Helen Min

  • Ph.D. Student


Helen Min is a Ph.D. candidate and dean’s fellow in curriculum and instruction, with a research focus on trauma-sensitive pedagogy. Her mixed-methods dissertation study focuses on exploring the experiences of stress, trauma, empathy-based stress (i.e., compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma), Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Professional Quality Of Life (ProQOL) among K-12 teachers across the United States. She is the recipient of several grants for her research and service at UVA, including Dean’s Research and Development Fund Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Awards (IDEA), Student Council Arts Fund Award, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Small Grant, and Inclusive Excellence Grant. Before starting her Ph.D. program, she taught for six years in Baltimore, MD, Osaka, Japan, and Cairo, Egypt.


M.S.Ed., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of California Davis