Alice Siqin Yang, Ph.D.

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Alice Siqin Yang, Ph.D.

Interim Director, Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Alice S. Yang, Ph.D. is the Director for International Education of the Global Education Office, Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership. She oversees Saint Mary’s study abroad programs and chairs the Global Education Advisory Committee. She serves as Saint Mary’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) / Responsible Officer (RO) to support international student and scholar immigration services. She is the Senior International Officer (SIO) for campus internationalization. Alice created Saint Mary’s Chinese language program in 2008. She is the China Summer Program Director and teaches a course on Chinese Women and Society. Alice is an IDI Qualified Administrator and offers intercultural training for study abroad students.

Before joining the CWIL, Alice received her Ph.D. degree from the Program of Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) at the University of Minnesota (UMN), where she received intercultural training and gained international educational exchange skills. She helped design and manage the Beijing Summer Study Abroad Program for the UMN Law School. Her internship experiences at the Minnesota International Center and the American Association of University Women Minnesota helped her gain leadership and development skills.

Alice successfully applied for a grant from the Ford Foundation and did her Ph.D. dissertation research fieldwork on women’s development and gender mainstreaming in higher education in South China. She received her master’s degree in women’s studies from the University of Northern Iowa and has published her thesis in the Journal of International Women’s Studies, which was about her national survey on the internationalization and multiculturalization of women’s studies graduate programs in the United States.

Areas of Expertises

  • study abroad
  • intercultural learning
  • preparing students to function effectively in global society

Media Exposures

  • Chinese New Year celebration coming up -by Fox 28 - Feb 15, 2011 - watch it now
  • Year of the Rabbit explained -by Fox 28 - Feb 3, 2011 - watch it now

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