Hyeyoung Bang

Associate Professor
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
570 Education
FAX: 419-372-8448


Ph.D., Educational Psychology,
Oklahoma State University, 2009
Dissertation: The Relationship of Wisdom and Ego Identity for Korean and American Adolescents 

M.Ed. (with Honors) in Education/Educational Psychology
The University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 2005

M.Ed. in English Education, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea, 2002

B.A. in Elementary Education /Music Education, Busan National University of Education, Busan, South Korea, 1990

EDFI 6730: Adolescent Development in Social Context
EDFI 6890: Internship Cross-Cultural Education
EDFI 6750: Cross­-Cultural Human Development and Learning
EDFI 6710: Human Growth and Development
EDFI 7450: Qualitative Research Method
EDFI 3030: Educational Psychology Applied to Adolescent Development
EDFI 3020: Educational Psychology
EDFI 3010: Educational Psychology Applied to Early Childhood Development


A. Wisdom study:
    1. The Relationship of wisdom and ego identity
    2. Development of integrated wisdom scale
    3. Iraqi refugee adolescents’ traumatic experiences, wisdom development, and school supports
B. Q methodology Study:
    1. Teachers’ Emotionality and Its Impact on Students' Academic Success: The Views of Teachers and Students
    2. Teachers’ Praise Preferences
C. Acculturation study: International students’ social adaptability


Funded External Grant: Ferrari, M. (PI), CoPIs: Ardelt, M., Bang, H., Connell, M., Edmondson, R., Mongeau, G., & Vervaeke, J. (2014) “Motivating the Self to Virtue in Western and Non-Western Countries: Does nation or faith matter more?” The John Templeton Foundation (Area: Character and Virtue Development), 2013 (Requested amount: $190,000)

Funded Internal Grants: Bang, H. (PI) (2015) “Self, Virtue, Moral Motivation, and Wisdom: A cross-national and crossfaith
study” Funded by Faculty Research Council, BGSU, (Received amount: $10,000)

Bang, H. (PI) & Collet, B. (CoPI) (2012) “Wisdom Development and Adaptation to Schooling among Iraqi Refugee
Secondary School Students in the Detroit Metropolitan Area” Funded by Faculty Research Committee, BGSU, (Received amount: $10,000)


Bang, H. & Zhou, Y. (2014). The function of wisdom dimensions in ego-identity development among Chinese university students. OnlineFirst in International Journal of Psychology (Impact factor: 1.485)

Collet, B. & Bang, H. (2014). The securitization of refugee flows and the schooling of refugees: Examining the contrasting cases of North Koreans in South Korea and Iraqis in Jordan. OnlineFirst in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Impact factor: 0.458)

Cho, Y., Hathcoat, J., Briges, S., Mathew, S., & Bang, H. (in press). Factorial Invariance of an Integrated Measure of Classroom Sense of Community in Face-to-Face and Online Courses. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. (Impact factor: 0.939)

Bang, H. (2013). African American Undergraduate Students’ Wisdom and Ego-identity Development: Effects of Age, Gender, Self-esteem and Resilience. OnlineFirst in Journal of Black Psychology. (Impact factor: 0.955)

Bang, H., & Montgomery, D. (2013). Wisdom and ego-identity for Korean and American late adolescents. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44. 807-831 (Impact rate: 1.857, Acceptance rate: 13.92%)

Bang, H., & Montgomery, D. (2013). Understanding international graduate students’ acculturation using Q methodology. Journal of College Student Development. 54. 343-360 (Impact factor: 0.867; Acceptance rate: 9%)

Bang, H. (2013). ‘Why Isn’t There Cure?’ Emerging Empathy and Prosocial Behavior among Middle Childhood Children. Mid-Western Educational Researcher. 25(4) 1-18 (Acceptance rate: 20%)

Zhou, Y., Frey, C. J. & Bang, H. (2011) Understanding of international graduate students’ academic adaptation to a U.S. graduate school, International Education, 41(1),76-94  (Acceptance rate: 35%)

Bang, H., & Montgomery, D. (2010). Exploring Korean and American teachers’ preferred emotional types. Roeper Review. 32, 176-188 (Roeper Review is one of the top three journals on gifted education)

Bang, H., & Edwards, S. (2010). Predicting international students’ social adaptability. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14, 27-31 (Acceptance rate: 31%)

Cho, Y., Yang, Y., Mathew, S., Bang, H., & Kim, S. (2009). Goal structure, emotion, and course satisfaction. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13, 76-82. (Acceptance rate: 30%)


Bang, H. (in press). Challenges of Female Asian-Born Faculty in American Universities. In C. B. Hutchinson (Eds.), Voices of Immigrant Professors: Historical and Contemporary Challenges & Triumphs. Routledge (Taylor & Francis)

Bang, H. & Edwards, S. (in press). International Students’ Social Adaptability. In K. K. Strunk  (Ed.), Sound Instruction: Sociocultural influences in education. Rapid Intellect


Reviewer, Teaching and Teacher Education
Reviewer, Journal of Black Psychology
Reviewer, Journal of Research on Adolescence
Reviewer, Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Reviewer, Journal of Educational Psychology
Reviewer, Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education
Reviewer, Journal of Youth and Adolescents

Committee Service at BGSU:

Faculty Senate
Faculty Advisory Committee, Korean Student Association
Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education Steering & Admissions Committee
Research Development Council
Curriculum Committee
Personnel Committee
Affiliate faculty, Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs