Yafen Lo, Professor

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


Spring 2022 office hour:  by appointment

Current courses: AAAS/CHDV 3730 Asian Americans, Families, and Community, CHDV 3000 Child Development Research Methods and Critical Analysis, CHDV 3430 Child and Adolescent Cognition 

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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 was 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 evaluating 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 courses in higher education.


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