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Yunjae  Hwang

Assistant Professor of Deaf Education

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Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution
Ph.D. Deaf Education Gallaudet University
M.A. Early Intervention in Deaf Education Fontbonne University
B.A. Special Education (emphasis in Deaf Education) Woosuk University

Biography

Dr. Yunjae Hwang is an Assistant Professor of Deaf Education at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. Prior to coming to Science & Arts, he was colleague of NSF founded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning. He was also teacher for the Deaf at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, and Sungsim school for the deaf in Korea. He is certified teacher in Oklahoma for Deaf Education K-12.

Dr. Hwang has been collaborating with scholars in Korea for projects, such as developing a Korean Sign Language curriculum for late-deafened learners, plan for educational supporting for Korean Deaf students in school setting and reconsidering Deaf education teacher certificate in Korea. In addition, he is outreach coordinator to prepare the 1st World Deaf Baseball game at Korea.

Research, Presentations & Publications

Research Interests

  • Educational Drama and Literacy Development for Deaf Students
  • ASL Linguistics
  • ASL/English Bilingual Education for Deaf Students
  • Distance Learning
  • Deaf Globalization

Current Research

Choi, S., Hwang, Y., Kang, C., Lee, S., & Kin, E. (2021). Current state and needs on the

education for Deaf and hard of hearing students according to school courses and school types. The Study of Education for Hearing-Language Impairments, 12 (2), 1-24.

Choi, S., Hwang, Y., & Ko, E. (2021). Awareness of teachers and members of hearing

loss on the educational needs and support plans for deaf and hard of hearing students. Korea Education Curriculum Instruction, 14 (1), 55-76.

Choi, S., Koh, E, & Hwang, Y. (2019). Contrastive linguistic study on South and North Korean Sign

language at the level of phoneme and lexis. Journal of Kunji Humanities, 26, 377-400

Choi, S., Youn, S., Hwang, Y., Lee, Y., Ahn, S., Kim, S., & Nam, M. (2018). Development of Korean

Sign Language Curriculum for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. The Korean Society of Education for Hearing-Language Impairments, 9 (1), 117-134.

Current Presentations

Hwang, Y., Choi, S., & Koh, E. (February, 2020). Contrastive linguistic study on South and North Korean Sign language at the level of phoneme and lexis, Presented at the Association of College Educators- Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Atlanta, GA.

Hwang, Y. (February, 2019). Effectiveness of Educational drama to promote reading comprehension skills for deaf students, Presented at the Association of College Educators- Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Chicago, IL.

Hwang, Y. (May, 2018). Bimodal bilingual education in classroom, Korea Special Education Association Conference, Changwon, Korea

Current Publication

Hwang, Y. & Lee, J. (2020). Literacy Education for Deaf Students in Korea In Andrew (Ed.), Literacy

and Deaf Education: Toward a Global Understanding. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.