Yejun Bae's Profile

Yejun Bae

Bio/Personal Statement

Three keywords of myself are educator, researcher, and creator. My research focus lies in understanding the social dynamics of the learning environment, with a particular emphasis on equity and inclusion. I constantly ask questions, “How can we better support students who are from culturally linguistically diverse backgrounds?” “What support do teachers need to create inclusive and generative learning environments?”

Professional Interests

RESEARCH FOCUS • Generative and Inclusive Learning Environments in STEM (instructional practice focused) • Supporting Emergent Multilingual Learners • Mixed Research Methods (applied quantitative methods and qualitative methods)

Publications, Awards, and Other Highlights

• 2021 NSF Quantitative Research Methods for STEM Education Scholars Program [2021-2022 cohort], University of Maryland, College Park, MD • 2021 Reviewer Award, SIG-Teacher Education & Teacher Preparation, Comparative and International Education Society, Pittsburgh, PA • 2020 Ada Louise Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2017 The Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Fellowships, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2017, 2019–20 Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Travel Fund Awards, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2016, 2017 College of Education Graduate Student Research Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2016 College of Education Accomplishment Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2015–2020 Audrey Qualls (College of Education) Travel Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2015–2020 The College of Education Dean Travel Award, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2014 Teaching Appreciation Award, TRIO Upward Bound, Center for Diversity and Enrichment, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA • 2011 Excellence Award of the Praxis Test in General Science, Educational Testing Service (ETS), NJ • 2010 Excellence Award of the Environmental Education Model School, Seoul Gangnam District Public Office, Seoul, South Korea • 2010 Gold Prize in Youth Science Exploring Groups’ Science Project Execution, Korea Women Science Development Association, Seoul, South Korea • 2010 Excellence Award of the 7th Seoul Science Festival in Public Science Activity Services, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Seoul, Seoul Korea • 2008 Excellence Award of Instructor of Science Education Center for Gifted Children, Seoul Gangnam Public School District, Seoul, Korea • 2008 Excellence Award of Environmental Education Model School, Seoul Gangnam Public School District, Seoul, South Korea