Dr. Daniel Soodjinda

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Southeast Asian Disapora, Education, and Culture
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Identity
  • Instructional Technology
  • Methods in Elementary Mathematics
  • Foundations of Education 

Education

  • Ed.D., University of Southern California; 2009
    • Dissertation: A Response to the Model Minority Thesis: Intragroup Differences among Asian American Students in the Los Angeles Community College District
  • M.A., National University; 2003
    • Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine
    • Major: Social Science

Daniel Soodjinda

Contact Information

Building Location: Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Location: DBH 344- See Map

Phone: (209) 664-6607 
E-mail: dsoodjinda@csustan.edu

 

Professional Teaching Credential

  • California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
    • Emphasis:  Cross-Cultural Language & Academic Development (CLAD)

Select Achievements

  • California State University Stanislaus: Google Digital Ambassador for instructional technology
  • California State University Stanislaus:  President’s Faculty Award for Service Learning
  • Visiting Scholar Research Fellow:  Educational Testing Services (ETS).
  • Minority Scholar: Sloan-C Consortium for Educational Technology and Online Learning

Research or Grant Activities

  • 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.  
  • In Progress:  Co-Principal Investigator. Gay and Asian:  Race, sexuality and intragroup relations of Asian American Gay Men and Women. Project funded by the California State University Stanislaus:  Presidents Grant for Research, $1,000.
  • Completed (2011):  Principal Investigator.  Generation YouTube – Supporting Urban English Language Learners in the Mathematics and Science Classroom with Integrated Web-Based Video. Project funded by the University of the District of Columbia Office of Institutional Research, $7,000.
  • Completed (2011):  Co-Principal Investigator.  University of the District of Columbia - Mathematics Pipeline Initiative.  Project funded by the University of the District of Columbia Office of Institutional Research, $8,000.
  • Completed (2012):  Co-principal Investigator.  Developing the Capacity of Faculty to Teach Online Courses at the University of the District of Columbia:  Development of New Practices Based on Lessons Learned. Project funded by the District of Columbia Office of Institutional Research, $14,000.

Book Chapters

  • Soodjinda, D. (2014). Asian American Education. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Soodjinda, D. (2014). Southeast Asian American Education. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (2014). LGBT Asian American Identity. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Ocampo, A. & Soodjinda, D. (2014). LGBT Asian American Youth. In M. Danico (Ed.), Asian American Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Policy/Accredidation Reports

  • Soodjinda, D. (2011) District of Columbia Board of Examiners.  Capital Teaching Residency Accreditation Report for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
  • Soodjinda, D. (2010) Standard II (Assessment) Coordinator.  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) – University of the District of Columbia Program Report for Elementary Education.  University of the District of Columbia, Department of Education.

Selected Presentations

  • 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. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2011). Educating the YouTube generation.  Using Digital Video Archives as a Resource in the Mathematics and Science Classroom.  Poster presented at the Myritalla Miller Professional Development Academy; Washington, DC. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2011). The State of Urban Education and the Achievement Gap in the United States.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Bangkok Sister City Youth Program in Urban Development; Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Soodjinda, D. (2010). Assessments for Alternative Certification. Workshop Facilitator at the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence; Washington, DC. 
  • Soodjinda, D. (2009). Elementary Mathematics and Science Lessons in Human Ecology.  Workshop presented at annual meeting of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education; Pre-Service Teachers Conference. Fairfax, VA.

Stateboard Memebership

  • District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Board of Examiners; 2010-2012

Select University Service Activities

  • 2012-2013 - Liberal Studies Advisory Board; California State University Stanislaus
  • 2011-2013 - Committee on Equity and Diversity; California State University Stanislaus
  • 2011-2013 - Faculty Mentor Program; California State University Stanislaus
  • 2007-2011 - Committee on Academic Advising (Chair); University of the District of Columbia
  • 2007-2011 - University Student Retention Committee; University of the District of Columbia
  • 2007-2011 - Graduate Studies Committee; University of the District of Columbia
  • 2007-2011 - Field Services and Student Teaching Committee; University of the District of Columbia