Meet the NITLE Staff
Grace Pang is the communications specialist at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). Previously, she served as community relations coordinator at SOS Community Services, a non-profit social services agency in Washtenaw County, Michigan, which helps families overcome homelessness and housing instability and improve their economic, family, and residential situations.
Prior to her work at SOS Community Services, Ms. Pang served as director of program development for the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), a consortium of private liberal arts colleges located in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. She began her work at the GLCA as a program officer in 1998. During her tenure there, she worked with faculty, administrators, and students at GLCA’s member colleges on such issues as multicultural admissions, educational equity and campus climate, best practices in hiring faculty of color, African-American studies, women’s studies, LGBTQ studies and issues, and the development of disciplinary programs funded by GLCA mini-grants. She also participated in the evaluation of study abroad and professional development programs recognized or managed by the GLCA.
At NITLE, Ms. Pang directs and develops the organization’s external communications and public relations efforts, supporting NITLE’s strategic advancement as a thought leader in the liberal arts college space. She oversees the development of publications and content and handles press relations. She is responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate communications channels with NITLE’s member network and connecting NITLE generally with the liberal arts community.
Ms. Pang holds the B.A. in English and in rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. At Michigan, she taught courses in writing, literature, and women’s studies, and helped coordinate a summer research opportunity program for undergraduate students and a summer bridge program for incoming graduate students, both aimed at recruiting and retaining students from historically under-represented groups. Her graduate-level research focused on 20th century African- and Asian-American narrative and feminist cultural theory.