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Yoon Pak

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington, 1999
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington, 1994
  • B.A., History, University of Washington, 1992

Key Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-present
  • Associate Professor and Core Faculty, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-present
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999-present

Activities & Honors

  • Proposal Reviewer, Division F: HIstory and Historiography, AERA, 2011-present
  • Proposal Reviewer, History of Education Society, 2011-present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010-present
  • Co-Editor, History of Education Quarterly, 2006-present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Educational Theory, 2011-2013
  • Expert Panel Member, Community Radio, Asian Pacific American (APA) Compass, Portland, OR, KBOO Radio, 2012-
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012-
  • Panel Discussant on Teacher Education, Higher Education and Progressivism: Similarities and Differen, History of Education Society, 2012-
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010-2011
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Teachers College Press, 2007-2010
  • Provider, Asian Pacific American Mentoring Program, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2009
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Theory and Research in Social Education, 2008-
  • Oral History Workshop Presenter, Hull Center for the Humanities, Oral History Workshop, University of Kansas, 2008-
  • Book Review Editor, Book Review Editor, History of Education Quarterly, 2006-2008
  • Committee Member, Diversity Committee Member, History of Education Society, 2006-2008
  • Diversity Committee Member, History of Education Society, 2005-2008
  • Invited Speaker, College of Education Mentoring Network, University of Washington, 2006-
  • Board Member, Committee on Multicultural Education, Committee on Multicultural Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2004-2006
  • Faculty Mentor, Summer Research Opportunities Program, 2005-
  • Review Board, Educational Theory, 2000-2005
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2003
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Resource Committee Office of the Dean of Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2001
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2000

Research Statement

My research focuses on the following topics:
- Democratic Citizenship, Americanization, and acculturation of ethnic minorities and immigrant groups in the U.S.
- Comparative approaches to democratic and tolerance education during the Progressive Era.
- History of U.S. education in the early twentieth century.
- Higher Education and experiences of Asian and Asian American students.

Select Publications

  • Pak, Y., Johnson, L. The history of intercultural education in the public schools, 1930s-1950s.
  • Pak, Y., Depouw, C. De-Centering the Model Minority: Historical and Contemporary Trends.
  • Pak, Y., Maramba, D., Hernandez, X. (2014). Asian Americans in Higher Education: Charting New Realities. ASHE Higher Education Report: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, USA.
  • Ng, J., Lee, S., Pak, Y. (2007). Contesting the model minority and perpetual foreigner stereotypes: A critical review of literature on Asian Americans in education. Review of Research in Education, 31(1), 95-130.
  • Pak, Y. (2007). We are already multicultural: Why policy and leadership matter. Multicultural education policy in Canada and the United States: Symbol and substance. University of British Columbia Press: Vancouver, BC.
  • Pak, Y. (2006). Multiculturalism matters: Learning from our past. Race and ethnicity in education: Principles and practices of multicultural education. Praeger: New York.
  • Pak, Y. (2004). Teaching for intercultural understanding: A teacher's perspective in the 1940s. Social education in the twentieth century: Curriculum and context for citizenship. Peter Lang: New York.
  • Pang, V., Kiang, P., Pak, Y. (2003). "Asian Pacific American Students: Fighting Overgeneralizations," Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, Second Edition. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.
  • Pak, Y. (2002). The irony of exclusion: Education in Seattle during the Japanese American incarceration. Education for democracy: Contexts, curricula, and assessments. Information Age Press: Greenwich, CT.
  • Pak, Y. (2002). "If there is a better intercultural plan in any school system in America, I do not know where it is": The San Diego City Schools' intercultural education program, 1946-1949. Urban Education, 37(5), 588-609.
  • Pak, Y. (2002). Wherever I go I will always be a loyal American: Schooling Seattle's Japanese American schoolchildren during World War II. Routledge/Falmer: New York.
  • Pak, Y. (2001). "'Dear Teacher': Letters on the Eve of the Japanese American Imprisonment," Middle Level Learning: National Council for the Social Studies, 12, 10-15.
  • Pak, Y. (2001). "Progressive Education and the Limits of Racial Recognition, Revisited," Educational Theory, 51(no. 4, 2001), pp. 487-497.
  • Pak, Y. (2001). "Review of Stacey Lee's Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype," Urban Education.
  • Pak, Y. (2000). Citizenship education in the Seattle schools on the eve of the Japanese American incarceration. Theory and Research in Social Education, 28(3), 339-358.