Jung, Yeonhak

Jung, Yeonhak
Assistant Professor

Faculty - Kinesiology

Dr. Jung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. He earned his Ph.D. specializing in physical education teacher education at the University of Texas at Austin. During his doctoral training, he obtained ME.d. in educational psychology. Prior to studying in the U.S., he completed his B.S. in Physical Education, Sport and Leisure Studies and M.A. in Physical Education Pedagogy from Korea University.

Through his research projects, Dr. Jung investigated how cognitively demanding exercise using augmented reality program affect cognitive performance. He also dedicates how teacher's instruction using web-based technology impacts attention, short-term working memory, and cognitive flexibility. Most recently, his research interest is examining motor skill acquisition and cognitive engagement as mediating factors of the relationship between physical activity and cognition in the classroom. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing tennis.

Recent Publications

Jung, Y., Burson, S. L., Julien, C., Bray, D. F., & Castelli, D. M. (2021). Development of a School-Based Physical Activity Intervention Using an Integrated Approach: Project SMART. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 3408. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648625

Jung, Y., Dingwell, J.B., Baker, B., Chopra, P., & Castelli, D.M. (2021). Cross-Sectional Study Using Virtual Reality to Measure Cognition. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2, 223. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2020.543676

  • Ph.D. 2021, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S. 2013, Korea University
  • B.S. 2008, Korea University

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