Featured Speaker : Associate Vice Provost, UPenn, Ajay Nair BACK TO SPEAKERS

Dr. Ajay Nair has served as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania since 2008. Dr. Nair was previously Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University. He has also held positions at Penn State University and the University of Virginia. In his 15-year career in higher education, he has served in a variety of capacities as faculty member, student affairs administrator and academic administrator.

Dr. Nair’s research interests include quality assurance in educational systems, service learning and civic engagement, and 2nd-generation Asian American identity. His recent book project, Desi Rap: Hip-Hop in South Asian America (Rowman & Littlefield, Fall 2008), focuses on the complexities of 2nd-generation South Asian American identity.