Frank H. Shih, PhD
Dr. Shih has over three decades of experience in higher education that include supervisory duties in the areas of admissions, career planning, student activities, new student orientation, academic advising, judicial affairs and mental health services. He currently teaches HEA521 “Diversity and Higher Education” and is the Program Director and instructor for the study abroad program--HEA560 “Comparative University Systems: Higher Education in China.”
Before joining the HEA Program, Dr. Shih served 13 years as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (Chief Student Affairs Officer) at The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. Prior to CUNY, he was employed in various student support positions at Stony Brook University. Starting as a counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program (AIM/EOP), he was later appointed as the Assistant Director for Admissions and Enrollment Management of AIM/EOP. He then accepted the position of Associate Director of the Center for Academic Advising and subsequently became the Director.
Dr. Shih has lectured and presented papers and workshops on multiculturalism, academic advising, student services and cultural anthropology. As a diversity consultant, he has trained high school teachers, college administrators, corporate professionals, law students as well as undergraduates. With interests in transnationalism and globalization, his latest publication focuses on the impact of international students on American college campuses. Dr. Shih is also an adjunct faculty in Social Sciences at Suffolk County Community College.
A strong believer in volunteerism and community service, Dr. Shih has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Long Island, the Asian American/Asian Research Institute of CUNY and the Organization of Chinese Americans, Long Island Chapter. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.
Dr. Shih received his B.A. from Greenville College in Illinois and his M.A. and PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the President's Award for Excellence in Professional Service from Stony Brook University. In 2012, he was awarded the Distinguished Asian American Award by the County Executive of Suffolk County, NY for his service to the community.