Hyoju Ahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction


  • Ph.D. University of Maryland
  • M.Ed. Seoul National University of Education
  • B.A. Seoul National University of Education

Research Interests 

Hyoju Ahn’s research focuses on examining online multimodal reading strategies that different levels of readers use and how it applies to K-12 literacy curriculum, instruction and assessment. Her research interests are online multimodal reading strategies, digital literacy, qualitative reading research method focusing on verbal protocol analysis, online learning for academic topic comprehension and children’s literacy development.

Recent Publications

  • Ahn, H., & Afflerbach, P. (in press). Assessment in Language Arts Classrooms. Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

  • Afflerbach, P., Ahn, H., & Park, M. (in press). Assessing students’ reading development and reading achievement. In Wepner, S., & Quatroche, D. (Eds.) The administration and supervision of reading programs. New York: Teachers’ College Press, 6e.

Recent Presentations

  • Ahn, H. (2023) Expert readers’ Online Multimodal Reading Strategies Use. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Ahn, H. (2022) Online Multimodal Reading: Focusing on Visual and Linguistic Modes Integration. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Ahn, H. (2021) Defining Online Multimodal Reading. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • Afflerbach, P., Hurt, M., & Ahn, H. (2019) Rethinking Prior Knowledge: What Students Need to Read Well. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Courses Taught

  • LTRE 300 Elementary School Developmental Reading Programs                                                 

  • LTRE 350 Content Area Literacy for Elementary Education

Hyoju Ahn


Graham Hall 119D

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