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Soo-Young Hong

Hong, Soo-Young
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Contact Information:
Office: 402-472-3877
Home University:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Studies UNL
253 Mabel Lee Hall, 840 North 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0236

University Profile

Programs involvement
Early Care & Education Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Coordinator at UNL
Early Childhood & Family Policy Graduate Certificate - Instructor


Soo-Young Hong is an associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. She has taught courses including Development of the Preschool Child, Assessment in Early Childhood, Literacy Methods for Young Children, Educational Program for Kindergarten Children, Human Development and the Family, a graduate-level seminar course, Theories of Human Development and Family Relations.

Her research focuses on early childhood professional development in the areas of science education and preschool inclusion. She is interested in studying effective ways to engage teachers and children in science learning. She is also interested in promoting children’s acceptance of peers with disabilities and their teachers’ understanding of children with different levels of abilities. Hong received her doctorate in child development and family studies from Purdue University.


Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2008
M.S. in Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2004
B.S. in Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University, 2000
B.A. in Education with minor in English Language and Literature, Sung-Shin Women's University, 1998