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PhD, George Mason University
Associate Professor
Assistive and Special Education Technology
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
Special Education

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Chung

Phone: (703) 993-4179
Fax: (703) 993-3681
Email: ychung3 (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Finley Building 203B
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030


Yoosun Chung received her doctoral degree from George Mason University with a focus in assistive technology. Her research interests are individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, individuals with disabilities and Internet, and individuals who have cerebral palsy. Her dissertation topic is the perspectives of users of high-tech AAC devices at the postsecondary level. She received her bachelor's degree from the George Mason University in Computer Science and her master's degree from the Cornell University in Computer Science.

Dr. Chung teaches EDSE 517, Technology Application for Special Needs and EDSE 529, Internet as an Assistive Technology at GMU. In addition, she teaches online courses, SPED 6011, Integrating Technology into Special Education and SPED 6701, Introduction to Assistive Technology at East Carolina University.

Research Interests

  • Assistive Technology
  • AAC
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Independent Living