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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

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

Contact Information

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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 is an associate professor in the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Chung received her doctoral degree from George Mason University with a focus on Assistive Technology (AT). Her research interests are individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), individuals with disAbilities and AT. 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.

Chung has served as the Past President of the United States Society for AAC (USSAAC) since January 2022. She was the recipient of the 2020 Online Teaching Excellence Award and 2012 Teaching Excellence Award – Teaching with Technology from the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University. In addition, she received the Edwin and Esther Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture Award from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2017 and WORDS+/ISAAC Outstanding Consumer Lecture Award from the International Society for AAC (ISAAC).


Research Interests
  • Assistive Technology
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Independent Living
Other Courses Taught