Dr. Mei-Yen Ireland is the Director of Integrated Student Support Strategies. In this role she is responsible for the strategic leadership and implementation of the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) learning initiative as well as securing funding for and managing ATD’s strategic assistance services related to integrated advising design and transformative institutional change initiatives. Mei-Yen also represents and promotes ATD as a thought leader at national venues and through publication and builds relationships with technology vendors in the integrated planning and advising sector.
Mei-Yen received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State University in May 2015. Her dissertation research focused on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and DACA community college students' educational access and experiences. While a doctoral student at Ohio State, Mei-Yen also worked part-time at Columbus State Community College as an adjunct instructor for advising services.
Mei-Yen earned a Masters in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Bachelors of Arts in Foreign Languages from Lewis & Clark College.