Education and Narrative Change Program Officer, The Asian American Foundation
Dr. Terry K. Park (he/him) serves as TAAF’s Education and Narrative Change Program Officer. An award-winning educator, social justice advocate, and former performance artist, Park has over 20 years of experience at the transformative intersections of anti-racist education, social change storytelling, and media advocacy.
Prior to joining TAAF, Park founded Maum Consulting, an Asian American Studies-based educational social enterprise. He previously served as a full-time, teaching-focused professor of Asian American Studies at seven higher education institutions across the U.S., including Wellesley College, the University of Maryland, College Park, Hunter College, San Quentin State Prison and Harvard University, where he was awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence.
Park has also participated in several national and community-based Asian American organizations across the U.S., including a stint as the Executive Director of Hyphen, an award-winning Asian American news and culture magazine. As a social justice-oriented actor trained by Augusto Boal, Anna Deveare Smith, Judith Sloan, and Ernest Abuba, Park wrote and performed a semi-autobiographical, oral history-based solo show, 38th Parallels, which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre.
Park received his BA in International Studies from Vassar College, his MA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and his PhD in Cultural Studies with a designated emphasis in Studies of Performance and Practice from the University of California, Davis.
A second generation Korean American born in Orange County and raised in San Jose, Salt Lake City, and Seoul, Park currently resides in Oakland, California. Fun fact: in 2011, Park was crowned Mr. Hyphen, an Asian American male-identifying beauty pageant, by performing as his alter ego, Magical Air Guitar Unicorn.