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Jiyung Hwang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-1821
Address: 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311

Office: Collier-Scripps Hall


B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Daegu University, South Korea

B.A. in Early Childhood Special Education, Daegu University, South Korea

M.A. in Special Education, Seoul National University, South Korea

Ph.D. in Special Education, University of Missouri, Columbia

Areas of Expertise

  • Evidence-based intervention and assessment in reading and mathematics for students including those with learning disabilities  
  •  Tiered intervention and assessment practices within integrated multi-tiered systems of support for students with academic, social-emotional, behavioral needs
  •  Pre- and in-service teacher preparation including professional development and instructional coaching  

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Methods and Strategies for Exceptional Learners
  • Evidence Based Interventions for Moderate/Severe Learning Disabilities
  • Assessment, Diagnosis & Evaluation in Special Education
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