Roy Y. Chan
Ph.D. candidate

Higher Ed, K-12

  • Politics
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Access
  • Costs
  • Financial aid
  • Value of college
  • College graduation rates
  • Dropout rate
  • Low-income students
  • Race and diversity

Roy Y. Chan is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies at the School of Education and currently works as Special Projects Coordinator for the IU 21st Century Scholars Program in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). Prior to his current role, Roy served as an associate instructor for the Spring 2016 course EDUC-U 212 in Global Citizenship and Study Abroad in the School of Education at IUB. Roy holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Comparative Higher Education from the University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminology, Law & Society from University of California, Irvine. Roy is a well-known advocate of on-time graduation and the importance of need-based financial aid. His research interests include college retention and completion of underrepresented students, philanthropy and fundraising in university advancement, and student experience in international higher education. Roy’s current dissertation work has focused on the impact of 15 to Finish on college completion and time-to-degree rates of marginalized populations in college promise programs. Roy current serves on the advisory committee of the Forum on Education Abroad and sits on the higher education SIG committee of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).