Amy C. Wang
Amy C. Wang is an Assistant Professor in Student Affairs Administration. At Lewis & Clark College, she teaches courses on equity and social justice in higher education, critical pedagogies, and student development theories.
Dr. Wang’s scholarship examines race and racism in higher education and is grounded in social justice and equity. Specifically, she critiques inequity in higher education and amplifies how marginalized populations navigate and disrupt the system from within. Her dissertation looked at how neoliberalism shaped Asian American initiatives, including curricular, co-curricular, and policy efforts. She also identified how these initiatives navigate, respond, and leverage neoliberalism to advance the needs and interests of Asian Americans on campus.
Previous to her doctoral work, Dr. Wang completed her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver. During her time there, she worked in various assistantships in health promotion, the office of inclusive excellence, and residential life.
Outside of higher education, Dr. Wang volunteers for a nonprofit in her hometown, Houston, TX, that puts on a week-long camp for youth to learn about Chinese heritage, develop leadership skills, and build lifelong friendships. She can also be found listening to K-pop and playing with her 12-year old pup, Mango.
PhD in Education Studies, University of California, San Diego
MA in Higher Education Administration, University of Denver
BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University