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Asian Pacific Islander American Research & Resource Center

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Learn About the APIARRC

APIARRC created to enhance the University’s mission and strategic goals for student success and community engagement.  Sacramento State provides a world-class education in the heart of California’s capital. The University is home to some of the top programs, centers, scholars, and students in the country, collectively comprising an environment of growth and learning where students, faculty, and staff come to redefine the possible.

The U.S Department of Education designated Sacramento State as an Asian-American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in 2011 and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2015. Sacramento State is the fourth most diverse university in the western United States. (U.S. News and World Report, 2018). 

APIARRC works collaboratively with the Institute for Social Research (ISR) and the Education Insights Center at Sacramento State to develop research proposals, work with community-based organizations to design research metholologies, and consult with other Institutions of higher education on assessment and evaluations. Recent projects include a partnership with ISR to produce "A Community Survey Profile of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders in Sacramento."  This report examines population trends, social and economic characteristics, as well as foreign-born and language characteristics.  Information from this report is useful to elected officials, policy makers, community organizations, businesses, and government agencies.  Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders are among the fastest growing groups in Sacramento.  This trend will continue into the future and highlights the vital need for all communities to actively participate in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.

Read the Community Survey Report

Affiliated & Research Faculty

Education
EunMi Cho
Ka Va

Biological Sciences
Hao Nguyen

Criminal Justice
Shihlung Huang
Daniel Okada
Xin Ren

Economics
Ta-Chen Wang
Yan "Joni" Zhou

Ethnic Studies
Bao Lo
Greg Mark
Chao Vang

Family and Consumer Sciences
Urvashi Mulashi

Geography
Robin Datel

Kinesiology
Susan Perez

Nursing
Dian Baker
Michelle Dang

Psychology
Phillip Akutsu
Rebecca Cameron
Marya Endriga
Gregory Kim-Ju
Jian Jian Qin

Public Policy
Su Jin Jez

Social Work
Jude Antonyappan
Serg Lee
Susan Nakaoda
Kisun Nam
Francis Yuen

Sociology
Aya Kimura Ida
Amy Liu
Bohsiu Wu

Women's Studies
Sujatha Moni

World Languages and Literature
Kazue Masuyama
Amrik Singh