A respected scholar and long-time academic leader, Dr. Mia Tuan assumed the deanship of the University of Washington College of Education on July 1, 2015.
She previously served as associate dean of UO’s Graduate School, director of its Center on Diversity & Community, and director of the sociology department’s honors program. Tuan joined UO’s sociology faculty in 1996, and in 2007 joined the College of Education.
Mia has won numerous academic awards, including the 2012 Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and Education Testing Services (ETS) Award for Excellence and Innovation, for Diversifying Graduate Education in STEM Disciplines. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic identity development, Asian transracial adoption, and majority/minority relations. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books, Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees in America; Prejudice in Politics: Group Position, Public Opinion and the Wisconsin Treaty Rights Dispute; and Forever Foreigners or Honorary Whites? The Contemporary Asian Ethnic Experience.
“I am hoping and expecting the Final Showdown to be a lot of fun, high energy, and creative; hearing individuals share their best ideas and thoughts about problems and practice. And it will be my role to kind of sort and sift which ones pop, which ones that I connect to very quickly and that make me say yes.”