College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Jung Yeon (Ellie) Park
PhD, Columbia University
Assistant Professor

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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
West Building 2204
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030


Jung Yeon (Ellie) Park is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods. Her research is focused on the application of latent variable modeling (e.g., cognitive diagnosis model; item response theory), longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian statistics, and learning analytics in order to be able to understand patterns, causes, and consequences of educational and psychological outcomes. 

Recent Publications

2020                Kim, J.H., Park, J.Y., & Van den Noortgate, W. On the Use of Bayesian Probabilistic Matrix Factorization for Predicting Student Performance in Online Learning Environments. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20). DOI:

2020                Vanneste, P., Huang, Y., Park, J.Y., Cornillie, F., Decloedt, B., & Van den Noortgate, W. Cognitive support for assembly operations by means of augmented reality: an exploratory study. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2020.102480.

2019                McKay, C., Park, J.Y., & Haegele, J.A. An Analysis of the Structure, Validity, and Reliability of the Collegian Attitudes Toward Inclusive Campus Recreation (CAICR) Scale. Recreational Sports Journal, 43(2), 73-83.   

2019                Grossman, A.H., Park, J.Y., Frank, J., & Russell, S.T. Parental responses to transgender and gender nonconforming youth: Associations with parent support, parental abuse, and youths’ psychological adjustment. Journal of Homosexuality. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2019.1696103.  

2019                Pliakos, K., Joo, S., Park, J.Y., Cornillie, F., Vens, C., & Van den Noortgate, W. Integrating Machine Learning into Item Response Theory for Addressing the Cold Start Problem in Adaptive Learning Systems. Computers & Education, 137, 91-103.

2019                Park, J.Y., Cornillie, F., van der Maas, H.L.J, & Van Den Noortgate, W. Multidimensional IRT Modelling for Monitoring Ability Growth in Computerized Practice Environments. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:620.

2019                McKay, C., & Park, J.Y. The Impact of Paralympic Skill Lab on College Student Cognitive Attitudes toward Inclusive Lifetime Sport and Fitness. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 3:3, 67-76.  

2018                McKay, C., Park, J.Y., & Block, M.E. Exploring the variables that are associated with student attitudes toward inclusion in physical education after taking part in the Paralympic School Day program. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-19.   

2018                Park, J.Y., Joo, S., Cornillie, F., Van der Maas, H.L.J, & Van den Noortgate, W. An explanatory item response theory method for alleviating the cold-start problem in adaptive learning environments. Behavior Research Methods, 51,895-909.  

2018                Mckay, C. & Park, J.Y., & Block, M. Fidelity Criteria Development: Aligning Paralympic School Day with Contact Theory. Adaptive Physical Activity Quarterly, 35(2), 1-10.

2017                Park, J.Y., Lee, Y.-S., & Johnson, M.S. An efficient standard error estimator of the DINA model parameters when analyzing clustered data. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 4(1/2), 244-264.

2016                Grossman, A.H., Park, J.Y., & Russell, S.T. Transgender youth and suicide: applying the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 20(4), 329-349.

2015                Wall, M.M., Park, J.Y., & Moustaki, I. IRT modeling in the presence of zero-inflation with application to psychiatric disorder severity. Applied Psychological Measurement, 39(8), 583-597.

2015                Park, J.Y., Johnson, M.S, & Lee, Y.-S. Posterior predictive model checks for cognitive diagnostic models. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education Special edition: Bayesian Statistics, 2(3/4), 244-264.  

2015                Mckay, C., Block, M., & Park, J.Y. The impact of Paralympic School Day on student attitudes toward inclusion in physical education. Adaptive Physical Activity Quarterly, 32, 331-348.  

2012                Hasin, D.S., Fenton, M.C., Beseler, C. Park, J.Y., & Wall, M.M. Analyses related to the development of DSM-5 criteria for substance use related disorders: Proposed DSM-5 criteria for alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and heroin disorders in 663 substance abuse patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 122(1-2), 28-37.

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