Phitsamay S.Uy

Phitsamay S. Uy, Graduate School of Education

Phitsamay S. Uy, Graduate School of Education

Assistant Professor, Leadership in Schooling Graduate Coordinator-Ed.D. Leadership in Schooling, Language Arts and Literacy, Mathematics and Science Education Program Advisor-M.Ed. and Ed.S. Education Administration
Phone:
978-934-4612
Fax:
978-934-3005
Office:
O'Leary 524

Expertise

Research Interest

  • The academic achievement of immigrant students in particular Southeast Asian American students.
  • The role of parents, families, and school-community partnerships in encouraging academic achievement
  • Training teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student population

Educational Background

  • B.S. & M.Ed., Boston College
  • M.Ed. & Ed.D., Harvard University

Biosketch

As an educator, community advocate, and diversity trainer, these three perspectives help me bridge practice with theory in the academe.  For over 16 years, I have taught in different capacities throughout the K-16 pipeline such as elementary teacher, literacy specialist, Asian American Studies instructor, and teacher educator.  I have also worked as an educational consultant to help develop curriculum and policy briefs and evaluate youth development and educational programs.

Courses Taught:

  • Southeast Asians in America
  • Culture, Identity, and the Asian American Experience
  • Knowledge of Students:  Cognitive & Adolescent Development
  • Teaching Diverse Populations

Publications:  Articles, Chapters, & Reviews

Leung Rubin, C. & Uy, P. (in press).  Immigrant Education.  In S. Loue & M. Sajatovic, M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health.  New York:  Springer.

Uy. P. (2009).  Asian American dropouts:  A case study of Chinese and Vietnamese high school students in a New England urban school district.  Los Angeles:  UCLA AAPI Nexus Journal on Asian American Pacific Islander K-12 Education.

Warren, M, Hong, S., Leung, C., & Sychitkokhong Uy, P. (2009). Beyond the bake sale: A community-based, relational approach to parent engagement in schools. New York: Teachers College Record.

Uy, P. (2008).  How the American Community Survey informs our understanding of the Southeast Asian community: One teacher’s perspective.  Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, Vol. 3.

Uy, P. (2006). Louie’s Compelled to Excel: Immigration, education, and opportunity among Chinese Americans. Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 76, 1.

Conference Presentations

2010 Cross-cultural Comparison of Dominican, Laotian, and Khmer Students: The Influence of Parents, Peers, and Teachers on Academic Achievement. Presented at the second Asian Americans in New England Research Initiative Conference.

2010 Untold Stories: Factors That Lao and Khmer High School Students Consider When Deciding to Stay in or Leave School. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association.
 
2009 Untold Stories: Factors That Lao and Khmer High School Students Consider When Deciding to Stay in or Leave School. Presented at the University of Massachusetts Boston Institute of Asian American Studies Research Fellow Talk.

2008 High-Quality Science Instruction and Teacher Qualifications: A Comparative Case Study of Their Relationship in One Urban School District. Presented at the annual meeting of National Science Teacher Association.

2007 Beyond the Bake Sale:  A Community-based, Relational Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association.

2007 Asian American Dropouts in Boston, MA.  Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. 

2006 Harvard Educational Review Journal Talk. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association. 

2005 Communities and Schools:  A New View of Urban Educational Reform. Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association.

2005 Immigrant Youth and Educational Access.  Presented at the annual meeting of Alumni of Color Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

2004 Moving Beyond Images of Model Minority and Gangster Thugs:  Youth Empowerment and Racial Identity for Asian Pacific American Student.  Presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association.

2004 CAPAY: Engaging API Youth in their Communities and Schools.  Presented at the Student Research Conference and International Forum. Harvard Graduate School of Education.

2004 What Does Real Access Mean – Limited Access to Higher Education.   Presented at the New Young Americans Conference.  Suffolk Law University.
 
2003 Southeast Asians in America.  Presented at the Boston Asian Student Intercollegiate Conference.

2002 The State of Southeast Asians in America.   Presented as the Convocation Speaker at the Southeast Asian Awareness Week. Brown University.

1999 Asian Literacy & Technology Integration.  Presented at the annual meeting of the California Association of Bilingual Education.

1999 Community Engagement and Advocacy.  Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Cambodians, Laotians, & Vietnamese.(NAFEA)

Other Professional & Community Experience

2008– Present Editorial Board Member.  Journal of Lao Studies.
2007– Present Editorial Board Member.  Journal of SEA American Education and Advancement.
2007 – Present Board Member. Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund. New England
2007 – 2009 New England Coordinator & Curriculum Developer. Legacies of War, Boston &    Lowell, MA
2006 – Present Scholarship Reader.  Gates Millennium Scholarship. Washington D.C.
2005 – 2011 Board Member.  Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Washington D.C.
2004 – Present Community Advisory Board Member. Institute of Asian American Studies, Boston,    MA
2004 –2006 Solicits Editor and Editorial Board. Harvard Educational Review (HER)