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OiYan Poon
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership

Higher Ed

  • Admission
  • Asian students
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Race and diversity

OiYan Poon is an assistant professor of higher education leadership at Colorado State University. Her research agenda focuses on racial inequalities in college access, Asian Americans and affirmative action in selective college admissions. Her research is guided by her professional experiences in multicultural affairs and diversity advocacy in higher education at George Mason University and the University of California, Davis, where she also served as a comprehensive review reader for undergraduate admissions. A nationally recognized scholar on college access policies and Asian Americans in education, Poon has been cited in numerous national media outlets including Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, CNN and The Boston Globe. Prior to joining Loyola, Poon was a visiting scholar at the UCLA Institute for American Cultures and a research associate at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Institute for Asian American Studies. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Boston College, a master’s in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in race and ethnic studies in education with a graduate certificate in Asian American studies from UCLA.