Liu recognized as MVSU's 2018 Diversity Educator of the Year

February 23, 2018

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Dr. Jaibo Liu has made a unique contribution to the diversity of Mississippi Valley State University through his involvement in diverse teaching, recruitment, and retention activities.

For his efforts, Liu was recently recognized by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) as MVSU’s 2018 Diversity Educator of the Year.

Created in observance of Black History Month, the IHL Diversity Awards are presented to campus and community leaders in recognition of their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.

Liu, an associate professor in MVSU’s Department of Criminal Justice, received a plaque presented by Trustee Shane Hooper and MVSU President Dr. Jerryl Briggs for his contributions to the diversity of MVSU through his diverse and advanced research activities.

"I express my deepest appreciation and thanks to my university for recognizing me with such a high honor award,” said Liu. “I am greatly humbled to receive it."

Liu joined MVSU’s faculty in January 2003. He specializes in research methods and quantitative analysis and their applications in legal analysis and criminal justice research. Liu has written numerous articles and contributed to several books with his findings.

Liu earned a B.A. in Information Management from Beijing University; an LL.M. from Beijing University School of Law; an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati; and a doctorate in law from the London School of Economics.