Vice-Chair of PCDI
Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies
Dr. Daniel Soodjinda currently teaches in the areas of educational foundations, diversity/social justice, instructional methods, assessment, and instructional technology. He primarily anchors his curriculum in frameworks relating to justice, inclusivity, and equity, and he designed these courses to support pre-service teacher candidates who will work in racially, linguistically, and economically diverse school environments.
From a research perspective, Dr. Soodjinda has worked on empirical research projects that have focused on the intersections between the racial, ethnic and gender/sexual identify of LGBT students of color. From this work, he has published in top tier journals, and presented his findings at over 25 national and regional conferences. More recently, Dr. Soodjinda has begun exploring the ways in which educational technology can be used as a vehicle for social justice and inclusive teaching practices, and he is the current project director for the CSU Digital Ambassador’s Program, a program that supports teacher education faculty who are vested in educational technology. His work in this area has been disseminated in the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, with an article titled, CSU Digital Ambassadors: An Empowering and Impactful Faculty Learning Community, and in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Education (REE) with an article titled, Invisible Asian Americans: the intersection of sexuality, race, and education among gay Asian Americans.