Hyun Kyoung Ro


Dr. Hyun Kyoung Ro

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7305
Email: hro@bgsu.edu
Address: 310G Education

HESA Faculty since 2015


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University [2011], Higher Education (Minor: Educational Psychology, Applied Measurement)

M.A., Korea University [2006], Educational Administration

B.A., Korea University [2004], Education

Research Interests

College Student Experiences and Outcomes; Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce; Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in Higher Education; Quantitative Research Methodologies

Teaching at BGSU

Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs [CSP 6035]

Educational Outcomes of American Colleges and Universities [CSP 6040]

Assessment in Higher Education and Student Affairs [CSP 6800]

Internship-Practicum [CSP 6970]

Field Experience [CSP 6890]

Issues and Methods of Applied Inquiry in Higher Education [HIED 7520]

Research Grants

Pathways through College Research Network, Examining the Relationship between Undergraduate Research Experiences and Graduate School Aspirations: Focusing on Gender Differences, 2017. (PI, awarded, $8,000)

ACPA Emerging Scholar-Designee Program, Developing and Validating the College Student Political Engagement Scale, 2017. (PI, awarded, $3,000)

AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program, Examining Gender and Race Intersectionality in Law School Admissions and Enrollment: A Multi-Institutional Analysis, 2017. (Co-PI, awarded, $50,000)

Selected Publications

Ro, H. K., Lattuca, L. R., & Alcott, B. M. (2017). Who goes to graduate school? Engineers’ math proficiency, college experiences, and self-assessment of skills. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(1), 98-122. doi: 10.1002/jee.20154.

Lattuca, L. R., Knight, D. B., Ro, H. K., & Novoselich, B. C. (2017).  Promoting interdisciplinarity: Identifying student experiences and faculty cultures that support the development of engineers’ interdisciplinary competence. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(1), 71-97. doi: 10.1002/jee.20155.

Ro, H. K., & Knight, D. B (2016). Gender differences in learning outcomes from the college experiences of engineering students. Journal of Engineering Education, 105(3), 478-507. doi:10.1002/jee.20125

* Invited ASEE Prism JEE Selects (November 2016).

Ro, H. K., Knight, D. B, & Loya, K. I. (2016). Exploring the moderating effects of curricular experiences on the learning outcomes of minority students in engineering.  Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. 22(2), 91-118. doi: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2016013601

Carter, D. F., Ro, H. K., Alcott, B. M. & Lattuca, L. R. (2015). Co-Curricular connections: The role of undergraduate research experiences in promoting engineering students’ communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Research in Higher Education, 57(3), 363-393. doi: 10.1007/s11162-015-9386-7

Ro, H. K., & Loya, K. I. (2015). The effect of gender and race intersectionality on student learning outcomes in engineering. The Review of Higher Education, 38(3), 359-396. doi: 10.1353/rhe.2015.0014

Ro, H. K., Merson, D. S., Lattuca, L. R., & Terenzini, P. T. (2015). Validity of the contextual competence scale for engineering students. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(1), 35-54. doi: 10. 1002/jee.20062

Ro, H. K., Terenzini, P. T., & Yin, A. C. (2013). Between-college effects on students reconsidered. Research in Higher Education, 54(3), 253-282. doi: 10.1007/s 11162-012-9269-0

Service to the Profession

·         Directorate Member, Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, ACPA [2016-2019]

·         Editorial Board Member, Journal of College Student Development [2018-2021]

·         Editorial Board Member, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice [2017-2020]

·         Editorial Board Member, New Directions for Institutional Research [2018-2020]

·         Conference Program Reviewer, ACPA, ASHE, AERA [2015 – present]

Professional Memberships

·         American Educational Research Association (AERA)

·         Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

·         American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Related Experience

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University [Fall 2017-present]

Research Designer and Analyst, Carnegie Mellon University, Provost Division, Institutional Research and Analysis [2011-2015]

Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Administrative and Policy Studies [2014]

Graduate Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, Center for the Study of Higher Education [2008-2011]

Research Analyst, Center for Education Statistics and Information, Korean Education Development Institute, Seoul, Korea [2006-2007]


American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Emerging Scholar Award [2018-2020)