Sayu Bhojwani is the newly
appointed Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant
Barbara Bowen is the President
of the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents
faculty and professional staff at CUNY. Dr. Bowen coordinates
the effort to restore funding to CUNY, ensures competitive
salaries for faculty and professional staff, and provides
health benefits and a decent wage to the thousands of
part-time workers at CUNY.
Melanie Bush works in Student
Affairs at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She holds a Master of
Public Health degree and is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology
at CUNY. In 1998, Ms. Bush initiated a Community Building
Initiative at Brooklyn College.
Joseph Chan is the Director of
Commercial Development for Empire State Development
Irene Chang is the Vice
President for Legal Affairs at Lower Manhattan Development
Corporation (LMDC); and a member of the Board of Directors of
the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the
National Advisory Council of the Stuyvesant High School
Endowment Fund. She received her B.A. in Psychology from NYU.
Prior to joining LMDC, Ms. Chang was Deputy General Counsel of
Kozmo, Inc. She also served as an Assistant US Attorney for
the Southern District of New York.
Ngee Pong Chang is Professor
of Physics at City College of New York, CUNY. He received his
Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University, specializing in
Theoretical High-Energy Physics. Dr. Chang is the Director of
China Exchange Program at CCNY, Founder & CEO of
China-American Technology Corp. He is also a Founder and
Faculty Advisor of the Chinese Alumni Group, CCNY Association;
and Vice-Chair of Board of the Asian American Higher Education
Lung Chi Chen is Associate
Professor at the Department of Environmental Medicine, New
York University School of Medicine and Director, Core
Services, NYU-EPA PM Center, in Tuxedo, NY.
May Y. Chen is the Associate
Manager of Local 23-25 and Vice President of the Union of
Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). She
also serves as Director of UNITE's Immigration Project.
Wellington Chen is a member
of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York,
and a Senior Vice President of TDC Development Corporation.
David Cheng is Professor and
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Baruch
College, CUNY. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist and
psychoanalyst in private practice. Prior joining to Baruch
College, Dr. Cheng has served as a senior psychologist and
consultant for the New York City Police Department.
Loretta Chin is the Special
Projects Coordinator in the Office of the Dean for Student
Life at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She is also the advisor to the
Asian Student Union and Asian Outreach Committee.
Alex Chu is the Founder, Chairman
of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Eastbank. He
received his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and a Master's Degree in Urban Design
from Harvard University. Mr. Chu also received a Juris Doctor
Degree from Fordham University Law School, and practice law
and developed a specialty in banking and finance.
Benjamin Chu is the President
of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He is a
primary care internist by training with extensive experience
as a clinician, administrator and policy advocate for the
public hospital sector. Dr. Chu has served as Senior Associate
Dean at Columbia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons; and Associate Dean and Vice President for Clinical
Affairs at the NYU Medical Center.
Irene Chung is Assistant
Professor of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY.
Wendy Chung is a reporter for
the World Journal, a Chinese language newspaper in New York.
Hon. Doris Ling Cohan
is a New York Civil Court Judge. Having graduated Summa Cum
Laude from Brooklyn College, CUNY, she attended New York
University School of Law on a full scholarship. She has
served as Assistant Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer
Frauds, Associate Counsel of the NYC Department of Aging, and
Executive Director of the Majority Coalition. She is
currently seeking the nomination to be the first Asian
American female Supreme Court judge in New York State.
Patricia Eng is the Senior
Project Manager in the Rulemaking and Guidance Branch at the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). She is a registered
professional mechanical engineer with a B.S. degree in Nuclear
Engineering from the University of Illinois. Ms. Eng has
served as the on site NRC Resident Inspector at the Zion
Nuclear Power Plant, and she was the first woman who received
the NRC Meritorious Service Award for outstanding resident
Otis Hill is the Vice Chancellor
for Student Development and Enrollment Management at CUNY
Central Office. He previously served at Kingsborough
Community College as the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Renata Huang is an independent
video journalist who has produced programs for Channel
Thirteen: "Harmony & Spirit: Chinese Americans in NY;" and
"Running: The Race for City Council." Ms. Huang is an alumna
of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Tarry Hum is Assistant Professor
of Urban Studies, Queens College, CUNY. She has a PhD in
urban planning from UCLA, and a Masters from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. She is currently working on a Ford
Foundation funded research project on multi-ethnic Asian
Latino neighborhood titled, "Global Neighborhoods in New York
City: Locating Boundaries and Common Interests". Her
publications include "A Protected Niche: Immigrant Ethnic
Economics and Labor Market Segmentation", in Prismatic
Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles.
Ravi Kalia is Associate Professor
of History at City College of New York, CUNY. He received his
B.A. with honors and M.A. degrees from Delhi University,
India, and his Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of
California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kalia is author of two books on
Indian urbanism and
architecture. His third book is forthcoming.
