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Christie Chung

Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education

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Dr. Christie Chung is the Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education and a Professor of Psychology at Mills College. She joined Mills College as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in 2007 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she completed her post-doctoral work in behavioral neuroscience.

In her role as Associate Provost and Academic Integrity Officer, Chung supports all functions of academic success and works closely with faculty and staff to ensure an equitable learning experience for students. Chung has led Mills College to implement many student-centered policies and has been a key leader in supporting students and faculty during the transitional phase of Mills College’s merger with Northeastern University.

Chung serves as one of Mills’ main leaders in Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) efforts. As the academic lead of the Mills/Northeastern ADEI workstream, Chung works with Northeastern’s Chief Inclusion Officer and other team members to propose an institutional transition plan that is thoughtful, sustainable, and culturally responsive.

Chung is an experienced faculty affairs professional and has extensive experience in faculty hiring and promotion processes. She has chaired many search committees and was the Chair of the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Committee from 2018–2020. She currently oversees the faculty review process at Mills as Associate Provost.

Chung is an accomplished cognitive psychologist with research expertise in emotional memory, aging, and cross-cultural cognition. She directs the Mills Cognition Lab, where undergraduate students have the opportunity to conduct research studies that explore diverse factors that affect memory, e.g., age, culture, gender identity, and political beliefs. Apart from regularly publishing and presenting research from her lab, Chung also serves on the editorial board of several psychological journals and as a Digital Associate Editor for the Psychonomic Society. She is a frequent invited speaker on topics related to aging, cognition, and ADEI; and her expertise has been featured in media outlets such as The Boston Globe.

Chung has received many awards and recognitions over her career, but most notably, she received the Mills of Color–Faculty of the Year award in 2011, the Mills Faculty Advisor of the Year award in 2013, the Mills Teacher of the Year award in 2019, and the Mary Ann Childers Kinkead Award for Faculty Leadership in 2021. As a faculty member, she held the Letts-Villard Endowed Chair in the Natural Sciences from 2014 to 2017, and the Esther Lee Mirmow Endowed Chair in Psychology from 2018 to 2021.

Chung received her Honours BSc degree as a psychology specialist from University of Toronto, her MA and PhD in applied cognitive psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and her postdoctoral training in behavioral neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a proud alumna of the 2022 HERS Leadership Institute.

Christie Chung

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