Wu-Ying Hsieh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(319) 273-7752
Areas of Expertise: 

Early Childhood Special Education

Research Interests: 

Early childhood and general education teachers' attitudes toward inclusive education; early literacy/math teaching and learning; early childhood/special education teacher education; teachers' beliefs and practices; parent-mediated intervention.

Selected Publications: 

Zhu, J., Yeung, P. P.-S., & Hsieh, W.-Y. (in press). Mathematical beliefs and self-reported practices of Chinese early childhood teachers in the context of teaching mathematics during block play. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 29(5). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2021.1933118

Liu, Q., Hsieh, W.-Y., & Chen, G. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of parent-mediated intervention for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 24(8), 1960-1979. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320943380

Hsieh, W.-Y., & McCollum, J. A. (2019). Teachers’ perceptions of early math concepts learned from unit blocks: A cross-cultural comparison. Early Child Development and Care, 189(12), 1954-1969. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1423562

Hsieh, W.-Y., & Hsieh, C.-M. (2012). Urban early childhood teachers’ attitudes towards inclusive education. Early Child Development and Care, 182(9), 1167-1184. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2011.602191

Hsieh, W.-Y., Hemmeter, M. L., McCollum, J. A., & Ostrosky, M. M. (2009). Using coaching to increase preschool teachers’ use of emergent literacy teaching strategies. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 24(3), 229-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2009.03.007


Honors & Awards: 

Graduate College 2021 Summer Fellowship; $3,600 (June 2021)

Project: Teachers’ beliefs about early math teaching and learning in the context of block play: Children’s benefits and teachers’ roles

The Ross A. Nielsen Fellowship Award; $1,500 (AY2020-2021)

Project: Examining early childhood inclusive practices in Taiwan through the lens of law and policies

College of Education 2020 Faculty Summer Scholarship; $4,000 (July 2020)

Project: Taiwanese early childhood teachers’ beliefs about and practices in early math teaching and learning in the context of block play

Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship; $3,600 (November 2018-2020)

Project: Enhancing pre-and in-service preschool teachers’ assessment knowledge and skills


Ph.D., Early Childhood Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, University of Texas at Austin

B.Ed., Special Education, National Tainan Teachers College, Taiwan


A.A., Elementary Education/Special Education, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan