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Roy Y. Chan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership and Professional Practice at Lee University, Tennessee. Previously, he served as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) between 2019 and 2021, where he led the renewal of a 5-year grant of $1.3 million funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to this, Roy worked at Indiana University Bloomington in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) and the 21st Century Scholars Program between 2016 and 2019.

Roy is an active member of ASHE, AEFP, AERA, CIES, NASPA, and NAFSA. He is committed to widening educational attainment at public colleges and universities and highlighting the immense value a college degree have both locally and in wider society. Roy has published peer-reviewed journal articles in Journal of Comparative & International Higher EducationStudies in Higher Education, International Journal of Chinese Education, and Journal of Education Policy, Planning and Administration, and has served as an article reviewer for the Journal of Higher Education, Journal of First-generation Student Success, Journal of Postsecondary Student Success, and Journal of International Students. He currently serves as Chair of the CIES Study Abroad and International Students (SAIS) Special Interest Group (SIG).

Roy is the author of the book, Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences by Routledge (2021). He holds a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education from Indiana University Bloomington, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a M.Ed. in Comparative Higher Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Roy has been a non-degree student at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania.

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