Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


Educational Leadership and Curriculum

First Reader/Committee Chair

Fiene, Jay


LBG Asian Americans are a minority group in higher education and among Student Affairs administrators. LGB Asian Americans and their experiences have received little attention due to the intersection of sexual orientation and race. It is critical to understand the realities that this community faces and to provide an opportunity for this community to claim an identity that is both honest and transparent. The goal of this research is to better understand how the intersection of racial identity and sexuality has influenced the experiences of Asian American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in Student Affairs roles at colleges and universities. In general, research on Asian Americans has received little attention. Furthermore, the intersection of sexual orientation and Asian American identities has received little attention. This study used a qualitative research approach with a phenomenological approach to analyze lived experiences and understand how meaning is created (Sokolowski, 2002). It was discovered that the sexual identity of Asian Americans who identify as LGB had no significant impact on their career trajectory in student affairs.