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Chun-Yen Chang, Ph. D.
National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor
Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education & Department of Earth Sciences
Director of Science Education Center
E-mail: changcy@ntnu.edu.tw
http://changcy.com/
Phone: +886 2 7749 6751

Dr. Chun-Yen Chang is a science education scholar in Taiwan. Currently, he serves as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Chair Professor, Director of Science Education Center (NTNU), Professor of the Graduate Institute of Science Education and the Department of Earth Sciences (NTNU). Over the past few years, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Taipei Medical University, The Education University of Hong Kong, and the Paris 8 University. Dr. Chang’s major research interests include science education, e-Learning, interdisciplinary science learning and science communication.

From the period of 2007-2009, he served as the Discipline Coordinator from the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education at the Ministry of Science Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, and is also a longstanding reviewer of research projects. Dr. Chang has the honor of directing almost 100 MOST funded projects since 1997. From 2011-2016, he was leading another major project, sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, to establish a “Center for Research Excellence in Science Education (CRESE),” under the "Aim for the Top University Project.” As a representative of NTNU's Science Education Center, Dr. Chang also joined the European Union's Open Science Resources project, one of the two subprojects for non-EU areas and review research projects by Israel Science Foundation and South Korea's National Research Foundation. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Chang joined Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) network. Now He also serves on the Expert Panel Member of EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Adviser of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) and Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) Project.


Dr. Chang now is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: (1) Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education; (2) European Journal of Mathematics and Science Education; (3) Educational Innovations and Emerging Technologies, as well as the Co-editor of International Journal of Educational Methodology and Sustainability. He is also on the Editorial Board of three SSCI-level journals: (1) Studies in Science Education (science education); (2) Learning, Media & Technology (learning technology); (3) Journal of Science Education and Technology (science education & technology).

Dr. Chang has authored and co-authored more than 150 articles, from which more than 125 articles are indexed in the Science/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) database. Countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Turkey, the Philippines, Republic Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Oman and India, continue to invite Dr. Chang as a keynote/feature speaker. His series of research on science learning environments, published in Science Education in 2005 and 2006, was also reported in the section of “Taiwanese New Discovery,” of the Science Development Journal in 2007. In NSC’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Dr. Chang’s research work on problem-solving ability and automatic scoring of science open-ended questions was honored as one of the NSC’s 50 Great Achievements in 2008.

 
In 2003, 2009 and 2012, Chang was granted three times with one of the highest honors given by NSC: the “Outstanding Research Award." In 2013, Dr. Chang was presented the Academic Award, for Science Education, by the Ministry of Education. Also in 2013, the film, entitled "The Journey of Science Achievements" featuring the research outputs produced by an interdisciplinary research team comprised of Dr. Chang and other professors from NTNU was granted the 2013 Award for Excellent Contributions in Technology Transfer. Dr. Chang's biography has been honorably included in the 2007-2010 Marquis, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2008-2009, Who's Who in America 2009, Special 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in the World 2013, Who's Who in the World 2016, as well as Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2016-2017.

In February 2013, Dr. Chang's catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) study was privileged with a report by the New York Times Sunday Magazine, as well as in the news featured on Association of Psychological Science website. In 2019, CouldClassRoom (CCR) mobile system, which was developed by him and his research team, has been selected as an exemplar institution in the 2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report.