2016 The 6th SDT Conference
(left-to-right in photo):
Sophia Ahn, Lina Jang, Stephanie Shin, Dr. Johnmarshall Reeve
Supervised by Dr. Johnmarshall Reeve, Lina, Sophia and Stephanie are graduate students in Educational Psychology at Korea University.
Hue-Ryen (Lina) Jang
Lina is a second year doctoral student in Educational Psychology at Korea University. Before pursuing her studies in Educational Psychology, Lina was a professional pianist and music teacher. Her teaching experience has sparked her interest in research especially in ways to motivate students. With a background in music and psychology, she received her M.A. in Educational Psychology for her thesis titled “Teachers’ instructional goals predict their classroom motivating styles" from Korea University.
Her research interests focus on teachers’ classroom motivating styles specifically in their instructional goals as well as conducting various research in investigating the role of teachers’ instructional goals during instruction. In addition to research, Lina loves to read and mediate upon the Bible scriptures, listen to worship songs and trying out new restaurants.
Jee Seul Ahn (a.k.a. Sophia)
Sophia is a second-year master’s student in Educational Psychology. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines. Her continuing and growing interest in people and people’s positive development has led her life from choice of Psychology as a major, her past career as a corporate language trainer, and all the way to her present studies. She is interested in youth positive development within the context of a family. During her free time (when she is not reading journal articles), she likes to stay outdoors, and hang out with friends. “Where there is food and drinks, and people to share them with, that is happiness,” Sophia says.
Stephanie Hyewon Shin
Stephanie is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Educational Psychology at Korea University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (Elementary Education) from University of Texas-Austin. Before starting graduate school, Stephanie taught middle school (7th, 8th) English and ESL (English as a Second Language). She is interested in ways to promote positive teacher-student and peer relationships, classroom motivational climate, as well as instructional approaches to promote student motivation and engagement. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, cooking new recipes, listening to music and exploring new places.