Curriculum VitaeView CV
Dr. Han’s research interests include 1) an early intervention for at risk children to support early language and literacy and parent-child interaction using applied and translational research, 2) play-based curriculum and intervention, 3) culturally and linguistically diverse children.
Her earlier research focused on studying the relationship between play and early literacy development examining contextual factors impacting individual child’s literacy experience during the free play time. In three Early Reading First projects, she continued to develop the intervention model using the play as a way to support language and literacy for at risk preschoolers.
She has directed various federal and state grant projects including three Early Reading First grant, Early Head Start University Partnership grant, Child Care Research Partnership grant, etc. She has written various articles in the journals such as Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Early Education and Development, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care Forum, NHSA Dialogue, Play and Culture Studies, etc.
Professional and Community Service
Dr. Myae Han is a Chair of Early Education Child Development SIG at the American Educational Research Association and a past president of Literacy Development in Young Children (LDYC) SIG at the International Literacy Association, and a past president of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP). She serves on the Professional Development department at the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood. She has been a reviewer of various journals including Early Education and Development, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Journal of Literacy Research, International Journal of Early Childhood Research, etc. She is a member of American Educational Research Association (AERA), The Association for the Study of Play (TASP), International Literacy Association (ILA).