DONALD TERUO HATA, Ph.D.
Brief Curriculum Vitae
Current Position: Emeritus Professor of History (retired September 2002)
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).
Mailing address: 526 South Gertruda Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Residence Phone: (310) 316-4894
Curriculum vitae web page: http://cah.csudh.edu/history/hata
Comprehensive survey history of Japanese in the U.S. and throughout the Western Hemisphere (Nikkei). Emphasis on evolving historiography, pervasive themes, key controversies.
1998 Teacher of the Year Award, Associated Students, Inc., CSUDH.
1996 Outstanding Professor Award, Associated Students, Inc., CSUDH.
1990 Systemwide Outstanding Professor Award, 1989-90. California State University Board of Trustees. "For high achievement in teaching, scholarship and public service."
1980 Award of Merit, California Historical Society (with Nadine Hata) for your pioneer efforts to clarify the historic role of Japanese Americans in California through your writing, teaching and public service."
1977 Lyle Gibson Distinguished Teaching Professor Award, CSUDH.
1970 Ph.D., History (Modern Japan). University of Southern California. Funded by NDEA (National Defense Education Act) Title VI, Ford Foundation Foreign Area Fellowship (Japan), John and Dora Haynes Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship.
1964 M.A., Asian Studies (Chinese area studies). University of South California. Funded by NDEA Title VI.
1962 B.A., History major, English minor. University of Southern California.
Academic Governing & Advisory Boards
1998 Nominating Committee, American Historical Association. 1998-2002.
1996 Board of Editors, Southern California Quarterly, journal of the Historical Society of Southern California.
1995 National Advisory Board, The History Teacher. Society for History Education. Long Beach. 1995-.
1994 Advisory Committee, Project Vital Links: Japan-U.S. Teachers Institute. 1994-. Funded by the U.S.-Japan Foundation, focus on Japanese history, geography and culture as dilineated in the California History-Social Studies Framework.
1993 Consultant, Compton Unified School District "Discipline Dialogues" between professors and K-12 teachers. Funded by FIPSE ( Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education). Administered by UC Irvine. 1993-94.
1979 Consultant to the Chair, National Historic Landmarks Program, U.S. Interior Dept., for inclusive multicultural selection of national historic sites.
1982 Executive Assistant to the President, CSU Sacramento. 1982-83.
Declined tenure in administration; returned to teaching at CSUDH.
1981 Director of Development (Planning), Office of the President, CSU Sacramento. 1981-82.
1980 CSU Administrative Fellow, posted to the Dean, School of Education, CSU Sacramento. 1980-81.
1974 Professor of History, CSUDH. 1974-2002. Courses taught: Asia, Japan, Asian-Pacific American, U.S. survey.
1973 Associate Professor of History, CSUDH. 1973-74. Courses taught: Japan, Asia, Asian-American, U.S. survey.
1972 Visiting Instructor, L.A. County Probation Department, Staff Training. 1972-75. Course taught: Asian-American History.
1970 Assistant Professor of History, California State College, Dominguez Hills. 1970-73. Courses taught: East Asia, Asian- American, U.S. survey.
1967 Visiting Instructor in History, Occidental College, Los Angeles. 1967-68. Course taught: Asian History.
1965 Tutor-in-residence to cinema actor Toshiro Mifune and his family. Tokyo, Japan. 1965-66. Subject taught: American language and culture.
2006 Nadine and Donald Hata, Into the Mainstream: Asians & Pacific Islanders in Post-1945 Los Angeles, chapter in CITY OF PROMISE: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles. Martin Schiesl and Mark Dodge (eds.). Claremont, CA: Regina Books.
2006 Donald and Nadine Hata, Indispensable Scapegoats: Asians & Pacific Islanders in Pre-1945 Los Angeles,chapter in CITY OF PROMISE: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles. Martin Schiesl and Mark Dodge (eds.). Claremont, CA: Regina Books.
2006 Donald Teruo Hata and Nadine Ishitani Hata. Japanese Americans and World War II: Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress, Third Edition. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2006.
2000 Donald Teruo Hata and Nadine Ishitani Hata. Justice Delayed But Not Denied? [on the Japanese American Redress Movement] chapter in Alien Justice: Wartime Internment in Australia and North America. Kay Saunders and Roger Daniels (eds.) Australia: University of Queensland Press, 2000.
