Jennifer A. Yee

Office: H-312C
Phone: (657)278-7322

JENNIFER A. YEE, PH.D. (she/her/hers)

Professor of Asian American Studies

Teaching Interests:

Transformative Pedagogy, Community-engaged Teaching, Critical Service Learning, Intersectional Critical Pedagogy. Courses: Civic Engagement Through Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Women and Leadership, Experiences of APIDAs in Education, Qualitative Research Methods


Research Interests:

Organizational change; Transformative education and innovative pedagogy; Community-engaged scholarship; Critical service learning and Community-university partnerships; Critical Asian American & Pacific Islander feminist epistemology and pedagogy; Mentoring; Activism; Cancer survivorship; Recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students of color in higher education; Education and capacity-building for social justice.



Dr. Jennifer A. Yee is a community organizer who loves working with students! Dr. Yee’s 30+ years in higher education involved working in both student affairs and academic affairs administration at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Stanford University, New York University, and Mount St. Mary’s College prior to teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). In addition to being ASAM faculty, Dr Yee serves as a consultant with service learning expertise with the Center for Internships & Community Engagement. She was a founding Faculty Fellow with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) Collective for Justice, Equity, and Transformation (CoJET) from Fall 2019-Fall 2021.


Dr. Yee earned her B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations and minor in Marketing from CSULB, M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Stanford, and M.A./Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA.


Fun Facts: Dr. Yee is the youngest of seven children of Chinese immigrant parents. For fun, she likes to spend time with family and friends, eat good food, create things with others, enjoy art, garden, travel, and keep up with current events.



With co-authors who are faculty, community partners, and alumni, Dr. Yee has fostered scholarly knowledge at the intersection of community engagement and service learning, Asian American Studies, women’s studies, and higher education. They have published in Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning; Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education; AAPI Nexus Policy, Practice and Community Journal; Feminist Teacher; Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies; Habitus of the Hood; and Amerasia Journal.



Dr. Yee has been recognized for her community-university partnerships, teaching, and scholarship. In 2017 she was honored with the Western Region of Campus Compact’s Community Engaged Scholar award for demonstrating deeply engaged, high-quality academic work, community collaboration for change, and institutional impact. At CSUF, Dr. Yee was honored with the 2020 H&SS Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2019 WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center HER(d) Award recognizing exemplary leaders, the 2018 H&SS Dean’s Research Award for Associate Professors, and the Center for Internships & Community Engagement’s 2011 Outstanding Service Learning Instructor Award.