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Dr. Jennifer Kong

Assistant Professor
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Office Location: Reeves Hall 131
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts
Northwestern University, Master of Arts
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D.


Dr. Jennifer Kong is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Atallah College of Educational Studies. Her research focuses on mathematical and cognitive development of elementary aged children who are English learners, with the goal of developing effective math interventions for these children. Her research interests were inspired by her experience as a Special Education teacher in the Chicago area.

Kong also directs the California site of a large study funded by the National Science Foundation titled "Math Problem Solving and Working Memory Growth in English Language Learners with Math Disabilities" (1660828), which is entering its third year of this study.