- 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--
- Associate Professor and Core Faculty, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005--
- Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999--
Activities & Honors
- 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 Differences, History of Education Society, 2012-
- Proposal Reviewer, Division F: HIstory and Historiography, AERA, 2011- present
- Proposal Reviewer, History of Education Society, 2011- present
- Manuscript Reviewer, Educational Theory, 2011-2013
- Manuscript Reviewer, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010- present
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010-2011
- 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-
- Manuscript Reviewer, Teachers College Press, 2007-2010
- Co-Editor, History of Education Quarterly, 2006- present
- Committee Member, Diversity Committee Member, History of Education Society, 2006-2008
- Book Review Editor, Book Review Editor, History of Education Quarterly, 2006-2008
- Invited Speaker, College of Education Mentoring Network, University of Washington, 2006-
- Diversity Committee Member, History of Education Society, 2005-2008
- Faculty Mentor, Summer Research Opportunities Program, 2005-
- Board Member, Committee on Multicultural Education, Committee on Multicultural Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2004-2006
- Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-
- Provider, Asian Pacific American Mentoring Program, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2009
- Review Board, Educational Theory, 2000-2005
- 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-
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.
- Pak, Yoon K., "We are Already Multicultural: Why Policy and Leadership Matter," in Reva Joshee and Lauri Johnson, Eds., Multicultural Education Policy in Canada and the United States: Symbol and Substance (Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2007), pp. 42-48.
- Ng, Jennifer C., Lee, Sharon S., Pak, Yoon K., â€œContesting the Model Minority and Perpetual Foreigner Stereotypes: A Critical Review of Literature on Asian Americans in Education,â€ Review of Research in Education, 31 (no. 1, 2007), pp. 95-130 (Invited Submission).
- Pak, Yoon K., "Multiculturalism Matters: Learning from Our Past," in Valerie Ooka Pang, Ed., Race and Ethnicity in Education: Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education, Volume 1 (Praeger Publications, pp. 3-22).
- Pak, Yoon K., "Teaching for Intercultural Understanding: A Teacher's Perspective in the 1940s," in Joseph Watras, Margaret Smith Crocco & Christine Woyshner, Eds., Social Education in the Twentieth Century: Curriculum and Context for Citizenship (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2004).
- Pang, Valerie Ooka, Kiang, Peter and Pak, Yoon K., "Asian Pacific American Students: Fighting Overgeneralizations," in Banks, James A., Ed. and McGee Banks, Cherry A., Assoc. Ed., Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, Second Edition (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003).
- Pak, Y. K. (2002). The irony of exclusion: Education in Seattle during the Japanese American incarceration. In W. Parker (Ed.), Education for democracy: Contexts, curricula, and assessments (pp. 43-59). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Press.
- Pak, Y. K. (2002). Wherever I go I will always be a loyal American: Schooling Seattle's Japanese American schoolchildren during World War II. New York: Routledge/Falmer.
- Pak, Y. K. (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, Yoon K., "Progressive Education and the Limits of Racial Recognition, Revisited," Educational Theory, 51 (no. 4, 2001), pp. 487-497.
- Pak, Yoon K., "'Dear Teacher': Letters on the Eve of the Japanese American Imprisonment," Middle Level Learning, 12 (Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies, September 2001), pp. 10-15.
- Pak, Yoon K., "Review of Stacey Lee's Unraveling the Model Minority Stereotype," in Urban Education, 36 (no. 1, 2001), pp. 152-158.
- Pak, Y. K. (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.
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