Graduation Year 2022
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Education PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Education, EdM Prevention Science and Practice, Harvard University, MA Child Development, Tufts University, BS Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University
Advisor(s) Lieny Jeon, PhD
Research Interests Early care and education; Teacher well-being; Social and Emotional Learning (SEL); Resilience; Preventive intervention; Meta-analysis

Sooyeon Byun is a PhD graduate at Johns Hopkins University School of Education and affiliated with the Wellbeing for Early Learning Lab and the Center for Research and Reform in Education. Her research focuses on the protective factors for children’s positive social and emotional development in early care and education settings, with particular interests in understanding the role of interventions promoting children’s and teachers’ social and emotional competencies and well-being. Before joining the program, she served as an evaluation consultant for a nationwide civic education program, and also was a founding director of an educational nonprofit organization in South Korea. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Child Development from Tufts University and a Master of Education in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University.