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
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)
Saahoon Hong, Ph.D. serves as a senior Minn-LInK researcher at the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW). Before coming to CASCW, Dr. Hong was a research professor at Kong-Ju National University in Korea where he taught research methodology, applied behavior analysis, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Prior to Dr. Hong's university appointments, he worked at the Minnesota Department of Education. He received a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology (Learning and Cognition) with an emphasis on special education.
Dr. Hong is currently a Co-Principal Investigator of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to increase the capacity for data-intensive research through Minnesota Linking Information for Kids (Minn-LInK). He was also selected as a recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award at the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Fifteenth Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference in 2012, after publishing a collaborative work with a community-based non-profit organization.
Hong, S., Ryoo, J., Kwon, J., & Kwak, N. (In press). The Goodness-of-Fit of School-level Value-Added Model.
Ryoo, J., Hong, S., Kwon, J., & Kwak, N. (2015). Investigation of nonlinear growth mixture models of student learning. Manuscript in preparation.
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.
Kratekin, 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.
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.