Sehyun Yun
Sehyun Yun
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 305

Dr. Sehyun Yun

Dr. Yun is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Ball State University. She began her teaching career as a classroom lead teacher in a Korean-English dual language program for kindergarten and elementary children in Korea. She holds a Master of Education degree in TESOL from University at Buffalo. She completed her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education with a secondary emphasis in Multilingual/Multicultural Education at George Mason University. Her research interests are mostly focused on the professional development of pre/in-service teachers as well as the bilingual and biliteracy development of children. Particularly, she is interested in how teacher education programs develop preservice teachers’ culturally responsive and sustainable literacy instruction for children from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education


Ph.D. Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education
George Mason University

M.Ed. Education with a Specialization: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages University at Buffalo

Research and Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kang, H., Lyu, S. R., & Yun, S. (2022). Going Beyond the (Un) awakened Body: Arts-Based Collaborative Autoethnographic Inquiry of Korean Doctoral Students in the United States. Journal of International Students, 12(S2), 88-105. [Authors evenly contributed to publication and author names are listed in alphabetical order.]
  • La Croix, L., Yun, S., Taousakis, M., Steen, B. F., & Kidd, J. K. (2022). “I wished I could have higher scores” guided study groups to prepare prospective teacher candidates for high-stakes teacher licensure exams. The Teacher Educators’ Journal.
  • Yun, S., & Shin, H. Y. (2021). Social justice-oriented activity models for young learners’ biliteracy development in a Korean language classroom. NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 11(1-2), 13-21.
  • La Croix, L., & Yun, S. (2020-2021). Read, write, play: Prekindergarten children explore the Virginia reader’s choice. Reading in Virginia. 43, 33-43.

Book Chapters

  • La Croix, L., Yun, S., Schull, C. P., Miller, S. E., Austin, K. S., & Kidd, J. K. (2021). Understanding emergent literacy assessment, In C. P. Schull, L., La Croix, S. E., Miller, K. S., Austin, & J. K. Kidd, Early childhood literacy: Engaging and empowering emergent readers and writers, birth – age 5. The Virtual Library of Virginia.
  • Kidd, J. K., La Croix, L., Yun, S., Burns, M. S., & Nasser, I. (2019). Assessing diverse young children. In J. K. Kidd, M. S. Burns, & I. Nasser, Promoting intentional teaching: The LEARN professional development model for early childhood educators. Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Early Literacy Devel 615 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE