Hyun-Sook Park, PhD

Professor, Special Education 


Hyun-Sook Park, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San Jose State University in California. Her areas of expertise and research interest have been the social development of students with disabilities, transition, multicultural special education, and research methods. She has widely published, including books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and monographs in these areas. She has received many federal grants and has been co-project director and principal investigator of several prestigious grants from the U.S. Department of Education in the area of social relationships of students with disabilities. She was one of the editors of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, formerly JASH and has been serving on the editorial boards for several major journals.

Recent Publications

  • Meyer, L., Park, H.S., & Kulkarni, S. (in press). Culturally responsive special education in inclusive Schools. In J.A. Banks & C.A. McGee Banks (Eds.), Multicultural education: issues and perspectives, 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Park, H.S. & Krishnan, S (in progress with a publication contact). Strategies for teaching English learners with extensive support needs. In Duran, E (Ed.), Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms, 3rd edition, Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publishing Co.

  • Duran, E., Gonzalez, R., & Park, H.S. (2016). Helping students with disabilities develop social skills, academic language and literacy through literature stories, vignettes, and other activities: A secondary and post-secondary emphasis. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publishing Co.

  • Park, H.S., Slobuski, T., & Durkee, C. (2016). Global Mindedness and Global Citizenship Education. Oxford Bibliographies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press U.S.A.