1999 Don and Nadine Hata. The "Scavenger Hunt" research paper assignment in "Thinking Historically: Challenges and Solutions," in Perspectives on Teaching Innovations: Teaching to Think Historically. A collection of essays from Perspectives, newsletter of the American Historical Association. 1999.
1995 Donald Teruo Hata and Nadine Ishitani Hata. Japanese Americans and World War II: Exclusion, Internment, and Redress, Second Edition. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson.
1990 Donald T. Hata, Jr. and Nadine Ishitani Hata. "Asian-Pacific Angelinos: Model Minorities and Indispensable Scapegoats,"chapter in 20th Century Los Angeles: Power, Promotion, and Social Conflict. Norman Klein and Martin Schiesl (eds.). Claremont, CA: Regina Books.
1989 Donald T. Hata, Jr. and Nadine Ishitani Hata. "California Asians," chapter in A Guide to the History of California, Doyce B. Nunis and Gloria Lothrop (eds). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
1986 Don & Nadine Hata. George Shima: The Potato King of California," Journal of the West issue on "Business Entrepreneurs in the West."
1978 Donald Teruo Hata, Jr. "UNDESIRABLES: " Early Immigrants and the Anti-Japanese Movement in San Francisco, 1892-1893 -- Prelude to Exclusion. NY: Arno Press/New York Times Co.
1976 Donald Teruo Hata, Jr. and Nadine Ishitani Hata. "Run Out and Ripped Off: A Legacy of Discrimination." special Asian/Pacific American ed. of Civil Rights Digest, journal of the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights. Fall.
1974 Don and Nadine Hata. "I Wonder Where the Yellow Went? Distortions and Omissions of Asian Americans in California Education," in Integrated Education, Northwestern Univ. School of Ed. May-June.
1974 Donald Teruo Hata & Nadine Ishitani Hata. Japanese Americans & World War II. Forum Press. 1974; 5th printing, 1981.
1973 Don Hata, Jr. "Asian Americans and Education for Cultural Pluralism," chapter in Cultural Pluralism in Education: A Mandate for Change, M. Stent, W. Hazard and H.Rivlin (eds). Appleton-Century Crofts.
Book Reviews in: The American Historical Review, California History, The Californians, The International Migration Review, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Ethnic History, Southern California Quarterly, and Western Historical Quarterly.
Research Papers and Panel Presentaions at annual meetings of: The American Historical Association, The Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, The Organization of American Historians, The Association of Asian Studies, The Western Historical Association.
Campus Service (CSUDH)
2007 Chair, Friends of the University Library.
2007 Chair, Friends of the Japanese Garden.
2005 Commencement Committee, 2005-6.
1997 Ford Foundation Crossing Borders-Global Diasporas Grant. Planning/Steering Committee, College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), 1997-98.
1997 Student Retention & Academic Advancement Committee, CAS, 1997-98.
1996 Council of Chairs & Coordinators, CAS, 1996-98.
1996 Coordinator, Asian-Pacific Studies interdisciplinary program, 1996-98.
1996 TOPS (Teacher Observation/Peer Support program), 1996-97.
1996 Year of Alumni & 30th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee, 1996.
1996 Academic Senator, History Department, 1996-98.
1996 Faculty Development/Title III Advisory Committee, 1996-97.
1996 Search Committee, Assoc. Dean for Student Academic Advancement, CAS.
1996 Faculty Advisor to student club: ASIA@CSUDH, 1996-98. (ASIA = Asian Studies In America).
1996 Faculty Advisor to student club: The Friends of Asian Studies, 1996-98.
1996 Academic Senate representative to Associate Students, Inc., 1996-97.
1996 Honors Program Advisory Committee, 1996-98.
1996 Teaching-Learning-Technology Roundtable, 1996-98.
1996 Writing Across the Curriculum-Computer-Assisted Instruction Seminar, Faculty Development, 1996-97.
1996 Curriculum Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, 1996-97.
1996 Funding Review Committee, Multicultural Resources Center, 1996-97.
1996 Student Housing Enhancement Committee, Director of Student Housing.
1995 University Library Committee, 1995-97.
1995 Annual Undergraduate Teaching-Learning Conference Planning Committee, co-hosted with El Camino College, 1995,1996-98.
