College of Education and Public Policy

Assistant Professor Jeong-il Cho

Photo of Jeong-il Cho, Ph.D.Jeong-il Cho, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Neff Hall, 250E
  • Phone: 260-481-6454
  • Fax: 260-481-5408
  • E-mail: choj@ipfw.edu

 

 

Professional Background

Jeong-IL Cho, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Special Education in the Department of Professional Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her research focuses on effective, positive learning environment: friendship and bullying interactions among students with and without disabilities, pre-service and in-service teacher training on Assistive technology for students with disabilities, and the use of student course evaluation in higher education. She teaches an undergraduate course, EDUC K305: Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Elementary School, a dual-level (undergraduate/graduate) course (EDUC K370 and K525: Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Survey of Mild Handicaps), and a thesis/special project course for students who are seeking a master’s degree in special education.

Academic History

Ph.D. in Special Education, University of Iowa, 2007
M.Ed. in Special Education, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1999

Research Interests

Teacher Training on Assistive technology
Bullying and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Professional Experience

2009- present: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Department of Professional Studies, Assistant Professor
2007-2009: Idaho State University, Department of School Psychology, Literacy, and Special Education, Assistant Professor

Teaching Responsibilities

EDUC K305: Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Elementary School
EDUC K370: Introduction to Learning Disabilities
EDUC M470: Practicum
EDUC K525: Survey of Mild Handicaps
EDUC K500-01: Thesis and Special Project (Part I)
EDUC K500-02: Special Project in Special Education (Part II)
EDUC K595: Practicum in Special Education
EDUC K599: Master’s Thesis in Special Education

Publications

Baumgartner, E. & Cho, J. (In press). Animal-assisted Activities for Students with Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders’ Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers. Childhood Education.

Kim, B. J., Otani, K., & Cho, J. (In press). Customer Satisfaction Theory (CST) in Public Affairs Education: Revisiting Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET). International Journal of Public Administration.

Kim, D., Park, Y. J., Cho, J., & Kim, D. (2013). General and Specific Characteristics of a University-school Partnership: Promoting Learning Opportunities for Students with Deafness or Hearing Impairments, International Education Studies, 6(1), 57-62.

Otani, K., Kim, B. J., & Cho. J. (2012). Student course evaluation (SET) in higher education: How to use student course evaluation more effectively and efficiently in Public Affairs Education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18(3), 531-544.

Kim, D., & Cho, J. (2011). A synthesis on essential issues in the field of mathematics education. Journal of the Korean School Mathematics Society, 14(3), 377-388.

Cho, J. (2011). “Joy Ride” with SoTL Practice: The Investigation of the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology Course Contents on Student Learning, International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1).

Cho, J. Hendrickson, J., & Mock, D. (2009). Bullying status and behavior patterns of preadolescents and adolescents with behavioral disorders. Education and Treatment of Children, 32(4), 655-671.

Presentations

Cho, J. (2013, January). Assistive Technology Instruction in Teacher Education: the Effectiveness of Collaboration with a State Assistive Technology Program, The 11th Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. [International Conference]

Cho, J. (2013, January). How Students with and without Behavior Disorders are Perceived by Students Themselves, Their Peers, and Teachers with Bullying, Victimization, and Related Behaviors, The 11th Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. [International Conference]

Kim, B. J., Otani, K., & Cho, J. Customer Satisfaction Theory in Public Affairs Education: Revisiting Student Evaluation of Teaching, 2013 Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN. [Regional Conference]

Cho, J. (2012, June). Assistive Technology Instruction in the Introductory Special Education Course: The Impact of Assistive Technology Course Contents and Activities on Student Learning and Perception. Invited lecture at the 2012 International Seminar for the 65th anniversary of Dankook University, Seoul Korea [International Seminar]

Cho, J. & Leatherman, J. (2012, April). The Effectiveness of Assistive Technology Course Content on Student Understanding and Attitudes. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Convention and Expo of The Council of Exceptional Children (CEC), Denver, CO. [International Conference]

Cho, J. & Leatherman, J. (2011, October). Teaching Assistive Technology: An Investigation of the Impact of New Assistive Technology Course Content on Student Learning. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Milwaukee, WI. [International Conference]

Cho, J. (2011, April). Early Mathematics Learning for Preschoolers with Deafness or Hearing Impairments. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Convention and Expo of The Council of Exceptional Children (CEC), National Harbor, MD. [International Conference]

Cho, J. (2011, April) An Investigation of Different Informants’ Ratings for Bullying, Victimization, and Other Related Behaviors of Students With and Without Behavioral Disorders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA. [Regional Conference]

Cho, J. (2010, October). Comparison of Multiple Ratings on Bullying for Students with Behavioral Disorders. Paper presented at the 2010 Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH. [National Conference]

Cho, J., & Hendrickson, J. (2009, October). Perceptions of Korean Students on Building Friendships with Peers with Severe Disabilities. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) Conference, Tempe, AZ. [National Conference]

Grants

Jeong-il Cho (Co-investigator), Difference in Student Evaluations of Teaching Between Limited-term Lecturers and Full-time Faculty: Implications and Impact to the Campus and Fort Wayne Communities (by Otani, K., Cho, J., & B. Kim.) Sponsored by College of Education and Public Policy, Collaborative Research and Community Grant, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN. $11,550 (2012-2013).

Jeong-il Cho (Principal Investigator), Teaching Assistive Technology, Sponsored by Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN. $2000 (Summer, 2010)