A Part and Yet Apart: Asian Americans as the Model Minority

Published: March 15, 2016 | Read Time: 1 minutes

A Part and Yet Apart: Asian Americans as the Model MinorityMia Tuan, tenured dean of the University of Washington College of Education, will be presenting “A Part and yet Apart: Asian Americans as the Model Minority” at SUU Convocation on Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Sterling Church Auditorium. The event is free and open to the general public.

Mia Tuan is a respected scholar and an academic leader who has worked towards equity and inclusion in an educational setting. Tuan focuses her research on Asian transracial adoption, relations between majorities and minorities and racial and ethnic identity development.

After completing her doctorate in Sociology from UCLA in 1996, Mia Tuan immediately became a professor of sociology and education studies at the University of Oregon. In 2013, Tuan served as interim dean of the University of Oregon College of Education.

In 2015, Tuan was hired as the dean of the University of Washington College of Education. When asked what would be Tuan’s first priorities after becoming dean she responded, “My first priority will be getting to know the people that make this College tick…. To do my job well means taking the time to get to know people, find out what matters to them, and to deeply understand the impact of their work.” 

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