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M. David Chunyu


Miao David Chunyu joined the Department of Sociology at UW-Stevens Point in 2012. His research interests include social demography, urban sociology, race and ethnicity. Chunyu been a mentor for students presenting in the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium since 2014. Dr. Chunyu earned the University Excellence in Teaching Award for 2023 and was previously nominated five other years. He leads courses in Social Statistics, Research Methods, Sociology of Immigration, and Introduction to Sociology. He recently developed and is teaching the course, SOC 356: Urban Sociology.  


  • UW-Stevens Point University Excellence in Teaching Award (2023)


Liu, Han, Zai Liang, and Miao David Chunyu. 2021. “Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the United States: Temporal and Spatial Dimensions.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Li, Hui, Chengyun Duan, and Miao David Chunyu. 2021. “A Study of the Factors Influencing the Residential Preferences of the Elderly in China.” Sustainability 13(10): 5488.

Associate Professor

SCI B335


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brown University

Ph.D. - Sociology
University at Albany (SUNY-Albany)

B.E. - Engineering Economics
Tianjin University, China

B.A. - English
Tianjin University, China


Introduction to Sociology
Population and Urbanization in China
Research Methods