Sohyun Meacham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Literacy Education
Office Location: 

SEC 170A

Mailing Address: 

618 Schindler Education Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606


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 

LITED3119 Language Development and Emergent Literacy
LITED3121 Advanced Children's Literature
INSTTECH6153 Using Digital and Social Media in Education
INTDEPED7305 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

Professional Affiliations 


Selected Publications 

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, DOI:

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.