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Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network

Welcome to the Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network

Keonghee Tao Han, PhD.
Associate Professor, School of Teacher Education
College of Education, University of Wyoming


My name is Tao Han and I am the Team Leader for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network. I teach courses that focus on Diversity in Education, Diversity and Politics of Schooling and Disciplinary Literacy at the University of Wyoming. I currently serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Literacy Research and provide further leadership for the Literacy Research Association as a co-chair for Critical Race Theory Group. I examine issues of social, racial justice for ALL people as such my research can be located in journals such as Race, Ethnicity and Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, The Urban Review, and Urban Education on topics of social justice in teacher education, counter narratives of faculty of color, and racial literacy in predominantly White university and classrooms in rural settings.


Blossom Ko LumleyProject Manager, Financial Strategic Initiatives
Financial Affairs Support Team


Blossom is Project Manager of the Financial Affairs Support Team and possesses a diverse skill set in financial administration and project management acquired from over 20 years in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  Her work for leading organizations such as the J. Paul Getty Trust and Ares Management integrated the application of solid research and finance principles across projects to maximize systems efficiencies. Blossom has effectively led large-scale projects through every stage of implementation, and is experienced in communications work, technical and grant writing, and collaborating with various stakeholders over shared objectives. Blossom Lumley is excited to work with the E-Net group as Co-Team Leader, and looks forward to the many social, networking, and professional opportunities this supportive, inclusive group provides. 

Information about the Employee Network

My personal mission is to provide organizational leadership for this group. I see leading this group as advancing my personal and professional concerns for social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Particularly I intend to propose goals and a mission that will give the group some structure to co-construct positive meanings as faculty and staff of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage working at a predominantly white institution.

Proposed Goals and Mission for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network:

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network, initiated with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will be an open and welcoming group that will encourage a variety of interactions and conditions critical to the sustainability of our entire academic community. Among those interactions conditions may be:

  • To encourage positive interactions among Asian American and Pacific Islanders at the university 

  • To promote a sense of identity and group membership

  • To promote interactions between Asian Americans and Pacific Islander faculty and staff

  • To recognize and to foster conversations that are relevant to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

  • To encourage interactions between university employee networks

  • To increase awareness of resources within and beyond the university that could support and sustain the Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Network

  • As a group, contribute to an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion across the university community

Tao Han Headshot - Employee Network Team Leader


Blossom Lumely Photo


Upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander E-Net Events

Please Note: As of March 16, 2020 all University of Wyoming events are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19. For more information please visit: 

March Asian American and Pacific Islander Social

March 25, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Coe Library 506

E-Net Event Flyer


April Professional Development Event

April 15, 2020 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Coe Library 506


May Mentoring Event

May 6, 2020 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Off Campus at the home of Team Leader Tao Han


Contact Us

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Old Main 408

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6672


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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