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Dr. Hyeyoung Kang (Assistant Professor of Human Development) joined the College of Community and Public Affairs in fall 2011 after receiving her PhD in Human and Community Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Kang has experience as a family and marital therapist and a mental health specialist. She currently serves as an Editorial Assistant for New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development. Dr. Kang's research interests center on youth development in diverse family contexts as well as risk and resilience in these youth. In particular, her research focuses on immigrant youth and families and on after-school programs as a context of positive youth development.
- Ph.D. Human & Community Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.S. Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
- B.S. Sociology and Psychology Services, University of San Francisco
Courses Regularly Taught
- Child Development
- Adolescent Development
- Social Science Research Methods
Current Research Interests
- Youth Development
- Adolescent-Parent Relationships
- Immigrant Youth and Families
- Risk and Resilience in Youth
- Larson, R. W, Perry, S. C., Kang, H., & Walker, K. C. (In Press). Understanding the development in youth development programs: Looking to the future. Journal of Youth Development
- Raffaelli, M., Kang, H., & Guarini, T. (2011). Exploring the immigrant paradox in adolescent sexuality: An ecological perspective. In C. Garcia Coll & A. Kerivan Marks (Eds.) The immigrant paradox in children and adolescents: Is becoming an American a developmental risk? Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
- Kang, H., Okazaki, S., & Abelmann, N., Kim-Prieto, C., & Lan, S. (2010). Redeeming immigrant parents: How Korean American young adults narrate their childhood. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 441-464.