Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Soojin Oh Park

Assistant Professor, Education
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-3029 Box: 353600

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

In the News:

Soojin Oh Park is an assistant professor in Early Childhood and Family Studies at the University of Washington (UW) College of Education. She is a core faculty member of the Learning Sciences and Human Development and the Education, Equity, and Society programs, and an affiliate faculty of the West Coast Poverty Center. Her work is focused on improving the quality of learning experiences particularly among children in non-dominant communities (e.g., low-income, immigrant, and/or families of color). Across her work, she seeks to advance policy and practice that address persistent racial and socioeconomic inequities in early childhood education (ECE) and reflect the voices and expertise of historically underserved families and communities. Her research integrates developmental science and public policy perspectives and employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to pursue three goals:

• Evaluating and improving early childhood policy and program
• Supporting Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and immigrant-origin children
• Understanding parenting and family context of early childhood development (ECD)