Professor Peter Chan of Brigham Young University
Dr. Peter Chan is an Adjunct Associate Professor at McKay School of Education at BYU where his responsibilities include overseeing several China-related programs and teach classes in Instructional Psychology & Technology.
Dr. Chan is also the owner of Multinational Academy Services which assists in the administration of several international schools in China and two private schools in the U.S. It brings over hundreds of international students to the United States each year prior to COVID-19. It also consults in educational programs and products including an online language assessment tool that is used by 600 universities around the world.
Dr. Chan is the advisor to several educational initiatives between the U.S. and China. In 2016, he represented Governor Gary Herbert of Utah at U.S.-China EcoPartnership Conference at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing and shared the stage with U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Later, he was again invited by the U.S. State Department to present at the U.S.-China EcoPartnership event in Washington, D.C. In 2018, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Dr. Chan successfully lobbied the U.S. Congress to modify House Bill H.R. 5751 to add an important statement to recognize the immigrant workers (mostly Chinese) who made the transcontinental railroad possible. In 2020, he drafted legislation H.C.R. 26 Concurrent Resolution Honoring Helen Foster Snow which passed the Utah House of Representatives unanimously.
Prior to serving at BYU, Dr. Chan served for eight years as a faculty at BYU-Hawaii where he chaired a program of Instructional Design and Development. He also served as a special assistant to the Academic Vice President in Asia-related projects. While serving there, Dr. Chan received his Continuing Faculty Status and was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 2005.
Peter received his masters and doctorate degrees in Instructional Psychology & Technology at BYU and a B.S. degree from BYU-Hawaii. Peter’s wife Joyce is originally from Singapore. She received her education degrees from BYU-Hawaii and BYU, and is now working on her doctorate in education at Johns Hopkins University.