Yuuko Uchikoshi Professor Yuuko Uchikoshi’s research focuses
on the language and literacy development of young children from
linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds.
Her research is focused on advancing students’ language and
literacy outcomes, particularly from Spanish-speaking and
Chinese-speaking, low-income homes. She is also interested in the
role of educational transmedia on children’s language and
literacy development. Most recently, she is interested in the
reciprocal relationships among bilingual, socio-emotional and
cognitive development. Uchikoshi’s developmental and
instructional research has implications for policy, theory, and
practice. See her complete
faculty profile here.
Doctoral Research Assistants
Lu Yang Lu Yang is a Ph.D. candidate at the
School of Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and
Culture. Her research broadly focuses on language and literacy
acquisition for bilingual children and how parents and teachers
can support the language and literacy skills of these children.
Her current research projects include cross-language transfer in
literacy acquisition and motivation in second language
acquisition. Before coming to UC Davis, she obtained a
master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction at Texas A&M
Mayu Lindblad Mayu Lindblad is a doctoral student
at School of Education with special emphasis on Language,
Literacy, and Culture. Her current research includes effects of
musical training on phonological acquisition in second language
learning. She also works on a project regarding parental
involvement in young bilinguals literacy development. Prior to
becoming a student at University of California, Davis, she worked
as an ESL and Japanese instructor in institutes in California.
She holds a master’s degree in Linguistics and a bachelor’s
degree in Social Education.
Emily Mak Emily Mak is a Ph.D. student at the
School of Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and
Culture. Her research interests primarily lie in dual language
development in young children, particularly influences of school
and home language environment on early language development.
Before coming to University of California, Davis, Emily taught
newcomer students English at elementary school in California for
two years. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from University of California, Berkeley.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Zi Fang, Paola Gutierrez, Terry
Huang, Alainie Liu, Fernando Godinez Medina, Janelle Palanca,
Cecilia Plascencia, Diana Santoyo, Jillian Yick, Yuki Yu,