Suzanne SooHoo is a professor in the School of Education, the co-director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, and the endowed Jack and Paula Hassinger Chair of Education. She is one of only 10 Asian American endowed chairs in the country. She is also the Co-Editor of the journal, The Radical Imagine-Nation and the Associate Editor of theVideo Journal of Education and Pedagogy. She teaches courses in critical pedagogy, and culturally responsive research methods. She also assisted in forging an educational partnership between the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University and Waikato University, New Zealand. A former elementary school principal, Suzanne enjoys working in the community with partners in democratic civic engagement. Her current project with Padres Unidos represents over 1, 000 parent volunteers from the Santa Ana Unified School District who attend classes at Chapman in parent education facilitated by parent leaders.
Scholarly Research Interests:
Culturally responsive and socially responsible research methodologies, critical pedagogy, multicultural education, indigenous epistemologies, university-community partnerships
SooHoo, S., Nevin, A. & Berryman, M. (Eds) (2013). Culturally responsive and socially responsible research methodologies. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group.
Monzo, L. & SooHoo, S. (2012). A wink or a nod, Mr. President? A call for the president’s consideration of race. In L. Monzo (Ed) Hope for Audacity. NY: Peter Lang
Berryman, M., SooHoo, S. & Woller, P. (2011). Leading pedagogy: Promoting school reform through teacher leadership and the implementation of a culturally responsive pedagogy of relations. In A. Normore (Ed), The Development, Preparation, and Socialization of Leaders of Learning-Learners of Leadership: A Global Perspective. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group.
SooHoo, S. (2010). Paulo: I am here. In T. Wilson, P. Park, P. & A. Colon-Muniz (Eds.), Memories of Paulo. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Colon-Muniz, A., SooHoo, S., & Brignoni, E. (2010). Language, culture and dissonance: a study course for globally minded teachers with possibilities for catalytic transformation. Teaching Education. 21(1), 61-74.
Colon-Muniz, A., Brady, J., & SooHoo, S. (2010). What do graduates say about multicultural teacher education? Issues in Teacher Education. 19 (1), 85-109.
SooHoo, S. (2009). Examining the invisibility of girl-to-girl bullying in the schools: A call to action. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, a publication of the University of Calgary Press, volume 13.
Garii, B. & SooHoo, S. (2008). Hidden in plain sight: The invisibility of homophobic harassment and girl-on-girl bullying in schools. Excelsior, 3(1), 82-101.
SooHoo, S. & Strople, C. (2006) Politics, pragmatics and passion: Three markers on the teacher research journey. Scholarly Partnerships Edu.
SooHoo, S. (2006). Talking leaves: Narratives of difference. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press.
SooHoo, S. (2004). We change the world by doing nothing. Teacher Education Quarterly, 31(1), 199-211.
Chapman University Social Justice Consortium with Suzanne SooHoo. (Eds.) (2004). Essays on urban education: Critical consciousness, collaboration and the self. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press.