Dr. Sung Hyun Yun

Sung Hyun Yun
Associate Professor

Office: 201-B, 167 Ferry Street
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext: 3076
E-mail: yshhsy@uwindsor.ca

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Batterer intervention program
  • Alcohol/substance abuse and risk-education program
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Scale development

Educational Background 

  • Ph.D. University of Georgia
  • M.S.W. University of South Carolina
  • B.A. Pusan National University, South Korea


Sung Hyun Yun is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. He has taught in the areas of generalist social work practice, research, internship seminar, and abuse/violence in the family and community. As a social work scholar who works with/for the community, he has developed a series of research efforts grounded in anti-oppressive perspectives, human empowerment, and pro-feminist frameworks embedded in global and interdisciplinary context. Dr. Yun's research aims not only to generate knowledge and understanding about people in need and societal challenges, but more importantly, to develop effective treatment and intervention directly applicable to social work practice. He has endeavoured through the aforementioned project (immigrants, refugees, and survivors of torture, human trafficking, interpersonal violence, and addiction) to highlight the interdisciplinary scholarship of his research, which attempts to make a positive difference to individuals, groups, and communities. Dr. Yun's research also highlights the importance of evidence-based and outcome-driven teaching/learning components that are judiciously integrated with effective social work practice.

Publications and Manuscripts

Nelson, A., Allen, J., Cho., H, Yun, S. H., Choi, Y. J., & Choi, G.Y. (2022). Intimate partner violence and openness to online counseling among college students. Journal of Family Violence, 19, 1-11.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-022-00396-4

Cho, H., Seon, J., Lee, J. O., Son, E., Yun, S. H., & Kwon, I. (2022). Gender differences in cumulative abuse, bystander intervention, and long-term effects on health and intimate partner violence. Child Abuse Review, 31, e2781. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2781

Choi, Y. J., Rai, A., Yun, S. H., Lee, J. O., Hong, S. Cho, H., An, S. (2022). Risk factors for intimate partner violence perpetration among college students: Impact of adverse childhood adversities. Journal of American College Health, 12, 1-9 doi:10.1080/07448481.2022.2068017

Grest, C. V., Cederbaum, J. A., Lee, D. S., Choi, J., Cho, H., Hong, S., Yun, S. H., Lee, J. O.(2022). Cumulative violence exposure and alcohol use among college students: Adverse childhood experiences and dating violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(1-2), 557-577. doi: 10.1177/0886260520913212

Yeo, H., Choi, Y. J., Son, E., Cho, H., Yun, S. H., & Lee, J. O. (2021). Childhood community risk factors on intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization among college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(21-22), NP20361-NP20385. https://doi.org/10.1177_08862605211050097

Cho, H., Son, E., Seon, J., Yun, S. H., Choi, Y., Lee, J. O. (2021). Child maltreatment, peer victimization, bystander intervention outcomes, and survivors’ long-term health. Child Welfare, 99(5), 1-23. https://ledproxy2.uwindsor.ca/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/child-maltreatment-peer-victimization-bystander/docview/2724915512/se-2

Choi, Y. J., Rai, A., Cho, H., Son, E., An, S., & Yun, S. H. (2021). Help-seeking behaviors for intimate partner violence among college students: Implications for intimate partner violence prevention and intervention. Violence and Victims, 36(4), 548-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/VV-D-20-00124

Cho, H., Seon, J. S., An, S., Kwon, I., Choi, Y. J. Hong, S., Lee, J. O., Son, E., & Yun, S. H. (2020). Gender differences in intimate partner violence victimization, help-seeking, and outcomes among college students. Advances in Social Work, 20(1), 22-44. https://doi.org/10.18060/23675

Yun, S. H., & Fiorini, L. (2020). Exploration of mental health outcomes of community-based intervention programs for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Groupwork, 29(2), 58-84. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v29i2.1214

Son, E., Cho, H., Yun, S. H., Choi, Y. J., An, S., & Hong, S. (2020). Intimate partner violence victimization among college students with disabilities: Prevalence, help-Seeking, and the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence victimization. Children and Youth Services Review, 110, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104741

Book Chapters

Kim, A. H., Kwak, M., Lee, E., Park, W., & Yun, S. H. (2019). Legal status and school experiences for families with young students, In A. H. Kim & M. Kwak (Eds.). Outward and upward mobilities: International students, their families, and structuring institutions. University of Toronto Press.

Yun, S. H., Park, W., & Hughes, T. (2018). Community service provider responses for immigrant newcomers: A case study of Windsor-Essex, Canada. Kwangwoon University Mental Health and Community Research Team (Eds.) Designing mental health. Volume 2, Seoul, South Korea: Designtro Press. ISBN 978-89-97748-55-6 (Volume 02) 93300:\22000

Kim, Ann H., Yun, S. H., Park, W., & Noh, S. (2013). Explaining the migration strategy: Comparing transnational and intact migrant families from South Korea to Canada. In P. G. Min (Ed), : Their Twenty-First Century Experiences.  Lexington Books
Stephen, A., Hettiarachchi, R., & Yun, S. H. (2012). Responding to Labour trafficking: Suggestions from experiences of local service providers. In A. Quayson, & A. Arhin (Eds.), Labour migration, human trafficking, and multinational corporations: The commodification of illicit flows. (pp. 152-158), A Series of Transnational Crime and Corruption Series, Routledge.


Yun, S. H. (2020) Male-centric treatment and its therapeutic outcomes for men who suffer from childhood sexual abuse: Government-funded community service providers of West Ontario, Canada. SWESD 2020, Rimini, Italy June 28 to July 1, 2020. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
Yun, S. H. (2020). Advancement of mental health knowledge and outcomes for the historically under-served, under-studied, and under-represented group of individuals: Adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Poster Presentation. CASWE-ACFTS 2020, June 1 to 4, London, Ontario, Canada. (Cancelled due to Covid-19).
Yun, S. H. & MacMillan, I. (2020). Advances in clinical practice for under-served and under-studied individuals: Validation of short forms of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) by using adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Poster Presentation. CASWE-ACFTS 2020, June 1 to 4, London, Ontario, Canada. (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Kwon, I., Cho, H., Seon, J., Lee J. O., Choi, G., An, S., Hong, S., Son, E., Choi, Y. J., Yun, S. H. (January 17, 2020). Intimate Partner Violence and Survivors' Help-Seeking: Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. 2020 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality, Washington DC, USA January 15-19, 2020

Seon, J. Cho, H. Kwon, I., Yun, S. H., Choi, Y. J., Son, E., Hong, S., An, S., Choi, G., & Lee, J. O. (2020). Effects of adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence victimization on health outcomes among college students, 2020 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality, Washington DC, USA January 15-19, 2020