Faculty & Staff

Patricia A. Neilson, EdD

Director, Asian American Student Success Program


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EdD, Leadership and Administration in Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Boston
MPH, Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
BS, Psychology, Seattle University

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Additional Information

Patricia Akemi Neilson is the Director of the Asian American Student Success Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston that is funded by the Department of Education, Title III, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Neilson was the director of the Center for Collaborative Leadership in the College of Management at UMass Boston. She has also served as an academic dean at North Shore Community College. Her research interest is in the underrepresentation of Asian American senior administrators in higher education. Dr. Neilson serves on the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) board of directors and mentors promising APAs. As part of the pipeline effort, she serves as a faculty member in the Leadership Development Program in Higher Education (LDPHE).