Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Miller M209, Box 353600
Professor Shirley Hune teaches courses on higher education reform and equity; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in higher education; and women in higher education. She has a long standing interest in international migration studies with attention to Asian American and Pacific Islander populations and their impact on U.S. race relations and education. Her earlier research was undertaken at the United Nations where she examined the global concerns of developing, postcolonial, Third World states and served as a consultant to NGOs on the human rights of international migrant workers. Her current research focuses on educational access; school, campus, and classroom climate; equity issues for first-generation college going, immigrant, racial/ethnic minority groups, and women students in higher education; and the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty and administrators.
Dr. Hune brings her extensive academic and administrative experience to the classroom and her research. Prior to joining UW in 2007, she served as Associate Dean in the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles (1992-2007), where she was also a Professor of Urban Planning. At UCLA, she was the Principal Investigator of several National Science Foundation grants to broaden the participation of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral programs. Prior to that she taught at Hunter College, where she was also an Associate Provost, and at Medgar Evers College, both part of The City University of New York.
For three decades, Professor Hune has been involved in diversifying the curriculum and research in educational institutions and contributing to the development of ethnic studies and women’s studies. She has served as a consultant to the American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges & Universities, the College Board, the Educational Testing Service, and other national educational organizations. She has advised numerous colleges and universities on access, diversity, and curriculum transformation as well as the New York City Board of Education and the Portland Public School District. During 2008-09, she was the project director of a “Closing the Achievement Gap” study of Asian American and Pacific Islander K-12 students in Washington State funded by the State Legislature under the auspices of the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She is a frequently invited speaker and received a Women of Power in Education Award in Seattle in 2010.
Notable past Board Service includes: President, Association for Asian American Studies; Member, Board of Visitors of Bennett College, one of two Historically Black Colleges & Universities for women; Member, Research Advisory Council of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program; Member, Editorial Board, Amerasia Journal and Journal of Asian American Studies; and many others. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE); the Advisory Board of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF); and the Research Advisory Council of the Washington State Achievers Scholar Program administered by the College Success Foundation. She is assisting the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle in its development of an exhibit on Education and the Asian Pacific American community to open April, 2011.
Her publications include books, monographs, edited volumes, book chapters, and journal articles on non-aligned countries, international migrant workers, Asian American historiography, Asian American women’s history, and critical race theory and gender issues. The Selected Publications list below features recent and key publications with a focus on educational access, curricular matters, and critical race and gender issues in education.
Ph.D., The George Washington University (American Studies), 1979
Postgraduate Certificate, Secondary School Education, Ontario College of Education
B.A. The University of Toronto (Modern History)
Hune, S. & Yeo, J. (2010). How do Pacific Islanders Fare in U.S. Education? : A Look Inside Washington State Public Schools with a Focus on Samoans. aapi nexus, 8(1), 1-16.
Hune, S. & Park, J. J. (2010). Educational Trends and Issues. In E. W-C. Chen & G. J. Yoo, Eds., Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, Vol. 1, pp. 167-179. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Poon, O. A. & Hune, S. (2009). Countering Master Narratives of the ‘Perpetual Foreigner’ and ‘Model Minority’: The Hidden Injuries of Race and Asian Doctoral Students. In M. F. Howard-Hamilton, C. L. Morelon-Quainoo, S. D. Johnson, R. Winkle-Wagner, and L. Santiague, Eds. Standing on the Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences in Advanced Degree Programs, pp. 82-102. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Hune, S. & Gomez, G. G. (2008). Examining the College Opportunities and Experiences of Talented, Low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander Gates Millennium Scholars and Non-Recipients: A Complex Picture of Diversity. Readings on Equal Education, 23, 73-105.
Hune, S. & Takeuchi, D. (2008). Asian Americans in Washington State: Closing Their Hidden Achievement Gaps. Report available on The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs website, http://www.capaa.wa.gov.
Takeuchi, D. & Hune, S. (2008). Growing Presence, Emerging Voices: Pacific Islanders and Academic Achievement in Washington. Report available on The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs website, http://www.capaa.wa.gov.
Hune, S. (2007). Asian American Women in U.S. History: Explaining Representations of Exotic Others, Passive Objects, and Active Subjects. In The Practice of U.S. Women’s History, edited by S. Jay Kleinberg, E. Boris & V. Ruiz, 161-184. Rutgers UP.
Hune, S. (2006). Asian Pacific American Women and Men in Higher Education: Contested Spaces of Their Participation, Persistence, and Challenges as Students, Faculty, and Administrators. In “Strangers” of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education, edited by G. Li and G. H. Beckett, 15-36. Stylus Press.
Hunter College Women’s Studies Collective. (2005). Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices: An Introduction to Women’s Studies, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press.
Hune, S. & Nomura, G. M., editors. (2003). Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology. New York University Press.
Hune, S. (2002). Demographics and Diversity of Asian American College Students. In Working with Asian American College Students, edited by M. K. McEwen et al. New Directions for Student Services, 97:11-20. Jossey-Bass.
Hune, S. (2001). Asian American Studies and Asian Studies: Boundaries and Borderlands of Ethnic Studies and Area Studies. In Color-Line to Borderland: The Matrix of American Ethnic Studies, edited by J. E. Butler, 227-239. University of Washington Press.
Hune, S. (1998). Asian Pacific American Women in Higher Education: Claiming Visibility & Voice. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Hune, S, & Chan, K. S. (1997). Asian Pacific American Demographic and Educational Trends. In 15th Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, edited by D. Carter and R. Wilson, 39-67 and 103-107. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.
A full CV is available on request.
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