Yafen Lo

Yafen Lo
College of Health & Human Services
Department of Child & Family Studies
Office Location: ET 510
Phone: 323-343-5842 Email: ylo2@calstatela.edu


Fall 2018 office hour:  Tuesday & Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.; Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Current courses: CHDV 3430 Psychology of Cognitive Development, AAAS/CHDV 3730 Asian Americans, families, and community, CHDV 4960 Senior Seminar

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I received my Ph.D. from School of Teaching and Learning, the Ohio State University with specialization in early childhood education and child development. Prior to joining CSULA, I have been a journalist/editor, a teacher in the afterschool program, a teaching/research assistant in the higher education setting, a preschool teacher, and a postdoctoral fellow. I am interested in making the connection between theory and practice, and analyzing the program effectiveness in a variety of settings. I have also devoted my time outside my job for services in the local Asian American Community and aboriginal community in Taiwan. My teaching interests include early childhood education, techniques in the study of children, children/family/community, Asian Americans related issues, cognitive development, service learning, and senior seminar.


My research focuses on program assessment in a variety of settings, such as the professional development of family child care providers in the higher education setting, early childhood education and STEM curriculum effectiveness, service learning course in higher education.

Recent publications-

Yen, S., Lo, Y., Lee, A., & Enriquez, J. M. (2018). Learning Online, Offline, and In-Between: Comparing Student Academic Outcomes and Course Satisfaction in Face-to-Face, Online, and Blended Teaching Modalities. Journal of Education and Information Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-018-9707-5. URL: http://rdcu.be/J2xH

Lo, Y., Yen, S., & Duh, S. (2017). Using Learning Communities to Support Cantonese/Mandarin Family Child Care Providers in a Professional Development Intervention Program. Journal of Education and Learning. doi:10.5539/jel.v6n4px. URL: http://doi.org/10.5539/jel.v6n4px

Lee, S. Y., Lo, Y.-Y., & Lo, Y. (2017). Teaching functional play skills to a young child with autism spectrum disorder through video self-modeling. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3147-8

Lo, Y. & Lo, Y.-Y. (2015). Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis: Observing and measuring children‘s behaviors. Taipei, Taiwan: Psychology Publishing Company. 

Lo, Y.-Y. & Lo, Y. (2015). Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis: Graphing and analyzing behavioral data. Taipei, Taiwan: Psychology Publishing Company. 



Ph.D. Child development, 1999

  • School of Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

M.A. Early childhood education, 1994

  • School of Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

B.F.A./B.A. Drama/Journalism  1990

  • Chinese Cultural University, Taipei, Taiwan