COE Faculty and Staff > Center on Disability Studies > JoAnn Yuen
- 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 BiographyAs 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.
- 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.