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EDUCATION

  • University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, June 2004
  • University of California, San Diego, M.A. Ethnic Studies, April 2000
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. American Studies and Economics, June 199

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Asian American/Ethnic Studies
  • Qualitative Research/Research Writing

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Founding Faculty, Writing Program, University of California, Merced, since July 2005

  • General Education Courses (Interdisciplinary Freshman Survey Course)
  • Developmental Reading and Writing
  • Composition and Rhetoric – Argument
  • Theme-based Composition Course – “American Diversity”
  • Research Writing in the Social Sciences

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Ethnic Studies and Social Science, Glendale Community College, 2003-2005

  • Ethnic and Racial Minorities in U.S.
  • Introduction to Asian American Culture

Graduate Instructor, Writing Program, University of California, San Diego, 1999-2002

  • Developmental Reading and Writing
  • Composition and Rhetoric – Argument
  • Theme-based Composition Course – “The Rhetoric of Asianness”

Graduate Instructor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1997-1999

  • Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.
  • Advance Research and Methodology
  • Immigration and Assimilation in American Life
  • Population Histories of the U.S.

ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Academic Service

  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Writing Program, UC Merced, 2005-Present
  • Member, Personnel Committee, Writing Program, UC Merced, 2005-Present
  • Faculty Advisor, Amnesty International Student Organization, UC Merced, 2005-Present
  • Faculty Representative, Bobcat Day, UC Merced, April 2006
  • Teaching Assistance Training Workshop, UC Merced, August 2006
  • College Success Orientation Workshop, UC Merced, August 2006

Community Service

  • Volunteer, Move-In Day, UC Merced, September 2005
  • Volunteer, Family Weekend, UC Merced, October 2005.
  • Volunteer, Healthy House Health Fair, Merced Fairgrounds, December 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Welfare reform and Liberal Governance: Disciplining Cambodian American bodies” (forthcoming in International Journal of Social Welfare)

Published Reviews

  • “Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities,” edited by Pyong Gap Min and Jung Ha Kim.  Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press, 2002, in Journal of American Ethnic History22:4 (Summer 2003).
  • “Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities,” by Fenggang Yang.  University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999, in Contemporary Sociology 31:4 (July 2002).

 Under Review

  • “The Historical Construction of Chinese American Self-Reliance – 1930 to 1950” (under review by Pacific Historical Review)

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS

Fellowships

  • University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, UC San Diego (2002-03)
  • Minority Scholar-In-Residence Dissertation Fellowship Program, Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges, administered by Grinnell College (2002-03, declined)
  • Departmental Dissertation Fellowship, UC San Diego (2002)

 Research Grants

  • San Diego Civic Collaborative Mini-Grant Recipient (2001)
  • Summer Dissertation Workshop Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (2000, declined)

Teaching Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Muir Writing Program, UC San Diego (2000)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Ethnic Studies Department, UC San Diego (1998)

CONFERENCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Workshop Participant, “Gaining Traction,” 1st Annual UCM Writing Program Conference, University of California, Merced, CA (March 2006)
  • Presenter, “Race, Public Assistance, and Citizenship: Disciplining Cambodian American Bodies,” paper delivered at the 2nd Annual Ethnic Studies Conference, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA (March 2004)
  • Presenter, “Managing Southeast Asian Welfare Dependency,” paper delivered at the 1st Annual West and the Pacific Regional Association for Asian American Studies Conference, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA (March 2003)
  • Presenter, “Managing Southeast Asian Welfare Dependency,” paper delivered at the 1st Annual Ethnic Studies Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (March 2003)
  • Presenter, “Southeast Asians and Social Welfare: Does Charitable Choice Make a Difference?,” paper delivered at the 3rd Annual Asian and Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative (APARRI), University of California, Berkeley, CA. (August 2002) 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
  • Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)

TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY

  • Sakai
  • WebCT
  • Turnitin.com
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Studio 8 (Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks)

REFERENCES

  • Available upon request

Michael Truong ~ Last Updated 01/28/2007