David K. Yoo, Ph.D.

David Koo

Vice Provost, UCLA Institute of American Cultures

David K. Yoo is Vice Provost of the Institute of American Cultures, and Professor of Asian American Studies & History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was the lead editor for the Oxford Handbook of Asian American History, and author or editor of nine books. Professor Yoo served as the senior editor of Amerasia Journal, and currently is a series editor for Oxford University Press, the University of Hawaii Press, and the University of Illinois Press.

Professor Yoo has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar (Korea) and a recipient of fellowships from the American Council on Education, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Huntington Library. He has been active in many professional organizations including the American Studies Association, and the Association of Asian American Studies. Professor Yoo is also the recipient of the Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize at UCLA. His community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Korean American Scholarship Foundation and previously the Little Tokyo Service Center.