COE Faculty and Staff > Center on Disability Studies > JoAnn Yuen

  • JoAnn Yuen

    Associate Director


    • Center on Disability Studies

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Early Intervention/Education, Literacy strategies for at-risk learners, community inclusion and employment for individuals with disabilities

    Brief Biography

    As Associate Director of the Center on Disability Studies, Dr. Yuen’s projects promote sustainable health, education, and entrepreneurial skills to at-risk, low-income, low-literacy communities throughout the Pacific basin. Her strategies build cultural competence, self-efficacy and persistence, to promote self-determination and community inclusion. She developed curricula, designed research and evaluation for Native Hawaiian education and health programs; and mentors self advocates to be leaders in their communities. Dr. Yuen puts theory into practice by creating an inclusive work environment — one that has collective impact and promotes diversity in the workplace.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-5462


    171-F 107



    No home page provided.

    Curriculum Vitae


    Scholarly Works

      Journal Articles

    • Yamamoto, K. K., Black, R. S., & Yuen, J. A. W. (2017). Lessons learned from a culturally responsive case study approach. International Journal of Learning and Development, 7, 18.
    • Hitchcock, C. H., Rao, K., Chang, C. C., & Yuen, J. A. W. (2016). TeenACE for Science: Using multimedia tools and scaffolds to support writing. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 35, 10–23.
    • Rao, K., Dowrick, P. W., Yuen, J. A. W., & Boisvert, P. (2009). Writing in a multimedia environment: Pilot outcomes for high school students in special education. Journal of Special Education Technology, 24, 22–27.