Asian American Studies

Derek A. Tang

Derek Tang
Office location:
Sierra Tower 433


Professor Derek A. Tang

Derek Tang"Asian American Studies is about challenging yourself, venturing beyond self doubt, and ultimately exploring your soul's desire for life long mastery."

I started my college career at CSUN as a Business Marketing major. I was introduced to Asian American Studies during my freshman year and I immediately grew fond of the subject. AAS allowed me to discover abilities and talents that I had yet to realize. I am truly grateful to teach for the AAS Department and work with many of the same faculty that were instrumental to my success.

Teaching Honor

  • 2016 CSUN Polished Apple Award

Derek Tang receiving the Polished Apple Award


  • M.A. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Cal State University, Northridge, 2011
  • B.A. Asian American Studies, Cal State University, Northridge, 2007