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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), where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the program and managed a budget 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). He served as the Special Projects Coordinator in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program and coordinated the weekly communication and programming events for low-income, first-generation students (~3,000 scholars) who received the early commitment, first-dollar, Indiana 21st Century Promise scholarship 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-Elect of the CIES Study Abroad and International Students 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 doctorate in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education from Indiana University Bloomington, a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a master's degree in Comparative Higher Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a bachelor's degree 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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