Asian American Studies

Glenn Omatsu

Glenn Omatsu
Office location:
University Hall 205


Prof. Glenn Omatsu

"Asian American Studies is important for its role in transforming education from existing models; serving needs of communities; and changing relations of power in society."

Glenn Omatsu is a Lecturer in Asian American Studies and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), where he works with first-generation freshmen from low-income families. He also serves as coordinator of the Faculty Mentor Program and the College of Humanities Peer Mentor Project. He is active with community and labor groups and solidarity networks.

"My first experience with Asian American Studies was doing solidarity work for the SF State student strike in 1968." 

 Teaching About Asian Pacific American book cover  Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment book cover


  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969

Scholarship Highlights

  • "Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies, and Assignments for Classrooms and Communities," co-editor with Professor Edith Chen
  • "Grassroots Rising: Asian Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles" -- academic advisor for Visual Communications film directed by Robert Winn
  • "Voices from Bridge 2005" -- collection of essays by EOP Bridge students from my AAS class
  • "Freedom Schooling: Reconceptualizing Asian American Studies for Our Communities," Amerasia Journal 29:2 (2003)
  • "Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment," co-editor with Steve Louie