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Hong

Saahoon Hong

Senior Minn-LInK Researcher, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

School of Social Work
Room 217 PetersH
1404 Gortner Ave

Tel: 612-624-1250

Areas of Interest

Health and Education Well-Being among students at risk/with disabilities, Executive cognitive functioning among at-risk students, Applied Behavior Analysis/ Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), Linear Mixed Model (LMM), Value-Added Model (VAM), & Latent Profile Transition Analysis (LPTA), Multidimensional Poverty

Biography

Saahoon Hong serves as a Senior Minn-LInK researcher at the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology-Learning & Cognition.

Dr. Hong’s current projects include data-driven analyses and policy implications through Minnesota Linking Information for Kids (Minn-LInK). Dr. Hong 's research interests include cognition, SW-PBIS, mental health & education well-being among students at risk/with disabilities, and quantitative research methods (i.e., Linear Mixed Model, Value-Added Model, Structural Equation Model, and Latent Profile Transition Model).

Dr. Hong has been appointed as a board member of Korean Association for Behavior Analysis since 2015. He also serves as both Chairperson of the Minnesota Association for Korean American Scholarship Committee and a Board of Directors of the Korean Service Center in Minnesota. Dr. Hong was a Co-Principal Investigator of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) project and a recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award at the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Fifteenth Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference in 2012.

 

Selected Publications

  1.  

    Hong, S., Kim, S., Park, S., & Rhee, G. (2018). A Latent Profile Transition Analysis of students with learning difficulties in math: Assessing change in personality traits. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Kim, S., & Rhee, G. (2018). Mediating Effects of School-based Resources in the Relationship between Chronic Violence Victimization and Educational Outcomes in South Korea: Implications for Reducing Educational Inequality. Manuscript in preparation. 

    Hong, S., Rhee, G. R., & Piescher, K. (In press). Longitudinal association of child maltreatment and cognitive reasoning: Implications for child development. Child Abuse & Neglect.

    Ryoo, J., Hong, S., Bart, W., Shin, J., & Bradshaw, C. (In press). Investigating the effect of SW-PBIS on student learning and behavioral problems in elementary and middle schools: A longitudinal matching approach. Psychology in the Schools.

    Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Lee, M., Noh, J., & Shin, J. (In press). The Mediation Effect of Preservice Teacher Attitude toward Inclusion for Students with Autism in South Korea: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. International Journal of Inclusive Education.

    Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Kwak, N., & Lee, D. (In press). Measuring school effectiveness via Value-Added Models and examining its psychometrics. Secondary Education Research.  

    Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Park, S., & Yoo, J. (In press). Attitudes of general education and special education teachers toward inclusive education: A causal Inference model. Journal of Learner-Centered Curriculum and Instruction.

    Horn, T. L., Piescher, K., Shannon, P. J., Hong, S., & Benton, A. (In press). Experiences of Somali and Oromo youth in the child protection system. Children and Youth Services Review.

    Park, S., Hong, S., Yoo, J., & Ryoo, J. (In press). Investigation of factors affecting general education teacher satisfaction toward inclusion via a Structural Equation Model. Journal of Learner-Centered Curriculum and Instruction.

    Hong, S., & Choi, W. (2015). A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Open Enrollment on Equity and Academic Achievement: Evidence from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Children and Youth Services Review, 49, 62-70.

    Piescher, K., Colburn, G., LaLiberte, T., & Hong, S. (2014). Child Protective Services and the Achievement Gap. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3), 408-415.

    Hong, S. (2014). Special Education in Finland. In Park, H., Kim, Y., Lee, M., Lee, M., & Hong, S (Eds.), 2014 Special Education Status Report (pp. 150-173). Seoul: Korea National Institute for Special Education.

    Karatekin, C., Hong, S., Piescher, K, Uecker, J., & McDonald, J. (2014). An Evaluation of an Integrated Services Program for Multi-Service Use Families. Children and Youth Services Review, 41, 16-26. 

    Hong, S., Choi, W., Piescher, K., & Nelson, E. (2014). The Achievement Gap and Students in Child Protection: Are Open Enrollment Policies the Answer? (Minn-LInK Brief No. 20). Retrieved from University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/achievement-gap-child-protection-open-enrollment-ml-20/

    Mickelson, N., Piescher, K., & Hong, S. (2014). Educational outcomes for children participating in Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES). (Minn-LInK Brief No. 18). Retrieved from University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/ml-18-aces/

    Hong, S., & Piescher, K. (2013). An evaluation of the northwest county collaborative: Our Children Succeed Initiative (Minn-LInK Report & Brief No. 14). Retrieved from University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/ml-14-our-children-succeed-initiative/

    Piescher, K., Hong, S., LaLiberte, T., & Carlson, J. (2013). Educational outcomes of children in families receiving assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) (Minn-LInK Brief No. 16). Retrieved from University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/ml-16-mfip-educational-outcomes/

    Hong, S. & Ryoo, J. (2012). The effects of SW-PBIS on the academic achievement of studentswith intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice, 13(3), 243-267.