Hiroko Karan is Dean of the
School of Science, Health and Technology, and Professor of
Chemistry at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. She is a member of
the President's Cabinet, Provost's Council, Academic Council
and College Council. Dr. Karan is a co-founder of the Annual
MEC Environmental Issues Conference. She also serves as
Executive Board Member of the Brooklyn, NY Chapter of the
American Chemical Society.
Charles Kee is Associate
Professor of Business at Kingsborough Community College,
CUNY. He has authored or co-authored over 20 books in
computer technology. He was a recipient of the CUNY
Professional Excellence Award. Formerly, he served as a
Senior Financial Officer of a top ten toy manufacturer and was
elected into Who's Who in US Executives.
Annie Koshi is Director of the
Women Studies Program and Associate Professor of English as a
Second Language at City College of New York, CUNY. She earned
her Masters and Doctorate in Education at Columbia University,
and Certificate in English at Oxford University, England. She
has served on the Board of Directors of Asian American Higher
Education Council, a founding member of the Kerala Center,
and an Executive Committee member of the Society of Indian
Academics in America. Dr. Koshi published the book
Discoveries: Reading, Thinking and Writing.
Christopher Kui is the
Executive Director of the Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE),
and the Chairman of the Renaissance Economic Development
Corporation. He holds a degree in Economics from NYU and a
recent fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of
Government. Mr. Kui has helped raise over $50 million to build
500 units of housing for low-income individuals and families.
James Lap is Board member of Asian
American/Asian Research Institute and Executive Board member
of Asian American Higher Education Council. He was President
of the Vietnamese Association for Computing Engineering
Technology and Science (1999-2000). He also served as director
of computer center at New York City Technical College, CUNY.
Professor Lap is a member of American Mathematical Society,
and has received an award from New York City Hall as having a
"distinguished career as a computer professional, teacher and
Bernadette Li is Professor of Asian/Asian American
Studies at St. John's University; Founder & President of the
Society for Chinese American Study; and Founding Editor for
the Journal of Chinese American Studies.
Pei-Te Lien is a graduate of the
National Taiwan University who holds a M.A. in Journalism and
Mass Communications and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the
University of Florida. She is currently an Associate
Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies at the
University of Utah. Lien is the author of The Political
Participation of Asian Americans: Voting Behavior in Southern
California (1997) and The Making of America Through
Political Participation (2001). She also publishes widely
on issues of race, gender, and Asian American politics and
behavior in professional journals and edited book volumes.
Tricia Lin, a fifteenth
generation daughter of Taiwan, teaches writing and literature
at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and holds a Ph.D.
in comparative literature from SUNY. Her research has been
largely on cross-cultural American literature. She is
currently co-editing the thirtieth anniversary special issue
of WOMEN'S STUDIES QUARTERLY, entitled "Then and Now".
Ching-Leou Liu is Associate
Professor of Library Services at Hostos Community College,
CUNY and a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian
American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI).
Hon. John Liu is a member of
New York City Council, the Chair of the City Council's
Transportation Committee, and a member of the committees on
Education, Consumer Affairs, Contract, Oversight &
Investigation, and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment. The Hon. Liu
has served as President of the North Flushing Civic
Association; Member of Queens Community Board 7; and Vice
President of the Queens Civic Congress. He also served as Vice
President of the New Century Democratic Association.
Kai Yin Liu is the Chief
Executive Officer of Kai Yin Liu Law Office. He is a Legal
Advisor of Chinatown Manpower Project, Consolidated Chinese
Benevolent Association, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Two
Bridges Neighborhood Counsel, Greater Blouse Skirt and
Undergarment Association, Indochina Sino American Community
Center, Chinatown Apartments Inc. (Confucius Plaza).
Keming Liu is
daughter of a former KMT general born in mainland China and
came to the U.S. to pursue her advanced studies, teaches
writing, linguistics, and ESL at Medgar Evers College and
holds an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers' College,
Columbia University and M.A. in TESOL and Computer
Technology. A foreign correspondent for Trends, a fashion
magazine published in mainland China with a circulation of
25,000, Dr. Liu holds interest in research on language and
cognition and Chinese literati in the Diaspora. As a Sasakawa
fellow, Dr. Liu desires to explore Asian art, culture, and
literature and hopes to publish books and articles in the
varied fields of disciplines.
David J. Louie is Vice Chair
of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Jenny Lam Low is a Manager in
the Commercial Lending and Investing Department of JP Morgan
Chase's Community Development Group. A Vice Chair of the
Chinese-American Planning Council, she is the first
Chinese-American to be elected to be the Democratic District
leader in Chinatown/Lower East Side Area. She is currently a
Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Committee. Topic:
"How to get involved in Local Politics?"
Ernesto Malave Jr. is the
Associate Director of the CUNY Internship Program. Topic:
"Internship Opportunities in Government and Public Affairs."
Catherine R. McCabe is
Assistant Vice President and Director of TIAA-CREF's
Metropolitan New York City/Connecticut Regional Office. She is
a registered representative of the NASD with Series 6, 63, and
26 licensing and maintains Life, health and Variable Annuity
licenses from the State of New York.
