Roy y. chan 

Ph.D.: Indiana University Bloomington, History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education - Specializing in Education Policy Studies, 2020

Graduate Certificate: Institutional Research, 2018

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Victor M. H. Borden (chair), Dr. Thomas F. Nelson Laird, Dr. Sylvia Martinez, and Dr. Amanda Rutherford

Program Committee: Dr. Margaret Sutton, Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, and Dr. Eugene R. Tempel


M.A.: Boston College, Higher Education Administration, 2014

Advisors: Dr. Ted I. K. Youn, Dr. Larry H. Ludlow, and Dr. Laura E. Rumbley

M.Ed.: The University of Hong Kong, International Higher Education, 2011

Advisors: Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko, Dr. Bruce Macfarlane, and Dr. Rui Yang


B.A.: University of California, Irvine, Criminology, Law & Society, 2009


Assistant Professor of Education &                                                                         July 2021-present
Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Adjunct Faculty, Ed.D. in Professional Practice                                                     August 2020-December 2020

Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)                                                 July 2019-June 2021

Lee University

Special Projects Coordinator, 21st Century Scholars Program                            July 2016-June 2019

Indiana University Bloomington


Doctoral Seminar                                                                                                     March 2019

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)


Graduate Student Policy Seminar (GSPS)                                                              November 2018

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

ASHE Institute on Community Engaged Research (ICER)                                    October 2018

Lumina Foundation

NextGen                                                                                                                    February 2017
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)   


Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE)                     July 2014
Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                   August 2012-December 2014

Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College

Research Assistant I                                                                                                  October 2010-May 2011
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Volunteer Teacher (China)                                                                                        August 2009-July 2010


 Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications​ 

Chan, R. Y. (in press). Understanding international joint and dual degree programs:  Opportunities and challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 13.

Chan, R. Y. (forthcoming). Do credit momentum policy through the 15 to Finish initiate improve academic outcomes of low-income, first-generation students? Evidence from a college promise program. Research in Higher Education. Available at SSRN at


Chan, R. Y. (accepted). Understanding international joint and dual degree programs: Opportunities and challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 13.

Chan, R. Y. (2019). Book Review - Taking It to the Streets: The Role of Scholarship in Advocacy and Advocacy in Scholarship by Laura W. Perna. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE), 23(3), 230-234.

Chan, R. Y. (2016). Understanding the purpose of higher education: An analysis of the economic and social benefits for completing a college degreeJournal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration (JEPPA), 6(5), 1-40.


Chan, R. Y. (2014). Can China keep rising in the age of globalization?: Chinese students' learning and living experience at two "world-class" research universities in East AsiaInternational Journal of Chinese Education, 3(1), 74-108.


Macfarlane, B., & Chan, R. Y. (2014). The last judgment: Exploring intellectual leadership in higher education through academic obituariesStudies in Higher Education, 39(2), 294-306.


Chan, R. Y. (2012). The effects of college environment on students' learning and living experience at a world-class university: A comparative case study of the University of Hong Kong and Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityThe International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 14(1), 87-98.

 Co-Edited Books​ 

Chan, R. Y., Bista, K., & Allen, R. M. (in press). Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during Coronavirus (COVID-19): International Perspectives and Experiences. New York, NY: Routledge.


Bista, K., Allen, R. M., & Chan, R. Y. (contracted). The Impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility. New York, NY: Routledge.

Forum on Education Abroad. (2018). State of the Field 2017. Carlisle, PA: Author.


Alphin, H. C., Chan, R. Y., & Lavine, J. (2017). The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.


Alphin, H. C., Lavine, J., & Chan, R. Y. (2017). Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.


Rumbley, L. E., Altbach, P. G., Stanfield, D. A., Shimmi, Y., de Gayardon, A., & Chan, R. Y. (2014). Higher Education: A Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programs, and Journals and Publications (3rd Eds.). Lemmens Publishers: Bonn, Germany


 Book Chapters 

Chan, R. Y. (2020). The professionalization of fundraising: A transcript analysis of CASE President Emeritus Peter McEachin Buchanan (1935-1991) on U.S. higher education philanthropy. In B. Hoolwerf (Ed.), European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) Conference Proceedings (pp. 45-58). Basel, Switzerland: University of Basel, Center for Philanthropy Studies.


Chan, R. Y. (2019). Higher education as a field of study: An analysis of 495 academic programs, research centers, and institutes across 48 countries worldwide. In N. Popov, C. Wolhuter, L. Beer, G. Hilton, J. Ogunleye, E. Achinewhu-Nworgu, & E. Niemczyk (Eds.), Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship (pp. 124-131). Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES).

