College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

HyeJin Hwang

  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • Assistant professor

Hyejin Hwang

Areas of interest

  • Language and reading comprehension
  • Content learning
  • Multilingual students
  • Educational technology

PhD, Educational Studies (Literacy, Language, and Culture), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


HyeJin Hwang's research interests revolve around reading comprehension and content learning (science, social studies) in K-12 settings, especially for multilingual students.


Hwang, H. (September 8, 2021). New data shows knowledge can boost reading comprehension. Forbes. Retrieved from:


Hwang, H., Cabell, S. Q., & Joyner, R. (2023). Does cultivating knowledge in literacy instruction support comprehension and vocabulary development in the elementary years? A systematic review. Reading Psychology,

Hwang, H. & McMaster, K., Kendeou, P. (2023). A longitudinal investigation of directional relations between domain knowledge and reading in the elementary years. Reading Research Quarterly,

Hadley, E. B., Barnes, E. M., & Hwang, H. (2023). Purposes, places, and participants: A systematic review of teacher language practices and child oral language outcomes in early childhood classrooms. Early Education and Development, 10.1080/10409289.2022.2074203

Hwang, H., Cabell, S. Q., & Joyner, R. (2022). Effects of integrated literacy and content-area instruction on comprehension and vocabulary in the elementary years: A meta-analysis. Scientific Studies of Reading,