UMass Boston

Peter Kiang

GISD - Dean's Office
Professor U Of M
Bayside Floor 04

Areas of Expertise

Education and Asian Americans, ethnic studies curriculum, pedagogy, and program development in K-12 and higher education, minority and immigrant/refugee youth and community development, Asian American veterans, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)


EdD, Harvard University, Teaching, Curriculum & Learning Environments
EdM, Harvard University, Administration, Planning & Social Policy
BA, Harvard University, Visual & Environmental Studies and Geological Sciences

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Peter Nien-chu Kiang (江念祖) has taught at UMass Boston since 1987. His research, teaching, and advocacy in both K–12 and higher education with Asian American immigrant/refugee students and communities have been supported by the National Academy of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education, and others.  

Since 2010, Dr. Kiang has been co-principal investigator and lead proposal writer for three five-year grants totaling $5.25M from the US Department of Education for UMass Boston’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program. Within the university, he has received both the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Nationally, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans in 2013 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association for Asian American Studies in 2014.  

Dr. Kiang served for six years as chair of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee for the US Commission on Civil Rights and eight years as co-president of the Chinese Historical Society of New England. He is a former Community Fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. 

More About Dr. Kiang's Work




UMass Boston Research Profile

More About UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies Program

Asian American Studies Program

Celebrating 30 Years of Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies Facebook Page