Faculty & Staff Organizations

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence & Upcoming Panel

UConn’s Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff (AAAFS), the Asian American Cultural Center, and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI), we share with you our statement on the deplorable anti-Asian violence that is surging across our nation. This has had an enormous impact on Asians and Asian Americans here at UConn.

To this end, a virtual panel on will take place on March 18 @ 5:00 pm. “Asians in America: Anti-Asian Violence and the Fight Against Invisibility” will feature UConn students, faculty, and staff; provide perspectives on today’s climate and its impact on UConn’s Asian and Asian American community; and galvanize anti-racist efforts that will benefit us all. To register for the event, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason O. Chang, President, Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff; Na-Rae Kim, Interim Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; Terrence Cheng, AAAFS Executive Board member.

Fairfield Way in front of the Homer Babbidge Library is an excellent space for campus-wide events.



UConn’s Asian American Faculty & Staff Association Officers


  • Jason Oliver Chang, Department of History

Vice Presidents:

  • Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Animal Science


  • Nishelli Ahmed, Student Health and Wellness, Health Promotion


  • Haili Li Lin, Accounting Office

Executive Committee Members:

  • Nicole Grace Ariyavatkul, Registrar- Hartford Campus

  • Terrence Cheng, Stamford Campus Director

  • Nisha Joshee Hardnett, Dramatic Arts

  • Edward Junhao Lim, Library

  • Glenn Mitoma, Human Rights Institute

  • Guiling Wang, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Shengli Zhou, Electrical and Computer Engineering


If interested in getting involved, please contact jason.o.chang@uconn.edu!