David Del Testa is a visiting professor from California Lutheran University. He is currently teaching a Sophomore Seminar class, "Colonization to (Re)Globalization in Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines" for the UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Interdepartmental Program.
He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. He taught for 5 years as a lecturer at UC Davis, then he became the UC Education Abroad Program Director in Hanoi, Vietnam for the Summer and Fall 2000 term. Thereafter, he was a visiting professor at UCLA under the Department of History and the acting Assistant Director for the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. In Fall 2001, he began teaching at California Lutheran University in the Department of History.
David Del Testa has extensive research experience on the French Colonial Empire, specifically in Indochina. His publications include Railroad Development and Market Contraction in French Colonial Indochina, 1898-1954 and Imperial Corridor: Association, Transportation, and Power in French colonial Indochina.