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Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Dr. Alina Wong

 

Dr. Alina Wong serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity at The Pennsylvania State University. In this role, Wong oversees the Educational Equity Scholars Programs, Report Bias, and serves as liaison to Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses and the Office of University Development. Additionally, Wong serves on several institutional committees, including the Administrative Council on University Funded Scholarships and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Planning Committee.

Wong provides leadership for scholarships administered through the Office of Educational Equity, academic support programs, training curricula, bias response, and fundraising and development activities. To address student and University needs related to equity and inclusion, Wong collaborates with colleagues across Penn State, supporting student recruitment, orientation, retention, and graduate study preparation, as well as academic, personal, and leadership development.  

“What brings me to work every day is my commitment to inclusion and equity, as well as student advocacy. I am excited to work directly with students and to provide leadership for social justice education, bias response, and academic support for underserved student communities. 

“What brings me to work every day is my commitment to inclusion and equity, as well as student advocacy. I am excited to work directly with students and to provide leadership for social justice education, bias response, and academic support for underserved student communities. The University’s dedication to fostering student success and inclusive learning environments is well known. I am eager to partner with colleagues and students to further this work at Penn State,” said Wong.

Wong has conducted research on racial identity construction of college students, and the most recent projects examine the application of an intersectionality lens to cultivate institutional change and accountability. Wong received a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan, and holds an M.A. in history from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in history and Spanish from Amherst College. Previously, Wong worked in multicultural affairs, academic advising, student life, orientation, living learning programs, and alumni affairs at Amherst College, Macalester College, Swarthmore College, and Barnard College.

Alina Wong, Ph.D.
319 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-867-1992