Melissa Yeung PhD, Dr. Melissa Yeung, is currently the Clinical Education and Admissions Coordinator
in the School of Physical Therapy at Bowling Green State University. Previously, she
served as Pre-Health advisor at the University of Houston and Student Services Coordinator
for the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Yeung’s research centers on racial equity within the graduate and professional
school admissions process. Her work focuses on the experiences of students of color
as they aspire to graduate study, and how they navigate the graduate and professional
school application process. Additionally, she explores how academic resources provided
to students at the undergraduate level has an impact on their success in the graduate
and professional school admissions process. Building on existing framework for equity-minded
institutions, Dr. Yeung is also committed to the provision of a specific framework
to help undergraduate advisors develop into equity-minded advising professionals.
Dr. Yeung has professional experiences working with graduate students from STEM and
health professions backgrounds, international students and student athletes. As Student
Services Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Yeung was also heavily
involved in various pipeline programs that encourage early interest in the field of