Eunjoo Jung

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director

Dr. Jung’s research focuses on child development and the relationship between children and the educational environment. Specifically, she explores how family and school factors affect children’s capacity to cope with challenging educational and environmental situations and succeed. Enhancing this capacity is important for children who come from at-risk and diverse backgrounds as well as those who face the challenge of adjusting to cultural differences and critical environmental functions in their efforts to achieve academic success. Helping children to meet this challenge is the main driver for her research and professional activities.


Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Childhood Education, Illinois State University (2004)

Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (1981)

Bachelor of Arts, Educational Psychology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (1979)


Child development; early childhood education; learning and schooling; home, school environment, and educational success; families, parenting, and schooling across cultures.


CFS 204 - Applied Research Methods in Child and Family Studies

CFS 335 - Issues and Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

CFS 615 - Proseminar

CFS 835 - Issues and Problems in Child and Family Development