    Hong, S. & Piescher, K. (2012). The Role of Supportive Housing in Homeless Children's Well-Being: An Investigation of Child Welfare and Educational Outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(8), 1440-1447.

    Hong, S. & Ryoo, J. (2011). The Effect of Performance Pay on School-level Student Achievement: Evidence from Minnesota Public Schools. Teacher Education Research, 50(2), 181-199.

    Hong, S.,  Ryoo, J., & Bart, M. W. (2011).   Longitudinal analysis of performance pay for  Special education student group achievement. Korean Journal of Special Education. 45(4), 219-236.

    Lee, M. & Hong, S. (2010). Case study of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological perspectives on the aggressive behavior of a student with intellectual disabilities. Korean Journal of Special Education. 45(2), 1-18.

    Hong, S. & Ryoo, J. (2010). Analysis of the effect of performance pay on school performance in math and reading assessments using propensity score models. The Journal of Educational Administration, 28(2), 131-147.

    Hong, S. & Ryoo, J. (2010). The effect of performance pay on special education student group achievement. Special Education Research, 9, 1, 5-20.

     

Selected Presentations

  1. Hong, S., Kim, S., Park, S., & Rhee, G. (2017). A Latent Profile Transition Analysis of students with learning difficulties in math: Assessing change in personality traits. Paper presented at 2017 Gyeonggi Education Panel Study Conference, Seoul, Korea.

    Hong, S. (2017). Head Start and Early Head Start in Minnesota: Implications for policy and practice. Paper presented at Korean Society of Child Welfare 2017 Spring Conference, Seoul, Korea.

    Piescher, K, Hong, S., & Laliberte, T. (2016, June). Answering the touch questions: Using integrated data for improved service delivery.  Poster session presented at Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2016, Seoul, Korea.

    Hong, S., Choi, W, Piescher, K., & Nelson, E. (2016, January). An empirical evidence of open enrollment among students in child protection. Poster session presented at SWWR 2016, Washington DC.               

    Piescher, K., Cook, T., Shannon, P., & Hong, S. (2016, January). Involvement of refugee children in Minnesota’s child protection system. Paper presented at SWWR 2016, Washington DC.

    Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Kwon, J., & Kwak, N. (2015, November). The Goodness-of-Fit of School-level Value-Added Model. Paper presented at the 9th Korean Education Longitudinal Study Conference, Seoul, Korea.

    Ryoo, J., Hong, S., Kwon, J., & Kwak, N. (2015, November). Investigation of nonlinear growth mixture models of student learning. Paper presented at the 9th Korean Education Longitudinal Study Conference, Seoul, Korea. 

    Hong, S. (2014, May). Empirical Evidence of School Choice on Equity and Reciprocity among Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Poster presented at 2014 Association for Psychological Science 26th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

    Hong, S. (2014, May). Preservice Teachers’ Attitude toward Inclusion: Survey Results from preservice teachers of Students with Mental Retardation in Korea, Poster presented at 2014 Association for Psychological Science 26th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

    Hong, S., Lee, M., Noh, J., & Ryoo, J. (2014, April). Factors Associated With Korean Student Teacher Attitude Toward Autism and Inclusion. Paper will be presented at 2014 CEC, Philadelphia, PA.       

    Piescher, K., Hong, S., Laliberte, T., & Eleanor, N. (2014, March). Using Technology to Repurpose and Expand Ethical Research on Vulnerable Populations, Poster presented at 2014 CEHD Research Day, Minneapolis, 2014.

    Piescher, K., Hong, S., Laliberte, T., & Colburn, G. (2014, March). Are the kids alright? Child Welfare & the Achievement Gap. Paper will be presented at 2014 MSSA, Minneapolis, MN.       

    Hong, S. , Ryoo, J., & Bart, W. (2013). Effectiveness of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports on Special Education Student Achievement Growth in Schools in Poverty Settings. Paper presented at 2013 AERA, San Francisco, CA.

    Hong, S., Lee, M., Noh, J., & Ryoo, J. (2013). The Mediation Effect of Student Teacher Attitude Toward Inclusion for Students With Autism: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. Paper presented at 2013 AERA, San Francisco, CA.

    Hong, S. , Ryoo, J., & Bart, W. (2012). The Effects of SW-PBIS on Special Education Student Achievement Growth. Paper presented at 2012 AERA, Vancouver, BC.

    Hong, S. , Ryoo, J., & Bart, W. (2012). Effects of SW-PBIS on School-Level Student Achievement by Using Propensity Score Matching. Presentation held at 2012 CEC, Denver, CO.

    Hong, S. & Piescher, K. (2012). The role of supportive housing in homeless children's well-being. Presentation held at 15th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference, Washington DC.

    Ryoo, J. & Hong, S. (2011). Investigating the Effectiveness of SW-PBIS on School's Accountability at Both Elementary and Middle Schools. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), Washington, DC.

    Hong, S. , Ryoo, J., & Bart, W. (2011). Analysis of the Effect of Performance Pay for Teachers on Special Education Student Group Achievement in Mathematics and Reading. Paper presented at 2011 AERA, New Orleans, LO.