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Van Lac

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies



Van Lac is an assistant professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a high school English teacher for eight years in Richmond, California, working in an under resourced community serving primarily African-American and Latino students.  She has a Master’s degree in The Art of Teaching English from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of California-Berkeley.  A native of Oakland, California, Van attended K-12 public schools in the Oakland Unified School District and is a first-generation Southeast Asian college student and academic faculty member.