David D. Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education


Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Western Washington University. His research lies in the interdisciplinary fields of special education, early childhood education, language & literacy, bilingualism, and teacher education. His scholarly pursuits center around investigating the language and literacy development of young children on the autism spectrum, with a particular emphasis on those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. He received his Master's and PhD degrees in Special Education from Queen's University in Canada. Prior to academia, he was a high school teacher in Seattle Public Schools District.