Brigham Young University–Hawaii Faculty Member Elected to CEC Board of Director

Annie Baldauf | Council for Exceptional Children | Parker Lovett | University Relations |Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Barbara Hong, Professor of Special Education and the Program Coordinator of Special Education at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, was elected to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors in a recent member-wide election. She began her term as the Member-at-Large Non-Designated on January 1, 2017.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Hong will participate in the organization’s administrative, general legislative, and policy-making body. The Board of Directors establishes strategic direction for CEC, addresses issues of concern, and sets policy.

Hong received her bachelor’s degree in special education from Brigham Young University–Hawaii. She went on to Columbia University where she earned three masters in instructional practices, leadership and policy administration, and as a learning specialist. She also received her Ph.D. in special education cross categorical studies at Columbia University.

CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the educational success of children with exceptionalities that accomplishes its mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

Learn more about the Council for Exceptional Children at

  • Board of Director, Council for Exceptional Children, Fall 2016. Learn More…
  • Member and Nomination Committee, Hawaii Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children, 2015.
  • Advisory Council for Oxford Educational Research Symposium Learn More…
  • President, Brigham Young University Hawaii Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Fall 2016.Learn More
  • Chair, International Committee, Kappa Delta Pi International headquarters, Fall 2012-2014. Learn More
  • Fulbright Scholar, Department of State, Penn State Altoona, Fall 2011. Learn more…
  • International Committee, Kappa Delta Pi, Fall, 2011-present.
  • Chapter Development Team, Kappa Delta Pi International headquarters, Fall 2008- 2014.
  • Executive Officer, Phi Delta Kappa International, Fall 2006-Spring 2008. Learn More…
  • Board of Directors, Council for Exceptional Children
  • President, BYUH Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Advisory Council, Oxford Educational Research Symposium 
  • Speaker Specialist on Disabilities, U.S. State Dept. Bureau of International Programs
  • Reviewer of State plans for the U.S. Department of Education
  • Advisor, University Disability Council, BYUH
  • WASC Oral Competency Committee, BYUH
  • Coordinator, Special Education Certificate and Licensure, BYUH
  • Hawaii Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children Nomination Committee
  • Coordinator, Annual P.A.C.E. Symposium (Parents as Advocate for Change in Education)
  • Conduct quarterly P.A.C.E. Skill Training for parents (Teaching Spelling; IEP Clinics)
  • Coordinator, monthly Windward District Ko’olauloa Children’s Community Council (CCC)
  • Professional Co-Chair, Ko’olauloa Children’s Community Council
  • Participate in quarterly Children’s Community Council (CCC) Co-Chair meeting
  • Coordinate, Learning Disability Association of Hawaii
  • Consultant, Hawaii Department of Education
  • Consultant, Special Education Advisory Council of Hawaii: SEAC
  • Consultant, International Dyslexia Association of Hawaii
  • Member and Nomination Committee, Hawaii Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children
  • Consultant, Hawaii Special Parent Information Network (SPIN)
  • Consultant, Hawaii Families As Allies (Keynoted at the Annual Ohana Institute Day)
  • Mentor, Fulbright candidates (through AVP Office)
  • Search Committee, Social Work
  • Search Committee, Disability Coordinator
  • Consult with parents and public schools on special education issues
  • Guest speaker, Singapore Stake Interfaith Exchange
  • Guest speaker, Social Work
  • Guest speaker, School of Business
  • Special Education Project on Transition for Students with Disabilities and their Families, course SPED 370, Brigham Young University Hawaii, Fall semester 2015. See project
Past records of Citizenship at university, community, and governmental levels (2008 -2014)
  • Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate
  • Vice-Chair Senate, Research Committee
  • Senate, Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Chair, University Technology Committee
  • Chair, First-Year Success Committee
  • Disability Advisory Council
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Judicial Hearing Board
  • Capital Campaign Committee
  • Academic Integrity Committee
  • International Study Abroad Committee
  • Pennsylvania Framework for K-4 Programmatic Assessment
  • Chapter Counselor, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • Headquarters Chair, International Committee, Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society
  • Headquarters, Chapter Development Team, Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society
  • Students Advocating for Disability Awareness (SADA)
  • Representative, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Family Living Program Development Committee, PA
  • Interagency Coordinating Council, PA
  • Editor, Smart Start Parenting and Literacy Committee, PA
  • Diversity Committee, Penn State
  • Co-organizer, MathCounts, Penn State
  • Co-organizer, Math League, Penn State
  • Consultant on school construction, Metaform Studio Architects, San Antonio, TX
  • Family Living Program Development Committee, Centre County Cooperative Extension, PA
  • Local Interagency Coordinating Council, PA
  • Smart Start Parenting and Literacy Committee, PA