Dr. Yoon received her doctorate in School Psychology from Texas A&M University and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Yoon completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship in Houston Independent School District, TX (APA approved) and her post-doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in College Station, TX. Before joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Dr. Yoon was a faculty member at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI from 1999-2015. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and is also licensed as a psychologist in Arizona. Dr. Yoon’s research focuses on emotional and social development of children and adolescents and on school environment as an important developmental context, including victimization in school, peer relationships, and teacher-student relationships, with a special emphasis on early intervention and prevention. Her current research topics include (1) the role of teachers in peer victimization, (2) positive school climate and student-teacher relationships, and (3) students’ relationship qualities and academic engagement. She has authored a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters in these areas and has conducted large scale projects funded by federal and private sources. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of School Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of School Psychology Review, Journal of School Violence, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Korean Journal of School Psychology. Dr. Yoon’s teaching interests include developmental psychopathology, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and intervention and prevention sciences.


  • CP
    Child Psychotherapy

    Violence in Schools and Communities: Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Response

  • ISP
    Introduction to School Psychology

  • CBDA
    Child Behavior Disorders and Adjustment

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    Effects of Teaching Practices on Peer Victimization and Defending Behaviors

    Principal Investigator (PI)


Publications (2)
  • Peer victimization aggressors and victims: Exploring psychosocial correlates and reciprocal longitudinal relationship


  • A pilot study of big brothers big sisters programs and youth development: An application of critical race theory