Kevin Gin, received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College, his M.S in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, and his B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to coming to HNU, Kevin served within multiple functional areas, including alumni affairs, campus activities, residence life, student leadership, multicultural affairs, classroom instruction, and institutional accreditation. He concluded a three-year term as the National Co-chair for the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education’s (NASPA) Asian and Pacific Islander Knowledge Community in March 2017.
Kevin’s scholarly interests include: racialized hostility on social media, the Asian American college student experience, and assessment in higher education. He has published articles in the Journal of College Student Development, Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, and is a contributing author in multiple books including: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education: Research and Perspectives on Identity, Leadership, and Success, the ASHE monograph Social Media in Higher Education, and Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First Generational College Students, which was released in spring 2018 by Rutgers University Press.
Recent Awards and Recognition:
2017 Lynch School of Education Mary T. Kinnane Award for Excellence
2016 University of Massachusetts, Boston Institute of Asian American Studies Research Fellowship
2015 NASPA Channing Briggs Small Research Grant
2015 Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award
2013 Berklee College of Music Awards for Diversity and Inclusion, & Collegiality and Morale