Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Literacy Education
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Ph.D. Literacy Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

M.A.T. Early Childhood Education, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO

B.A. Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Areas of Expertise 

Emergent Literacy
Technology Use in Language and Literacy Learning
Vocabulary Assessments
Classroom Conversation Analysis
The Reggio Emilia Approach

Research Interests 

Online Reading
Teachers' Language Use
STEAM integration in Literacy
Dual Language Learner's Vocabulary Development

Courses Taught 

INSTTECH1031 Educational Technology and Design
INSTTECH4170/5170 Supporting Learning with Dynamic Web Design
LITED3119 Language Development and Emergent Literacy
LITED3121 Advanced Children's Literature
LITED6238 Advanced Assessment and Evaluation of Literacy Development
LITED6240 Language Development and Variability
LITED6245 Ideological, Cultural, and Sociopolitical Issues in Children's Literature
INTDEPED7305 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

Professional Affiliations 


Selected Publications 

Meacham, S. (In Press). Preschoolers’ peer relationships and internally persuasive discourse. Language, Culture, and Social Interaction. DOI: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2016.02.004

Matusov, E., Marjanovic-Shane, A., & Meacham, S. (2016). Pedagogical voyeurism: Dialogic critique of documentation and assessment of learning. International Journal of Educational Psychology, 5(1), 1-26, DOI:10.17583/ijep.2016.1886.

Meacham, S., Vukelich, C., Han, M., & Buell, M. (2015). Teachers' responsiveness to preschoolers' utterances in sociodramatic play. Early Education and Development. DOI:10.1080/10409289.2015.1057461

Meacham, S., Vukelich, C., Han, M., & Buell, M. (2014). Preschool teachers' questioning in sociodramatic play. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(4), 562-573. DOI:10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.07.001

Han, M., Vukelich, C., Buell, M., & Meacham, S. (2014). Beating the odds: Longitudinal investigation of a low-income, dual-language and monolingual children's English language and literacy performance. Early Education and Development, 25 (6), 841-858. DOI:10.1080/10409289.2014.866920

Meacham, S., Vukelich, C., Han, M., & Buell, M. (2013). Preschool teachers' language use during dramatic play. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 22 (5), 250-267. DOI:10.1080/1350293X.2013.789196

Matusov, E., von Duyke, K., & Han, S.* (2013). Community of learners: Ontological and non-ontological projects. Outlines-Critical Studies. 14(1), 41 - 72.

Oh, M., & Han, S.* (2004). Una bambina, il filo di ferro e la foglia del girasole (Eng.: A child, wire, and a sunflower leaf). Bambini, 2004, 67-70.

*Han: Maiden name was used.