Dr. Daniel Soodjinda

Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies/Teacher Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Matters relating to race, discrimination and social justice in K-12 education
  • Intersections between LGBT, racial, & ethnic identity
  • Educational technology as a platform for equity & social justice
  • Culturally relevant/sustainable pedagogy 


  • Ed.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., K-12 Teaching, National University
  • B.A., Social Science, University of California, Irvine
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a concentation in Cross-Cultural Language Development 

Daniel Soodjinda

   Contact Information

      Building Location: Demergasso-Bava Hall
      See Building #21: Map
      Office Location: DBH 338- See Map
      Phone: (209) 664-6607 
      E-mail: dsoodjinda@csustan.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theteacherprof
 CV: Updated 9/11/15

Selected Publications

  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (equal co-authorship, authors are listed in alphabetical order) (2016).  Invisible Asian Americans:  The Intersection of Sexuality, Race and Education among Gay Asian Americans.  Race, Ethnicity and Education.
  • Harven, A., & Soodjinda, D. (2016).  Pedagogical Strategies for Challenging Students’ World Views. In R. Papa (Ed.), Social Justice Instruction: Empowerment on the Chalkboard. New York, NY: Springer Publications.
  • Soodjinda, D., Parker, J., Ross, D., & Meyer, E. (2015).  CSU Digital Ambassadors: An Empowering and Impactful Learning Community.  Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. 31(1), 35-42
  • Soodjinda, D. (2014). Asian American Education. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • Soodjinda, D. & Ocampo, A. (2014). LGBT Asian American Identity. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 
  • Meyer, E., Parker, J. Ross, D., & Soodjinda, D. (2013). Supporting Technology Integration in STEM Teacher Preparation: Case Studies from across California State University Campuses. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Collection.  Located online at: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=794742

Selected Research or Grant Activities

  • Project Director (current): California State University Digital Ambassadors Program
  • Faculty Director (current). Supporting Online Quality Learning and Teaching. Project funded by the California State University Chancellor’s Office. $20,000.
  • Southeast Asian (Hmong American) Program Facilitator (current). Bilingual Teacher Education Project (BTEP). Project funded through a grant from the United States Department of Education and instituted by California State University Northridge. $2,000,000
  • In Progress: Principal Investigator. Intersecting Identities:  The Gay Asian American and Latino Experience. Project funded by the California State University: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grant. $4850. 
  • In Progress: Co-Principal Investigator.  Gay and Asian:  Race, Sexuality and Intragroup Relations of Asian American Gay Men and Women. Project funded by the by the California State University Stanislaus: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grant, $5,000.  

Selected Presentations

  • Soodjinda, D. (2015). Maintaining Quality and Rigor within Digital Learning Environments. Invited Speaker – The Loyola Marymount University Center for Teaching Excellence: Achieving a Rigorous Education that Satisfies Teacher and Learner Series. 
  • Soodjinda, D. & Kim, S.  (2015). Intersecting Expectations: Conflicts Between Ethnicity and Sexuality among Cambodian American Gay Men.  Presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 
  • Soodjinda, D. & Grace, C. (2015). Invisible English Learners: Redefining Support Structures for Emergent Bilingual Asian American Students. Presented at the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Soodjinda, D. (2014).  What do schools of education need to do to prepare incoming teachers for a networked learning environment? Invited Speaker - The 2014 Educational Technology Summit: Empowering Educators to Enhance Student Learning in the Digital Era.  Sponsored by the Annenberg Retreat, the Lead Commission, and Common Sense Media.  A link to the panel session can be found by navigating HERE.
  • Soodjinda, D & Ocampo, A (2014). Invisible Minorities: Sexuality, Masculinity, and the Education of Second-Generation Latino and Asian American Gay Men. Presented at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2014). Author Meets Critic – Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asians, and the Achievement Gap. Panel presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) Annual Conference in Portland, OR. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2014). What is the future of Higher Education: MOOCs, Mandates, and Mayhem.  Invited Speaker - Panel presentation at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
  • Ocampo, D. & Soodjinda, D. (2014). Racialized Homophobia: How Filipino/Asian and Latino Gay Men “Do” Masculinity. Presented at the Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. 
  • Ocampo, D. & Soodjinda, D. Soodjinda, D (2014). “That’s Where All the FOBs Go”: Negotiating Masculinity and Assimilation in the Gay Asian American Scene. Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) Annual Conference in Portland, OR. 
  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (2014).  Asian and Gay:  The complex identities of gay Asian American students.  Presented at Stanford University. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2013).  Beyond Tolerance:  Supporting LGBT Students of Color in the Classroom.  Presented at the Annual Multicultural Education Conference at Sac State; Sacramento, CA.
  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (2013).  Queered Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ Concerns in Classroom Pedagogy. Presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Annual Conference; Seattle, WA
  • Soodjinda, D. (2012). Southeast Asian Culture and the K-12 Classroom: Not the Model Minority. Presented at the California State University Northridge Summer Institute for Preparing Asian American Bilingual Teachers. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2012). Assessing the University of the District of Columbia’s Online Writing Program using the Quality Matters Assessment System. Presented at the Third Annual Quality Matters Conference, Baltimore, CA.