1994 International Education Center Advisory Committee, 1994-97.
1994 Coordinator, Asian-Pacific Studies interdisciplinary program, 1994-95.
1994 Multicultural Resources Center Advisory Committee, 1994-98.
1989 Academic Senate Parliamentarian; Executive Committee. 1989-90.
1988 Presidential Search Committee, Elected Faculty Representative.
1987 Faculty Mentor Program, pilot project funded by CSU Chancellor.
1986 Academic Senate Secretary; Executive Committee.
1977 Coordinator, Community-Campus Committee to construct an authentic Japanese garden in the ground floor patio of the SBS building. See the photo history of the year-long project (1977-78) at: http://archives.csudh.edu/speccoll/collections/japanesegarden/index.html
1970 Chair, East Asian Interdepartmental Major program 1970-73.
Government & Politics
1973 City Councilman, City of Gardena, CA. 1973-76.
1971 Planning Commissioner, City of Gardena, CA. 1971-73.
2007 CERT Academy (Community Emergency Response Team), City of Redondo Beach Fire Department.
2005 Advisory Committee, Dr. Nadine Ishitani Hata Memorial Scholarship for Graduates of El Camino College programs in Nursing, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Care. El Camino Community College.
1989 National Scholarly Advisory Council, Japanese American National Museum.
1988 Vice President, Board of Trustees, California Historical Society. San Francisco.1988-89.
1986 Advisory Committee, KCET Public TV , "L.A. History Project" documentary. L.A. 1986-90.
1986 Advisory Committee, Historic Resources Inventory. City of Redondo Beach.
1986 Board of Directors, Mid-Cities Schools Credit Union, Compton, CA. 1986-88.
1986 Board of Directors, El Pueblo Historic Park Association. Los Angeles.
1985 Planning Committee, History Day in Los Angeles, 1985-92.
1985 State Advisory Committee, History Day in California, Sacramento. 1985-92.
1979 Advisory Committee, City of Gardena Historic Sites Survey. Supported by State Office of Historic Preservation. 1979-80.
1979 Board of Directors, El Nido Services for Youth & Parent Counseling & Lodges for Troubled Young Women. Los Angeles. 1979-80.
1979 Board of Trustees, California Historical Society. San Francisco. 1979-89.
1978 Board of Directors, Western Law Center for the Handicapped. Los Angeles. 1978-80.
1978 Board of Directors, Historical Society of Southern California. 1978-80.
Chair, Membership Committee, 1979. Los Angeles
1978 Chair, Pobladores Subcommittee, City of Los Angeles, to research and draft a commemorative plaque to honor the founders (Los Pobladores) for the City's Bicentennial celebration in 1981. History Committee of the Los Angeles 200, City of Los Angeles. 1978-80.
Born in East Los Angeles, CA. 1939. 4th-generation (Yonsei) U.S. citizen of Japanese ancestry; native Californian.
Political prisoner #40451C of the United States of America, in the U.S. War Relocation Authority concentration camp for persons of Japanese ancestry (WRA File #312014) at Gila River, Arizona, 1942-45; released periodically with parents and other inmates for agricultural stoop labor jobs.
Full-time student with a variety of full and part-time jobs (K-12 through graduate school; in sequence): Migrant child laborer with other Nikkei inmates and reservation Indians in rural Arizona, Colorado and Utah; gardener's assistant (low hedge and lawn edge trimmer); grocery store stock clerk and cashier; hospital filing clerk and manual switchboard operator; emergency x-ray technician; college dormitory proctor; door-to-door cooking ware salesperson; English language and American culture tutor to Japanese students, business executives; slum apartment manager for absentee landlords (free rent); house sitter for faculty with excellent personal research libraries.
Spouse: Nadine Ishitani Hata, Ph.D.
Married: Los Angeles, 1966. Deceased: 25 February 2007, after a brave and upbeat struggle against metastasized breast cancer. Emeritus Vice President, Academic Affairs and Emeritus Professor of History, El Camino College, Torrance, CA. Education: B.A., U. of Hawai; M.A., U. of Michigan; Ph.D., USC, History, 1983.
Professional activities: Council Member, American Historical Association (1998-2001). Chair, Committee on Community College Historians, Organization of American Historians (1997-98). California State Historical Resources Commission (1976-84; Chair 79-81, 82-83. California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1973-85; Vice-Chair 1974-81). Author of The Historic Preservation Movement In California,1940-1976 (Sacramento: Dept of Parks and Recreation, 1992); editor of Community College Historians in the United States: A Status Report (Bloomington, IN: Organization of American Historians, American Historical Assoc., and the Community College Humanities Assoc, 1999); and articles on Asian American history.
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