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HyeJin Tina Yeo



51 Gerty Dr., Rm. 125
Champaign, IL 61820



HyeJin Tina Yeo

Research Associate

HyeJin Tina Yeo previously served in secondary and postsecondary settings in Korea and the United States as a teacher, an instructional specialist for online learning, and a faculty/director of English curriculum and instruction more than 13 years. Ms. Yeo strives to assist students and teachers with developing greater self-efficacy, self-motivation, and empathy to promote a socio-culturally responsive teaching and learning environment. She plans to complete her Ph.D. in higher education, teach at the university level, and contribute to improve education quality for all students. Her research interests lie in diversity and equity, college access and transition, achievement gaps, teacher/faculty education, social mobility and stratification, and racial microaggressions.


  • Ph.D., Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership, University of Oregon
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Oregon


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