Teresa Sullivan, Thursday, September 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

President Emerita and University Professor, University of Virginia

Keynote: Glassy Ceilings, Grassy Traps: 21st Century Higher Education Careers.

Teresa Sullivan

Teresa A. Sullivan served as the eighth president of the University of Virginia. During her term, she has led UVA through a period of significant progress. In fall 2012, she launched a planning effort to provide a roadmap for the University’s future, while gathering input from 10,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and others. This effort produced a new strategic plan for the University, the Cornerstone Plan. President Emerita Sullivan is leading the University’s bicentennial commemoration, which began in October 2017.

President Emerita Sullivan is a respected scholar in labor force demography. The author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles, her most recent research has focused on measuring productivity in higher education. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

President Emerita Sullivan came to UVA from the University of Michigan, where she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Prior to her work at Michigan, Ms. Sullivan was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas System, a position she held from 2002 until May 2006.

She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College, and earned her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. 

Mia Tuan, Friday, September 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m. 

Professor and Dean, College of Education, University of Washington

Keynote: Embracing Forks in the Road: One Woman’s Journey into Administration.

Teresa Sullivan

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  University of Oregon’s Graduate School, director of its Center on Diversity & Community, and director of the sociology department’s honors program. Tuan joined University of Oregon’s sociology faculty in 1996, and in 2007 joined the College of Education. Tuan 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.

Tuan's 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.

Tuan received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s and doctorate in sociology from UCLA.