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Ye Wang

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ph.D, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, College of Education
M.A., THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio, College of Education
B. A. CHINA UNIVERSITY OF POLITICS AND LAW, Beijing, China, Law School

Scholarly Interests

Deaf education, literacy, multiple literacies, technology and literacy instruction, universal design, research methodology and  early childhood education.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles - Published 
Wang, Y., Kretschmer, R. & Hartman, M. (in press). Reading and Students Who Are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction
Wang, Y., & Paul, P. (in press). Inquiry-based science instruction and performance literacy for students with disabilities. The Punjab University Journal of Special Education (Pakistan)
Trezek, B. J., Wang, Y., Woods, D. G., Gampp, T. L., & Paul, P. (2007). Using Visual Phonics to Supplement Beginning Reading Instruction for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 12(3), 373-384. 
Ward, P., Wang, Y., Paul, P., & Loeterman, M. (2007).  Near Verbatim versus Edited Captioning for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Preliminary Investigation of Effects on Comprehension. American Annals of the Deaf, 152(1), 20-28.
Paul, P. & Wang, Y. (2006). Literate thought and deafness: A call for a new perspective and line of research on literacy. The Punjab University Journal of Special Education (Pakistan), 2(1), 28-37. 
Paul, P. & Wang, Y. (2006). Literate Thought and Multiple Literacies. Theory Into Practice, 45(4), 304-310. 
Trezek, B. J. & Wang, Y. (2006). Implications of utilizing a phonics-based reading curriculum with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 11(2), 202-213. 
Glassman, M. & Wang, Y. (2004). On the interconnected nature of interpreting Vygotsky. Educational Researcher, 33(6), 19-22.

Books in Preparation
Trezek, B., Wang, Y. & Paul, P (2008). Reading and Deafness: Theory, Research and Practice (Terre Haute, IN: Thomson Delmar Learning).

Others - Published
Paul, P., Loeterman, M., Cook, L., Donahue, S., Wang, Y.,  & Ward, P. (2005).  Research on edited captions final report. Boston, MA: The National Center for Accessible Media.
Paul, P., Loeterman, M., Donahue, S., Cook, L., Altschuld, J., Austin, J., & Wang, Y. (2005). Cornerstones project final report. Boston, MA: The National Center for Accessible Media.  

professional experiences

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education    
09/2005 - present Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
Teaching graduate courses which include:
HBSE 4077 Teacher-as-Researcher Seminar
HBSE 4300 Assessment & Evaluation of Individuals Who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing
HBSE 4071 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing to Individuals Who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing
HBSE 4000 Introduction to special education
HBSE 4001 Teaching Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom
HBSE 4860 Workshop in Special Education: See-The-Sound/Visual Phonics
HBSE 7500 Dissertation seminar in Special Education
    
Graduate Teaching Assistant
09/2003 - 08/2005 The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Assist in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses which include:
Ed T&L 660 Language Competence of Children and Youth with Disabilities
Ed T&L 670 Remedial and Clinical Reading Instruction
Ed T&L 822 Developing Language Competence of Students with Hearing Disabilities
Ed T&L 831 Reading For Students with Hearing Disabilities
Ed T&L 832 Advanced Studies in Deafness
 
Graduate Research Assistant
09/2002 - 12/04 The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Conduct research in the Cornerstones Project which is a multimillion dollar research projects funded by CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media and the Office of Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education.

Graduate Research Assistant
09/2003 - 12/04 The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Conduct research in the Edited Caption Project which is funded by CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media and the Office of Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education.

Graduate Administrative Assistant
01/2000 - 06/2004 The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Cooperate with the faculty members in the section of Integrated Teaching and Learning in School of Teaching and Learning and assist the whole administrative process including program development, admission, documentation, preparing for section meetings, preparing for NCATE review, etc.

Journal Reviewer
06/2003 - present
Review articles for the following journals in the field:
American Annals of the Deaf
Journal of Deaf Study and Deaf Education
Remedial and Special Education

Student Teacher
09/2002 - 06/2003 Columbus Public Schools; Columbus, OH
Columbus Hearing Impairments Program:
Preschool classroom (Total Communication Program)
1st grade Classroom (Total Communication Program)
2nd Grade Classroom (Oral Program)

Coordinator/Interpreter
09/2000 Gallaudet University; Washington D.C.
Coordinate activities and interpret for The Second China-America Educational Partnership Council in Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Coordinator/Interpreter
10/1999 Beijing, China
Coordinate activities and interpret for The First China-America Educational Partnership Council in Beijing, China.

Legal Consultant
06/1999 - 11/1999 China Telecom; Beijing, China
Provide legal service for China Telecom, Beijing, China.

grants

Funded Grants:

Principal Investigator: Dean's Grant for Pre-Tenured and Non-Tenure Track Faculty ($2,500), the Teachers College, 2006.