Chan, R. Y., Tang, H. H., & Delaney, P. (2018). The rise of private tutoring. Contemporary issues in 'shadow education' in Mainland China. In B. Bartram, International and Comparative Education: Contemporary Issues and Debates, London, UK: Routledge Education Series.


Chan, R. Y. (2017). Rethinking the Millennial generation: Why Millennials are the future of philanthropy, social justice, and the workforce. In Heing, B., Critical Perspectives on Millennials, New York, NY: Enslow Publishing.


Chan, R. Y. (2017). The future of accessibility in higher education: Making college skills and degrees more accessibile. In Alphin, H. C., Chan, R. Y., & Lavine, J. (Eds.), The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education, Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.


Chan, R. Y. (2016). Studying philanthropy and fundraising in higher education: A proposed conceptual model. In Alphin, H. C., Lavine, J., Stark, S., & Hocker, A., Facilitating Higher Education Growth through Fundraising and Philanthropy (pp. 1-27), Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher.

 Invited Online Journal Publications​ 

Chan, R. Y. (2016, June). "Why Millennials Are the Future of Philanthropy." Washington, D.C.: SharedJustice. Retrieved from

Chan, R. Y. (2014, November). “Can Young Alumni Help Close the Graduation Gap at their Alma Maters.” Washington, D.C.: SharedJustice. Retrieved from 

Chan, R. Y. (2014, April). “The Future of Community Colleges: Reinvesting in Remedial Education Programs.” Washington, D.C.: SharedJustice. Retrieved from


Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

American Education Research Association (AERA)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

UCI Chancellor's Club
World Education Research Association (WERA)

 summer study abroad and exchange 

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic                                                         July 2019

Course: Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From Designing to Publishing

Host: European Educational Research Association (EERA)


Eastern Michigan University, Quito, Ecuador                                                    July 2014

Course: Higher Education Study Tour

Instructor: Dr. Raul Leon, Associate Professor and Director of My Ecuador Trip


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China                                              July 2013

Course: Higher Education Policy and Planning

Instructor: Dr. Nian Cai Liu, Professor, Director of the Center for World-Class Universities,
and Dean of Graduate School of Education


Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, South Korea                                              July 2012

Course: Nurturing Economics in Global Education
Instructor: Dr. Sunwoong Kim, Professor


Loyola University Chicago, John Felice Rome Center, Rome, Italy                 July 2011

Course: U.S. Students Abroad: Lessons from Rome in Cultural Immersion
Instructor: Dr. Terry E. Williams, Associate Professor

Nyenrode Business University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands                        July 2011

Course: Business Ethics and Sustainability

Host: Utrecht Summer School


London School of Economics-Peking University, Beijing, China                     August 2010

Course: China and the World: Chinese Foreign Policy since 1949

Instructor: Dr. Wang Jisi, Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies


Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China                                July 2007

Course: Introduction to Mandarin

Host: American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

 list of graduate-level courses completed 

Indiana University Bloomington – 1) Comparative Education I, 2) Education Policy Studies Seminar, 3) Issues in Education Policy, 4) Foundations of Institutional Research, 5) Qualitative Inquiry in Education Research, 6) Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, 7) Grant-Making and the Role of Foundations, 8) Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector, 9) Principles and Practices of Fundraising, 10) Education Policy Research Seminar (3x), 11) Capstone in Institutional Research, 12) History of Higher Education and Philanthropy, 13) Applied Research for Educational Equity, 14) Political Perspectives of Education, 15) Higher Education and Public Policy, 16) Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Prep, 17) Ph.D. Qualification Examination, 18) Ph.D. Thesis in the History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education


Boston College – 1) Higher Education in American Society, 2) Organization and Management of Higher Education, 3) Pro-doctoral Seminar in K-16 Education, 4) Student Development Theory, 5) Sociology of Education, 6) Interpretation and Evaluation of Research, 7) Contemporary Issues in Higher Education - Global Citizenship and Higher Education, 8) Education Law and Public Policy, 9) Qualitative Research Methods, 10) Catholic Higher Education, 11) Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education, 12) Comparative and Global Systems of Higher Education, 13) Organizational Analysis, 14) Intermediate Statistics, 15) General Linear Models


Harvard University – 1) Institutional Advancement in Higher Education


University of Pennsylvania – 1) Introduction to Statistics in Education Research, 2) Education and Social Entrepreneurship, 3) Diversity in Higher Education


The University of Hong Kong – 1) Globalization and Higher Education, 2) Managing Organizational Change in Higher Education, 3) Community College Development, 4) Poverty Development and Education: Challenges for a Global World, 5) Methods of Research & Enquiry, 6) Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 7) M.Ed. Dissertation

Roy Y. Chan (right) with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter