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Dr. Suzanne SooHoo

Professor Emerita of Education
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Expertise: Culturally Responsive and Socially Responsible Research Methodologies; Critical Pedagogy; Multicultural Education; Indigenous Epistemologies; University-Community Partnerships
Office Location: Reeves Hall
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Science
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.


Suzanne SooHoo is a professor emerita in the Attallah College of Educational Studies. Until 2019, she held the endowed Jack and Paula Hassinger Chair of Education and served as co-director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project. She also served as the co-editor of the journal the Radical Imagine-Nation and the associate editor of the Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy. She taught courses in critical pedagogy and culturally responsive research methods. She also assisted in forging an educational partnership between Attallah College and Waikato University, New Zealand.

A former elementary school principal, Suzanne enjoys working in the community with partners in democratic civic engagement. Her projects with Padres Unidos represent more than 1,000 parent volunteers from Santa Ana who have attended classes at Chapman in parent education facilitated by parent leaders.