Byeong-Young Cho

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Byeong-Young Cho

Byeong-Young Cho

University of Pittsburgh
5114 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-5010


I am Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Department of Instruction and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, and Research Scientist at Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). Currently, I am co-leading various research projects, such as middle school learners' historical reasoning through multisource text inquiry, evidence-centered design for assessing core digital literacy skills, and metacognitively oriented digital literacy intervention for high school learners. I have disseminated my work in both scholarly and practitioner journals. My work appears in high-impact research journals such as Cognition and Instruction, Reading Research Quarterly, and American Educational Research Journal, as well as leading practitioner journals such as The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and The Social Studies. My work is featured in leading edited collections in literacy, including Handbook of Reading Research and Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension. I present my work regularly at national and international conferences, including the American Educational Research Association and the Literacy Research Association. I teach IL 3015 Theoretical Perspectives in Language, Literacy, & Culture II for doctoral students in LLC, IL 2219 Disciplinary Literacy for reading specialists and masters, and Directed Studies on issues in literacy education.

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

  • Cho, B-Y., & Fraundorf, S. (July 2018-June 2020). Examining How Metacognitive Knowledge Intervention Can Facilitate Digital Literacy: An Experimental Study of High School Learners. LRDC Internal Research Award
  • Ok, H., Cho, B-Y., Seo, S., Kim, J., & Kim, J-Y. (November 2016-October 2019). Development of an assessment prototype for the cognitive domain of digital literacy. Grant funded by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2016S1A5A2A03926657).
  • Cho, B-Y., & Rainey, E. (January 2018). Promoting Disciplinary Literacy and Learning through Multisource Text Inquiries: An Instructional Study of Middle School Learners. Spencer Small Research Grant
  • Cho, B-Y. w/ Kucan, L. & Rainey, E. (January-December 2018). Digital citizens think critically: Engaging students in learning through interactive digital sources. Mitroff Research Award.

Recent Publications