Sooyeon Byun

Sooyeon Byun

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office Location

Ridley Hall
405 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Sooyeon Byun's research focuses on the protective factors for children’s positive social and emotional development in early care and education (ECE) settings, with particular interests in understanding the roles of educators' well-being and work environment, and intervention strategies promoting children’s and teachers’ well-being. Byun is also interested in cross-national comparison of ECE educators' well-being and its associations with educators' practice and child outcomes. Previously, she served as an evaluation consultant for a nationwide civic education program. She is also a founding director of an educational nonprofit organization in South Korea.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2022
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2013
M.A., Tufts University, 2012
B.S., Yonsei University, 2009