Yafen Lo

Yafen Lo
College of Health & Human Services
Department of Child & Family Studies
Office Location: ET 510
Phone: 323-343-5842 Email: ylo2@calstatela.edu


Fall 2016 office hour:  Tuesdays 12:15-4:15 p.m.

Current courses: AAAS/CHDV 3730 Asian Americans, families, and community, CHDV 2000 Techniques for the study of children, CHDV 4960 Senior seminar

Child and family studies fieldwork: please visit Moodle Child and Family Studies Fieldwork Experiences for more information.


My teaching interests include early childhood fieldwork, techniques in study of children, children/family/community, Asian Americans related issues, cognitive development, and senior seminar.


My research focuses on ethnic identity and socialization across various ethnic groups, professional development of family child care providers, early childhood education and STEM related topics, teacher preparation with CLASS, and children with autism.


Ph.D. Child development, 1999

  • School of Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

M.A. Early childhood education, 1994

  • School of Teaching & Learning, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

B.F.A./B.A. Drama/Journalism  1990

  • Chinese Cultural university, Taipei, Taiwan