Valerie Ooka Pang
Valerie Ooka Pang, former elementary teacher, is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Recently, Pang published " Diversity and Equity in the Classroom" (Cengage, 2018) and was series editor with E. Wayne Ross of Race, Ethnicity, and Education. She also was an editor of Struggling To Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). As senior editor of an instructional text for the National Council for the Social Studies, The Human Impact of Natural Disasters: Issues for the Inquiry-Based Classroom, she integrated global and human rights education. Pang has been a consultant for organizations such as Sesame Street, Fox Children’s Network, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman. Pang was a Fellow for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and Post-doc fellow of the National Academy/Spencer Foundation. Her areas of interest are teacher education, culturally relevant education, social studies, and Asian American and Pacific American education.