Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland

Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland is the Director of Integrated Student Support Strategies. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) learning initiative as well as leading, designing, and delivering ATD's services related to advising and student supports and transformative institutional change.   In this work Mei-Yen develops customized services, tools, and resources to support institutions in the design and implementation of an integrated student support approach.  Mei-Yen also represents and promotes ATD as a thought leader at national venues and through publication and presentations and builds relationships with education technology vendors in the integrated planning and advising sector. With more than 10 years of experience in higher education, Mei-Yen's background includes an emphasis on topics including organizational change, student development theory, equity and inclusion, qualitative research methods, service-learning and community development, and change leadership.

Mei-Yen received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State University in May 2015.  Her dissertation research focused on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and DACA community college students' educational access and experiences.  While a doctoral student at Ohio State, Mei-Yen also worked part-time at Columbus State Community College as an adjunct instructor for advising services. 

Mei-Yen earned a Masters in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Bachelors of Arts in Foreign Languages from Lewis & Clark College.

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