Evaluator/researcher: Cornerstones: A Phase 2 Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities Project. Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education, award: # H327A010005A. 

Evaluator/researcher: Edited Captions. Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education, award: #H327H000003-01.

Submitted Grant Proposals:

Principal Investigator: The Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Children with Disabilities, Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education (CFDA 84.327A). Dates: 03/01/2006-02/28/2007, total costs: $400,000.

Principal Investigator: Special Education Teacher Quality - Reading and Writing Research Grants Program, Special Educational Programs, U.S. Department of Education (NCSER-06-08). Dates: 06/01/2006-05/31/2008, total costs: $1,500,000.

professional organization membership

professional presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
International and national:

Trezek, B. & Wang, Y. (2007, April). Using Visual Phonics to Supplement Beginning Reading Instruction for Students Who Are Deaf/Hard or Hearing. Paper will be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Trezek, B. & Wang, Y. (2006, April). Implications of Utilizing a Phonics-based Reading Curriculum with Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Paper will be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Wang, Y. (2005, February). Reconceptualizing literacy in the information age and its implications for students with disabilities. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) Mid-winter Conference, Columbus, OH.

Wang, Y. (2004, October). Understanding inclusion through educational policy and legislations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA), Columbus, OH.

Lee, Y. & Wang, Y. (2004, April) The place of equity and diversity in teacher performance assessment Praxis III. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Paul, P. & Wang, Y. (2003, September) Literate thought and deafness: Reconceptualizing literacy. Paper presented at the Early Literacy Seminar (video-conference), The University of Birmingham, UK.


Regional:
Wang, Y., Nagata, N. & Hung, H. (2005, May) Does inclusion mean equality? - What literatures tell us and how we can improve our practice. Paper presented at the 2005 ADA Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability Conference, Columbus, OH.

honors and awards

AWARDS:
  •     Harold C. Miles Graduate Scholarship ($1,600), the Ohio State University, 2004
  •     Lorraine A. Lange Graduate Fellowship ($1,500), the Ohio State University, 2003
  •     Lorraine A. Lange Graduate Fellowship ($2,000), the Ohio State University, 2002
  •     Outstanding Recruitment Scholarship (one -year free rent), the Ohio State University, 2000
  •     Harold C. Miles Graduate Scholarship ($500), the Ohio State University, 2000
  •     University Fellowship, China University of Politics and Law, 1996,97,98,99

  • HBSE 4000: Introduction to special education

    Offered all terms. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Emphasis is placed on the identification of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the impact of the characteristics on the learner and family members of the learner. The course is a study of the nature, psychosocial, and educational needs of individuals across the lifespan with physical, mental, emotional, or sensory impairments. Particular attention is placed on the way these special education programs fit, or should fit, into ongoing work in schools. Totally online versions of this course are available for non- HBSE majors in spring and summer A and B terms. Special fee: $25.

    HBSE 4001: Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

    Problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities. Materials fee: $15

    HBSE 4001: Teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom

    Problems of educational assessment, curriculum and teaching, organization, and guidance of students with physical, cognitive, affective, and sensory disabilities. Materials fee: $15

    HBSE 4071: Special methods: Methods of teaching reading and writing to individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing

    Study of special methods of teaching in programs for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing at nursery, elementary, and secondary levels, with particular attention to the development of language within the language arts subject areas. Materials fee: $10.

    HBSE 4077: Seminar in teacher-as-researcher

    Students are oriented to the role of teacher-as-researcher, in terms of classroom-based inquiry, and they begin designing their masters projects. Additionally, students are expected to translate basic research in the area of language acquisition, reading, syntax, semantics, discourse processes, and/or pragmatics into classroom pedagogy and research.

    HBSE 4300: Practicum in assessment and evaluation of individuals with exceptionalities

    Supervisors affiliated with the Dean Hope Center. Permission required. Prerequisite: HBSE 4082. Participation in interdisciplinary, psychoeducational assessment of exceptional children. Analysis of observational and test data; formulation of educa-tional programs for exceptional learners. Conducted in the Dean Hope Center or in appropriate community facilities. Course meets the equivalent of one full day a week. Supervisory fee: $100 and lab fee: $150. (Plus additional lab time).

    HBSE 4860: Workshop in Special Ed: Visual Phonics

    HBSE 7500: Dissertation seminar in special education

    Permission required. Only advanced doctoral students in special education programs are eligible. Prerequisites: HBSE 5010, HBSE 6001, and HBSE 6010. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Special fee: $10.

    Ye Wang appeared in the following articles:

    American Educational Research Association Features TC Faculty (4/8/2006)