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Tuan Hoang
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 92804-3252


  • Ph.D., History, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • M.A., History, University of Notre Dame, 2005
  • Graduate courses, Department of History, Catholic University of America, Fall 2001
  • B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, 1991


Pepperdine University

  • Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education, 2022-present
  • Associate Professor of Great Books, 2020-present
  • Assistant Professor of Great Books, 2015-2020
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Great Books, 2013-2015


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Pepperdine University

  • Asian American History (undergrad & graduate courses)
  • First-Year Seminar: Asian Immigrants in America
  • Great Books I, II, III, IV, and V
  • History of the American Peoples
  • Vietnam Conflict (directed study)
  • Western Culture I


  • Director of the Great Books Program, 2022-present.
  • Tenured mentor, Seaver first-year tenure-track cohort, 2022-2023.
  • SEED facilitator, Seaver College, 2019-2022.
  • GE Review Committee, 2019-2022.
  • Seaver Diversity Council, 2018-2020.
  • University Diversity Council, 2018-2019.
  • Global Tides (undergraduate journal), HUTE faculty advisor, 2017-present.
  • Pre-tenure mentor, Seaver first-year tenure-track cohort, 2017-2018.
  • The Interlocutor (HUTE newsletter), Editor, 2016-2020.
  • Assessment coordinators, HUTE representative, 2017-2018.
  • University Athletic Committee, 2016-2017.
  • Seaver Assessment of Learning Team (SALT), 2016-2017.
  • GE Learning Innovators (GELI), 2015-2017.


  • Executive Council, American Catholic Historical Association, 2022–present.
  • Coordinator, Global Vietnamese Catholicism Project, Initiative for the Study of Asian Catholics (ISAC), National University of Singapore, 2022-present.
  • East Asian Advisory Board, Religion & Public Life Project, Pew Research Center, 2022-present.
  • Research Team, American Refugee Experience Model Curriculum, Orange County Department of Education & Santa Clara County Office of Education, 2022–2023.
  • Chair, Vietnam Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies, 2021-present.
  • Board of Directors, Association for Core Texts and Courses, 2020-present.
  • Treasurer, Vietnam Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies, 2018-2021.
  • Reviewer, Catholic Historical Review, Cornell University Press; Gender, Place and Culture; Journal of Vietnamese Studies; Journal of Women’s History; Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth; Monash Asia Institute Press; SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia; Springer; and Tạp chí phát triển khoa học và công nghệ.
  • Grant reviewer, American Catholic Historical Association; and U.S. Department of Education.
  • Program committee member, AAS-in-Asia Conference, Association for Asian Studies.


  • Associate Editor, Global Vietnam series, Springer, 2022-present.
  • Editorial Board, Rising Asia Journal, 2021-present.
  • Annual Proceedings Editor, Association for Core Texts and Courses, 2019-present.



  • Interim Community Coordinator, L’Arche Wavecrest Community, Orange, CA, 2012-2013
  • Caterer, Food and Nutrition Department, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA, 1999-2001
  • Live-in assistant & house leader, L’Arche Noah Sealth Community, Seattle, WA, 1991-1999