Joyce O. Moy is Director of
Small Business Development Program at LaGuardia Community
Robin Mui is President of the
Chinese Journalists' Association of New York, and the
publisher of Sing Dao Newspaper.
Marie Nahikian is the
Executive Director, Queens County Overall Economic Development
Gary Y. Okihiro is Professor
of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center
for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. He
is author of several books: Common Ground: Reimaging
American History (2001); and The Columbia Guide to
Asian American History (2001). He is the recipient of the
Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies
Association, and past president of the Association for Asian
Ned Regan is President of Bernard
Baruch College, CUNY
Richard Rothbard is the
Interim Executive Director of the Research Foundation of CUNY.
He is a certified legal paraprofessional, holds a B.A. from
Queens College, CUNY and an M.P.A. from Baruch College, CUNY.
Mr. Rothbard served as the Chief Financial Officer of
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist
Organization of America; and the Vice Chancellor for Budget,
Finance, and Information Services.
Parmatma Saran is Professor
and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at
Baruch College, CUNY. He chairs the Asian and Asian American
Studies Committee at Baruch College, and is a member of the
CUNY Graduate Faculty in Sociology. Dr. Saran's books include:
Direct Administration in India; Asian Indian Experience in the United States; New
Ethnics: Asian Indians in the United States; Rural Leadership
in the Context of India's Modernization.
Joseph V. Scelsa is the
Vice President of Institutional Development at Queens College,
CUNY. He is also the founder of John D. Calandra Italian
American Institute, Queens College, CUNY.
Brian Schwartz is the Vice
President of Centers and Institutes of Sponsored Research at
the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Shao-Chee Sim is Director of
Research at the Asian American Federation of New York, and the
author of the report: 911's Economic Impact on Chinatown.
Betty Lee Sung is Professor
Emerita and Chairperson of Asian American/ Asian Research
Institute. She is the former Chairperson of Asian American
Studies Department at City College, CUNY. Professor Sung has
published innumerable articles and seven books on Chinese
Americans including Mountain of Gold (1967), and
Chinese American Manpower and Employment, which won an
outstanding book of the year award for 1976.
Thomas Tam is Acting Chairman of
Asian American Higher Education Council, and Executive
Director of Asian American/Asian Research Institute, as well
as the President of Oishi Movies, Inc. which produced a
feature: Sunrise on Mulberry Street. He received his
Ph.D. degree in SocioMedical Sciences with honors from
Columbia University, and other degrees in Film-making, Public
Health, and Physics from Montclair State University, Columbia,
and City College of New York.
Oliver Tan is Assistant to the
Governor, New York State.
Angelica O. Tang is the
Representative to Secretary Elaine L. Chao of the U.S.
Department of Labor in Region II. The Region encompasses the
states of New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. Ms. Tang is the Secretary's chief intergovernmental
and constituency liaison in the region. Before joining the
U.S. Department of Labor, Ms. Tang was a cabinet official
under the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, appointed
to head the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Language
Renee Tang is the Associate for
the NYS Division for Women in the Office of the Governor. She
also serves on the Board of the Coalition of Asian Pacific
Americans, the organization that sponsors the annual APA
Heritage Festival each May; and on the Board of Directors for
the Organization of Chinese Americans-NY Chapter.
Fred Teng is the President of the
Organization for Chinese Americans, NY Chapter. He is a
former candidate for New York City Council in Chinatown.
Gloriana Waters is the
University Dean and Deputy to the Vice Chancellor for Faculty
and Staff Relations at CUNY. A specialist in EEO/Affirmative
Action and Diversity, Dean Waters oversees the University
Office of Compliance and Diversity programs that monitors and
supports the hiring and development of diverse faculty and
staff in CUNY.
Edward Watkins is the Deputy
Commissioner of Federal Programs.
Bonnie Wong is Founder and
President of Asian Women in Business, and Founder and Co-Chair
of 21st Century Women's Leadership Center. She is also on the
Fleet Bank Advisory Board; the WNET Community Advisory Board;
and the Metropolitan Museum Advisory Board.
Jacob Wong is the Special
Assistant to the Superintendent of School District #2. He is
the Secretary and former Chairman of Chinatown Manpower
Susan Wong is the Special
Assistant to the Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Medical
Assistance Program at the New York City Department of Social
Services. She received her Bachelor of Psychology with honors
from Baruch College, CUNY. Ms. Wong is a recipient of the
Mayor's Scholarship and earned her Master degree in Social
Work from Fordham University.
S.B. Woo is the Founder and
Chairman of the National 80-20 Political Action Committee. He
is Professor of Physics at the University of Delaware and the
former Lieutenant Governor of Delaware State.
Betty B. Wu is the Commissioner
of New York City Department of Employment. She earned her
B.A. at the University of Washington. Prior to her
appointment, she held senior management positions at Bloomberg
LP, and other leading global financial institutions.