University at Buffalo

Seong Won Han

Seong Won Han

Associate Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Achievement; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Global Issues; Educational Policy; Quantitative Research Methods; Sociology of Education

Contact Information
431 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1080
seongwon@buffalo.edu


Professional Summary:

Seong Won Han's research focuses on between-country differences in educational outcomes and policies, with particular focus on teacher quality and inequality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in a wide range of nations, including the United States. To address my questions, I use large-scale international and national data, such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Ewha Womans University
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology
  • MA, Ewha Womans University
  • BA, Ewha Womans University
Awards and Honors:
  • UB Exceptional Scholar Award for Young Investigators; University at Buffalo; 2018-07-19;
  • NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Semifinalist; National Academy of Education; 2018-04-24;
  • OECD Thomas J. Alexander Fellow; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014-04-15;
  • AERA Dissertation Grant; American Educational Research Association (AERA); 2011-12-22;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Borgonovi, F., & Han, S. (2021). Gender disparities in fear of failure among 15-year-old students: The role of gender inequality, the organisation of schooling and economic conditions. Journal of Adolescence, 86, 28-39.
  • Kang, C., Jo, H., Han, S., & Weis, L. (2021). Complexifying Asian American student pathways to STEM majors: Differences by subgroup and college selectivity. The Journal of Higher Education.
  • Han, S., & Borgonovi, F. (2020). What attracts boys and high-ability student in math and science to the teaching profession? European Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejed.12407
  • Han, S. (2018). Who expects to become a teacher? The role of educational accountability policies in international perspective. Teaching and Teacher Education. 75, 141-152
  • Han, S., Borgonovi, F., and Guerriero, S. (2018). What motivates high school students to want to be teachers? The role of salary, working conditions, and societal evaluations about occupations in a comparative perspective. American Educational Research Journal. 55 (1), 3-39
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Han, S., Kang, C., & Weis, L. (2020, April 17-21). Science coursetaking: Longitudinal analyses of inequality in American high schools, 1992-2012,” The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (conference canceled).;
  • Han, S., Kang, C., Weis, L., Dominguez, R., & Singh, K. (2019, August). The effect heterogeneity of high school exit exams on math course-taking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, NYC, New York.;
  • Han, S., Kang, C., Weis, L., Dominguez, R., & Singh, K. (2020, April 17-21). On Track? Racial/Ethnic and SES Differences in Math Course-Taking Sequences in U.S. High Schools. The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (conference canceled).;
  • Kang, C., Jo, H., Weis, L., & Han, S. (2020, April 17-21). Complexifying Asian American student pathways to STEM majors: Differences by subgroup and college selectivity. The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (conference canceled).;
  • Han, S., Kang, C., Weis, L., Dominguez, R., & Singh, K. (2018, August). Examining math flows: High school math course-taking sequences, and racial, ethnic and SES differences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Effects of state policy on high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities and outcomes for low-income underrepresented minorities.; Federal; National Science Foundation; Awarded; (08/01/2017-07/31/2022)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • I routinely review manuscripts for a wide variety of top tier journals, including American Educational Research Journal, Science Education, Social Science Research, and International Journal of Educational Development.
    06/01/2020-05/31/2021
Professional Service:
  • NSF Panelist
    06/01/2020-05/31/2021

Contact Information

431 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1080
seongwon@buffalo.edu