Faculty Research

Associate Vice Provost

Michael Goh

Michael Goh began in his position of Associate Vice Provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity on July 1, 2014. As part of his position he also became the new director of the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA). Michael Goh is an Associate Professor in the department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development in the College of Education and Human Development.

He received his BA degree in psychology and sociology and MS in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and his PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goh was appointed multicultural teaching and learning fellow and president’s distinguished faculty mentor at the U for his efforts at multicultural education and mentoring of ethnic minority students to succeed in higher education.

Combining his counseling psychology and intercultural competence training, Dr. Goh is an interdisciplinary intercultural scholar and educator who has applied an interculturalist or culturally intelligent framework on multicultural and international counseling psychology and teacher education.

Dr. Goh is excited about his role as Associate Vice Provost in OED because of how his lifelong commitment towards serving people and building lives aligns with OED’s mission of equity and diversity. He imagines University of Minnesota campuses strengthened by the vibrancy of a diverse community and the vital role of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty in order to attract diverse students. To support this interdependent faculty-student relationship, he envisions building upon excellent existing resources while innovatively fostering relationships that promote a sense of community within and between diverse faculty and students.