, 2018

History professor Jeremy Brown’s exceptional teaching methods, which not only impart knowledge, but also strive to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, have earned him a 2017 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.

As an historian of modern China, his courses frequently attract international students from China. To help foster their class involvement he designs assignments, such as family history essays, that encourage all of his students to recognize economic, ethnic and linguistic diversity inside and outside of China. This assignment also ensures that international students connect with domestic students. 

Another popular assignment involves writing about a Chinese topic for Wikipedia. This exercise teaches students how to write about recent history while also engaging a massive online audience.