Dr. Daniel Soodjinda is currently an Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies and teaches in the areas of educational foundations, educational equity/social justice, instructional methods, assessment, and instructional technology. He anchors his curriculum in frameworks relating to justice, inclusion, and equity, and he designs his courses to support pre-service teacher candidates who will work in diverse school environments. From a research perspective, Dr. Soodjinda has worked on research projects that have focused on the intersections between the racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities of LGBT students of color, and his work in this area has been disseminated 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.
For the past four years, Dr. Soodjinda has also worked closely with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), while serving on the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) redesign and leadership team, and he has just launched a project that investigates how well the CalTPA functions from an asset-oriented framework that is grounded in equity. At CSU Stanislaus, Dr. Soodjinda also serves as co-chair to the “President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion” where he has taken the lead in developing, drafting, and implementing the institution’s first “Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan,” which will hold each facet of the university accountable to the principles of equity, justice, and inclusion.