Faculty Profiles

Dr. Sophia Han

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Childhood Undergraduate Program

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Email: han1@usf.edu

Dr. Han’s research centers around the theme of socio-culturally responsive teaching and learning in early childhood. Current research strands are identified as: early childhood teachers’ roles in supporting children’s social competence development; innovative approaches in early childhood teacher education; and socio-culturally responsive pedagogy in early childhood education.

Recent Publications

Han, S., Damjanovic, V., & Ward, J. (2021). Innovating clinical experiences from and for multiple stakeholders: A case of one early childhood teacher preparation program. School University Partnership, 14(1), 62-70.

Luo, W., Berson, I. R., Berson, M. J., & Han, S. (2021a). Young Chinese children’s remoter peer interactions and social competence development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2021.1906361

Luo, W., Berson, I. R., Berson, M. J., & Han, S. (2021b). Between the folds: Reconceptualizing the current state of early childhood technology development in China. Educational Philosophy and Theory. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2021.1933945

Recent Presentations

Han, S. (April 2021). Novice early childhood educators’ perspectives of agentic teacher voice. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Virtual.

Han, S. (February 2021). Early childhood education in South Korea. Mehmet Akif Ersoy University: Turkey. [By Invitation]