Teaching and Research Interests
I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the department of Psychology. For undergraduate students, I teach upper-division classes, PSYC 324 Cognitive Psychology and PSYC 418 Developmental Psychopathology. For graduate students, I teach School Psychology related classes, including PSYC 605 Psychological Foundations for School Psychology, PSYC 616 Cognitive Assessment I, and PSYC 617 Cognitive Assessment II. I also supervise graduate students for their practicum, internship, and portfolio.
My recent research interest is in mindfulness and spirituality as these are important protective factors for mental health and marginalized groups. I studied how religiousness and spirituality are associated with life satisfaction and mental health outcomes in Korean American populations. I also conducted a pilot study examining the effects of a school-based mindfulness program for at-risk children. Currently, I am working with students to develop a research study in the area of mindfulness.